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Front Kids Bike Seat, Thule Nexxt Mini – FAQs

Front Kids Bike Seat, Thule Nexxt Mini – FAQs

Let us help you to answer all the questions you have about the Front Seat called the Thule Nexxt Mini. Supporting you to get the right front seat option for your family... so you can smile when you ride.What is a Front Kids Bike Seat?A Front Kids Bike Seat is a seat suitable for riding with your...

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Mountain Biking – Am I Safe to goRide?

Mountain Biking – Am I Safe to goRide?

Mountain biking is a very rewarding way to ride.  Exploring off road tracks & trails on your bike is a great way to connect with the outdoors and learn new skills.  It can, however, put you at risk.  To be safe, comfortable & confident you need to understand these risks and manage...

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Do I Need a Special E-Bike Tool Kit to Carry?

Do I Need a Special E-Bike Tool Kit to Carry?

Do E-bikes need special tools that should be carried every time you ride?  Lets explore this question a bit and give you the knowledge you need to ride your E-Bike safely and with confidence.Supporting you and your family to SMILE when you ride.If you have joined the thousands of New Zealanders...

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The Best Bike Jacket for Cycling…

The Best Bike Jacket for Cycling…

If you are in the market for a new jacket a bike specific one could be a good option and a great investment to keep you riding.  What would be the best bike jacket for cycling?Supporting you and your family to SMILE when you ride.  All bike jackets will be designed with a specific function or...

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The Best Bike Helmet for a Kids Bike Seat

The Best Bike Helmet for a Kids Bike Seat

[themeone_spacer height="41px"]A kids bike seat allows you to get back on the bike and to share this rewarding experience with your baby/toddler. There is always some anxiety and apprehension from the both of you when...

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When Should You Use Chamois Cream?

When Should You Use Chamois Cream?

[themeone_spacer height="41px"]The idea of using a chamois cream may be a bit confronting.  This story will help to explain what the benefits of a cream are.  It will tell you when you should use a chamois cream &...

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The Best E-Bike Helmet

The Best E-Bike Helmet

[themeone_spacer height="41px"]Riding an E-Bike is a different experience to a pedal bike.  This is for a number of reasons but the thing you notice the most is how easy it is to go fast.  To safely ride at a greater...

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Bike Locks for Family & Group Riding

Bike Locks for Family & Group Riding

[themeone_spacer height="41px"]Families or groups that ride will be challenged when they want to lock up their bikes for any amount of time and explore their environment.  The key to bike lock purchasing will be to look...

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The Right Bike Lights for Town Riding

The Right Bike Lights for Town Riding

[themeone_spacer height="41px"]Bike lights keep you safe and extend your riding season by helping you to be seen and allowing you to see where you are going. Bike lights vary in; the strength of the light, how the beam...

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The Right Bike Lights for Commuting

The Right Bike Lights for Commuting

[themeone_spacer height="41px"]Bike lights keep you safe and extend your riding season by helping you to be seen and allowing you to see where you are going. Bike lights vary in; the strength of the light, how the beam...

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Am I Safe to Ride?

Am I Safe to Ride?

Feeling safe when you ride your bike is a huge thing.  It helps you to feel confident and allows you to get more out of your riding.  Preparing well for whatever environment you choose to ride in is important.  Answer the question 'Am I Safe to...

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Bike Locks for Town Riding

Bike Locks for Town Riding

[themeone_spacer height="41px"]Who is a town rider?  Anyone that commutes to work by bike, people who use their bikes around town for errands/as transport, kids who ride to school/activities...  This covers a big chunk...

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The Best Way to Lock a Bike

The Best Way to Lock a Bike

What is the best way to use a bike lock?  If you have taken the time to get a bike lock you obviously think that your bike is worth protecting from theft.  So now take the time to get the best out of that lock by knowing the best way to lock a bike.Supporting you and your family to SMILE when you...

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Bike Lock Security Ratings

Bike Lock Security Ratings

[themeone_spacer height="41px"]You may have experienced it, that sinking feeling or slight panic when you realise your bike is gone.  Or perhaps some of it remains...but what good is your front wheel without the rest of...

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Types of Bike Locks

Types of Bike Locks

[themeone_spacer height="41px"]As with most things bike the range of types of bike locks is good so you should be able to find something that matches your needs (also read through our Bike Lock Buying Guide to help...

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What’s in a Family Bike Tool Kit?

What’s in a Family Bike Tool Kit?

[themeone_spacer height="41px"]What would you put in a family bike tool kit?  Do you have bike tools to take with you when riding with kids?  If you ride with your family could you fix any simple problems out on the...

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Mid Mount Seats – FAQs

Mid Mount Seats – FAQs

Let us help you to answer all the questions you have about Mid Mount Seats. Supporting you to get the right front seat option for your family... so you can smile when you ride.What is a Mid Mount Seat?A Mid Mount Seat is an unharnessed seat suitable for riding with...

Bike Trailers – FAQ

Bike Trailers – FAQ

Let us help you to answer all those questions you have about Bike Trailers. Supporting you to get the right towing option for your family... so you can smile when you ride.What is a Bike Trailer?A Bike Trailer is towed or pulled by an adult bike.  It carries one or...

