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Cambridge is the home of cycling – from simply getting around town to racing on our scenic roads, or having a go at the world class Avantidrome – we have you covered.

  1. Getting around. cycling around Cambridge is the best way to get around town. We have wide cycle friendly footpaths, green belts, cycle  lanes, 40km main street zones 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. Pick up a Map from the Cambridge i-SITE if you need one. Don’t have a bike? Hire one while you are here from the i-SITE, Podium Lodge or Top Ten Holiday park. E-Bikes are also available.
  2. Pump Tracks and Child Friendly areas. The Gallagher bike park at the Avantidrome 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.
  3. Road Riding – we are famous for our Scenic 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 info – see our top ten road rides page or pop into the i-SITE for Maps
  4. BMX – where our Olympians train! Cambridge BMX Park is located on Milton Street in Leamington. check out their facility and information here, new members are always welcome –  just rock up on a Thursday night to Points Hut and talk to a committee member for information.
  5. 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 Avantidrome, through Cambridge and out to the Lake. It is a safe, 3m wide concrete path (mostly) 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”, Avantidrome or “Podium Cafe” at the Lake.
  6. Waikato River Trail – the River Trail is a 105km adventure following 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 swingbridge and dam. Commencing at 404 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.
  7. Avantidrome Track Cycling – you can ride like a pro when you book in for a session at the Velodrome!! This is exhilirating 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. Their experienced staff take your nerves away as they expertly guide you through the process. Do it!!
  8. MTB Parks & Trails. 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. There is also a funl MTB Track behind the Avantidrome that drops down onto the Te Awa River Ride. Watch out for small people playing on the bumps and jumps at the bottom – FUN!
  9. Bike and E-Bike Hire – this can be arranged for all sizes, plus all the accessories you will need such as helmets, pumps, trailers, kids bike seats etc, from the Cambridge I-SITE. Book in advance over summer.
  10. Bike Shops – Spoken, Evo Cycles and the Stihl Shop can service your bikes and sell bikes, parts and accessories.

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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


1 hr

Waitomo Caves

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