Bike wise

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.

If you already own a bike and helmet, make sure everything is safe with the Bike Wise Bike & Helmet Check. 

Safety information

Safe riding tips factsheet (994 KB)

Safety tips for cyclists and motorists on urban roads (176 KB)

Safety tips for cyclists and motorists on rural roads (176 KB)

Hike it, bike it, scoot it, skate it - safer journeys for school children brochure (1.19MB)

Safe Kids Aotearoa Bicycle and Scooter Policy Guidelines for Early Childhood Centres*

*Safekids New Zealand is a service of Starship Children's Health to help reduce the high rates of preventable injury to children.

Fact Sheets

Download these great fact sheets with tips on how to ride as a family!

Bike Wise Cycling with the family (2.3 MB)

Bike Wise Nga painga (4 MB) 

You can also check out the entire Bike Wise fact sheet series for more information on all things cycling-related.


Bike Wise colouring competition template (118KB)


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.

Get Pedalling

Get Active

Check out what events are organised in your area. Get involved and become bike-wise!