who is bike waikato
We are a non-profit community organisation, run by volunteers, that represents people on bikes in the public forum and fulfills the stakeholder role on transport projects where facilities for people on bikes are needed.
what is our purpose
To encourage the use of bikes
To promote biking as a healthy, sustainable, and convenient form of transport
To improve the image of people on bikes
To present the case for biking in public debate and to relevant authorities
To work to improve the conditions for people on bikes
At Bike Waikato we love bikes. It doesn’t matter what you ride, or how far, we are your voice for a better Waikato for bikes.
Our vision aims for a simple outcome: to see more people on bikes.
We focus on advocacy, collaboration, and promoting ways to empower people to get on a bike.
Our committee is made up of everyday people making positive changes for all people who use bikes.
A lot of our work is produced by volunteers who are passionate about advocating for change to create better places for people on bikes.
Richard is the Chair of Bike Waikato and our public voice. As a full-time dad, Richard wants his kids to be able to jump on a bike whenever they want and get to school, sports, and friend’s houses. You might recognise Richard riding around on his black and white front box cargo bike with all the kids on board.
Neil is a keen cyclist and Civil Engineer who is passionate about improving transport equity, while at the same time making it easier to reduce the environmental impact of our day to day journeys through enabling active transport as a legitimate modal choice.
Riding his bike or walking as much as possible to reduce unnecessary short car journeys, Neil is hopeful that he can add a cargo bike to his fleet of bicycles so that one day he can also do the weekly shop by bike!
Neil uses his experience from building and maintaining New Zealand’s infrastructure to provide input on Bike Waikato’s submissions and advocacy work, campaigning for a safer, better connected and high quality network of biking facilities across the region.
I like A-frame houses, dogs and bikes.
I also like cycle lanes that keep kids and old people like me safe on Hamilton’s busy roads.
I bike to my job most days, but have yet to solve the ‘wet shoes when it’s raining’ conundrum.
I’m part of team Bike Waikato because I want to help the Waikato be the safest place in the country to be on a bike.
Matt lives a car-free lifestyle and uses bikes and buses as a form of climate action.
After his dad was killed while cycling in 2017, Matt joined Bike Waikato to help get more people on bikes safely. He believes in the health benefits of cycling and uses his experience to promote safe cycleways that minimise harm.
Matt looks after our social media and keeps everyone updated on what’s happening in the Waikato.
Lloyd joined Bike Waikato to make cycling normal and for everyone to enjoy the freedom he experiences on a bike. As a resident of Hamilton, he sees the potential for a bike-friendly city with its mostly flat terrain and small geographical area.
Lloyd volunteers at Go Eco – who share a passion for getting more people on bikes. Lloyd created a Bike Hub where bikes are provided to people in need and riders learn how to fix their own bike. He has also collected a tonne of food on his long tail cargo bike as part of Go Eco’s food rescue project, Kaivolution.
in the media
How we are run
Bike Waikato Incorporated (Bike Waikato) is an Incorporated Society (registration number 50051420) and a Registered Charity (registration number CC58854).
The Bike Waikato Committee members serve on the committee for two year terms. The Committee sets the course of organisation and runs many of the day to day tasks as volunteers.
Membership is available to anyone who agrees to the society rules and pays an annual membership fee. Membership fees and donations are used to fund the activities Bike Waikato undertakes to connect with the community and decision makers to make biking in the Waikato easier, safer and more enjoyable.
The Bike Waikato Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held after the beginning of September of each year. You can read the latest confirmed AGM minutes here.
2020 Confirmed AGM Minutes
The society rules state how the Incorporated Society is to be run. All members of Bike Waikato agree to adhere to the society rules.
The rules may be amended at an AGM or Special General Meeting (SGM).
You can read the current society rules here.
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