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 Bike-Fest events

1-6 October events

7-13 October events

14-20 October events

21-27 October events

28 October onward events

 

 

September Bike-Fest events 

 

Event: Intergalactic Surly Day

Date: Saturday 21 September, 6pm-10pm

Organiser: Bicycle Junction

Location: Bicycle Junction

Description: One of our most beloved bike manufacturers, Surly, is celebrating their birthday in style! They're hosting a world-wide ride to coincide with 21 trips around the sun. In true Bicycle Junction style, we've put our hand up to host the Wellington edition - and it's going to be one to remember! 

An all-inclusive celebration of all things bike - Riders of any skill-level and style are welcome, and you don't need a Surly to join in! 

We'll meet at Bicycle Junction at 6pm where you can show off your favourite piece of steel and depart shortly after for a mixed terrain pedal around town. Whistling Sisters Brewery and Fermentery are joining us with our Rad Cycler collaboration brew on tap! There has even been some speak of the return of the DIY BBQ bike? I guess you'll have to come along to find out!

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Event: Why We Cycle - movie screening

Date: Saturday 28 September, 6pm-8pm

Organiser: NZIA and Dutch Embassy

Location: City Gallery

Description: In collaboration with the Dutch Embassy, the NZIA Wellington Branch present ‘Why We Cycle’, a documentary that takes a ride with ordinary cyclists and specialists from a variety of disciplines. These conversations uncover some obvious, but even more hidden effects of cycling on people, on societies, and on the organisation of cities. 

The screening of the film is followed by a panel discussion about cycling in the city. The intention is to hit the issue from a number of perspectives and talk over what potential there is in developing the cycling culture. 

Panelists to be confirmed. 
Registration not required but recommended as seating is limited.

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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: Strathmore Park Bike Rodeo

Date: Friday 4 October, 11am - 2pm

Organiser: Pedal Ready, Raukawa Community Centre and ReBicycle

Location: Kahurangi School

Description: Pedal Ready and the Strathmore Park and Raukawa Community Centres are bringing the ReBicycle kids bike rodeo to Kahurangi School. The rodeo includes a range of challenging obstacles for all abilities. Free bike fun for ages 3-10ish. Some bikes and helmets available but bring your own if you can. Pedal Ready instructors will be on hand to help kids learn to ride, build confidence on their bikes or do a basic bike safety check. Arthur from The Mechanical Tempest will be doing free bike fixes from 11am-12noon.

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Event: Cycling in the City

Date: Saturday 5 October, 9.30am - 12.30pm

Organiser: Pedal Ready

Location: Lyall Bay School

Description: Getting ready to ride? Want to make the journey to work safer? Brush up on your cycle skills at our free training session!
Registrations required. Email info@pedalready.org.nz or sign up online

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Event: Capital BMX - have-a-go sesisons

Date: Sunday 6 October, 9.30am - 10.15am

Organiser: Capital BMX

Location: Ian Galloway Park

Description: Your chance to have a go at BMX. All ages welcome. 
$5 to borrow a bike and helmet. Must wear long sleeves and pants (all skin covered)

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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: Women's Cycling Workshops

Date: Saturday 12 October, 10am - 12pm

Organiser: ReBicycle EkeRua

Location: Mechanical Tempest

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.

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Event: Capital BMX - have-a-go sesisons

Date: Sunday 13 October, 9.30am - 10.15am

Organiser: Capital BMX

Location: Ian Galloway Park

Description: Your chance to have a go at BMX. All ages welcome. 
$5 to borrow a bike and helmet. Must wear long sleeves and pants (all skin covered)

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Event: PNP track working bee

Date: Sunday 13 October, 1pm -4pm

Organiser: PNP

Location: Hataitai Veledrome

Description: Who wouldn't want to spend an afternoon tinkering with bikes? 
Come along and help prepare our rental fleet for the new season - there'll be a bit of cleaning and maintenance but with many hands on deck, it won't take too much time. 
See you there!

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14 October - 20 October events

 

Event: PNP junior track cycling programme registration

Date: Tuesday 15 October, 4pm onward

Organiser: PNP

Location: Hataitai Veledrome

Description: PNP Cycling Club’s excellent after-school Junior Track Cycling Programme starts mid-October through to mid-March at the Wellington Velodrome in Hataitai. 
We cater for beginners through to advanced riders with kids aged 8 and up. Learning bike handling skills and playing games to start with, kids will move onto the velodrome for formation riding, team events and time-trials. 
We have a fleet of bikes that can be rented - it’s an easy way to get into one of New Zealand’s most successful sports! 