Carrier Mount Kids Bike Seat – Which brand is best?

Carrier Mount Kids Bike Seat – Which brand is best?

There are always choices to be made.  Rear bike seats that attach to a bike carrier are made by many different companies.  In this story we take a look at two of the best to help you decide what might be the right seat for you and your family.Supporting you and your...

Rear Carrier Mount Seat – Thule Maxi – FAQs

Rear Carrier Mount Seat – Thule Maxi – FAQs

Let us help you to answer all the questions you have about the Rear Carrier Mount Seat called the Thule Maxi. Supporting you to get the right rear seat option for your family... so you can smile when you ride.What is a Rear Carrier Mount Kids Bike Seat?A Rear Carrier...

The Bike Tow Rope (Tow Whee) – Frequently Asked Questions

The Bike Tow Rope (Tow Whee) – Frequently Asked Questions

Let us help you to answer all those questions you have about the Bike Tow Rope Supporting you to get the right towing option for kids who are riding their own bike... so you can smile when you ride.What is a Bike Tow Rope?The Bike Tow Rope is a bungee style towing...

The Bike Tow Bar (Trailgator) – Frequently Asked Questions

The Bike Tow Bar (Trailgator) – Frequently Asked Questions

Let us help you to answer all those questions you have about the Bike Tow Bar. Supporting you to get the right towing option for kids who are riding their own bike... so you can smile when you ride.What is a Bike Tow Bar?The Bike Tow Bar is a solid bar that is used to...

How to Choose the Correct Chamois

How to Choose the Correct Chamois

Padded bike pants or bike underwear, to use when riding a bike, have a chamois (padding) sewn into them. These types of bike garments are a great investment to help keep you comfortable while riding. The chamois sits directly between you and the bike seat. This helps...

Kids Bike Seats & Electric Bikes

Kids Bike Seats & Electric Bikes

[themeone_spacer height="41px"]Choosing an Electric Bike to use to carry or tow kids/grandkids is a great idea and there are a lot of bikes on the market that will work really well for this...

Towing Kids & Electric Bikes

Towing Kids & Electric Bikes

[themeone_spacer height="41px"]Choosing an Electric Bike to use to tow kids/grandkids is a great idea and there are a lot of bikes on the market that will work really well for this job.  So...

Buying an E-Bike to Transport Kids or Grandkids

Buying an E-Bike to Transport Kids or Grandkids

Electric bikes are the newest development and easily the biggest growing market in the world of biking.  E-Bikes are popping up all over the country and all sorts of people are choosing to ride one.  We want to look at a couple of questions and help you answer them…...

Will Your Bike Work for Towing Kids?

Will Your Bike Work for Towing Kids?

Towing a child can be a great solution for riding with kids. Options like a trailer, half bike or bike to bike connections that allow you to tow kids who ride their own bike. The design of a bike, the size and the components used may limit their suitability for towing...

Be Comfortable on a Women’s E-Bike Seat (Saddle)

Be Comfortable on a Women’s E-Bike Seat (Saddle)

Being comfortable on you bike seat is important as it enables you to enjoy your ride.  There are many things you can do to help improve your comfort in this area.  Often it will not come down to a single solution but rather a combination.Supporting you and your family...

Riding Clothing – Fabric Choice

Riding Clothing – Fabric Choice

[themeone_spacer height="41px"]Yet again, as we are discovering with so many riding related things, there is so much choice... women's riding clothing, specifically designed for moderate to...

UTI and Thrush – Does cycling cause these infections?

UTI and Thrush – Does cycling cause these infections?

To ride a bike you must make contact with a saddle.  The interaction of your body and this part of the bike is a very important part of enjoying your riding.  Common female complaints like UTI or Thrush can be made worse by cycling.  Let's learn how to deal with...

Chaffing, Sores & Your Bike Saddle

Chaffing, Sores & Your Bike Saddle

To ride a bike you must make contact with a saddle.  The interaction of your body and this part of the bike is a very important part of enjoying your riding.  Chaffing and saddle sores can really effect your ability to get back on your bike. Supporting you and your...

Tailbone Discomfort When Riding

Tailbone Discomfort When Riding

Your saddle is a very important contact point with your bike.  It should provide the support & comfort you need to ride for as long as you like. Problems with your tailbone can really restrict you from enjoying your bike.Supporting you and your family to SMILE...

How do you know your saddle is the right width?

How do you know your saddle is the right width?

Your saddle is a very important contact point with your bike.  It should provide the support & comfort you need to ride for as long as you like. Saddles come in a lot of different shapes and width is often discussed as important.  Let's learn why.Supporting you...

Soft Tissue Compression on Your Bike Saddle

Soft Tissue Compression on Your Bike Saddle

Your saddle is a very important contact point with your bike.  It should provide the support & comfort you need to ride for as long as you like. Problems with compression of soft tissues can really restrict you from enjoying your bike.Supporting you and your...

