Summer Biking Events Around NZ
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!
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
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!
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 www.nzcyclefest.co.nz
For more events and details, see www.letsgo.org.nz
Western Bay of Plenty
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 www.sportbop.co.nz/bike-month to find out where the pit stops will be. Spread the love this Valentine’s and go by bike.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more detail.
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!
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.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more detail.
Central Bay of Plenty
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 email@example.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org - FREE!
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 www.sporty.co.nz/revolverotorua. $70 per person pre-registration or $75 per person on the day.
Eastern Bay of Plenty
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 email@example.com
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
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