Welcome to goRides Multiday riding page, where we help you get prepared for riding over multiple days with kids.
A multiday ride is a great challenge and adventure for your family. We have written various stories that will support you to enjoy your riding when riding for longer and over consecutive days with the family. If the kids have a great time then you will have a great time. Be prepared to support your family with the right gear for your multiday adventure.
If you need support for gear for the adults in the family then see our Multiday Bikepath Riding page.
Multiday Riding & Weather
Be prepared for changing conditions…
Key things to know… about riding multidays with kids. The kids are likely to enjoy your adventure if the weather is good. Unfortunately on a multiday ride you can’t control the weather… generally you just have to keep going. Having the right gear for the kids to keep them comfortable in a variety of weather conditions from sun, cold, wind and rain, means they will be safe and have a more enjoyable experience. An experience that they will grow from and won’t be put off by.
Best way to solve these issues is to be prepared with gear for the kids for all weather conditions. Different seasons will provide different demands and challenges. Whatever season you are completing your multiday ride within it is still important to be prepared for all weather conditions. Take gear on your trip that will give you options for all conditions. Be aware of the weather forecast and make riding clothing choices to match. When riding carry additional gear with you that you know will keep the kids comfortable if the weather changes.
Wear and carry gear to match the weather.
Bike Jackets for Kids/Youth
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See the range of waterproof jackets that will protect kids from the weather. The cold, wind and rain. Have gear you can trust… LEARN MORE
Riding Top for Boys & Girls
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Performance riding tops that the kids will love wearing. Gorgeous designs by Nelson artist Michelle Bellamy… LEARN MORE
Therm Waterproof Pants
These over trousers are a great packable item to have with your kit in case it rains. They will provide comfort in cold and windy conditions… LEARN MORE
Multiday Riding & Comfort
Keep the kids comfortable on their bike seat & handlebars…
Key things to know… it is unlikely they have ever spent so much time on their bike seat before doing this multiday ride. More time on a bike comes with the possibility of problems at their contact points – feelings of soreness and bruising. To enjoy the riding you need to consider how to cushion and protect their contact points (their bottom and hands). Also please note the seats on kids bikes are often of poor quality and design when it comes to comfort. This makes providing some padded protection at this contact point essential for their riding enjoyment.
Best way to solve this bike seat comfort problem is for kids is to ride with sewn in padding in bike underwear or ride in padded bike pants. goUnders for Kids (Padded Bike Underwear) are available with a standard chamois or an endurance chamois. The endurance goUnder suits kids who are particularly uncomfortable on their seat or kids who have not had a lot of time on their bike before the multiday ride. With the padding in their underwear they can match their riding clothing to the conditions. For comfort at the handlebars check their grips before you leave… if worn out replace and consider adding bike gloves to their biking kit for protection and, if necessary, warmth.
Provide cushioning and protection for their bottom and their hands.
goUnders for Kids
Designed and Made in NZ by goRide.
Having padding a chamois in bike specific underwear or pant is an essential part of your multiday gear… LEARN MORE
Endurance goUnders for Kids
Designed and Made in NZ by goRide.
goRides Endurance Chamois solution for kids that are particularly uncomfortable on the seat or have not spent a lot of time on their saddle… LEARN MORE
goUnders for Youth Girls
goRide BoyLeg Girls
Our youth goUnders for girls 11yrs+. A boy leg style undie. Choose to wear riding clothing to match the weather over your padded underwear… LEARN MORE.
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Having a grip that you feel comfortable with when you ride can support your hand upper body and breathing comfort… LEARN MORE
Multi Days & Kids Carrying Gear
What gear should kids take & how should they carry it?
Key things to know… is that what gear the kids carry will depend on their age, whether this is their first multiday and how your family have planned to complete your biking trip. Factors such as support from others who are taking the bulk of your gear (you carry only what you need for the day). Are you tackling an unsupported biking adventure? So you need everything with you.
Best way to prepare for this is to prioritise the kids enjoyment and fun. This means the rest of the family/group will also have a great time. Get them to carry gear to their capability. At the least consider getting them to carry something special, a small toy friend or special item, a couple of snacks… their own water. If they have the ability to carry more… maybe additional clothes/jacket. It can expand from there if you are doing your ride unsupported or they are happy to carry more.
What gear should the kids carry?
Multi Day Carrying & Gear Solutions
Drink Bottle Cage
Suitable for stainless steel bottles
It is important to keep hydrated. Add a drink bottle cage to your bike to carry water… LEARN MORE
Kids Hydration Back Pack
CamelPak 4-12yr old
Specifically designed for Kids. A 3L bag with a 1L reservoir/bladder for carrying their water & simple gear… LEARN MORE
Hip Packs for Youth
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There are a range of hip pack options that carry water &/or gear. This is a good option for older kids… LEARN MORE
Kids Bike Helmets
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View our range of bike helmets for kids. Does their helmet fit & will it protect them for the riding they are about to do?… LEARN MORE
What are the successful Multiday Riding solutions for you? Your success is different to others… use our stories and support, get the right solutions.
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