Here are all the events you can take part in as part of the Greater Welly Bike-Fest. Make sure you keep an eye on this page as we will add events as they are confirmed.

 

September events

1 - 6 October events

7-13 October events

14-20 October events

21-27 October events

28 October onward events

 

BikeFest events are happening region-wide and what a great opportunity to explore outside your neighbourhood!

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September events

   

Event: Giant Wellington PNP MTB XC Series

Date: Sunday 22 September, registration from 8.30am

Organiser: PNP

Location: Waiu Trail Park

Description: The Giant Wellington PNP MTB XC series is back! Choose from 17 grades from under 11 up to masters 50+ and social. Races are up to 2 hours in duration with spot prizes and medals up for grabs. Register online (cheaper) or on the day.

More information

  

Event: Gertie and Friends leisurely cruise

Date: Sunday 22 September, 3pm

Organiser: Deborah Wright

Location: Petone Wharf

Description: Bring your cruiser & join us for a cruise around the lovely Petone Foreshore &/or Hutt River Trail. Finish back at the Seashore Cabaret for refreshments. This group is about FUN and Cruising on your cruiser.  No Lycra (frocks welcome), helmets compulsory, and bring a water bottle. We travel at the pace of the slowest rider. Please invite friends! 

More information

  

Event: GIANT Wellington PNP spring series (mountain bikes) Race 2 pre-ride

Date: Sunday 29 September, Registrations from 8.30am

Organiser: PNP

Location: Whareroa Farm

Description: Meet at Whareroa Farm car park to ride the course in groups, in preparation for next week’s race. Events in this series are open to riders in all age groups, with a range of skill levels.

More information

  

    

1 October - 6 October events

 

Event: Hutt Valley Tramping Club evening ride

Date: Tuesday 1 October, 6pm - 8pm

Organiser: Hutt Valley Tramping Club

Location: Hutt River Trail - Belmont area

Description: Evening mountain bike ride, new members welcome. To register, contact Murray 04 562 8194. The club runs easy (Grade 1) and medium (Grade 2/3) rides every Tuesday evening during summer. Their schedule of weekend and day trips includes some great bike rides. 

More information or contact

  

Event: Wednesday Wander Mountain Bike ride

Date: Wednesday 2 October, 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Organiser: Hutt Valley Mountain Bike Club

Location: Polhill Reserve, Aro Valley

Description: The Hutt Valley Mountain Bike Club runs regular Wednesday evening rides, exploring the Hutt Valley and around the region. The club also organises rides every other Sunday and participates in other mountain biking activities, such MTB orienteering events and trail digs. 

 

More information and contact

   

Event: Friding

Date: Friday 4 October, all day

Organiser: Greater Welly Bike-Fest

Location: Wherever you want

Description: Friding: it’s riding your bike, on a Friday.
It’s our way of changing the world one Friday at a time. It’s getting people out riding together for one day a week – and what better day than Friday? It’s the best way, on the best day.
So let’s @go_friding – and get #friding
(Self-organised ride with friends, family or colleagues)

More information

  

Event: Big Bike Fix Up

Date: Saturday 5 October, 10am - 1pm

Organiser: The Remakery & BikeTec

Location: The Remakery - 310 Waiwhetu Rd

Description: BikeTec and Recycled Rides will be having a big bike fix up. Bring your bike to get fixed, or come check out the bikes available for sale.

More information

  

Event: Wainuiomata BMX Championships

Date: Saturday 5 October, 1pm start

Organiser: Wainuiomata BMX Club

Location: Hugh Sinclair Park

Description: Come along to the big Wainuiomata track for an afternoon of thrills and excitement. This fun event promises some real action for spectators and riders alike. Riders are boys and girls from the ages of 4yrs right up to 50+yrs. Please note, riders must belong to a BMX club and be licensed with BMX NZ. Entries close 28 September.

More information and more information

  

Event: GIANT Wellington PNP spring series (mountain bikes) Race 2

Date: Sunday 6 October, Registrations from 8.30am

Organiser: PNP

Location: Whareroa Farm

Description: Meet at Whareroa Farm car park to ride the course in groups, in preparation for next week’s race. Events in this series are open to riders in all age groups, with a range of skill levels.

