Secure: lock your bike well, in the right place and the right way, and sign up to the Garage 529 app.
Our concise guide on how to stay safe and make the most of your bike. Let’s Ride has tips on setting yourself up, planning a ride, and riding in traffic. It breaks down what those ‘Bus only’ signs really mean and what to watch out for around heavy vehicles.
Getting ready to ride? Want to make the journey to work more comfortable? Brush up on your cycle skills at one of Pedal Ready's free Cycling in the City training session. Pedal Ready also provides training at schools and workplaces, private individual or group lessons, and training about e-bikes.
Cycle Wellington is an active local community group that advocates for better biking in Wellington. Sign up through their website to keep across what is happening to improve cycling conditions and connect with others already cycling regularly.
During 2023 Greater Wellington is giving away free reflective backpack covers and slap bands. You can pick these up from any of the places in the list below. While stocks last. Limits apply.
Kāpiti Coast District Council
175 Rimu Road, Paraparaumu
Corner Main St and, 13 Aotaki Street, Ōtaki
Porirua City Counci
16 Cobham Court, Porirua
Greater Wellington Regional Council
100 Cuba Street, Wellington
Upper Hutt City Council
HAPAI Service Centre, 879 – 881 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt
Central Library Upper Hutt
844 Fergusson Dr, Upper Hutt
56 Pinehaven Rd, Upper Hutt
Greater Wellington Upper Hutt
1056 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt
Hutt City Council
30 Laings Road, Hutt Central
Wairarapa (FROM 15 MAY)
54 Queen Street, Masterton
50 Holloway Street, Carterton
89 Main Street, Greytown
70-72 Fitzherbert Street, Featherston
Waihinga Centre, Texas Street, Martinborough
Light it up - our top tips!
Use front and back lights if you ride between sunset and sunrise, or if visibility is poor.
If you ride at night, wear something light, bright or reflective. A backpack cover is a great option.
We recommend two lights in front and two lights rear, one steady and one flashing in each direction.
Don’t dazzle other walkers and riders – point your front light down a bit.
Bikes must have pedal reflectors, or you must wear reflective material when riding at night. Increase your side-on visibility with reflectors or lights on your spokes, and tires with reflective side walls.
As cycling numbers increase, so do attempts at bike theft. But there are easy steps you can follow to reduce your risk of getting your bike stolen.
Love your bike? Register it on the Garage 529 app
We’re encouraging bike owners to register their bikes with 529 Garage – a free app to keep bikes linked to their rightful owners (just like registering a car).
Greater Wellington is giving away free 529 shield stickers to register your bike in the app. Collect these from our Cuba street office while stocks last.