Beginner to Recreation/Fitness Bike Path Riding

Let us help you have enjoyable, successful experiences on Bike Paths.  We have gathered together a range of stories and solutions to get you well prepared so you can enjoy your riding.

Supporting you to get the right solutions so you can SMILE when you ride.

 

Successful Bikepath Riding & the Basic Gear…

Key things to know about getting out riding is that everyone must wear a helmet. Choosing to wear bike gloves, and padded underwear or pants will provide you with comfort as you start and expand your riding journey. .

Best way to make sure you are comfortable every time you ride is to have gear that is suitable for bike path riding and gear that fits correctly.  Your helmet, gloves and the padding you choose should suit the riding you are currently doing or what you are working towards. As you ride more you will begin to understand the importance of your basic gear and the impact these things can have on your bike riding enjoyment.

See our selection of gear. Enjoy our selected stories or for more information see a full range of stories at

Bike path rider - getting started

Give yourself time to feel confident with your new riding experiences.

The Basics

Bike Path/Trail Helmets

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There is a solution that suits how you ride. Choose a helmet that has all the features, plus more, that you would need for easy trails and bike paths… LEARN MORE

Bike Path/Trail Gloves

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See the full range of womens and mens gloves.  Choose full fingered or fingerless.  Gloves for big distances or small… LEARN MORE

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Padded Bike Underwear

Soft, comfortable padded bike underwear to wear next to your skin when you ride a bike… LEARN MORE

endurance MTB grip & bell

Padded 3/4 Pants

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Versatile length to use for on the bike comfort.  Three quarter pants with padding… LEARN MORE

Successful Bikepath Riding, Saddles & Seat Comfort…

Key things to know about comfort on your saddle is that the saddle that was on your bike when it arrived is not necessarily the right one for you.

Best way to solve this problem is to find the seat that is right for your body and the riding you do.  It is about finding a saddle that matches so we recommend identifying your Rider Profile and discovering your saddle match – do this by reading the story above.

The right saddle is an important part of your bike seat comfort but there are others things you can do to help.  Please visit our Comfort on my Bike Seat page which covers this large topic comprehensively.

Your seat plays a huge part in your comfort on the bike.

Saddle Solutions

Saddles for Casual Bikepath Rider

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Let us help you to choose the saddle that matches to your Casual riding – usually less than one hour.  See all your options on our Casual Rider Bike Saddle Page… LEARN MORE

Saddles for Fitness Bikepath Rider

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Let us help you to choose the saddle that matches to your regular Fitness riding.  See all your options on our Fitness Rider Bike Saddle Page… LEARN MORE

Chamois Cream

BioMaxa Natural Chamois Cream $27-32

Lanolin based lubrication that will protect, soothe or heal any chaffing or sores that my occur from riding your bike… LEARN MORE

Gel Bike Seat Cover

Add Gel Protection

Popular way to adjust to riding a bike.  Placed over your current bike seat to help with cushioning… LEARN MORE

 

Successful Bike Path Riding & More Gear…

Key things to know is that you don’t need a whole lot of fancy stuff when you first start to ride… or even after riding for a long time.  It is easy to choose clothing that allows movement and isn’t dangerous.  There are a few simple things you want with you every time you ride like water, some tools and a jacket.

Best way to add to your gear list is to match your gear to the weather.  Being wet or cold on a bike is never a pleasant experience so taking or wearing a jacket is a great idea.

Having clothes that make you feel good and positive about riding is a sure way to help you to continue to ride.  Layering is an important concept and depending on the season you will need a base, mid and outer layer to keep your upper body comfortable.

Can you comfortably carry what you need when you ride?

Extra Gear Solutions

Womens Top

Loose Line 3/4 Sleeve

Lightweight & comfortable.  Beautiful hand drawn designs.  Feel great in your riding clothing… LEARN MORE

Bike Jackets

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See the bike jackets we have chosen.  Jackets for warmth, to be seen and waterproof options… LEARN MORE

thermal bike jacket

Visibility Vest

Unisex Over Vest

Be visible when you ride and you will feel safe.  Easy to wear over any riding outfit… LEARN MORE

Bike Bags

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What type of gear carrying options will give you the ability to be comfortable and prepared when you ride?… LEARN MORE

 

Successful Bikepath Riding & Maintenance/Tools

Key things to know about your bike is that you do need to look after it.  Once you have made the decision to invest in owning a bike it is up to you to have a routine in place to keep yourself safe on that bike.  Spotting problems before they occur will make your riding trips far more enjoyable.

Best way to solve this problem is to clean your bike with easy to use and natural products.  As you clean and handle your bike you will become more confident with it.  Keep grit and dirt from building up in your chain and the parts of your bike that the chain touches is a really important job for all bike owners.

Tools will get you home quickly and safely.  But you must know how to use them if you are going to carry them.  We recommend the basics to start with so you can fix a flat or punctured tyre.

Gear List for bike

How will you keep your tools together and carry them?

