Free guided rides
Join one of our free guided bike rides to discover where Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland’s cycle routes can take you.
Hours: 2 to 3
Age: 16+ (under 16’s can attend if accompanied by an adult and are able to ride a bike)
Our guided bike rides are a great way to explore Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland and build your confidence to ride locally. These rides will introduce you to the newest and most scenic routes on our network, with many routes connecting to local schools, cafes and town centres.
Bikes and helmets are provided for free. If you’ve got your own bike or e-bike, you’re welcome to bring them along instead.
What kind of guided rides are there?
Check out some examples of the guided rides you can sign up to.
Don’t Panic, It’s Volcanic: A 10km loop exploring Puketāpapa’s cycle paths that have been extensively re-wilded and provide access to several local schools, the local bike hub, and volcanic summits.
Spring Fling - New Lynn to Avondale: A 16km route from New Lynn, through Avondale to Western Springs. This ride has great connections to Unitec and the city centre, and also passes by a local bike hub.
Off the Beaten Track – Follow the North-Western Pathway: A 14km return route from the rapidly expanding Westgate area and along the Northwestern Motorway corridor – bring a picnic or have a play at the Tui Glen Reserve playground on the way!
Bike train - Te Ara ki Uta ki Tai: A 14km return route through the Eastern suburbs of Glen Innes, Meadowbank and Ōrākei and returning along Tāmaki Drive. Stop off for a refuel at a nearby café.