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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: Windy Wheels Road Cycling - Junior bunch rides

Date: Saturday 19 October, 8am - 10am.

Organiser: PNP

Location: Wind Wand - Evans Bay Marina

Description: First ride of summer season, followed by regular rides every Saturday. Riders from 10yrs of age + are welcome to join us. We start the session with skills training, then go out riding. Rides are transferred to indoor training if bad weather.

These rides are designed for riders wanting to progress to any of the organised Fun Rides or Competitive Events using road bikes. Road bikes available for Hire.

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Event: Capital BMX - have-a-go sesisons

Date: Sunday 20 October, 9.30am - 10.15am

Organiser: Capital BMX

Location: Ian Galloway Park

Description: Your chance to have a go at BMX. All ages welcome. 
$5 to borrow a bike and helmet. Must wear long sleeves and pants (all skin covered)

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Event: Ready Set Ride! Kids runner/balance bike event

Date: Sunday 20 October, 2.30pm - 4.30pm

Organiser: ReBicycle EkeRua

Location: Kilbirnie Recreation Centre

Description: Runner bike fun at the Rec Centre for pre-schoolers. We'll set up a race/obstacle course where kids can test their agility and speed or just have a go. There will be spot prizes! No pedals on the courts; helmets must be worn.

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21 October - 27 October events

  

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: Windy Wheels Road Cycling - Junior bunch rides

Date: Saturday 26 October, 8am - 10am.

Organiser: PNP

Location: Wind Wand - Evans Bay Marina

Description: First ride of summer season, followed by regular rides every Saturday. Riders from 10yrs of age + are welcome to join us. We start the session with skills training, then go out riding. Rides are transferred to indoor training if bad weather.

These rides are designed for riders wanting to progress to any of the organised Fun Rides or Competitive Events using road bikes. Road bikes available for Hire.

More information

   

Event: Capital BMX - have-a-go sesisons

Date: Sunday 27 October, 9.30am - 10.15am

Organiser: Capital BMX

Location: Ian Galloway Park

Description: Your chance to have a go at BMX. All ages welcome. 
$5 to borrow a bike and helmet. Must wear long sleeves and pants (all skin covered)

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28 October - End of Bike-Fest events

 

Event: Bike to School week 2019

Date: All week

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 29/10 and 1/11.

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Event: Go By Bike Day

Date: Thursday 31 October

Organiser: WCC, Greater Wellington & Cycle Wellington

Location: Queens Wharf under the sails

Description: An annual celebration of riding your bike!

Now the days are getting longer and warmer it's time to get back out on your bike! There will be breakfast, prizes and exhibitors for you to enjoy.

More information to come. 

 

Event: Bikes & Trucks - Blind zone workshop

Date: Saturday 2 November, 8am-9am

Organiser: PNP

Location: Evans Bay Marina car park

Description: At this FREE bike safety workshop, you will  be able to put yourself in the position of the Truck Driver to find out where their Blind Zones are. With this  knowledge, you will be  safer when sharing the road with trucks, buses and large vehicles generally.  

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Event: Windy Wheels Road Cycling - Junior bunch rides

Date: Saturday 2 November, 8am - 10am.

Organiser: PNP

Location: Wind Wand - Evans Bay Marina

Description: First ride of summer season, followed by regular rides every Saturday. Riders from 10yrs of age + are welcome to join us. We start the session with skills training, then go out riding. Rides are transferred to indoor training if bad weather.

These rides are designed for riders wanting to progress to any of the organised Fun Rides or Competitive Events using road bikes. Road bikes available for Hire.

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Event: Tour Aotearoa Official Guide Book launch inc. Q&A session

Date: Tuesday 5 November, 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Organiser: Kennett Brothers

Location: 4 Bond Street 

Description: A low key get together to celebrate the launch of the updated Tour Aotearoa guidebooks, and answer any questions 2020 riders may have.

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Event: Giant Wellington PNP MTB XC Series

Date: Sunday 17 November, registration from 8.30am

Organiser: PNP

Location: Makara Peak 

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.

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