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.