The Tasman District is a purpose built cycling region. The climate is mild with a large amount of sunshine hours, the physical environment is attractive and diverse.
The Top of the South Maps website shows cycling trails in the Tasman/Nelson region. Cycling trails and suggested cycle routes are shown in orange; mountain biking trails are shown in red.
Transport cycling is mostly a matter of getting from A to B with minimum fuss. Generally these are shorter distances to work, school or shopping.
Lanes and Linkages Walking and Cycling maps are produced for Richmond and Motueka to encourage the community to walk or cycle rather than take the car. Maps are available from Tasman District Council offices and libraries.
Cycling is a great way to explore: fast enough to cover the ground and provide a continual change of scene, but slow enough to take it all in.
The Bike Tasman includes a sample of road rides aimed towards beginners and intermediates. With over 800 kilometres of sealed roads, there are a number of cycling routes and events for both competitive and social cyclists - see the links below. Local bike shops have further information for rides.
Get Moving's UpCycle course is a fun, social course designed to help you feel more confident when you ride a bike. The course covers:
- looking after your bike;
- finding the best routes;
- feeling secure and safe on your bike;
- cycling in traffic and through intersections;
- meeting other cyclists to ride with.
Contact co-oridnator Marty Clark, Phone: (03) 923 2315 or 027 544 3959