August is Heart of the City’s Restaurant month… which means it’s time for Dinner by Bike, presented by Bike Auckland: a progressive three-course dinner on wheels that lets you discover Auckland’s streets and flavours from a fresh perspective.

Book a slot and BYO bike to enjoy a leisurely 10km round-trip tour of the city with stops for entrée, main, dessert, and a nightcap, in the company of a convivial group of bike-minded people.

There are two tours on each of the first two Tuesdays in August:

Tuesday 1 August, tours at 5.45pm and 6.45pm

Tuesday 8 August, tours at 5.45pm and 6.45pm

What’s on the menu this year?

Each guided tour begins at City Works Depot on the corner of Nelson and Wellesley St, with an appetiser at Food Truck Garage, and then winds exclusively along safe cycleways – including Lightpath in all its night-time glory – to Ima Cuisine for a Mediterranean feast. A delectable dessert at Giapo is followed by a waterfront wander and then a post-dinner drink back at Brothers Beer to complete the circuit.

Between courses, you’ll take in Auckland’s sparkling cycleways, streets and public spaces by night – an exhilarating way to activate all five senses and experience the city as never before.  

For more information and to register, visit hereNB Tickets are very limited – this event has sold out almost immediately in previous years, so be quick for your chance to dine-and-ride!

A portion of each ticket goes to supporting Bike Auckland’s work for a better city for people on bikes. So as well as fresh air, fabulous flavours, and wonderful company, you’ll enjoy the warm satisfaction of contributing to a great cause. 

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  • Amy

    At $129pp its well beyond my budget. Would like to attend if there was a 1/2 price option ;o)

  • Sam Learmonth

    I have done this the last few years but I cannot believe the price has almost doubled from $69 last year to now over $130. It is a shame because we were looking forward to doing this again this year but at that price, it’s really not something we can justify.

  • Get a $10 bottle of vodka. Put it in your drink bottle with some orange juice. Have a few beers. Go to within eyesight of the tour party departure point. When they start off just tag along. What are they going to do, give you a ticket? (Uh actually, AT may well just do that)

  • Bike Auckland

    Hey folks – an answer to questions about this year’s price: in previous years, these rides were run by Auckland Transport, which was able to run them at a lower cost because they had more internal resources to help put them on.

    Bike Auckland has taken up the opportunity to run Dinner by Bike as a fundraiser, and as a small not-for-profit we want to operate sustainably so we can keep doing these events (and so more people can enjoy them) in years to come. The ticket covers the food and the guided ride, as well as a contribution to supporting the work Bike Auckland does for a better city for people on bikes. We’re very happy to say tickets are selling fast and we are looking at adding more sessions.

    Also, Dinner by Bike is run under the umbrella of Heart of the City’s Restaurant Month, which aims to brighten up the CBD during the traditional winter slump. We’re sure that heaps of cafes and restaurants all across the city would love a similar love-in during the dark months, so we would totally encourage our bike community to make a point of getting out and supporting bike-friendly establishments in your neighborhoods. Bike to beers, dash for dumplings, or just quax home some takeaways; it’s always more fun and festive on a bike. And if you can gather a bunch of friends to go too, so much the better!