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Te Awa – The Great NZ River Ride (Hamilton) more info
This walk/cycleway will stretch 70kms along the Waikato River, from Ngaruawahia in the north to Horahora in the south.

Hauraki Rail Trail more info
The closest rail trail to the Bay of Plenty area.

Bike Auckland
Help make Auckland a world-class city for people on bikes. Info on cycling in Auckland.

Waihi to Maketu Cycle Trail
The pedals are being put in motion to establish a region-wide cycle trail that will potentially span from Waihi to Maketu. more info

NZ by Bike
NZByBike is your definitive where to ride guide for cycling in New Zealand. On NZByBike.com, New Zealand’s most-searched cycle information website, you’ll find descriptions, photos and maps of cycle trails all around New Zealand.

Commuting by Bike – Safety guide and tips

I Love Bicycling
An information website, created by a cyclist.

Cycle Talk or How to speak like a cyclist
So you want to be a cyclist? Then you should probably learn how to speak like a cyclist. Here are some terms you may come across while reading cycling blogs or speaking to your fellow cyclists outside of the normal mechanical jargon.

Hawkes Bay Trails
The Big Easy on the Hawke’s Bay Trails is the ultimate antidote to all those serious lycra laden cycling events held across the country. The Big Easy ride is 45kms and we encourage you to take all day and enjoy the many tasty Hawke’s Bay distractions along the way.

The New Zealand Cycle Trail
A national project to build a world class network of cycle trails.  Find out more about our Great Rides and cycle touring routes, check out the trails that are already open and plan your next great riding adventure.

Bike NZ
NZ’s national sporting body for cycling in New Zealand.

The Definitive Guide to Safer Cycling
This is UK based site, but offers excellent information. http://www.thebikestoragecompany.co.uk/bike-safety-guide/

Sharing the Road Together: Drivers and Cyclists
This link takes you to a page on the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. http://www.rospa.com/road-safety/advice/pedal-cyclists/sharing-the-road-together-drivers-cyclists/

Articles for beginnershere