Get your community cycling

This section provides more information about ways to get your community, school or workplace cycling. For tools and resources to help plan and promote your events read more here.


Bike Wise Month

February is Bike Wise Month. During this time and beyond there are many community, school and workplace events such as Big Bike Tune Ups, Go By Bike Day, Bike Wise Explorer clue trail and Be Bright events.

To help promote your Bike Wise month event, use these posters and flyers.


Go By Bike Day

Go By Bike Day is a one-day event held in February. Every year, thousands of Kiwis ditch their usual mode of transport - whether it's cars, trains or buses - and instead cycle to work, university or school.

In 2017, Go By Bike Day will be held on Wednesday 8 February. 

Use the posters and flyers to help promote your Go By Bike Day event.


Be Bright

The Be Bright campaign is designed to improve cyclists’ safety during low-light and poor visibility conditions.  Bike Wise and the NZ Police promote the use of front and rear lights and high visibility clothing in order to reduce risks to cyclists.

These Be Bright resources - including a 'how to' guide and editable templates, such as posters, media release and cyclist survey - will help you run a Be Bright campaign. 


Bike Wise Explorer

Bike Wise Explorer is designed to encourage new and infrequent cyclists, including locals and visitors, to explore your area via cycle lanes, trails and paths. Participants can enjoy the Explorer clue trail in their own time and at their own pace.     

Check out the Bike Wise Explorer ‘how to’ guide and templates.


Big Bike Tune Up

The Big Bike Tune Up (BBTU) event helps people get their helmets and bikes checked for safety and roadworthiness and, in some cases, provides minor repairs. 

If you are keen to run a BBTU, or want to know how to do some basic bike maintenance, read the Bike Wise BBTU resources.