We want to promote your group ride

We want to promote your group rideEverywhere you look in this big, summery city of ours, there are group rides. Coffee rides, ride-to-school groups, mountain bike riders, women’s groups, packs of road riders, touring riders. You name it, Auckland offers a group ride for just about anyone. Bike Auckland wants to make it easy for people on bikes to find the …
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Honorary Hotties – a road ride with the gals

Honorary Hotties - a road ride with the galsWhat happens when two blokes join an all-female group ride? Ross Inglis explains: Next time you spot a roadie group, or you’re in one, do a quick count. How many of the riders are women? Chances are, very few. One in 10, if we had to guess. So we were intrigued when we ran into the …
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Never Too Old – taking a spin with the YMCA

Never Too Old - taking a spin with the YMCAOn a sunny Thursday in February, I took a spin around the city and out along Tamaki Drive with a group of senior Aucklanders on bikes, the first in a series of planned monthly rides. The convivial group has emerged from the city branch of the YMCA’s Never2Old fitness programme, under the guidance of Clare Lynch, with some helpful e-bike …
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This Spokes Ladies ride will bowl you over

This Spokes Ladies ride will bowl you overIt’s the beginning of the month again, and the Spokes Ladies are on a roll! Join them on Wednesday 1st March for a friendly, casual ride. It’s a super friendly bunch, and all bike types/ styles/ ages/ fitness levels and speeds are encouraged. The Spokes Ladies Rides, brought to you by Frocks on Bikes, have a …
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Spokes Ladies: Dinner at the Razza + fun, fashion, alt-folk

Spokes Ladies: Dinner at the Razza + fun, fashion, alt-folkIt’s the first week of the month again, and you know what that means – time to bowl around town with the Spokes Ladies in pursuit of fine food, fashion, beverages, art, music, and fun. Here’s the event page; full details of this month’s fab ride below… The September Issue 6pm Meet at the entrance to …
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Speaking with the Spokes Ladies about everything…

Speaking with the Spokes Ladies about everything...Have you been sitting on the fence, thinking about joining the Spokes Ladies ride? Don’t be shy – there’s one coming up next week and you’re very welcome: Wednesday 3rd August, 6pm Meet at St Kevin’s Arcade on K Rd. Oh – you haven’t heard about a Spokes Ladies ride? Let us take you along on …
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Spokes Ladies July Ride – a little more conversation

Spokes Ladies July Ride - a little more conversationGet your bright front and back lights charged and pull out your winter coats/ fun furs/ vintage stoles/ gloves/ booties and berets – we are going out! The Spokes Ladies are wrapping their July CBD night ride around two great events – the 2WALKandCYCLE conference, and the Auckland Conversations event featuring the fabulous Gil Penalosa, the …
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The Hotties – so much more than a ‘Girl Group’

The Hotties - so much more than a 'Girl Group'The Hotties is a terrific name for a diverse group of women on road bikes. Of course, the name is more to do with the support the group receives from HOT Cycles in St Heliers (and its sibling shop Mt Eden Cycles) than a term of self-congratulation. But, as ride leader Emma Hadley explains below, congratulations are indeed …
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Want to take people for a ride? Become a ride leader!

Want to take people for a ride? Become a ride leader!Fancy organizing rides for groups, whether wee neighbourhood jaunts or big adventures further afield? Then you’ll want to know about a great workshop this Sunday that will tell you everything you need to know about becoming a ride leader. It’s a small-group workshop, and there are a couple of places left, so be quick! (Also looks like …
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A Queen’s Birthday Ride – and a new bike repair shop out west

A Queen's Birthday Ride - and a new bike repair shop out westAt K Rd’s Open Streets, we got talking with a lovely couple, Colleen and Dean Jamieson, who’d biked to the event with a small group of keen new riders. The outing was one of a series they’ve started running for newish riders, alongside their new bike repair business in Glendene (always good to know about local bike shops!). …
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Spokes Ladies assemble! A Wednesday night city ride

Spokes Ladies assemble! A Wednesday night city rideIt’s the first Wednesday of the month! That means the regular Spokes Ladies ride, brought to you by Frocks on Bikes. Style… Art…Music…Conversation… Fine food and beverages… all with Bicycles. Here are the details of April’s ride. Join the group along the way if you prefer, and you can peel off at any point and head home …
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Simply the Best – A Sunday Best Ride roundup

Simply the Best - A Sunday Best Ride roundupWhat do you call a couple of hundred vintage-clad hotties rolling on bikes through Auckland’s premiere streets to celebrate the Auckland Heritage Festival? A raving success, we say! Check out the photographic evidence. (All pics below by our photographer unless otherwise specified) From the moment the Sunday Best Ride bikes and their beautiful riders began …
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ArtWeek by Cycle – and City Riding tours for beginners!

ArtWeek by Cycle - and City Riding tours for beginners!Every year, the lovely people at NextBike team up with Auckland Transport to bring you fresh views of the city by bike. Restaurant Week by Bike last month was so popular it filled up before we even had a chance to blog about it! Luckily there are a few spots left on the ArtWeek tours over the next two Saturdays …
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How to go Friding – and a Friding challenge!

How to go Friding - and a Friding challenge!Friding is one of those ideas that strikes you with the force of a revelation: Riding. On a Friday. “The best day, the best way.” Couldn’t be simpler. It’s not formal, it’s not planned, it’s just giving people permission. Once a week, take your bike. And yet, as its inventors Nick McFarlane and Greg Wood say …
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The Waiheke Winter Warm-up – an island adventure, close to home

The Waiheke Winter Warm-up - an island adventure, close to homeOn a sunny Saturday, the Ladygang & Frocks on Bikes took a bunch of new gals for a gallivant around Waiheke. Jessica Rose reports: Jess and Sophie’s ‘Waiheke Winter Warm-up’ ride was a fantastic success this weekend, despite threats to the contrary from Auckland weather all week. The day dawned sunny, but with light showers… which did prompt …
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