More information

  

    

7 October - 13 October events

 

Event: Bike Rodeo and working bee

Date: Tuesday 8 October, 2pm -4pm

Organiser: ReBicycle EkeRua

Location: Treadwell Hall

Description: ReBicycle is bringing their bike rodeo and bikes to the Naenae Computer Clubhouse during the school holidays, supervised by Pedal Ready instructors. Alongside this we're holding a working bee to fix the bikes in the Bike Box. Bring your tools and we'll keep the kids entertained!

More information

  

Event: MyRide bike maintenance session

Date: Tuesday 8 October

Organiser: MyRide Hutt Valley

Location: MyRide Lower Hutt

Description: This workshop is designed to help you with the basics of looking after your bike. We'll show you how to change a tyre and tube, how to clean your bike to minimise wear on moving parts, and when to get it in for servicing. No need to bring your bike, just reply via Facebook or give us a call 04 560 4719 to confirm your place.

More information

  

Event: Bike Fix Up session

Date: Wednesday 9 October, 6pm - 8pm

Organiser: Recycled Rides

Location: The Remakery - 310 Waiwhetu Rd

Description: Learn bike maintenance skills at these fixup sessions, held twice a week.  Bring your bike along and their mechanic and volunteers will show you how to  fix problems and keep it in good working order. If you want to buy a bike, check out what they have for sale.

More information

  

Event: Wainuiomata BMX Club - all welcome

Date: Wednesday 9 October, 5.45pm start

Organiser: Wainuiomata BMX Club

Location: Hugh Sinclair Park

Description: Interested in BMX? Come on down and get involved! During summer the club runs training sessions every Wednesday evening starting at 5.45pm, and racing on Saturdays starting at 2.30pm. New members welcome.

More information

  

Event: Wednesday wander mountain bike ride

Date: Wednesday 9 October, 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Organiser: Hutt Valley Mountain Bike club

Location: Belmont Regional Park - Stratton St entrance

Description: The Hutt Valley Mountain Bike Club runs regular Wednesday evening rides, exploring the Hutt Valley and around the region. The club also organises rides every other Sunday and participates in other mountain biking activities, such MTB orienteering events and trail digs.

More information

  

Event: Ride Holidays 'Climbing for Charity' vertical meters challenge

Date: Friday 11 October - Sunday 13 October 

Organiser: Ride Holidays

Location: Wherever you ride!

Description: Are you up for a serious challenge? Your mission is to climb 5000 vertical metres over a three day period, 11-13 October. Our goal is to raise $10,000 to provide bikes for Tui Glen School in Stokes Valley. They have built their ‘Bikes in Schools’ track, and now the kids are keen to get riding. It’s easy - Sign up, collect a few sponsors, then off you go.

More information and more information

  

Event: Friding

Date: Friday 11 October, all day

Organiser: Greater Welly Bike-Fest

Location: Wherever you want

Description: Friding: it’s riding your bike, on a Friday.
It’s our way of changing the world one Friday at a time. It’s getting people out riding together for one day a week – and what better day than Friday? It’s the best way, on the best day.
So let’s @go_friding – and get #friding
(Self-organised ride with friends, family or colleagues)

More information

  

Event: Cycling in the City - Adult bike workshop

Date: Saturday 12 October, 9.30am - 12.30pm

Organiser: Pedal Ready

Location: Wilford School

Description: Workshop for adults wanting to try an e-bike or learn to ride more confidently on the road

More information

  

Event: Bike Fix Up session

Date: Saturday 12 October, 10am - 1pm

Organiser: Recycled Rides

Location: The Remakery - 310 Waiwhetu Rd

Description: Learn bike maintenance skills at these fixup sessions, held twice a week.  Bring your bike along and their mechanic and volunteers will show you how to  fix problems and keep it in good working order. If you want to buy a bike, check out what they have for sale. 

More information.

 

Event: Wainuiomata BMX Club - all welcome

Date: Saturday 12 October, 2.30pm start

Organiser: Wainuiomata BMX Club

Location: Hugh Sinclair Park

Description: Interested in BMX? Come on down and get involved! During summer the club runs training sessions every Wednesday evening starting at 5.45pm, and racing on Saturdays starting at 2.30pm. New members welcome.

More information

  

Event: Beginners social mountain bike ride

Date: Saturday 12 October, 9.30am - 11.30am

Organiser: Amanda Santos

Location: Hutt River Trail, Lower Hutt

Description: This ride starts at The Esplanade, Petone. A social ride, suitable for beginners. You’ll need a mountain bike with suitable off-road tyres. 

