The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-10-21T20:34:58Z Bike-Friendly New Zealand Getting Easier with Bike Barn 2019-10-21T20:34:58Z bike-friendly-new-zealand-getting-easier-with-bike-barn Cycling is a fantastic mode of transport, because it helps you to get active while also encouraging environmentally friendly practices. Having a bike to get around on is a part of living in New Zealand; after all, what’s the point of living in a beautiful country if you can’t enjoy the great outdoors? One of the companies encouraging people to start biking is New Zealand’s Bike Barn, which is partnering with a number of organisations to get Kiwis in the saddle.The “Bike it Forward” campaign was created by Bike Barn to help kids and adults alike get access to a reliable bicycle. People around New Zealand are encouraged to give their old bicycles into Bike Barn, which are then restored and donated to organisations that need them.One such organisation is Whakarewarewa School in Rotorua. Bike Barn donated seven bicycles to the kids in this school, fully re-modelled and ready-to-use, to help the kids develop their motor skills and discipline. They plan to continue this plan going forward, stating, “We’re delighted to be able to provide support for the children at Whakarewarewa School and welcome further donations from the Rotorua community.”Their community efforts are not exclusive to Rotorua. Bike Barn has also joined Bike Auckland’s bike shop partnership program to make owning a bike easier for Auckland residents. Anyone with a valid Bike Auckland membership card need only present it in-store for discounts up to 25% on bikes, accessories and bike services. They cite their reasoning thus: “we want to help get the message out and encourage more people to ride.”Lastly, they have partnered with AA to give AA Members a number of discounts on their products. Presenting your AA Membership card in store will fetch you a ten percent discount on all bike purchases, and a twenty percent discount on services and accessory purchases. Kiwis can also enjoy a free Bronze-level bike service every year, so they can be sure their bikes are in perfect working order. Read the full story here: Get the Whole Family in Shape This Summer 2019-09-30T00:54:16Z get-the-whole-family-in-shape-this-summer Summer is the perfect season to get active, especially with one’s family on any of our kid’s bikes for sale. Along with providing numerous health benefits, exercising with the whole family can strengthen ties and keep the whole unit physically fit and generally strong.  Practising accessible, low-impact activities such as biking and cycling can be truly beneficial for both kids and adults that is why Bike Barn is urging more households to try out this engaging physical activity that can be enjoyed by all age groups.  For one, cycling can be done with one’s preferred intensity. It can start with very low intensity then can be adjusted to moderate to high intensities – depending on one’s physical build-up. When done regularly, cycling increases one’s stamina, strength, and aerobic fitness. More importantly, it can protect kids and adults from developing serious diseases such as diabetes, obesity, arthritis and more. Secondly, cycling is an activity that can easily fit into one’s daily routine. It can be a way for individuals to ride bicycles every day whether for transport, recreation, or sport. Cycling is also a good way to refresh one’s self as they are immersed in the great outdoors. Families and individuals can ride and cycle down the hills and allow them to ride not just for strength, but ride for an exciting adventure as well.  Bike Barn can help set up the client’s needs for starting this exercise. As a one-stop-shop for all things cycling, each Bike Barn store prides itself on being a premier stockist of some of the world’s leading brands. Whether one is a beginner, an expert, or somewhere in the middle, Bike Barn caters to riders across all categories and age groups including mountain bikers, commuters, and road cyclists. Bike Barn can help individuals find the right bike for them to ensure it is the right fit to enjoy one’s summer adventure. To learn more, visit the Bike Barn website below: Bike Barn and AA Partner to Bring Customers Better Deals Across the Board 2019-09-30T00:24:28Z bike-barn-and-aa-partner-to-bring-customers-better-deals-across-the-board Bike Barn has partnered with AA to bring Kiwi customers discounts across their entire range of products, simply by being a registered member with AA. Members are able to show their card while shopping in one of Bike Barn’s stores, or they can enter the number online at the checkout to earn a 10% discount on all bikes, or 20% off of parts, accessories, footwear and apparel. New Zealand’s favourite motoring association has partnered with Bike Barn because they believe in creating a more eco-friendly, healthy, sustainable New Zealand. By getting Kiwis onto the roads with a bike instead of a car for their commute, they are helping to drastically reduce emissions across the country. They also believe in helping out with nationwide health by promoting exercise in the great Kiwi outdoors. Anyone with a membership wanting to buy a bike can enjoy the 10% discount on any products not already on sale. Furthermore, if the 10% discount falls below the price of any bikes for sale in NZ then AA members will pay the lower of the two prices, so they’re always getting a good deal no matter what. For Bike Barn customers who already own a bike and want to keep it in tip-top shape, they can use their AA membership to get a free annual bronze-level bike service (valued at $69). Their bike will have its gears, brake pads, derailleur hanger and chain checked out by a professional for wear and tear, as well as a frame cleaning to keep rust from building up. This keeps them safe while riding, and also prevents any costly repairs coming up where maintenance could have kept them away. If you would like to learn more about the AA and Bike Barn collaboration, or if you would like to browse the best online bike shop in NZ, follow the link below. Bike Barn Delivers Expert Bike Buying Tips to Parents Purchasing Bicycles for Their Children 2019-08-01T01:47:19Z bike-barn-delivers-expert-bike-buying-tips-to-parents-purchasing-bicycles-for-their-children Bike Barn is New Zealand’s one-stop shop for everything to do with cycling, and they have enjoyed years of experience in delivering the very best advice and expertise to Kiwi cyclists. It’s not just the professional racing or hobbyist cyclists that visit this nationwide chain, though. Parents and children can always find what they are looking for at the popular chain, with employees who are always ready to deliver thoughtful and tailored advice regarding the perfect choice of bicycle. For many, the purchase of kids bikes in New Zealand is filled with questions. What size bike should I give my child? Do I need to add training wheels? Even beyond these questions are the points that parents may not know about, such as whether the bike should have suspension or gears. The answers to all of these queries depend on the child who will be riding the bike, and as such will alter the parents’ choices. According to the experienced employees, two of the biggest factors when purchasing a bike for a child are their age and their height. Age plays a large part in determining the correct bicycle because it hints at their experience with fine motor control, decision-making and cycling itself. There is a line of children’s bikes that come with low suspension, training wheels and no gears in order to gently introduce a child to the mechanics of riding a bike. As they progress in experience, parents can be more confident in placing them on a bike with suspension that can handle rougher terrain, gears that can increase their potential speed, and no training wheels. The second big factor – height – is important for all cyclists, regardless of their age. The height of your chosen bike should allow you to reach the handlebars and the bottom swing of the pedals with ease, without cramping or over-elongating you. Age does not completely determine a child’s height, so if you’re buying a bike for your child make sure to bring them into the store for a test run. If you would like to learn more about the line of children’s bicycles and Bike Barn helmets on offer, follow the link below.