Being a part of a Bike Burb is a great way to get biking, to make friends, and to create change in your local area. You can join group rides, events, bike maintenance days, and/ or you can volunteer to help your community rediscover their love of bikes, harness the energy of local movers and shakers, and create a neighbourhood vision for a more bikeable future, right where you are.

Already part of a Bike Burb group, and looking for our targeted resources? Click the big blue button below.

Bike Burbs Resources

How many customers can fit in one parking space? (Image courtesy Bike Te Atatu. )
The local ice cream parlour loves it when Bike Te Atatu shows up!

What’s a Bike Burb?

Inspired by the idea of Auckland as a city of villages, Bike Burbs are a grassroots movement of community-led groups who come together around a vision of their neighbourhood as a bike-friendly place. They build a community around cycling, speak up for more safe cycleways, and make it easier for people of all ages and various mobilities to bike.

What does a Bike Burb do?

Community – Encouraging a supportive social community, forming friendships and helping to build people’s confidence to bike. Such as through family-friendly group rides, meetups like bikes n beers, community bike maintenance, helping kids bike to school (e.g. a bike train), or bike-related events.

Campaigns – Encouraging local people to choose the bike instead of the car. Such as bike to sport, bike to market, and rebranding bikes as “cool”.

Advocacy – Encouraging changes in mindsets and local infrastructure. Such as ‘bike-ifying’ local events, showing local business associations that bikes mean business, working with the local board, giving in-the-know feedback on official plans for your area, and gaining media attention to further encourage cycling infrastructure for your area. 

Or something else entirely, like building trails through local parks. It’s up to you. You decide.

Bike Burbs bring together local voices for better streets, and are considered an important stakeholder by Auckland Transport, Auckland Council and Bike Auckland, especially when engaging with the community about new cycle infrastructure. You are key players in the transformation of your neighbourhood.

What it looks like when Bike Devonport rides to the beach.

How does a Bike Burb work?

However suits you. Take a lead from the originals – Bike Te Atatu, Cycle Action Waiheke, Triple Teez – or generate your own distinct vibe. We can support you to figure it out, if you aren’t sure. Bike Burbs are independent, but partnered with Bike Auckland through a Bike Burbs Handshake Agreement which ensures we can support you in the ways you need. From online resources, to connecting you with other groups and communities, opportunities and answering questions, we’ll help you make things happen for your community.

How do I find my Bike Burb?

See below for a list of current groups – or, if you don’t see one near you, scroll down to find out more about getting started where you are.

Here’s a list of the current Bike Burbs. Click through to their social media pages and websites:

  • Ōtara Bike Burb: facebook www email
  • Triple Teez (Mangere): facebook email
  • Bike Māngere Bridge:  facebook
  • Pahikara Clendon:  facebook
  • Manukau Bike Burb: facebooktwitter
  • Bike Papakura & Takānini: facebook
  • Franklin Trails: facebook
  • Cycle Action Waiheke: facebook twitter email
  • Central Bike District: facebook
  • Bike Parnell: facebook
  • Bike Grey Lynn: facebook
  • Bike Devonport: facebook twitter www email
  • Bike Bayswater: facebook
  • Bike Takapuna: facebook email
  • Bike Kaipātiki: facebook www email
  • Bike Albany: facebook
  • Bike Whangaparaoa: facebook
  • Bike Orewa: facebook
  • Bike Eastern Suburbs: facebook email
  • Bike Aroha Tamaki: facebook
  • Bike Onehunga: facebook
  • Te Paihikara o Maungarei: facebook twitter
  • Bike East Auckland: facebook twitter email
  • PATH (Mt Roskill): facebook twitter www email
  • Roskill Bike Kitchen: facebook email
  • Bike Pt Chev: facebook email
  • Bike Mt Albert: facebook twitter
  • Tumeke Cycle Space: facebook www email
  • Bike Avondale: facebook twitter
  • Bike Glen Eden: facebook
  • Bike Henderson: facebook
  • Bike Te Atatū: facebook twitter www email
  • Bike Massey: facebook
  • Bike Kumeunity: facebook
  • Rainbow Riders: facebook
  • Auckland Cycling Group: facebook www
  • Nutters Ride Together: facebook
  • Bike Grow Old Disgracefully: facebook

Interested in creating a group in your area, but not sure where to start? Fill in this form and we’ll get back to you.