Cambridge is “cycling central”, with spectacular road rides, world class bmx and pump tracks, mountain biking, the Te Awa River Ride and track cycling at the national velodrome. No one else does it better!

Best of all, when you visit Cambridge, you can ditch the car and explore the town by bike. Cambridge is bike friendly, relatively flat with a compact town center. With wide cycle-friendly footpaths, 22kms of green belt, cycle lanes, 40km main street zone and the Te Awa River Ride to help you get around safely. There are numerous bike racks to lock up to, and the local cafes and retailers are well accustomed to bikes parking up nearby.

Our top picks for cycling in and around Cambridge are below – see you soon!


The world class Te Awa River Ride, Cambridge Section. The Te Awa Trail starts at Ngaruawahia north of Hamilton and ends south of Lake Karapiro. The Cambridge Section extends from The Velodrome, through Cambridge and out to the Lake. It is a safe, 3m wide concrete path (mostly) with boardwalks and bridges, that is shared by cyclists, walkers and runners and has stunning views of the Mighty Waikato River and Lake Karapiro. Grab refreshments at “The Bikery” at the velodrome or “Podium Cafe” at the lake.



Explore our 105km Waikato River Trail by bike – the River Trail follows the Mighty Waikato River, which is super scenic. You can break the trail up into sections, the northern most part being popular as it includes the Arapuni swing bridge and dam. Commencing at Pokaiwhenua bridge (on Horahora road) , South of Cambridge and extending to Atiamuri. Smash it out in one day (for the extra fit) or extend out to 3 days and around 35km per day. Transport, Bike Hire and accommodation options are available. Ask at Cambridge i-SITE.

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Check out our stunning scenic road bike rides in and around Cambridge. Ride as far and as fast as you want to, and throw in some big hills. We host many races in the area from National Champs, to the annual Ride Festival. Ride around our Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari, up Mangakawa or towards Te Miro. For more maps and information and maps you can visit the Cambridge i-SITE or view our….

Suggested Road Rides

A WORLD CLASS Velodrome where everyone can "have a go"

Ride like a pro at the Grassroots Trust Velodrome when you book in for a session on the velodrome track!! This is exhilarating and anyone who can ride a bike can book in for a “Have-a-go” Session, as long as you are of a certain height (over 135cm) or ability. The experienced staff take your nerves away as they expertly guide you through the process. Do it!!

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For the keen mountain bikers, Cambridge is 20 minutes from the exciting Te Miro MTB Park and 40 minutes from Mt Pirongia MTB Park. Te Miro offers a range of trails from fairly flat Lake Edge, family friendly to expert black runs and everything in between. There is a park there and BBQ facilities. Closer to home there is a fun MTB Track behind the Velodrome that drops down onto the Te Awa River Ride. Watch out for small people playing on the bumps and jumps at the bottom – FUN!

Visit Te Miro MTB Club 


Get the kids sorted on the Pump Tracks and Child Friendly areas. The Gallagher bike park at the Grassroots Trust Velodrome is ideal for children. They can progress from the flat, sealed bike area to the gravel pump track and skills park. There is also a playground there. For the more advanced grommets (and the big kids) there is a brand new, world class, sealed, pump track – Velosolutions Pump Track. You will find it in town, behind the local pool, on Dominion Ave.

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Come and ride your BMX where our Olympians train! Cambridge BMX Park is located on Milton Street in Leamington. check out their facility and information at the link below – new members are always welcome –  just rock up on a Thursday night to Points Hut and talk to a committee member for information.

BMX Club




Visit one of our local bike stores for bike servicing, bike parts and accessories.

Spoken Cycles – 48 Empire Street, Cambridge /

Evo Cycles – 6 Albert Street, Cambridge /

The Stihl Shop – 26 Victoria Street, Cambridge /


Contact the Cambridge isite – open 7 days
Address: 79 Queen Street, Cambridge
Phone: 07 823 3456

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Cambridge is close to some of New Zealand's major international attractions like Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves, Hamilton Gardens and Tauranga. Yet with plenty of unique local attractions, events and dining options - and a friendly, relaxed town ambience - you may not want to leave!

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Sanctuary Mountain

30 min

Hamilton Gardens

15 min

Cambridge i-Site


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Waitomo Caves

50 min


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