Events and courses

We've got the perfect city for biking as our streets are relatively flat and we have more than 150km of bike paths and cycle lanes for you to enjoy.

We want you to be able to use these bike paths safely, so we have designed a range of different park and neighbourhood rides to help improve your confidence while cycling. These are also a great opportunity to meet like-minded Hamiltonians who share a passion for cycling our great river city.

All you need is your bike, helmet, covered shoes and a water bottle.

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Women's only rides

These sessions are designed specifically for women and aimed at helping you gain confidence in bike handling (includes e-bikes) and riding on shared pathways/roads. These also provide the opportunity to meet other women who share the same enthusiasm for biking around our great river city.

Dates and locations:

    • Tuesday 9 March - Rototuna Sports Park
    • Thursday 11 March - Rototuna Sports Park
    • ​Tuesday 23 March - Glenview Park (meet at Lewis Street car park)  
    • Thursday 25 March - Glenview Park (meet at Lewis Street car park) ​

Each session runs from 6pm to 7.30pm and will be facilitated by a qualified instructor.

​Spaces are limited so secure your spot now.

E-bike skills

These sessions will help you gain confidence while riding your e-bike, so you can safely explore our city pathways, roads and trails.

​We'll go over:

    • The difference between an e-bike and a regular bike
    • Bike and helmet safety check
    • E-bike handling safety tips
    • Ride safety tips for cycleways and navigating traffic

Each session runs from 9.30am to 11am (dates and locations below) and will be facilitated by a qualified instructor.

Dates and locations:

    • Monday 22 March - Flagstaff Park
    • Monday 12 April - Hillcrest Stadium Park (Velodrome)

Park Rides​​

These sessions will be held in a park and aimed at adults who want to gain confidence for biking around our city pathways, roads and trails. If you haven't been on a bike in a while then this session is for you!

We'll go over:

    • How to correctly check and fit your helmet
    • What to look for when doing a bike safety check
    • Improving your balance on a bike
    • Some breaking techniques
    • How to use gears
    • How to correctly give signals
Each session will be facilitated by a qualified instructor.

Dates and locations:

    • Thursday 8 April -  Claudelands Park (meet at car park at Settlement Centre Waikato)​ - 5.30pm to 6.30pm
    • Wednesday 21 April  - Flagstaff Park​ - 9.30am to 10.30am  

Neighbourhood Rid​es​

These sessions give you the chance to explore your own backyard and discover pathways that connect your neighbourhood. These rides are for adults who are confident in their bike ability but would like to increase their skills for riding on shared pathways and local roads.

We'll go over:

    • Basic biking skills
    • Riding on shared paths and quiet roads
    • Positions, passing side roads and parked cars
    • Intersections and roundabouts
Each session runs from 6pm to 7.30pm (dates and locations below) and will be facilitated by a qualified instructor.

Dates and locations:

    • Tuesday 23 February - Hayes Common - 6pm to 7.30pm
    • Thursday 25 February - Innes Common (Lake Domain Drive in front of Waikato Hockey Centre) - 6pm to 7.30pm
    • Saturday 17 April - Hayes Common - 9.30am to 11.30am

​Bike Month - February 

​February is Bike Month so Bike Waikato​ have put together a whole month worth of events to inspire you to explore our great river city, get back on your bike and become more involved with the biking community! There is a Boon Art Bike Tour, Tour de Coffee Culture, Cargo Bike Display and much more – check out the full list here. ​

Page reviewed: 22 Feb 2021 5:38pm