Bike Friendly™ certification recognises outstanding hospitality, tourism, service and accommodation businesses, that make a cyclist’s visit memorable. Whether that’s providing space for customers to park their bikes, recommending nearby routes, or just making a cyclist feel welcome.

To qualify for certification, your business must meet the Essential Criteria for your category & at least 3 Bonus Criteria. Many of these listed here are free, or inexpensive to set up or you may already offer them! Once certified, your business can display the Bike Friendly™ logo online and access Bike Friendly™ signage.


✔️ Provide secure bike parking and/or storage

  • for lodging – allow guests to bring their bikes into their rooms or provide a covered, secure bike storage space.
  • for hospitality & tourism businesses, services & campsites – provide secure bike parking area, with dedicated bikes racks or existing structure for locking bikes to, or allow bikes to be brought onto the property (e.g. patio) or indoors.

✔️ Be welcoming to visiting cyclists. Let them know that you’re bike friendly and what services and amenities you offer. [For all]

✔️ Knowledge of local cycle routes and events, and/or nearest bike shops, rentals or services. [For all]


Choose at least three (3) recommended amenities and services from this list.

  • Basic bike repair tools & pump to borrow
  • Bike repair stand/ station
  • Bike wash area with water point & hose
  • Charging for electronic devices & e-bikes.
  • Bike rentals or complimentary bikes for guests
  • Bike tours or guided rides
  • Offer mountain biking trails on-site and/or stock access permits & maps to local trails
  • Discounts or deals for cyclists
  • Sell basic provisions, snacks, firewood and/or bike supplies and tools
  • Wi-Fi or internet access
  • Bike locks for customers to use
  • First Aid kit available
  • Accommodate cycling groups/clubs
  • Place to dry/air clothing or gear e.g fireside
  • Free water bottle refills
  • One-night stays for cyclists*
  • Vehicle parking for guests on multi-day cycling trips*
  • Shuttle service for customers, bikes or luggage*
  • Early-riser breakfasts and/or late evening dining*
  • Take-away/picnic lunch options*
  • Laundry/drying facilities*
  • A dedicated campsite for people who arrive by bike, available without reservation**
  • No-turn-away policy / emergency tent space for cyclists arriving when campsite is full**
  • A sheltered area in campsite for meals**
  • Lockers or storage for food & valuables**

*For Accommodation Only
**For Campsites Only

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