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Matariki 'Bike the Night' Family Ride

Come and celebrate the Maori New Year with a fun family friendly ride in the Redwood forest.

Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. The cluster rises in mid-winter and heralds the start of a new year. The stars represent a time of seasonal change, the opportunity to reflect over the passing year, prepare ground for new growth and is a time for family and the community to celebrate.

In the depths of winter, there’s nothing like a well-lit night-time bike ride. Just you and your wheels and some bright lights… and a whole bunch of people sparkling under the stars!

Enjoy adorning your bike beforehand in a fun, bright and festive fashion. Think fairy lights, glow sticks, tinsel, neon, high-vis, reflectors and bike lights. Dress warm, in costume if you like, fun and bright is the name of the game on this night.

To register please contact the Safe and Sustainable Journeys team at:

Two of our finest dressed Tweed Riders in 2018.


How fit do I need to be?
A low level of fitness is required. The ride will be between 3-5 km.

Will we be riding on mountain-bike tracks?
The ride will be mainly on lime-chip paths, however it will be dark and in the Redwood Forest so a sense of adventure is beneficial.

Will we be riding on the road?
At times the ride may take in small portions of road riding. These will be managed appropriately by the ride leaders. In the main the ride stays on the lime chip paths in the Redwoods Forest.

How far is the ride?
The ride will be between 3-5 km.

Can children come on the ride?
All children must be accompanied by an adult. If you are confident your child can ride up to 5km then they are welcome to participate. This is a family ride, so the pace will be ‘small child friendly’.

How do I find out where the start is?
You will be advised of the start when you register for the event

Will there be any stops on the way?
We may stop at points of interest along the way.

Large numbers at Frocks on Bikes Summer Ramble '19..

Great weather and great company set the stage for the best attendance we have had at a Frocks on Bikes in a looooong time. We had 35 people register with more turning up on the day. Riders enjoyed a refreshing mocktail at the Blue Baths on completion of the ride, as well as a complementary swim if they so desired! Frock On!