Note: “Cycling in Christchurch” does NOT provide or service bicycles – we are just an information site. Contact the providers below
Local Chch dealers recommended for “city style” and utility bikes
- Velo Ideale (fantastic range of European city bikes)
- Chain Reaction Cycles (great all around bike shop on Moorhouse Ave.)
- Church Corner Cycles (a smaller shop with excellent knowledge and service)
- Around Again Cycles (good for secondhand bicycles and parts)
- Cycle Trading Company (a household name in Chch for its wide range of bikes & accessories)
- ArchiBikes (retro step-throughs a speciality)
- Via Cycles (styley urban bikes and accessories)
- Retro Cycles (specialising in cruiser bikes)
- Action Bicycle Club (cool urban bikes for sale / hire, including cargo & electric bikes, plus accessories)
- The Electric Bicycle Co (for your e-bike needs)
- Eco-Ants (e-bike design, sales, repair)
- Techbikes (e-bikes and a wide range of bike accesories)
Here is a very useful guide to where to get utility style bikes in New Zealand, including electric bikes and cargo bikes (also lots of other useful pages about bike technologies, accessories, etc)
Other bike shops/sales
- BIANZ, the bicycle industry ass’n, provide a list of member bike shops in Christchurch.
- Google provide a list of bike shops in Christchurch. Note these are only as accurate as the information supplied.
- Yellow Pages listings of Cycle Sales & Services in Christchurch.
- Many bikes and bike accessories are also sold via Trade Me – bike listings in Canterbury
- Bike Exchange is a specialist website for selling and buying bikes/parts in NZ – bike listings in Christchurch
For very cool urban bike accessories (everything from coffee cup holders to colourful wheel lights), we’d also recommend the online store Bells & Whistles.
Need a bike rack for your car? Fully Equipped have a range of rooftop and rear bike racks.
If you’re after something comfortable to wear while biking, you might want to have a look at what is offered by some of our local Chch suppliers, including Ground Effect, Cactus Outdoor, and Kiwistuff. Or see our advice about cycling in the wet and cycling in the cold. We also have a growing range of other blog posts about cycle clothing.
Bike trailers are a fantastic way to carry some surprisingly heavy or bulky loads, and are an ideal way of doing your shopping/picnics/surfing/messages/library books/fruit picking/gas bottle refilling/garage sales etc without using your car. If you have ever been curious about how they feel on the back of a bike, try borrowing one for a month for free!
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