March 22: Let’s go around again!

March 22: Let’s go around again!

  Every March for the last 15+ years, we’ve ridden a lap of this little country of ours. It’s fair to say that sometimes we wonder how we’re going to keep it interesting. But without fail, we’re still wowed by the amazing scenery and the people who come riding...
The November Brewery Tour

The November Brewery Tour

  Twelve bikes, two breweries and the sun shining around the East Cape – fabulous! I’d discovered the Sunshine Brewery within ambling distance of the campground in Gisborne and made a note to include it in a future tour. Then we heard that Mata had a brewery and...
June – 4 rides in 4 weekends – the Wet Month.

June – 4 rides in 4 weekends – the Wet Month.

This was a concept we dreamed up last year to fill the void following NZ’s COVID lockdown when we were supposed to be overseas on a celebration trip. Instead with COVID still looming, we sorted a weekend ride for every weekend in June. Minimal organization, and no...
May – Café run to the Sandbar, Mangawhai Heads

May – Café run to the Sandbar, Mangawhai Heads

There is something nice about Northland. No, it isn’t the Auckland traffic that needs battling to get there, but the scenery, the pace of life, maybe it’s the people. Whatever it is, we quite like it up there! We’d had a couple of great experiences at the Sandbar, so...
April – Café run to Kinloch, Lake Taupo

April – Café run to Kinloch, Lake Taupo

Kinloch – we’ve all seen the sign, but what IS down that road? As it isn’t a through road, many, us included, pass straight on by. Well, I can report riding in feels like entering a country club – a big golf fairway, a covered boat storage park, then an entire town of...
Waipu to Te Anau avoiding SH1

Waipu to Te Anau avoiding SH1

5,400kms, 13 days, 9 bikes, 14 people and endless sunshine! Come riding with us, we know where to go and how to get there! I don’t think this ride could have got any better! We set ourselves the challenge of getting from as far North to as far South without using...
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