Summer Biking Events Around NZ


Auckland


Climate Change Ready-Ride  

When: 22 March 2019

Where:

4pm - starts at the Viaduct Rechargery, Corner 18 Viaduct Harbour Ave and, Bouzaid Way

5pm - starts at OMG Rechargery 223 Symonds Street

Tour the Auckland CBD  to see areas of urban food production and the potential for local organic market gardens and bee friendly parks. The Ride will have two start times so that those who want to, can see a bit more. At 4pm the ride starts at the Viaduct Rechargery, goes past Victoria Park hives, Kelmarna and then heads to Symonds Street Organic market Garden (OMG). At 5pm the ride starts at the OMG Rechargery and goes via Myers Park hives past Griffith Gardens compost hub to Ellen Melville Hall.

Other details: The bike ride is followed by a dinner at the Womens Pioneer Hall, Ellen Melville Centre, Freyberg Place and a panel discussion about urban agriculture and climate preparedness. The event is all FREE and supported by the Big Street Bikes, For the Love of Beees, Live Lightly, Waitematā Low Carbon Network and The Delicious (R)evolution.  

 

Ice Block Pitstop – Teal Park, Judges Bay

When: Friday 15 Feb & 1 March - 4:30pm until ice cream is melted!

Due to the overwhelming success of our first Ice Block Pitstop on the Northwestern Cycleway, we’ve decided to host another – this time in Teal Park, just off Tamaki Drive and the Quay Street Cycleway Extension! Have you signed up for this year’s Auckland Bike Challenge? Take a pit stop on your bike commute home from work and reward yourself with a free ice block and a bike maintenance check for everyone who has signed up! The event will run from 4:30 until ice cream is melted – so get there early!


Auckland Bike Challenge Kick-off Ice Cream Pit Stop 

Where: Nixon Park, Kingsland – just off the Northwestern Cycleway

When: Friday 1 Feb 4:30pm until ice cream is melted!

Take a pit stop on your bike commute home from work and reward yourself with free ice cream and a bike maintenance check to celebrate the launch of this year’s Bike Challenge!


The Urban Bike Skills course

Saturday 23rd Feb

Do you want to take your riding to the next level exploring cycle routes and learning safe road skills in your suburb? This is a 4 hour course, starting in school grounds where we can practice some basic skills before heading out to explore the local area by bike.

We’ll be going through how to choose safe routes, bike handling skills and communicating with other road/path users. By the end of the session you can expect to have learned some skills that you can use anywhere you ride in urban Auckland.


Bike skills and maintenance drop-in sessions

The drop-in session is a flexible format where you can take part in cycle skills lessons, bike maintenance, or a little bit of both.

At the session there will be ‘learn to ride’ instruction for anybody who has never ridden a bike, while other participants will practice changing gears, braking and bike control. A bike mechanic will also be there for anybody wanting to learn about maintenance.

It is also a good opportunity to come along and ask one of our regional coordinators for more info on riding locally.

So, if you are keen to master the art of riding a bike or want to learn to fix a flat... pop in.

Bikes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We don’t want you to miss a moment of the fun, so it is best to be there early.


Auckland Council - Henderson Service Centre, 8 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson

  • Saturday 2 February 2019, 10am to 12pm.


Northcote Intermediate, 145-157 Lake Rd, Northcote

  • Saturday 16 February 2019, 10am to 12pm.


Papakura Normal School, Papakura

  • Monday 11 February 2019, 5:30pm to 7:30pm.


YMCA Auckland, 149 Greys Avenue, Auckland Central

Friday 22 February 2019, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

 


New Plymouth


ELECTRIC BIKE TRAINING - JAN / FEB / MAR

Want to get the most out of your battery boosted e-bike? Whether a mountain bike or walkway cruiser, let the professionals get you up to speed with advice and a practical bike handling 90 mins refresher session. Free

Mitchell Cycles: Wed 06, 10:30am – 12pm & Wed 20, 3:30 – 5pm

Cycle Inn: First & third Tuesday of the month, 5 – 6.30pm


JOYRIDERS - PRACTICAL ADULT BIKE TRAINING

EVERY WED & FRI FROM WED 6 FEB

Want to gain your confidence on riding a bike - These sessions focus on individual bike handling, route selection and riding in traffic through skill building and short group rides. Free bike check at the start.

