Ride - New Zealand's Cycling Festival

The most impactful community cycling event in the country which includes the New Zealand Cycle Classic, Maunga Madness and The Hobbiton Movie Set Gran Fondo.

Gran Fonda: The Hobbiton Movie Set Gran Fondo marks the return of an iconic mass participation cycling event featuring the picturesque surroundings of the Home of Champions. Gran Fondos are famous around the world because they are designed for everyone. Whether you’re an experienced cyclist wanting to push your boundaries, challenge your limits and race or you’re new to riding and want a social ride at your own pace, this event is for you.

Maunga Madness: A spectator event atop the spectacular Maungakawa Scenic Reserve, celebrating the epic finish of the UCI Classic Queen Stage.

New Zealand Cycle Classic: One of the most important races on the Oceania calendar, with riders from all around the world competing in NZ’s only UCI 2.2 Event.

Spring Wars: Challenge yourself for a place on our Leader’s Board! 500m on the Concept 2 Bikeerg followed by 500m on the Concept 2 Rowing Machine – can you beat your mates?

The Big Bike Film Night: Two fantastic nights of cycling movie entertainment.  Come along and see the best cycling short films from around the world on Thursday 24th January and the global premier of ‘One Day Ahead’ on Friday 25th January. 

Party in the Park: RIDE’s final event in Cambridge’s Victoria Square. Watch the finish of the NZ Cycle Classic’s final stage and stick around for prize giving.

Summer of Sport

The Waka Ama National Sprint Championships 2019 is one of many sporting events happening throughout the Waikato region this summer - for all the great sporting events, check out our Summer of Sport page.