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.

​​​Click here to register for our adult courses

Neighbourhood Rid​es​

This session is for adults who are confident in their bike ability but would like to increase their awareness and skills for riding on local roads.

We'll go over:

    • Basic biking skills
    • Riding on shared paths, cycleways and quiet roads
    • Positioning, passing side roads and parked cars
    • Intersections and roundabouts.
Each session will be facilitated by a qualified instructor.

Dates and locations:

    • Saturday 21 August 2021 - Hamilton East (POSTPONED due to COVID-19 Alert Level restrictions).
    • Saturday 18 September Rototuna (details of meeting place will be advised upon registration)  Time: 9.30 – 11.30am.
    • Thursday 11 November Hamilton East (details of meeting place will be advised upon registration) Time: 6 – 7.30pm.
    • Thursday 25 November Rototuna (details of meeting place will be advised upon registration) Time:   6 – 7.30pm.

Off-road Skills

This two-hour 'have-a-go' mountain bike session is specifically designed to provide some tips and tricks to build confidence on your riding on bike trails and connect with other riders. We'll finish the session with a coffee and chat at a local café.

This ride is aimed at adults and will be led by qualified instructors with the aim of assisting the rider to gain confidence riding their bikes on trails.  

Each session will be facilitated by a qualified instructor.


Dates and locations:
    • Saturday 9 October - Pukete Mountain Bike Park, Maui Street entrance. Time: 3 - 5pm.
    • Saturday 13 November - Pukete Mountain Bike Park, Maui Street entrance. Time: 9.30 - 11.30am.

Truck Blindzone Workshops for recreational cyclists

Share the Road is inviting recreational bike riders of all skills and experience level to their Blindzone Workshops.

These workshops give riders the opportunity to get inside the cab of a truck and see the road from a truck driver's point of view.

During the workshop you'll learn about truck blindzones and simple tools to give you the confidence to ride more safely around heavy vehicles.

Each workshop runs for approximately 40 minutes and there is no need to register – just bring your bike! 

Dates and locations:

    • To be confirmed.

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:

    • To be confirmed.

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:

    • To be confirmed.

Kids on Bikes – Learn to ride

These free sessions give children the opportunity to gain confidence in bike handling and teach them skills on how to ride a bike safely. These courses are ideal for children aged 7-11 years old.

We'll go over:

    • Learn how to check and fit your helmet
    • Bike safety check
    • Balancing on a bike – straight line riding, one handed riding, looking behind
    • Braking techniques
    • How to use gears
    • Signaling

Dates and locations:

    • To be confirmed.

Each session will be facilitated by a qualified instructor.

Kids on Bikes – Off-road skills 

These 'have-a-go' sessions are designed to give children the tips and tricks they need to become confident when biking in off-road areas such as mountain bike trails. These are perfect for children aged 9-12 years old.

Dates and locations:

    • To be confirmed.

Each session will be facilitated by a qualified instructor.

Love Your Bike Day 2021

Love Your Bike Day is back again for 2021.

This year the event was held on Sunday 18 April at Claudelands Park from 10am to noon.

It is always a fun day full of all things biking such as races and bike decorating to skills and prizes, plus much more. Stay tuned for our 2022 date release.

You can check out the photos from last years event here.

Page reviewed: 19 Aug 2021 3:16pm