Huatoki Plaza: Wednesdays 5:30pm-7:00pm

Bell Block/Taranaki Cycle Park (end of Smeaton Rd): Fridays 5:30pm – 7pm FREE

Registrations/more information: letsgo@npdc.govt.nz


TARANAKI CLOUD CHASER – MOUNTAIN TIME TRIAL SERIES

EVERY MON IN FEBRUARY

Choose how many laps you want to do, 1-4. Open to all ages and abilities. Lake Mangamahoe, Plantation Rd, SH3

Registrations: 5:15 – 5:45pm/Races start 6pm

www.npmtb.co.nz FREE


LET’S GO PANCAKE BREAKFAST – WALK/RIDE/BUS

THURS 14 FEB – VALENTINE’S DAY!

It’s Valentine’s Day!!! So ride your bike and bring your workplace team for a free brekky! $1 coffees

7:30am – 9am Lower Brougham St (outside the library)


THE FRIDAY DASH BICYCLE STREET RACE

FRI 15 FEB / 5:30pm racing from 6pm FREE

Short and scorchingly fast street racing. Thirty mins race time plus one lap. Race registration and start/finish on Egmont Street opposite Frederics. Category prizes for student teams, open teams and individual riders.

Registrations essential: andrew@pattersontraining.com


VELO DEUS 20 – A GOOD OLD FASHIONED BIKE RACE

FRI 1 MAR / 5:30 pm – 7:30pm FREE

Velo Deus 20 or Bike Gods 20 is a retro bicycle team’s race open to riders of 20 inch wheel bicycles pre 1990. Get a team together for 20 short, fast laps on Egmont St. Dress to match your Raleigh 20, Healing Cruiser, Morrison Metro, Chopper or other homemade 20 inch classic.  Register from February 1 at Jetcharm Barbershop, Egmont St. A limited number of bikes are available for early team registrations.

Winner of the Meloyelo Transit e-bike for the Aotearoa Bike Challenge will be drawn at the beginning of the event.

For more events and details, see www.letsgo.org.nz


NZ CYCLE FESTIVAL

When: Taranaki Anniversary Weekend 

Saturday - Monday 9th, 10th, 11th of March 2019 

Open 10am-5pm daily / Entry free 

Where: East End Skating Rink, East End Reserve, Nobs Line, Strandon, New Plymouth 4312

At the NZ Cycle Festival, there's something for cyclists of all ages, abilities and disciplines. Visitors to this bespoke event can expect to find the kinds of bicycles you dream of. Beautiful custom builds from a range of exhibitors will be on display highlighting the skill and craft that goes into creating a fantastic bike. Classic vintage rebuilds and original pieces from the past.

Exhibitor Info: If you would like to exhibit your bicycle at the NZ Cycle Show this information should provide you with everything necessary for your successful participation. Registration is online nzcyclefest.co.nz and email, ces.hill26@gmail.com The NZ Cycle Show is an exhibition of custom and vintage classes of cycle memorabilia and a celebration of all things cycling. It’s open to anyone who would like to show us their cycle. The NZ Cycle Fest would like to invite cycle enthusiasts to lend their knowledge and techniques for all to discover and exhibit at the NZ Cycle Show.  Local Bike shops are invited to show their latest bikes and collectors will be encouraged to bring their finest cycling brands to form a unique cultural experience.




Bay of Plenty

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.


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.