More information

  

Event: Wainui Wicked Wheels

Date: Saturday 12 October, 11am - 2pm

Organiser: HCC Healthy Families

Location: ANZAC Way Wainuiomata

Description: For those who love to roll Wicked Wheels is an opportunity that brings local Wainuiomata people together in the heart of their community. Wicked Wheels is part of creating a vibrant Queen St where everyone feels welcome and all ages can feel connected. It is also an opportunity to spread the word and enthusiasm for cycling throughout the valley. Wainuiomata has so much potential to become the number one cycling neighbourhood in the Wellington region and lead the way into a healthier future. Moving on wheels is freedom and fun and the prefect way to keep fit and save the planet.

More information

  

Event: Gertie and Friends leisurely cruise

Date: Sunday 13 October, 3pm

Organiser: Deborah Wright

Location: Petone Wharf

Description: Bring your cruiser & join us for a cruise around the lovely Petone Foreshore &/or Hutt River Trail. Finish back at the Seashore Cabaret for refreshments. This group is about FUN and Cruising on your cruiser.  No Lycra (frocks welcome), helmets compulsory, and bring a water bottle. We travel at the pace of the slowest rider. Please invite friends! 

More information

  

Event: Sunday mountain bike ride

Date: Sunday 13 October, 9am - 1pm

Organiser: Hutt Valley Mountain Bike Club

Location: Wainuiomata Trial Park

Description: This ride will explore several of Wainuiomata Trail Park's tracks. The ride will include Rata Ridge, a challenging Grade 5 trail with technical descents through dense native forest. Meet 9.00am at the carpark, Waiu Street Wainuiomata. We'll be out for around 4 hours, so bring your lunch.

More information

  

Event: GIANT Wellington PNP spring series (mountain bikes) Race 3 pre-ride

Date: Sunday 13 October, Registrations from 8.30am

Organiser: PNP

Location: Rangituhi Trail Park

Description: Meet at the car park to ride the course in groups, in preparation for next week’s race. Events in this series are open to riders in all age groups, with a range of skill levels

More information

  

Event: Hub v's mid drive e-bike test rides

Date: Sunday 13 October, 11am - 3pm

Organiser: Wellington Electric Bikes

Location: 55 Cuba St Petone

Description: Have you ever wondered how a mid drive ebikes feels compared to a mid drive ebike? Will here is your chance to test both types of drive at the same time. Wellington Electric bikes is providing free test rides Sunday 6th, 13th and 20th of October, between 11 am and 3 pm, at our Petone shop. There is plenty of car free areas and safe spaces in which to test ride.

More information

     

14 October - 20 October events

   

Event: Bike Fix Up session

Date: Wednesday 16 October, 6pm - 8pm

Organiser: Recycled Rides

Location: The Remakery - 310 Waiwhetu Rd

Description: Learn bike maintenance skills at these fixup sessions, held twice a week.  Bring your bike along and their mechanic and volunteers will show you how to  fix problems and keep it in good working order. If you want to buy a bike, check out what they have for sale. 

More information.

  

Event: Wainuiomata BMX Club - all welcome

Date: Wednesday 16 October, 5.45pm start

Organiser: Wainuiomata BMX Club

Location: Hugh Sinclair Park

Description: Interested in BMX? Come on down and get involved! During summer the club runs training sessions every Wednesday evening starting at 5.45pm, and racing on Saturdays starting at 2.30pm. New members welcome.

More information

  

Event: Wednesday wander mountain bike ride

Date: Wednesday 16 October, 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Organiser: Recycled Rides

Location: Zealandia Car Park

Description: This week's Wednesday Wander will explore the Sanctuary's perimeter fenceline, and maybe some other local trails as well. Meet at Zealandia carpark, Waiapu Rd Karori.

More information.

  

Event: Friding

Date: Friday 18 October, all day

Organiser: Greater Welly Bike-Fest

Location: Wherever you want

Description: Friding: it’s riding your bike, on a Friday.
It’s our way of changing the world one Friday at a time. It’s getting people out riding together for one day a week – and what better day than Friday? It’s the best way, on the best day.
So let’s @go_friding – and get #friding
(Self-organised ride with friends, family or colleagues)

More information

  

Event: Bike Fix Up session

Date: Saturday 19 October, 10am - 1pm

Organiser: Recycled Rides

Location: The Remakery - 310 Waiwhetu Rd

Description: Learn bike maintenance skills at these fixup sessions, held twice a week.  Bring your bike along and their mechanic and volunteers will show you how to  fix problems and keep it in good working order. If you want to buy a bike, check out what they have for sale. 

