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

  

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

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September events

  

Event: Pedal Ready cycle confidence sessions

Date: Thursday 26 September, 9.30am - 10.30am & 10.30am - 12 noon

Organiser: Pedal Ready

Location: Harcourt Park soccer fields - End of Norbert St

Description: As part of Social Seniors month come and experience the fun of being out and about on two wheels.
Bring along your bike and helmet and learn tips and tricks to help you gain more confidence to ride your bike around our beautiful region! We have 2 sessions available - a 9:30am to 10:30am skills session and a 10:30am-12.00pm skills and ride session.

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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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7 October - 13 October events

  

Event: Bike Rodeo - Upper Hutt

Date: Wednesday 9 October, 11am - 1pm

Organiser: Rebicycle

Location: Harcourt Park bicycle skills area - across from Norbert St parking

Description: ReBicycle is bringing their bike rodeo and bikes to Harcourt Park, alongside the bicycle skills track, during the school holidays, supervised by Pedal Ready instructors.

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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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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)

More information

  

Event: Beginners social mountain bike ride

Date: Saturday 19 October, 9.30am - 11.30am

Organiser: Amanda Santos

Location: Totara Park to Te Marua

Description: This ride starts at  Awakairangi Park,  Totara Park Upper Hutt. A social ride, suitable for beginners. You’ll need a mountain bike with suitable off-road tyres.

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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)

More information

  

Event: Beginners social mountain bike ride

Date: Saturday 26 October, 9.30am - 11.30am

Organiser: Amanda Santos

Location: Karapoti Gorge, Akatarawa

Description: This ride starts at  Karapoti Road, off Akatarawa Road,  Upper Hutt. A social ride, suitable for beginners. You’ll need a mountain bike with suitable off-road tyres. 

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28 October onward events

  

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