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


Frocks on Bikes Rides 

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


Weekend on Wheels Rides

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


Rotorua Lake Heritage Ride 

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 Arawanation.com or facebook.com/tepapatakaro


Frocks on Bikes Summer Ramble - Rotorua

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: facebook.com/cywayrotorua


Low Key Super D Race
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 facebook.com/lowkeysuperd.  Cost: Adults RMBC member $10; public $20; U16 RMBC member $5


E-Bike Explorer Rotorua
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 mohawkmtb.com  Further details: Joseph Lindsay joseph.lindsay@mohawkmtb.com 027 345 3759


Whakatane Frocks on Bikes
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.



Mountain Biking - Eastern Bay
Discover and explore group mountain bike trails around Ohope and Onepu. Rides are free and all welcome! 


Katikati Family 5km Time Trial Series
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  info@katchkatikati.co.nz


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





Southland

Murihiku By Bike Calendar

Find out more about the events happening in Southland this February


Tykes on Bikes - for more detail head to Murihiku by Bike


Saturday 2nd February 9:00 - 11:00am

Meet at the Band Rotunda in Queenspark


Sunday 17th February 9:00 - 11:00

Meet at the pump track at Sandy Point Mountain bike track


Sunday 24th February 9:00 - 1100

Meet at Graeme Cockroft bike park , Onslow Street Invercargill

Murihiku By Bike Ride Leader Ride

Meet for a fun mountain bike ride either around the riverbank trails or at Sandypoint. Each Tuesday evening in Feb.

For more details head to Murihiku by Bike




Wellington

Go by Bike Day

Wellington 13 February

Join us at Queens Wharf (under the sails) to celebrate riding your bike in 2019! Go By Bike Day is an annual celebration of people riding their bikes in Wellington. There’ll be spot prizes, competitions, free coffee and breakfast. Local Wellington retailers will be on site with mechanics and all their new bicycle toys for you to trial.  Thanks to our partners AnathothPeoples CoffeeEmbassy of the Netherlands in New ZealandWholly Bagels & PizzaCycle Aware Wellington.


Hutt City 13 February, 7 - 9am

Get together with your family and friends, and bike down to The Dowse and join the party. There will be good food, great coffee, free bike checks, music and spot prizes. Local bike retailers will be at our event, so it’s an opportunity to talk bikes with local experts. If you’re thinking of getting an e-bike or converting your regular bike to an e-bike, you can do your market research here. Simon from Biketec will be on site from 7am, to give your bike a free safety check and tune-up. RIPE coffee is great coffee! You’ll get a free RIPE coffee with character from Betsy, the vintage coffee van. 



Pop-Up Bike Workshop 

Friday 1 February, 7am - 9am with Bicycle Junction

Rusty chain? Broken spokes? Clunky gears? No problem.  We'll have our portable bike workshop set up on near the boat sheds on Oriental Parade on Friday the 1st of Feb from 7am - 9am.  Stop by for free bike tweaks, adjustments and expert knowledge. Technical questions? Fire away. Our friendly staff are happy to fix those piercing squeaks, diagnose those mystery creaks and send you away smiling.  Oh, and did we mention there will be coffee? Thanks to the wonderful people at Peoples, we'll be serving free filter coffee all morning!



Solid Gold Bike-Rave!

Saturday 2 February, 9pm with Bicycle Junction and Solid Gold Dance Crew

Calling all ravers! It's happening again, and this time it's going to be bigger and brighter than ever! 

Our goals this year are to ride more, dance more, and dress better - and what better way to tick all those boxes then to embark on the streets of Wellington Solid-Gold style! 

Our last event was our biggest yet, but we think we can do better this time. Charge your batteries, re-purpose your Christmas lights, dust off your sequin jumpsuits, wear your hair big and join with us as we ride footloose into the night. 

We're celebrating the joy of and freedom of the bicycle 80's style - everyone is welcome, from beginners to experts. This ride is about the journey, not the finish line!  Meet at Pukeahu, top of Taranaki Street, Te Aro, near the war memorial!



