What we're about

Auckland is better on a bike!

We're a friendly community of road and mountain biking enthusiasts and we put on loads of great riding events from easy to expert. We have a lot of fun so check out upcoming meetups and get signed up!

There's always something on. Join us for Mountain bike rides (mtb rides), road rides, urban rides and more.

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Member Benefits

Meet like-minded people at fun events - Lots of events happening every weekend

Member forums for buy/sell/discussions

Join our Facebook Group where members share experiences and knowledge - https://www.facebook.com/groups/aucklandcycling/

Subscribe to our YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/AucklandCyclingGroupACGMeetup

Follow our Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/aucklandcyclinggroupacg/

Add yourself to our Group STRAVA page - https://www.strava.com/clubs/auckland-cycling-group (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.strava.com%2Fclubs%2Fauckland-cycling-group%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR2LMjn5BgmHOhcmlRrF3SK2dMwg2KKf_KFaZFp168C6OJ1qFOpypVLhqig&h=AT1HjO9_9Bb_4vui9jc_XZeC8PMlSGSCHjrNLUz8JnuOzPvbH42i-F6-nTdBmXqgCr5f7m61EV7xxzusIRxqfqrc_nCcK_kYKe65yOXXZsTQLJVUPjSNfWrNkr-FS_e_J72sNbcSEXX0CGdHrveo0qOQ3aiv2jgbBgKFJOwmpv8)

** If you're new mosey over here (https://www.meetup.com/Auckland-Cycling-Group/about/)to learn more about us.

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Below are the description for the different kinds of event hosted by ACG.

Each type is a unique experience with different types of bike required, levels of skill, time, and scenery. You'll see event announcements begin with the type so you can filter by your interests.

MTB
Mountain biking. Off-road, muddy, technical, up- and down-hill.
Requires a mountain bike and maybe protective gear.

ROAD
On-road, typically longer distance between 30-100km with pace 20-30km/hr. Suitable for road bikes. Requires stamina and fitness.

SOCIAL
Low-key, low-intensity, high fun. Any bike will do (unless stated otherwise - so check the event description).

URBAN
City rides with mixed on-and off-road. Suitable for mountain bikes and urban/commuter/hybrid bikes. May or may not be suitable for road bikes (refer to individual event descriptions for clarification).

TOUR
Overnight, out of town, longer events requiring planning. Details vary so check the event description.

Upcoming events (4+)

[MTB] WOODHILL/RIVERHEAD SOCIAL SUNDAY RIDE

Woodhill Mountain Bike Park

This a social ride. It is perfect if you have just done Rick’s course and want to work on those skills. It is also suitable for beginners, building up your fitness/confidence or if you just want a social ride.
We will ride at either Woodhill or RIVERHEAD depending on where conditions are best for our ride. Riverhead rides may involve an early start. A decision on the venue will be made on Thursday.
We will warm up on on an easy trail and then head up into the hills and may split into groups depending on ability and inclination. The pace ranges from quite slow to nearly intermediate and the ride atmosphere is relaxed and everyone is welcome.

The ride can be between 1 and 2 hours long, with turn around points if you decide you’ve had enough.

Riverhead is free.

Look forward to riding with you.

Linda

[MTB] Riverhead Evening Ride Mtb Trails - ROBINSON RD

Robinson Road

These Riverhead rides are on unmaintained rough singletrack NOT on the gravel roads and will alternate on Wednesdays between the STRIP RD carpark, the FORESTRY RD carpark and the ROBINSON RD carpark so please take note of the location and also note that this is not the WCRC Compound so please don't wait at that location.

These rides are not for beginners but for intermediate and above riders who have some mountain bike experience and want to step up from riding at Woodhill. No drop policy and will wait at junctions to re group.

Arrive by 5:15pm hit the trails at 5.30pm ride for approx 2 hours - no set tracks decided on, we will make a selection on the night.
*NOTE* There are no change or toilet facilities at any of the locations.

LOCATION: Riverhead Forest - Robinson Rd carpark, near Coatesville.

DIRECTIONS: Turn left off Coatesville Riverhead Highway just before Coatesville (if coming from Riverhead) on to Sunnyside Rd, then after 1.5km turn left on to Robinson Rd and drive another 1.5km to the end of the road to the carpark - the gate is directly ahead.

Here's a Google maps link to the location: https://goo.gl/maps/3zHRziaCoiK4bTMz7

IMPORTANT: If there has been sustain rain in the 2-3 days leading up to a riding date then I may decide to cancel a specific ride due to the trail composition being clay based. When water logged the trails become to greasy to ride - ensure you check the comments section in the days leading up to the event to see if the ride is going ahead.

If anyone wants to carpool I suggest you mention it in the comments and see who can help out.

Hope to see you out there - let me know by txt to the below number if you are going to be late.

