Ride Summertime Rolls Events
Electric bike training - Jan/Feb/Mar
Want to get the most out of your battery boosted e-bike?
Whether a mountain bike or walkway cruiser, let the professionals get you up to speed with advice and a practical bike handling 90 mins refresher session.
January Wed 09, 10:30am – 12pm & Wed 23, 3:30 – 5pm
February Wed 06, 10:30am – 12pm & Wed 20, 3:30 – 5pm
March Wed 06, 10:30am – 12pm & Wed 20, 3:30 – 5pm
First & third Tuesday of the month, 5 – 6.30pm
BIKE TO THE BOWL PICNIC
Picnic at The Bowl - Sat 26 Jan
Get on your bike and ride with friends to the TSB Bowl of Brooklands for an afternoon of entertainment by local band ‘FAMILY 3’ playing hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s. BYO bike and picnic blanket and we will provide the food! Bike tune up station supplied by New Plymouth Bike Kitchen. Amore coffee cart onsite.
Note: Please walk bikes through Pukekura Park.
Free event, but registrations essential. Please contact the Summer Scene Team on 06 759 6060 or register at festivaloflights.nz. Numbers are limited.
1:30pm – 3pm
Aotearoa Bike Challenge
The Aotearoa Bike Challenge is a fun, free national competition focused on workplaces to encourage their staff to ride a bike for just 10 minutes or more.
There are awesome prizes up for grabs on both a national and local level!
Sign up your workplace now and log your rides in February! We want to put New Plymouth on the leader board for biking in New Zealand.
To help your workplace along in motivating your staff to jump on a bike, each organisation that signs up will receive a goody bag of prizes to help incentivise staff.
Sign up today for the Aotearoa Bike Challenge.
Practical adult bike training - Every Wed and Fri from 6 Feb
These sessions focus on individual bike handling, route selection and riding in traffic through skill building and short group rides.
Free event including a free bike check at the start.
Huatoki Plaza: Wednesdays: 5:30pm-7:00pm
Bell Block/Taranaki Cycle Park (end of Smeaton Rd): Fridays 5:30pm – 7pm
Registrations/more information: email@example.com
LETS GO PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Walk, ride, bus - 14 Feb (Valentines Day)
Ditch the car and walk, ride or bus to Brougham St shared space for a free pancake breakfast on your way to work. It’s Valentine’s so grab your bike, best mate and bring them for brekky! Breakfast
is served from 7:30am.
Lower Brougham St (outside the library) 7:30am – 9am
Bicycle street race - 15 Feb
Short and scorchingly fast street racing. Thirty mins race time plus one lap. Race registration and start/finish on Egmont Street opposite Frederics. Category prizes for student teams, open teams and individual riders.
Registrations essential: firstname.lastname@example.org
5:30pm racing from 6pm
MOBILITY SCOOTER FOOTBALL
All welcome - 26 Feb
Come along and join your fellow mobility scooter riders for a morning of complimentary scooter checks and fun games of mobility scooter football. Let’s finish the day off with a light lunch! We will bring a few scooters along if you want to give it a go and don’t have your own.
Supported by Parafed Taranaki and Taranaki Disability Centre
Tasman Parade (green space next to Wind Wand car park) 10am – 12pm
VELO DEUS 20
A good old fashioned bike race - 1 Mar
Velo Deus 20 or Bike Gods 20 is a retro bicycle team’s race open to riders of 20 inch wheel bicycles pre 1990. Get a team together for 20 short, fast laps on Egmont St. Dress to match your Raleigh 20, Healing Cruiser, Morrison Metro, Chopper or other homemade 20 inch classic.
Register from February 1 at Jetcharm Barbershop, Egmont St. A limited number of bikes are available for early team registrations.
Egmont St 5:30 pm – 7:30pm