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

Our vision:

More people on bikes, safely

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 Team

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.

Our Achievements

We regularly prepare submissions on national and local consultation documents. So far we have prepared submissions for:

  1. Government Policy Statement (GPS) on Land Transport 2021-2031
  2. Hamilton City Biking and Micro-mobility Plan
  3. Long Term Plan 2021-2031 to:
  4. Waikato Regional Council Land Transport Plan
  5. Climate Change Commission Draft Advice

We are often asked to participate in projects as a key stakeholder. Here is what we have worked on so far:

1. SH21/Airport Road Underpass
2. Hamilton City Council Peacocke Waikato River Bridge
3. Hamilton Public Transport Centre Rejuvenation
4. Co-design participant for Hamilton Kirikiriroa Innovating Streets, Ward Street and Rostrevor Street trials
5. Eastern Pathways Schools Link and City to Uni Link
6. Eastern Pathways Crosby Road

We organise events and rides to encourage people to get on their bikes and help them explore their neighbourhood.

1. February Bike Month 2021, including eight events:
– Two Group Training Rides
– Two Boon Street Art Rides
– Bike Commuter Breakfast
– Picnic at the Gardens, with Bike Valet bike parking
– Hamilton’s Transport Future
– Getting Heard and Getting Help
2. Cargo Bike Display and Bike Valet at Love Your Bike Day 2021
3. Boon Street Art Ride to Rostrevor Street Innovating Streets opening

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.

agm minutes

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

Society Rules

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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