More information.

  

Event: Wainuiomata BMX Club - all welcome

Date: Saturday 19 October, 2.30pm start

Organiser: Wainuiomata BMX Club

Location: Hugh Sinclair Park

Description: Interested in BMX? Come on down and get involved! During summer the club runs training sessions every Wednesday evening starting at 5.45pm, and racing on Saturdays starting at 2.30pm. New members welcome.

More information

  

Event: GIANT Wellington PNP spring series (mountain bikes) Race 3

Date: Sunday 13 October, Registrations from 8.30am

Organiser: PNP

Location: Rangituhi Trail Park

Description: Meet at the car park to ride the course in groups, in preparation for next week’s race. Events in this series are open to riders in all age groups, with a range of skill levels

More information

  

Event: Hub v's mid drive e-bike test rides

Date: Sunday 20 October, 11am - 3pm

Organiser: Wellington Electric Bikes

Location: 55 Cuba St Petone

Description: Have you ever wondered how a mid drive ebikes feels compared to a mid drive ebike? Will here is your chance to test both types of drive at the same time. Wellington Electric bikes is providing free test rides Sunday 6th, 13th and 20th of October, between 11 am and 3 pm, at our Petone shop. There is plenty of car free areas and safe spaces in which to test ride.

More information

  

           

21 October - 27 October events

    

Event: Bike to School week 2019

Date: Monday 21 October - Friday 25 October

Organiser: Pedal Ready

Location: Your school

Description: Bike to School Week is a free, fun, week-long celebration for students who have completed Pedal Ready training. School participation in Bike to School Week enhances sustainability curriculum, builds community, and highlights the benefits of active transportation - like less congestion and healthy, energized students. Teachers or parents can enter children in the draw to win prizes by posting @bikegreaterwelly (facebook or instagram) with #biketoschool between 21/10 and 25/10.

More information

  

Event: Bike Fix Up session

Date: Wednesday 23 October, 6pm - 8pm

Organiser: Recycled Rides

Location: The Remakery - 310 Waiwhetu Rd

Description: Learn bike maintenance skills at these fixup sessions, held twice a week.  Bring your bike along and their mechanic and volunteers will show you how to  fix problems and keep it in good working order. If you want to buy a bike, check out what they have for sale.

More information.

  

Event: Wainuiomata BMX Club - all welcome

Date: Wednesday 23 October, 5.45pm start

Organiser: Wainuiomata BMX Club

Location: Hugh Sinclair Park

Description: Interested in BMX? Come on down and get involved! During summer the club runs training sessions every Wednesday evening starting at 5.45pm, and racing on Saturdays starting at 2.30pm. New members welcome.

More information

  

Event: Friding

Date: Friday 25 October, all day

Organiser: Greater Welly Bike-Fest

Location: Wherever you want

Description: Friding: it’s riding your bike, on a Friday.
It’s our way of changing the world one Friday at a time. It’s getting people out riding together for one day a week – and what better day than Friday? It’s the best way, on the best day.
So let’s @go_friding – and get #friding
(Self-organised ride with friends, family or colleagues)

More information

  

Event: The Bike Shed - Pencarrow – Labour Weekend Special

Date: Saturday 26 October – Monday 28 October, 10pm - 6pm

Organiser: The Bike Shed - Pencarrow

Location: South end of Muritai Rd, Eastbourne

Description: Hire bikes from the Bike Shed, and one child goes free with every 2 paying adults over Labour weekend. Plan a family outing to explore the wild coast on a mountain bike, e-bike, or even a tandem.

Make your booking beforehand (quote ‘Bikefest’).

More information and contact email or call 027 570 0108

  

Event: Womens Cycling Workshops - Naenae

Date: Saturday 26 October, 10am - 12pm

Organiser: ReBicycle Ekerua & WACC

Location: Rata St School

Description: Workshops for women from migrant/refugee or low income backgrounds to learn to ride, learn basic mechanical skills or more advanced cycling skills. Free sessions, bikes and helmets provided.