Sit Bone Aches & Pains on a Bike

Sit Bone Aches & Pains on a Bike

Your saddle is a very important contact point with your bike.  It should provide the support & comfort you need to ride for as long as you like. The most common complaint when riding is sore sit bones so let's take a look at this cycling problem.Supporting you and...

How to prevent chaffing on the bike.

How to prevent chaffing on the bike.

AVOID THE UNPLEASANT EXPERIENCE OF CHAFFING. Chaffing on the bike commonly occurs around the bike saddle. It will effect your ability to enjoy your riding. Understand how to identify and prevent chaffing, its potential causes, as well as how to manage chaffing if you...

How to keep my biking hydration bladder and tubes clean.

How to keep my biking hydration bladder and tubes clean.

Using a specific cleaning kit for a hydration bladder (reservoir) makes keeping the bladder and its tubes clean, hygenic and means they will last a lot longerSupporting you and your family to SMILE when you ride.I have always been a  little unsure about hydration...

The Old Ghost Road – Family Sharing

The Old Ghost Road – Family Sharing

We are collecting and sharing family experiences of riding on The Old Ghost Road so you can see what others have done.   This will give you some confidence and understanding of whether your kids may be capable of doing...

How to Grip your Handlebars

How to Grip your Handlebars

How do you grip your handlebars? It is not often something we think about when riding but it is really important. When you ride - think about and get a feel for how you grip your handlebars. You might be surprised what you learn. Supporting you and your family to...

Features of Bike Lights

Features of Bike Lights

[themeone_spacer height="41px"]There are 2 types of Bike lights - a front light that has a white beam that shines forward in front of you or a back light that has a red beam that shines...

Balance Bikes – Tips for Making Learning Fun

Balance Bikes – Tips for Making Learning Fun

You have the right balance bike now let’s consider how you can provide a positive experience for you and your child as they learn to ride. Not all children learn the same way, so be patient and most of all, make sure it is fun!Supporting you and your family to SMILE...

Spring Riding Tips – Enjoy More Time On Your Bike

Spring Riding Tips – Enjoy More Time On Your Bike

Welcome to Spring riding tips.  It is easy to enjoy this season on your bike or as we like to think enjoy more riding in the warmer weather.  You just need to be aware of what conditions you are potentially riding in and have solutions to any challenges.  Supporting...

The Coppermine Trail – Nelson NZ

The Coppermine Trail – Nelson NZ

When we make the effort and take the time to go for a ride, we want it to be an enjoyable experience. To have a 'great day' on the bike there are simple things to think about, plan and do.  In this story I am going to introduce you to riding The Coppermine Trail in...

Maitai Valley Trail – Nelson

Maitai Valley Trail – Nelson

When we make the effort and take the time to go for a ride with kids, we want it to be an enjoyable experience. To have a 'great day' on the bike with kids there are simple things to think about, plan and do.  In this story I am going to introduce you to riding with...

Biking the Paparoa Track Dec 2021

Biking the Paparoa Track Dec 2021

When we make the effort and take the time to go on a biking adventure with the family we want it to be an enjoyable experience. To help plan your adventure read about the John whanau experience riding the 56.2km Paparoa Track in December 2020... The Paparoa Track is...

NZ Made Bike Gear by goRide

NZ Made Bike Gear by goRide

Finding the right bike gear for women & families can be a tricky thing.  The bike industry serves male riders first and foremost so we often can not find the solution we are looking for.  This has lead us to making some of our own products which has been a hugely...

Alps to Ocean – Family Sharing

Alps to Ocean – Family Sharing

Riding the Alps to Ocean - With Kids We are collecting and sharing family experiences of riding the Alps to Ocean so you can see what others have done.   This will give you some confidence and understanding of whether your kids may be capable of doing the same type of...

What to Wear Over a Pair of goUnders?

What to Wear Over a Pair of goUnders?

What to wear over a pair of goUnders?  You have a huge choice and are only restricted by what is safe and practical to wear on a bike.Supporting you and your family to SMILE when you ride.What are goUnders?goUnders are underwear, with padding, to be worn when...

Biking The Old Coach Road with Kids

Biking The Old Coach Road with Kids

When we make the effort and take the time to go for a ride with kids, we want it to be an enjoyable experience. To have a 'great day' on the bike with kids there are simple things to think...

Spooners Tunnel with Kids

Spooners Tunnel with Kids

When we make the effort and take the time to go for a ride at a fun destination, like Spooners Tunnel with kids, we want it to be an enjoyable experience. To have a 'great day' on the bike...

A Bike Tow Rope – Make Riding Easier for Kids

A Bike Tow Rope – Make Riding Easier for Kids

Make riding more enjoyable for your family with a Bike Tow Rope. Support kids to: ride further, ride terrain they would otherwise find difficult, and to ride in challenging weather.  Help the whole family enjoy the ride.Supporting you and your family to SMILE when you...

Using a Cargo Bike to Transport Your Family

Using a Cargo Bike to Transport Your Family

Do you want to be able to transport your kids around by bike? Considering a cargo bike as an option? Understand the different types of cargo bikes and what could be an option for your family.Supporting you and your family to SMILE when you ride.Cycling is a smart...

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