February is Bike Month at Sport Bay of Plenty, and we're off and riding with some fantastic events coming up. With the warm summer days, now's a great time to get on your bike. Check out the Bike Month event calendar and a sample of events below to find an event near you. There are loads of fun and free rides and events to add pedal power to your wheels this February!

Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty Scavenger Hunts

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Fun for all ages and abilities  - download a bike friendly Scavenger Hunt today. Prizes to be won! 
More information on the Sport Bay of Plenty website here

Urban Trail Rides - Tauranga & Western Bay of Plenty

Throughout the month of February, discover and explore the urban trails that Tauranga City and surrounds has to offer by joining a guided ride. Check out the Sport Bay of Plenty website (linked above) for a list of the ride options and further information.

More information on the Sport Bay of Plenty website here

BOP Community Trust Rides - Tauranga & Western Bay of Plenty 

Explore Ruahihi Canals, McLaren Falls Park or the beautiful Te Rere I Oturu waterfall by joining a BOP Community Trust Ride taking place in February. Please refer to the Sport Bay of Plenty website above for further information by clicking the link above.

More information on the Sport Bay of Plenty website here

Go By Bike Day

Ride to work or school - it's free and fun!

Stop in at one of the many pit stops located around the Bay of Plenty to receive giveaways and spot prizes.

Tauranga & Western Bay of Plenty - Wednesday, 27 February

Rotorua - Tuesday 26, February

Whakatane, Kawerau and Opotiki - Wednesday, 14 February

More information on the Sport Bay of Plenty website here

Frocks on Bikes Rides 

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Dress to impress and head along to a Frocks on Bikes ride at Mount Maunganui or Waihi Beach.

More information on the Sport Bay of Plenty website here

Weekend on Wheels Rides

Take a weekend cruise on cycling trails in Te Puke, Omokoroa and Papamoa with these group cycle tours.

More information on the Sport Bay of Plenty website here

Rotorua Lake Heritage Ride 

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Guided ride to sites of historical significance to the local tribe of the Rotorua township, Ngati
Whakaue/Te Arawa. This will be a low-intensity, beginner level ride suited to all. For more information, check out or

Frocks on Bikes Summer Ramble - Rotorua

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Dress up in 1920s/ art deco theme and join us for a fun and relaxing ride through the city and along a couple of our more scenic CyWays. The ride concludes at the Blue Baths where you can partake in a refreshing mocktail and swim if you choose. Prizes for best dressed. Check the Cyway Facebook page for any updates.

Cyclezone Ladies Summer Shuttles

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Get your girl gang together or come along and meet some awesome people for good times and great trails. Spot prizes up for grabs from Southern Star Shuttles, POC/ Wide Open Distributors and more, plus refreshments provided from Good Buzz Kombucha and Capers Epicurean. 

More information on the Sport Bay of Plenty website here

Low Key Super D Race

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When: Wednesday 13th and 27th February Registrations 5:45pm, racing starts 6pm
Where: Whakarewarewa Forest A casual mid-week club Super D race. Race the downhill sections of cross country trails - suitable for people comfortable riding hard grade 3 or 4 track. More details at
Cost: Adults RMBC member $10; public $20; U16 RMBC member $5

E-Bike Explorer Rotorua

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When: 5:30 - 7pm Friday, 15 February
Where: Meet at the bottom of Nursery Hill, end of Long Mile Rd Join us for a guided experience of the mountain bike trails Whakarewarewa forest has to offer. We will provide guiding and coaching for beginner riders and if you are more experienced you can go for a blast on your own or stick with the group.
Cost: $20
What to bring: Sports shoes and suitable outdoor clothing
Registrations required: Yes Register at
Further details: Joseph Lindsay 027 345 3759

Whakatane Frocks on Bikes

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Bring your families and friends, wear a frock or your Sunday best (optional) and join us for a ride along Warren Cole Walkway from the Heads to the bridge and back. Bring a picnic lunch to have at the Heads on our return (optional). Event will be cancelled if wet.

More information on the Sport Bay of Plenty website here

Mountain Biking - Eastern Bay

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Discover and explore group mountain bike trails around Ohope and Onepu. Rides are free and all welcome!

More information on the Sport Bay of Plenty website here

Katikati Family 5km Time Trial Series

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When: 6pm Wednesday, 6, 13, 20 & 27 February
Where: Meet at the carpark by the Boat Ramp, Beach Road, Katikati A series of 5km family friendly cycling time trial events - one every Wednesday throughout the month of February!
What to bring: Bike, helmet, water bottle & high-vis
For more info: 
Nicky Austin
021 550 409

Tauranga Bike Pedal Party

When: Sunday, 24th February
Time: Registration from 9am
Where: Start and finish at the 17th Avenue Skate Park Reserve, beyond Historic Village. From striders to seniors, there’s a pedal powered fun ride for everyone, families and individual riders included. Two of the three routes take in the new K-Valley cycle bridge and BMX park and the third juniors’ route is a comfortable easy loop circuit along the Kopurererua Stream area. Along with the rides, there will be a BMX display, Lex Spencer’s famous crazy bikes, bike shop tents, and food vending.
What to bring: Bike, helmet, water bottle, sun screen & suitable shoes
Registration required? Yes - register on the day from 9 to 9:30am
Further info: Richard Guthrie 0274 745 122


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