More information

  

Event: Bike Fix Up session

Date: Saturday 26 October, 10am - 1pm

Organiser: Recycled Rides

Location: The Remakery - 310 Waiwhetu Rd

Description: Learn bike maintenance skills at these fixup sessions, held twice a week.  Bring your bike along and their mechanic and volunteers will show you how to  fix problems and keep it in good working order. If you want to buy a bike, check out what they have for sale. 

More information. 

  

Event: Wainuiomata BMX Club - all welcome

Date: Saturday 26 October, 2.30pm start

Organiser: Wainuiomata BMX Club

Location: Hugh Sinclair Park

Description: Interested in BMX? Come on down and get involved! During summer the club runs training sessions every Wednesday evening starting at 5.45pm, and racing on Saturdays starting at 2.30pm. New members welcome.

More information    

  

Event: GIANT Wellington PNP spring series (mountain bikes) Race 4 pre-ride

Date: Sunday 27 October, Registrations from 8.30am

Organiser: PNP

Location: Belmont Regional Park - Stratton Street entrance

Description: Meet at the car park, to ride the course in groups in preparation for next week’s race. Events in this series are open to riders in all age groups, with a range of skill levels

More information

   

28 October onward events

   

Event: Bike Fix Up session

Date: Wednesday 30 October, 6pm - 8pm

Organiser: Recycled Rides

Location: The Remakery - 310 Waiwhetu Rd

Description: Learn bike maintenance skills at these fixup sessions, held twice a week.  Bring your bike along and their mechanic and volunteers will show you how to  fix problems and keep it in good working order. If you want to buy a bike, check out what they have for sale. 

More information.

  

Event: Wainuiomata BMX Club - all welcome

Date: Wednesday 30 October, 5.45pm start

Organiser: Wainuiomata BMX Club

Location: Hugh Sinclair Park

Description: Interested in BMX? Come on down and get involved! During summer the club runs training sessions every Wednesday evening starting at 5.45pm, and racing on Saturdays starting at 2.30pm. New members welcome.

More information

  

Event: Bike Fix Up session

Date: Saturday 2 November, 10am - 1pm

Organiser: Recycled Rides

Location: The Remakery - 310 Waiwhetu Rd

Description: Learn bike maintenance skills at these fixup sessions, held twice a week.  Bring your bike along and their mechanic and volunteers will show you how to  fix problems and keep it in good working order. If you want to buy a bike, check out what they have for sale. 

More information. 

  

Event: Wainuiomata BMX Club - all welcome

Date: Saturday 2 November, 2.30pm start

Organiser: Wainuiomata BMX Club

Location: Hugh Sinclair Park

Description: Interested in BMX? Come on down and get involved! During summer the club runs training sessions every Wednesday evening starting at 5.45pm, and racing on Saturdays starting at 2.30pm. New members welcome.

More information

  

Event: Giant Wellington PNP MTB XC Series

Date: Sunday 3 November, registration from 8.30am

Organiser: PNP

Location: Belmont Regional Park - End of Stratton Street

Description: The Giant Wellington PNP MTB XC series is back! Choose from 17 grades from under 11 up to masters 50+ and social. Races are up to 2 hours in duration with spot prizes and medals up for grabs. Register online (cheaper) or on the day.

More information

  

Event: WMCC 2019 Women's Series, Wainui Wander

Date: Sunday 10 November, 9am start

Organiser: Wellington Masters Cycling Club

Location: Meet in Wainuiomata - exact location TBC

Description: You can choose a 34km or 50km ride, out to the coast. The 2019 Womens Series is open to all women 16 years and over. It is suited to women who have a road bike and can comfortably ride 30 kilometres or more. Register online for each event in the series, by 7pm on the Thursday before the event.

More information

  

Event: Giant Wellington PNP MTB XC Series

Date: Sunday 10 November, 10am - 4pm

Organiser: Wainuiomata Trail Project

Location: Waiu Street, Wainuiomata

Description: Get registered for a great day of racing, whether you'll be hitting it out solo or in a team with your mates, it'll be good times!

More information

  

Event: Gertie and Friends leisurely cruise

Date: Sunday 24 November, 3pm

Organiser: Deborah Wright

Location: Petone Wharf

Description: Bring your cruiser & join us for a cruise around the lovely Petone Foreshore &/or Hutt River Trail. Finish back at the Seashore Cabaret for refreshments. This group is about FUN and Cruising on your cruiser.  No Lycra (frocks welcome), Helmets compulsory, and bring a water bottle. We travel at the pace of the slowest rider. Please invite friends! 

More information

 

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