Cleaning & Tool to Carry Solutions

Bike Cleaning 

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If you have the equipment to make the job easy & quick then you will clean.  Natural biodegradable cleaning products & tools. Ready to go Cleaning Kits available… LEARN MORE

Chain Lube

Natural Chain Lubrication

You must lube your chain after it has been cleaned.  This will allow it to move smoothly over the gear cogs and keep you pedalling… LEARN MORE

 

Basic Tool Kit

To carry when you ride…

Take tools with you every time you ride and you will be prepared for the basics… LEARN MORE

 

Bike Tubes, Tools & Kits

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You will always needs some tools to support you with your riding. See our range of tools to carry… LEARN MORE

 

What is the successful Bikepath Riding solution for you?  Your success is different to others… use our stories and support, get the right solutions.

Support and inspire other riders and families to ride

Share your riding outings, adventures and experiences on our quick and easy question and answer forms. Join us in helping others ride bikes. All entries receive a free shipping coupon and go into our seasonal draw.

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Smile when you ride

Be Comfortable on your Bike Seat

Riding in Cooler Weather

Riding in Wet Conditions

Be Visible on the Bike

'Fun Up' the Kids Bike/Biking

Clothing & Bags

Padded Bike Pants & Underwear

Bike Tops and Jackets

Headbands & Neck Warmers for Biking

Bags, Baskets & Panniers for Biking

Rider Safety & Protection

Bike Helmets

Mountain Bike Helmets

Bike Gloves

Bike Lights

Bike Bells

First Aid & Personal Care

Hydration

Bike Tow Ropes

Bike Parts & Care

Bike Saddles

Handlebar Grips

Bike Locks

Bike Carriers

Bike & Chain Cleaning

Bike Tools & Tool Kits to Carry

Kids Bike Seats & Bikes

Full Range Kids Bike Seats - Attached or Towed

Rear Kids Bike Seats

Mid Kids Bike Seats

Front Kids Bike Seats

Towing Kids who ride their own Bike

Bike Trailers for Kids

Kids Balance Bikes

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Buying Guides

Ride more places

NZ Made

Solution Finder

Kids & Youth

Padded Bike Underwear

Bike Helmets

Mountain Bike Helmets

Riding Clothing

Jackets for Biking/Outdoors

Protective Padding

Bike Gloves

Bike Bells

Handlebar Grips

Bike Locks

Hydration

Women

Padded Bike Pants & Underwear

Bike Saddles

Bike Helmets

Mountain Bike Helmets

Bike Tops & Jackets

Bike Gloves

Bike Bells

Hydration

Handlebar Grips

Family 

Riding with - 1 year old

Riding with - 2 year old

Riding with - 3 year old

Riding with - 4/5 year old

Riding with - 6+ year old

Ride More Places with Kids

Full Range Kids Bike Seats - Attached or Towed

Men

Bike Helmets

Mountain Bike Helmets

Bike Saddle

Bike Gloves

Handlebar Grips

Bike Bell

Smile when you ride

Be Comfortable on your Bike Seat

Riding in Cooler Weather

Riding in Wet Conditions

Be Visible on the Bike

'Fun Up' the Kids Bike/Biking

goUnders

Buying Guides

Ride more places

NZ Made

Solution Finder

Bikepath Riding

Beginner to Fitness

Commuting

Multiday

Multiday with Kids

Kids Attached or Towed on Bikepaths

Grow & Improve your Bikepath Riding

Ride more Bikepaths

Mountain Biking

Women Beginner to Intermediate

Kids Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking with Kids Attached or Towed

Ride more Mountain Bike Trails

Riding in Traffic

Kids Attached or Towed in Traffic

Family Riding

Multiday Bikepath Riding with Kids

Kids Mountain Biking

Ride More Places with Kids

Full Range Kids Bike Seats - Attached or Towed

E-biking

Successfully Ride an E-Bike

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Buying Guides

Ride more places

NZ Made

Solution Finder

Kids Attached or Towed Buying Guides

Rear Kids Bike Seat

Mid Mount Kids Bike Seat

Front Kids Bike Seat 

Towing Kids who ride their own bikes

Kids Bike Trailers

Kids & Youth Buying Guides

Kids Bike Helmets

Kids Riding Clothing

Kids Padded Bike Pants

Kids Padded Protection

Kids Handlebar Grips 

Kids Balance Bike

Comfort on the Bike Buying Guides 

Bike Saddle

Padded Bike Pants

Bike Jackets

Carrying Gear 

Handlebar Grip

Hydration

Rider Safety and Protection Buying Guides

Bike Helmet

Mountain Bike Helmet

Be Visible 

Bike Glove

Bike Light 

Mountain Bike Light

First Aid & Personal Care 

Gear & Care for Bikes Buying Guides

Bike Carriers

Bike Cleaning

Chain Cleaning and Lube

Women & Families Learning

Comfort on your Bike Seat

Improve your Riding

Carrying Gear

Ride More Places

Ride more Bikepaths

Ride more NZ Cycle Trails

Ride more Mountain Bike Trails

Ride more Places with Kids

Riding Gear

Bike Helmets

Padded Bike Underwear & Pants

Bike Gloves

Bike Jackets

Bike Locks

Bike Tools to Carry

Handlebar Grips

Kids Bike Seats

Front Kids Bike Seats

Mid Mount Kids Bike Seats

Rear Kids Bike Seats

Kids Bike Seats - Attached

Types of Riding

Bikepath Riding