Summer Biking Events Around NZ

New Plymouth

Dirt Maidens Mountain Bike Rides & BBQ

Sunday 28 January, 11 February

All-women all-experience cross country mountain bike rides at Lake Mangamahoe. Suitable for all abilities, with a seperate kids ride at the same time!

Let's Go Pancake Breakfast

Wednesday 14 February

Ditch the car and walk, ride or bus to Brougham Street shared space for a free pancake breakfast on your way to work. Breakfast is served from 7:30am - 9am

The Friday Dash - Bicycle Street Race

Friday 16 February

Short and scorchingly fast street racing!  A road bike and a helmet is all you need. 30mins race time plus one lap. Registration start/finish on Egmont Street opposite Frederics. Register from 5.30pm, racing from 6.30pm - Free Entry!

New Zealand Cycle Festival Taranaki 2018

Friday 9 - Monday 12 March

The Festival includes a '100K flyer' Surf Highway 45 ride from Hawera to New Plymouth, bike expo, movie night, criterion race, BMX, and a 'Frocks on Bikes' ride. More details at

For more events and details, see

Western Bay of Plenty

Go By Bike Day!

Wednesday 14 February

Get in the Valentine’s Day spirit and bike to work, school or just for fun as part of our ‘Love me, Love my bike’ Valentine’s special! Pit stop locations across the Western Bay of Plenty will be open from 7am-9am supplying you with refreshments and spot prizes for best dressed. Go to to find out where the pit stops will be. Spread the love this Valentine’s and go by bike.

City by Cycle - Guided Rides

Thursday 1 February, 8 February

Discover connecting trails leading through Kopurererua Valley, Greerton and the Avenues on the 1st, and beat traffic through Maungatapu and Welcome Bay on the 8th! FREE - bookings essential. Contact Paul 021 050 1728 for more detail.

Katikati Town Family Ride

Sunday 11 February

A 12km journey through trails and connecting roads to see the sights of Katikati, with a free swim at the Dave Hume Pools afterwards. A shorter 4km course also available - FREE!

Waihi Beach Frocks on Bikes

Sunday 28 January

Join us in your Sunday best and ride about Waihi Beach with your friends and fellow frocked-up-bicyclers! Register at 10am, prizegiving at 1.30pm at Waihi Beach Hotel. Gold coin donation.

The Great K Valley Adventure Race

Think scavenger hunt, mountain biking, map reading, puzzle solving as a team or individual. Combining the best of all disciplines to locate clues and points hidden in the valley and solve an overall puzzle. Great fun for families, adventurers, friends, and workmates.

Winning will require a little luck, willpower and mastery. Registration required. $40 per team; $15 per individual; payment details will be supplied upon registration. Must be able to ride 10-25km length at your own pace.

For more details, contact Sunrise Rotary Tauranga – Warren 027 692 7736 or Rhonda 027 967 328 or email

Be Cycle Savvy

A range of cycle skills courses are operating throughout February - from kids, to individuals, to workplaces, there's something for everyone.

Contact Paul 021 050 1728 or email for more detail.

For more events and details, see or Facebook page Play in the Bay

Central Bay of Plenty

Vincent Van GPS

Track your ride and create a work of art by ‘drawing’ your journey using the Strava app. Map your ride, then share from the app to to be in to win. 

Drawings will be judged by a panel and will gain points for skill and originality. Rides must be logged between 1 - 28 Feb, with Sunday March 4th the last day to email your masterpiece through. Please note pictures that are not ‘whanau-friendly’ will not be entered into the competition.

Picnic in the Park

Wednesday 14 February

Treat your bike and ride to the Go By Bike Day Valentine’s Picnic. Bring a friend, a workmate or your valentine... but everyone must ride a bike! Spot prizes on the day. For registrations please email - FREE!

Revolve Super V

Saturday 24 February

The costumes and shuttles are back with this women’s only gravity style race. The course will be G Rock, Chestnut Link and Rollercoaster with Party HQ at the corner of Reservoir and Hill Road. See you there! Register at $70 per person pre-registration or $75 per person on the day.

For more events and details, see or Facebook page Play in the Bay

Eastern Bay of Plenty

Social Mountain Biking

Wednesday 7, 14, 21 February

Guided social group rides for 1 to 1½ hours around the park (depending on group ability). Come along to familiarise yourself with the park and meet like-minded mountain bikers. Helmets must be worn and bikes must be in good working condition with working brakes. Bring your bike, helmet, protective gear, water bottle and food. FREE

Location: Onepu MTB Park, SH30 (opposite Braemar Road), Onepu

Contact: Dave Ball on 07 3084208 or email

Community Beginner’s RPM Spin Class

Wednesday 7, 14, 21, 28 February

A choreographed group exercise class on a bike. Low impact and fun class to music. Weight limit on bike 130kg. Bookings essential as numbers are limited. $5 per class. Please add Bring a sweat towel and water bottle. Wear comfortable clothing (t shirt and shorts/cycle pants).

Location: MMA gym, 163 Commerce Street, Whakatane

Contact: Iris Herewini on 027 711 5833

Whakatane Cycle Club

Sunday 4, 11, 18, 25 February

Anyone who is interested in joining their club or wants to know more about club rides, please contact Kevin. Beginner riders are welcome. Ride calendars are also available Time 8am from the Whakatane Cycle Centre.

Location: PAK’nSAVE carpark, King Street, Whakatane

Contact: Kevin McComb on 07 308 7112

Aotearoa Bike Challenge 2018

1 February - 28 February 2018

Starts in 8 days!


Aotearoa Bike Challenge 2018 Registrations

  • 1,109 Organisations
  • 6,617 People

New Zealand all time stats

  • 1,850 Organisations
  • 29,548 People
  • 8,424 New riders
  • 11,643,553 km
  • 661,635 Rides
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