Tuesday Toolbox Sessions

Tuesday 5 & 19 February, 12:30pm with Bicycle Junction

Tuesday Toolbox is a series of quick 15 minute workshops covering the most common bike repairs, all in plain English for those new to riding and tending to their beloved (bikes).

Our February topic is Self Servicing Your Bike.  Whether you're a fair-weather rider or a snowstorm commuter, your bike needs constant love and attention. We want to give you some basic insight into what needs to be done, how often, and what to watch out for. A well-maintained bike is smoother to ride, lasts longer, and looks prettier! We'll shed light on simple adjustments you can make at home, and give you some additional tips and tricks to keep you riding happy all year long.  We'll be holding these workshops at 12.30 on the 5th and 19th of Feb.  Same place as always - Bicycle Junction, 1 Marion Street.  Ride on!





Whanganui


Kickstart your Commute 

1—28 Feb 

Ride between your place and somewhere (Whanganui only). Get individualised help in choosing your routes and some tips for riding on the roads.

Contact wbug@can.org.nz for more info!



Green Drinks 

Tue 12 Feb 5.30pm

Vault Café 26 Victoria Avenue

A short introduction to the bike events planned for this month.

wbug@can.org.nz 



National Go By Bike Day 

Wed 13 Feb 7-9am 

Cornmarket Reserve

Free pancake breakfast for all people on bicycles! Turn up on your bike in the morning for some free kai and a high five for cycling. Free bike checks, courtesy of Green Bikes.


Velo Ronny’s Electric Bike Demo Day

Wed 13 Feb 3-7pm

Cooks Gardens Velodrome

Test ride and learn all about the eBike movement. Trek City and MTB eBikes available. Bring your own helmet.

Check out https://www.facebook.com/VeloR... for more info.


Picnic on Pedals 

Fri 15 Feb 5-8pm

Meet at kererū statue near i-SITE, Taupo Quay

BYO food and drinks for a social and family-friendly ride along the river pathway to Kowhai Park.

Contact pernille_lunn_p@hotmail.com for details


Velo Ronny’s Balance Bikes & Trikes Course

Sat 16 Feb 9-9.30am

Cooks Gardens Velodrome

Learn basic skills over a fun course for kids riding trikes or balance bikes. We’ll check helmets and bikes too. Helmets & shoes a must.

www.facebook.com/VeloRonnys/


Ride Leader Workshop

Sun 17 Feb 9am - 3.30pm

Free Any Free Ride Leader Workshop for people who want to share their love of biking with others.

More info at www.rideleader.nz


Ride Leader Forum

Mon 18 Feb 6-8pm

A forum for ride leaders to meet and discuss topics of interest and network with other like-minded people.

More info at www.rideleader.nz


Kiwi Kids Bike Race

17 Feb 1pm, 3 Mar 1pm, 17 Mar 1pm

St Johns Hill School

A fun series of events for all kids from 3 to 13 years of age to help build skills and confidence on bikes. Registration @12.30pm

www.facebook.com/wanganuimtbclub/


Frocks on Bikes

Sun 24 Feb 2-4pm

Meet at Ladie’s Rest Building 75 St Hill Street

A fun filled mystery ride with activities along the way. It includes a family friendly kids/ route. Dress up in your finest frock, suit or superhero costume and join in a fun adventure around town. All wheels without engines are welcome. Registration from 1.30pm.

Contact ph: 06 345 6833 or womnet.wang@callplus.net.nz for more info



Blenheim


Go By Bike - Free Coffee/Tea

When: Wed 20 Feb 6:30am-3pm

Where: Karaka Cuisine, 12 Sheffield Street, Riverlands Estate, Blenheim

Never been out to see us before? We are connected to the Riverlands Cycle Trail (jump on from end of McArtney st by post office off Redwood st) so no need to be on SH1 at all, nice & safe.

Why? To encourage more Marlborough people to ride their bike as a viable mode of transport. So, get out into the fresh air & come out & see us & enjoy a complimentary cuppa to reward yourself! 🚲  Limited to one cuppa per cyclist 🚴‍♀️




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