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Incidents of safety and crashes involving Motorcyclists in Wairarapa remains an area of high concern. There is an increasing number of recreational riders visiting the district.

  • MDC, CDC and SWDC – show around double the national average of injury crashes involving motorcyclists.
  • Since 2010, the Greater Wellington Region has seen a 9% decrease of Motorcyclist claims from 408 in 2010 to 388 in 2014 (ACC report 2015).
  • In 2013, There were 5 Fatalities (highest on record in the last 4 years almost tripling), 3 Serious Injury, and 26 Minor/Non-Injury Crashes relating to motorcyclists in our region.
  • View some Motorcycle Crash Facts


Information on Safe Motorcycle route planning:

Making roads motorcycle friendly

TERNZ Report - Why people die in crashes

Safer Journeys - Motorcyclists


Ride On!

Keep up to date with best routes to travel on your motorcycling journey!


Motorcycle Training

A full days training for FREE includes both classroom and practical training in a safe environment. Find out how good you really are by registering for a motorcycle course (one day) and learn some helpful tips which will increase your enjoyment of riding while staying safe on your bike. Avoiding crashes depends on your riding skills, so the more skills you have the better rider you'll be.

You must have a motorcycle license and your own bike to participate. Topics can include cornering, braking, bike maintenance and taking the fear out of riding slowly, as well as learning how to manage your risk by avoiding hazards, and reduce your risk of crashing.

For enquiries or to enrol in our next Skills Day please contact Wairarapa Road Safety Council (All levels of Experience Welcome )

Next Skills Day:

Please keep visiting this website for our next Motorcycle skills Training days.


Riding the Rimutakas & Wairarapa

A guide produced by the Wairarapa Road Safety Council to promote safe and enjoyable riding in our region, it gives some tips for riding the Rimutaka Hill Road and some golden rules about riding. Produced with input from professional instructors and local riders.

Route Map

NZTA riding route map being produced for our area. (Not yet available)



Motorcycle Licence Information


Motorcycle Instructors

Local Wairarapa
The Motorcycle Academy – Garry Hardgrave (06) 3709010 or 0276433133

Roadsafe Motorcycle Riding Techniques – Andrew & Lynne Templeton (04) 2320110 or 027 2459510

Two Bald Bikers - 0800 560 022 - or check out

Motorcycle Safety Advocates
Brittany Morrow "the road rash queen" - Rock the Gear- or check out facebook @TheRoadrashQueen

Dave Moss - Tuning website click or facebook @davemosstuning 



The Scooter Survival Facebook page has been created to help scooter riders and potential scooter riders become safer on New Zealand roads. Check out their Facebook page:


Take up the Ride Forever #beabetterrider challenge and show us what you've got.

Challenge yourself to be a better rider


From November 2016 to March 2017, Ride forever posted videos of four basic manoeuvres all riders should be able to do, and challenged you to show us what you’ve got by posting a video of you doing each of them (check out the four manoeuvres further down the page).

Ride forever now have a NEW challenge for you—the offset weave. Take the challenge and get a mate to video you doing it, then post your video to your Facebook page with the hashtag #beabetterrider. Make sure your post is public so we can see it.

Whether it’s done perfectly or it all goes pear-shaped, not to worry, Ride forever have  got another $500 riding jacket up for grabs. All publically posted #beabetterrider videos of riders attempting the offset weave challenge will go into the draw to win. And even if you don’t win the jacket, you’ll automatically qualify for a free Ride Forever course.

Be a Better Rider challenge 5: Offset weave

Ride Forever - Motorcycle & Scooter Skills Training (On Road)Ride Forever - Motorcycle & Scooter Skills Training (On Road)

Course information, available dates and bookings can be made online:

Ride Forever and Scooter Survival are ACC’s subsidised rider training programmes, catering to all levels of experience. Feedback from many riders at all levels who have already attended Ride Forever training includes learning new information and improving their riding skills which has increased their confidence and enjoyment of motorcycling. Many of these riders have returned for further courses!

BronzeSilver and Gold course information as well as Urban Commuter and Scooter Survival course information is available, to book online go to: 

You can also go directly to the Ride Forever webpage:

Did you know? Riders can attend a second course within a 12month period, but after a 3 month gap so you have an opportunity to put new skills into practice before attending a further course. This includes the following combinations: Bronze-Bronze, Bronze-Silver, Silver-Silver, and Silver-Gold. Riders attending a Gold course can attend another Gold course after a 12month gap.

If you ride with a club or a group of friends or workmates, they are happy to schedule a course specifically for you, please contact them to arrange.

Note: Please feel free to download the poster and put up in your workplace or club.

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