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Find out the latest news and stories about biking around New Zealand.

Do you have a personal biking story you’d like to share? Have you recently got back on your bike, started a new biking initiative, developed a new biking resource or have any exciting new biking ideas? If so, we would love to hear from you.

Yum in the sun: Tasman’s Great Taste Trail

An image of people cycling Tasman's Great Taste Trail

Consider yourself a foodie or perhaps a culture vulture? If so, then you might want to get on your bike and explore the Tasman Great Taste Trail this summer. 

Hawke's Bay Commuter Challenge Kicks Off

Commuter challenge

The Hawkes Bay Commuter Challenge kicks off on Monday 9 February in Hastings and Napier.

Summertime Ciclovia

Cyclists at Miramar Peninsula

Ciclovia – you may have heard the word bandied about as it’s Bike Wise Month, but what it’s all about?

NZ’s Favourite Places to Cycle … so far!

NZs Favourite Places to Cycle

As part of Bike Wise Month, we asked you what your favourite places to cycle were and you responded in your thousands!

Biking Island Style

An image of Chatham Island children on their bikes

Made up of 10 islands within a 40 kilometre radius and with a population of only 600, the Chatham Islands sounds like an idyllic place to get on your bike and get away from it all. And while living on the islands is certainly unique, it’s not without its challenges.

Bike Wise launches NZ’s Favourite Places to Cycle

Picture of The Redwoods in Rotorua

This summer, Bike Wise is asking Kiwis to share their favourite places to cycle from around New Zealand and be in to win bikes, helmets and cycling goodies from Avantiplus. 

Cancer battler gives back to cycling

Alastair Smith

Retired senior lecturer Alastair Smith who has battled bone cancer (multiple myeloma) since 2002 is a cycling enthusiast who keeps on giving back to cycling in his home town of Wellington. Right now Alistair is coordinating the interestingly named Ciclovia event in Miramar which will see a section of the Harbour Road closed for 3 Sundays over summer. 

Making the sustainable attainable

Bikes at Nelson Ecofest

Since its debut in 2001, Ecofest in the Nelson region, has become one of New Zealand’s most pre-eminent sustainability-focussed events. This year, in collaboration with Get Moving – an active community’s project, visitors were encouraged to embrace equally sustainable transport options. 

Learning the fun way at Waihi East School

Waihi East Schools new bike track

Some kids look forward to school as a chance to see their friends or, even to eat their lunch, but for pupils at Waihi East School, it’s just another excuse for them to get on their bikes!

Cycling in support of epilepsy awareness

Car free for epilepsy day supporters

Earlier this month the Epilepsy Waikato Charitable Trust (EWCT) held their annual awareness week and asked supporters to get on their bikes (and other modes of transport) and ‘go car free for epilepsy’.

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