Rotorua is well established as a MTB mecca in New Zealand. It is also a great a great place for road cycling, BMX and for simply riding across town. Rotorua Cycle Action is a voice for all cyclists: recreational, competitive, commuter or tourist. We seek to create a safe environment for cyclists in Rotorua, and to promote the joy of the bicycle to as many people as possible.
If you are keen to help us advocate for cycling in Rotorua join CAN now at http://can.org.nz/user/register and check the box for Rotorua Cycle Action. You can also sign on at http://riderotorua.com/rotoruacycleaction.php to put your name on our list and add your voice to our call for a better environment for cycling in Rotorua. We will keep you notified of important happenings relevant to cycling, give you the opportunity to help us advocate for cycling in Rotorua, and even invite you to the occasional meeting.
RCA is starting 2010 off with a focus on Cycling in Schools. The East side Schools project concentrates on the four schools in the Lynmore - Owhata neighborhoods and involves enhancing and promoting the safety and visibility of key school cycling routes in the area. One component of the programme involves improved bicycle access at school entrance ways, with reduced traffic speeds and new off road cycleways where necessary. Improved facilities for bike storage and security at schools are also proposed. By design, this project meshes perfectly with the "Rotorua in Gear' programme promoted by BikeNZ [http://www.rotoruadailypost.co.nz/local/news/rotorua-to-be-cycle-city-of-nz/3900850/], which aims to establish Rotorua as a national cycle city, concentrating in cycle education in schools and community initiatives. You can read more about the East side school project by opening the article further down this page. We now have written support from all four schools and on the 3rd of February we will be doing some 2-wheeled reconnaissance to collect data for presenting our proposal to council.