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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 E-Bike Helmet

The Best E-Bike Helmet

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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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

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

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

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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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...

Towing Kids & Electric Bikes

Towing Kids & Electric Bikes

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...

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...

Features of a Handlebar Grip

Features of a Handlebar Grip

Grips provide comfort and control. Having the right grips is important for your safety and comfort on the bike Like all bike things, grips are no exception, when it comes to range. There are many variables like price, diameter, length, grip surface, ease of...

Bike Tools – The Bike Chain Tool

Bike Tools – The Bike Chain Tool

Choose to know what to do with a chain tool... Let's gain some knowledge that will help when you are reaching for this particular bike tool under a little bit...

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

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 Learning to Ride

Balance Bikes – Tips for Learning to Ride

You have decided on 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 a balance bike. Not all balance bikes are the same. Having the right balance bike for your child will make the...

How to clean your bike

How to clean your bike

It is our guess you do not clean your bike as often as you need to. So when and how often should you clean your bike? Set up a cleaning routine depending on;...

Caring for your Bike Pants

Caring for your Bike Pants

The chamois in your bike underwear, bike pants or liner needs to be washed after every wear – this is non-negotiable – so after every ride in the wash they go....

Tips for Bike Seat (Saddle) Care

Tips for Bike Seat (Saddle) Care

Once you have the perfect bike seat you will want to keep it perfect in every way. Good quality bike seats will last you a long time with a little bit of...

Video – Correct riding position for biking – Chi Riding

Video – Correct riding position for biking – Chi Riding

goRide has introduced a concept into the biking community called Chi Riding. We want you as a rider to get the most out of your biking and we believe the way to do this is Chi Riding. What is Chi Riding? Have you heard of Chi Running? It is a running technique that...

How to Get a Wheel Off & Back onto a Bike

How to Get a Wheel Off & Back onto a Bike

How to get a wheel off a bike can be confusing and once you get it off, why won't it go back on?  It simply won't 'fit' - what's happened here?!  I'm going to be honest, in the past I've sat looking at what is my very simple bike wheel in utter confusion. Why would...

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

Wanting to be able to transport your kids around by bike. Considering a cargo bike as an option? Understand the different types or 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...