Kevin[masked]

[MTB] Te Miro MTB Park

Te Miro mtb park

We missed our sorta-traditional New Year trip to Te Miro this year, so this is a last chance to get there before January is over. I've scheduled it for Anniversary weekend which won't suit everybody. That said, as long as C-19 behaves itself, there'll be more trips to Te Miro this summer.

COVID-19 protocols (yes, gotta mention it):
To participate in this ride, you will need to present a My Vaccine Pass to the Host. No pass, no ride, no compromise, no apologies (just like helmets). Please don't be offended, it's for everybody's safety.

About Te Miro

The Te Miro MTB park is a smallish trail network, but well designed, built and maintained by the Te Miro MTB club. It is between Cambridge and Morrinsville - about 150km from Auckland, so close enough for a day trip from Auckland and there is at least 3-4 hours of riding to make it worth the trip. There are trails from grade 2 to grade 4.

What to expect

We will be meeting at the Te Miro Mountain Bike car park. You should aim to arrive in time to be ready to ride by 10am. It is a good idea to try and car pool where possible since the car park is relatively small. Post comments below to offer, accept or request rides.

Depending on the size of the group we may break into 2 or more groups of similar skill/fitness levels. Each group will stop to regroup at intersections and at the start and end of all trails.

What to bring

Bring enough water for about 3-4 hours of riding. Bring snacks to keep energy levels up.
Lunch - we will keep riding till 1:30/2PM-ish, taking small rest & snack breaks, then meet for lunch back at the picnic tables just below the car park.
EITHER: Bring a packed lunch.
OR: We will use their built-in BBQ. BYO food & drink. Post comments below if you can bring items for the group e.g. BBQ utensils.

Spare tube, pump, tools etc., are always a good thing to carry on any ride...

Suitable for mountain bikes.

Bike Maintenance Classes with Adventure Cycles in Western Springs

Adventure Cycles

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please only stay on the RSVP if you are actually going to attend the classes, when people don't turn up it's not fair on the provider or our other ACG members who would like to attend. Please be considerate and keep your commitment and RSVP's up to date at all times.

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Well you asked for it.... so we have delivered.

IT'S TIME TO GET YOUR BIKE MAINTENANCE FREAK ON!

According to our last members poll over 50% of you are interested to know how to do some form of DIY bike maintenance, plus learn more about how your bikes work.

You may not have realised it but there is a little 'old school' style bike repair shop in Western Springs called Adventure Cycles (http://www.adventure-auckland.co.nz/adventurecycles/php/serv_class.php) who already offers maintenance classes to the public on the first monday of every month.... and anyone can go along and learn whatever is high on your priority list at the current moment.

Rather than reinvent the wheel (pun intended) we've decided to work in with them to offer you some maintenance classes.

Whether it be as simple as how to change a tyre or repair a puncture or way more complex like replacing your rear cassette, adjusting your derailleurs, changing brake pads, repacking your bottom bracket or any other multitude of maintenance skills you can ask their Shimano & CABDA certified tutors to show you how in a 2 hour session.

Simply grab your bike and take it into their workshop along with your wish list of things you want to learn that night and they will walk you through the processes in a very practical, hands on manner.

Anyone can go... young, old, male, or female it makes no difference --- if you want to learn a new maintenance skill then this is the opportunity for you and it only costs you $12 per session... and you can keep going back to learn a new skill each month if you wish.

Training given for both road and mountain bikes and probably just about any bicycle in between.

This won't be an event that has an auckland cycling group host present, it is simply set up to help bring a bunch of our members together for the night so you don't feel like you are going it alone... so jumpon the RSVP list and maybe even drag a friend along with you and make it a fun evening learning a new skill.

Note: this workshop is the old style of mechanic workshop so it would be best to wear old clothes that you don't mind getting a bit of grease and oil on etc as you won't find any german inspired crisp white floors at this place... its a real working workshop where you get your hands dirty.

COST is $12 per session (pay on the night - cash and eftpos available)

LOCATION: Adventure Cycles (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9%20Premier%20Ave%2C%20Auckland)- 9 Premier Ave, Western Springs, Auckland

WHAT TO BRING: Your bike, money and your agenda of what you want to learn for the evening. Also wear old clothes you don't mind getting dirty.

START TIME: 6.30pm

DURATION: 2 Hours

WHEN: THIS EVENT WILL REPEAT ON THE FIRST MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH

LIMITED TO ONLY 5 PEOPLE from ACG each session so get on the RSVP quickly. Only take a spot if you are serious about attending.

So they know where you are from please mention that you are part of Auckland Cycling Group when you are paying.

Past events (1,294)

[MTB] Riverhead Evening Ride Mtb Trails - BARLOW ROAD

Riverhead Old School MTB - Barlow Carpark

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