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NZ's Favourite Places to Ride 2017

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New Zealand has some of the best places to bike in the world. From breath taking off road trails to purpose built urban routes, we are becoming spoilt for choice.

Where are Kiwi's Favourite Places to Ride?

The NZ Transport Agency’s Favourite Places to Ride competition is back. This is your opportunity to share and nominate your favourite rides and to help others to discover world-class routes that might be in their own back yards.

There are 4 categories to nominate in:

  • Urban ride (rides around your town or city; whether it’s your commute, a new pathway or a scenic city loop - eg. Nelson Street cycleway, North Western Cycleway, Wellington ‘Round the Bays’, Port Hills Christchurch, Auckland ‘Round the Bays’, Uni-Cycle, Timaru Centennial Park, etc.)
  • Nga Haerenga - The New Zealand Cycle Trail (eg. Otago Central Rail Trail, Rimutaka Cycle Trail, Great Lake Trail, etc)
  • Off-road or adventure ride (eg. Te Awa River Ride, Polhill Reserve, 42nd Traverse, Makara, Port Hills, Wither Hills, Redwoods Rotorua, Onepu, Woodhill, etc.)
  • Community facility (eg. velodrome, Bikes in Schools tracks, Cromwell Bike Park, learn to ride tracks, pump tracks and BMX parks )

Your favourite place could be your route to work, the off-road or adventure trail you like to hit on the weekend, part of the renowned New Zealand Cycle Trail, a community facility or, even better, someplace we have yet to discover!

Click here to make your nominations (external link)

NZ Transport Agency competitions are only open to residents of New Zealand. Terms and conditions apply.

Favourite Places to Ride is part of the government’s commitment to making cycling a safer and more attractive transport option for New Zealanders. By sharing your favourite routes it helps to encourage more New Zealanders to ride their bikes for every day trips.

Nominations are open from 10 April to 31 May, the winners will be announced in June. By nominating you go in the draw to win a share of $1000 worth of vouchers from your favourite bike shop.

Favourite places to cycle

Available downloads

A4 Poster - Favourite Places to Ride 2017 - with crop marks for offset printing  [PDF, 1.4 MB]
A4 Poster - Favourite Places to Ride 2017 - for home & office printing [PDF, 1.4 MB] 

A4 Poster - Favourite Places to Ride 2017 - with space for a logo and ride name [JPG, 1.6 MB]