Longest Day Rides Around NZ

Here is a list of the Longest Day Rides we know about. If you want to have your ride added to this page please contact us.

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AucklandAlistair, Tony and Rachael are starting from Beachlands, South Auckland, doing tracks in Whitford forest, riding to Maraetai Forest and doing tracks there, riding to Duders reserve and doing the summit loop, then to Clevedon then out to Kawakawa Bay. Around 150km all up.Sponsor Alistair, Tony and Rachael
AucklandJames is embarking on an anti clockwise cyclic cross journey around and between the Waitemata, Kaipara, and Manakau Harbours.Sponsor James
AucklandDavid is taking on both days in a massive road mission around Auckland.Sponsor David
AucklandNicola is doing a one day circumnavigation of the Manukau Harbour with jaffas as sustenance.Sponsor NicolaE-mail Nicola
WaikatoMel, and some other Hamilton riders are doing a café-hopping tour of the Waikato, taking in about 200kms of road, three dozen pastries and six litres of coffee.Sponsor Mel
WaikatoDave is riding from Rotorua to the start of the Waikato River Trails and doing all of them and finishing on the Rotorua leg of the national cycleway – approximately 256km.Sponsor Dave
RotoruaSouthstar Shuttles are running their buses from sunrise to sunset in Whakarewarewa Forest – putting full day shuttling square on the menu. $1 per person, per uplift goes to Arthritis New ZealandVisit Website
RotoruaA group from Rotorua are riding every trail in Whakarewarewa Forest, and checking out the Rainbow Mountain Trail.
TaupoPaul and Tim are fitting a two day ride near Taupo into a single day.Sponsor Paul
TaupoStephen is riding both days on his singlespeed in the Volcanic Plateau, covering Whakahoro, Kaiwhakauka, Bridge to Nowhere, Old Coach, Ohakune Mountain Road, Desert Rd, Tukino Mountain Rd, Tree Trunk Gorge, Kaimanawa Rd, Rotoaira Canal, 42 Traverse and 350-400km in the process…
Lower North IslandThe two Jasons are planning to ride north from Plimmerton to Palmerston North... with orange pit stops along the waySponsor Jason
Lower North IslandJude and Shane plan to watch the sunrise Tora Beach on the east coast of the Wairarapa and ride Tarseal and Gravel roads to Paekakariki Beach on the west coast to watch the sunset, approx 150km, if anyone is keen to join email Shane.Sponsor JudeE-mail Shane
Lower North IslandSam and Wez are heading from Otaki forks up the hills East of the Otaki Scout camp, down into the Waitohu Valley, out to Otaki (for a quick coffee) along the Mangaone track, Mangaone road and along the Akatarawa road to the blueberry farm (yum!) then back up the Akatarawa Rd to the saddle and over the Waiotauru track back to Otaki forks.Sponsor Sam
WellingtonMarilyn and Claire are riding 10 peaks around Wellington: Mt Kaukau, Johnson's Hill, Makara Peak, Wright's and Hawkins. Next up is Tawa Tawa Reserve, Mt. Crawford, Mt. Albert, Mt. Victoria and Te Ahumairangi Hill. You're most welcome to join them.Sponsor MarilynE-mail Marilyn
WellingtonJono, Ali, Jonny, Matt, Dave and Brett are aiming to ride all the 'good stuff' in the greater Wellington area in a day. It'll combine jungle rides, downhill tracks, uphill grunts and totally sweet tracks you've never ridden before.Sponsor AliFB Event
WellingtonColin is sampling a smorgasbord of Wellington’s fine singletrack and cafes, plus the tedium of connecting road sections.Sponsor Colin
WellingtonAgnes is doing circuits of Wainuiomata, the Eastern Hutt Hills, and the Hutt River Trail – to round it all off with a sunset BBQ.Sponsor Agnes
WellingtonPaul is connecting up an impressive list of A to Z locations around Wellington, with a photo at each stop.Sponsor Paul
WellingtonOn Saturday Matt and Jeff will be cruising slowly around the greater Wellington area, looking for coffee shops and views, any bike shops with coffee machines are high on their list too.TXT 0274377860
South IslandSimon and John are riding from Picton to the West Coast – on a tandem – with Dave riding support.Sponsor Simon and John
MarlboroughSnay and Rae are heading out to Picton via Port Underwood and back to Blenheim via Havelock. Some shorter flatter circuits around the Blenheim district via a selection of cafes and bars, sampling some of Marlboroughs best should finish the day off nicely. You are welcome to join us on a social days ride, and help raise some funds on the way.Sponsor SnayTXT 0273061289
MarlboroughTwo over 50 blokes are riding from Blenheim up the Awatere Valley, through Molesworth Station to Hanmer Springs. 200km of metal roads, with 3700 metres of ascent.
MarlboroughMondo will be taking in some iconic sites and landmarks of Marlborough – could be 300kms.
NelsonMike, Ros and Paul are mixing it up in Nelson with road bikes, town bikes, mountain bikes, and pub bikes.Sponsor MikeFB Event
TasmanColin, David, Paul and Tama are smashing out the entire 175+km Great Taste Trail in day, with lots of beverage/ food stops.Sponsor TamaE-mail Tama
CanterburyGround Effect will be sampling the cyclic delights of Christchurch in a tag team effort involving the entire staff.Sponsor Ground Effect
CanterburyDom and Slim will be doing something stupid – that involves a 2 hour hike – in Canterbury.Sponsor Dom
CanterburyShailer, Pete, Daryl, Scott and Andy are circumnavigating Banks Peninsula on 200+km of mainly gravel roads.Sponsor AndyFB Event
Central OtagoGeoff is doing a loop in Central Otago involving the Central Otago Rail Trail, and the Dunstan Trail.Sponsor Geoff
QueenstownSteve, Ness, Ted, Meg, Russel, Ben and Craig are hitting Queenstown for the day, with lots of gondola runs and the idea to be somewhere with epic altitude for sunrise and/or sunset.Sponsor the Fat Shuttle Dogs
DunedinScotty is heading out to the Otago Peninsula, for a bit of exploring, and a lot of climbing.



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  1. [...] Day Ride Plans involve everything from singlespeeds, to tandems, to hike-a-bikes, to road bikes, to shuttling. [...]