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: WMCC Women's Series - Ocean Cruise

Date: Sunday 29 September, 9am start

Organiser: WMCC

Location: Featherston Community Centre

Description: The Women's series is eight events between August 2019 and May 2020 for women in the Wellington region who like riding their bikes and want to get fitter, have fun and gain confidence riding on the road in a group. 
The series involves riding at a steady bunch pace with other women of similar ability. For women who've not done much bunch riding or never raced before, it's a chance to develop your skills. For more experienced women, it's a chance to ride with women at your pace, and to share your knowledge with others. 
Ocean Cruise - Meet at the Featherston Community Centre ready to start at 9am on a short or long ride out towards Ocean Beach. 
You can choose to ride a 32km or 70km course in a group that matches your pace. This is the first of our timed events. 
Coffee/lunch afterwards at Everest Café, Featherston.

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1 October - 6 October events

  

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)

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Event: WMCC two-up team time trial, Kahutara

Date: Sunday 6 October

Organiser: Wellington Masters Cycling Club

Location: Kahutara School

Description: The club’s only team time trial for this season is this 40km event for teams of two riders. There’s also a 40km or 22km solo / tandem option. The event is open to riders of all ages, and visitors are welcome.

Entries online by Thursday 3 October 7.00pm. 

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7 October - 13 October events

  

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)

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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.

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Event: 2019 Lake Wairarapa Cycle Challenge

Date: Sunday 13 October, registration from 7.45am

Organiser: WMCC

Location: ANZAC Hall, Featherston

Description: Online entries are now open for the 2019 Lake Wairarapa Cycle Challenge, sponsored by Capital Cycles. This event is open to all riders and you don't have to be a member of a cycling club to take part. 

Choose either 64k or 80k. This event is for all riding abilities and a great way to prepare for the 2019 Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge.

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14 October - 20 October events

    

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)

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Event: WMCC 90/60km graded road race, Gladstone

Date: Sunday 20 October, registration from 8.15am

Organiser: Wellington Masters Cycling Club

Location: Gladstone Sports & Social Complex

Description: This event is open to masters age riders only. Visitors welcome.  A, B & C Grades will ride 90km, D & E Grades 60km. Register online before 7.00pm, Thursday 17 October.

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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.

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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)

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Event: WMCC 40/22km time trial, Kahutara

Date: Sunday 27 October, registration from 8.15am

Organiser: Wellington Masters Cycling Club

Location: Kahutara School

Description: This time trial event is open to riders of all ages, and visitors are welcome.

Entries online by 7.00pm, Thursday 24 October.

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28 October onward events

  

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