While there are a lot of resources on the internet for cyclists and those looking to start but perhaps the most important resource is the community:

  • Join the Bike Kaipatiki Facebook Group and you will find members representing most bike tribes who will be happy to give pointers and help most of whom live and/or work in the Kaipatiki area.
  • Bike Auckland's Facebook and Twitter accounts are active and often help crowdsourcing suggestions for people.
  • Local bike shops are often staffed with keen, local cyclists who are often more than happy to discuss problems you are having and have suggestions for routes and trips.
  • Catching a ferry, using a community bike park? The cycling community is a friendly bunch so just strike up a conversation and find out what others are doing.

As mentioned there are a lot of internet resources, here a few to help you along the way (suggestions welcome):

Bike Auckland - their website contains articles on all manner of cycling topics and focuses on cycling in and around Auckland. The work Bike Auckland does helps all cyclists through road and path projects as well as events.  A good organisation to join to help make Auckland better for cyclists.

Auckland Transport - have a section of their website dedicated to walking and cycling including safety tips, a calendar of events and maps for you to plan your next adventure.

Cycle Action Network - Operating nationwide CAN's website offer self help resources and a range of services for members.

Bike Wise - a government programme to encourage people to give cycling a go and responsible for national coordinated events like Go By Bike.

Global Cycling Network - Covering news from cycling events around the world this YouTube channel features a range of videos on cycling technique and maintenance.

Global Mountain Biking Network - Similar to GCN but covering the world off road.

 

 

You're out and about, riding with the sun on your face and the wind in your hair when suddenly something blocks your path.

From cars to glass, potholes to branches interruptions are annoying so here's who you report these to:

For more details and other ideas see Bike Auckland's page here: https://www.bikeauckland.org.nz/resources/report/

While the roads are used by commuters and some recreational cyclists there are people looking for a different experience or a safer one.

In the Kaipatiki area we are lucky to have a number of areas to suit young and young at heart in a number of discipline. The following is not a complete list, if we have missed your favourite track please let us know.

 

Onepoto Domain - Northcote

A favourite with the kids, Onepoto Domain features a children's bike park with intersections, roundabouts, obstacles and cycle skills sections. There is also a number of paths and tracks for the whole family to get out on their bikes

Check out this review from Bike Friendly North Shore.

 

Shepherds Park - Beach Haven

A small, kids bike circuit has been included around the playground with some bumps to provide interest. Best access is from the carpark at the Beach Haven Road entrance.

Normanton Reserve - Glenfield

Similar to Shepherds park the bike track encircles the children's playground.

Birkenhead Pump Track - Birkenhead War Memorial Park

With it's official opening on the 12th of June 2016 the pump track adds fun on two wheels for young and old. Best experienced on a BMX or hard tailed mountain bike the pump track is good for practicing balance, manuals and jumping as well as a great way to work out.

Birkenhead Domain

The shared paths through the domain are available for mountain biking. While quiet care is needed and please leave room for walkers and watch for dogs.