Resources for Families
Families that cycle together are an important part of a country that embraces cycling as an every day activity. Bike Wise encourages families to cycle together because parents often teach their children to ride, and to do so safely. Remember cycling is a great way to exercise and play together, and is a cheap and environmentally-friendly form of transport.
Bike Buyer's Guide
For most of us, the purchase of a bicycle is a significant one and so we recommend that you consider the type of bike, the size and if it is a second-hand bike, the safety of that bike. This guide will be helpful in your decision-making.
Bike Wise Bike Buyer's Guide (374 KB)
Choosing a bike and helmet for children
Bike Wise has put together some information about choosing your child a bike and helmet. View the guide here.
Safe riding tips factsheet (994 KB)
*Safekids New Zealand is a service of Starship Children's Health to help reduce the high rates of preventable injury to children.
Download these great fact sheets with tips on how to ride as a family!
You can also check out the entire Bike Wise fact sheet series for more information on all things cycling-related.
We have a range of inexpensive cycle safety related merchandise for sale. The items are available throughout the year and make great gifts for adults and children. View available Bike Wise merchandise.
- Use the ACC ActiveSmart free online tool to create a training programme
- Cycle basics (link to further information on the Bike Wise website)
- Family fun (link to further information on the Bike Wise website)
- Family cycling equipment (link to further information on the Bike Wise website)
Check out what events are organised in your area. Get involved and become bike-wise!