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  • The Big Bike Film Night - Auckland CBD#3

    Academy Cinemas

    We're back on track and ready to continue our mission- sharing the best cycling short films from around the world with you. Showcasing our 2020 collection that has everything a cycle-centric audience could want - action, drama, humour, and plenty of inspiration; the evening is unashamedly and utterly, utterly, utterly designed and devised for the two wheel devotee! This year’s treasure chest of films includes a story that reminds you of the importance of finding your ‘why’, and that with a bike you can find a worthy adventure in your own backyard; a movie that shows inspiration can come in all shapes and sizes – sometimes that shape and size is a seven-year-old girl who likes to ride BMX; an audacious mountain climbing challenge; a tale of trees, traps and trails, two friends on an environmental mission; a beautiful story about the power of two wheels and a community built through bicycling; and a part documentary/ part fantasy with mountain bike illustrations that will have you looking for your rig and heading down the trail in search of the same kind of magic; ALL in the mix!! These short films are a great reminder of why we love to ride our bike; with stories that captivate us, stories that make us think, and most importantly of all- inspiring us to get out and ride. Tales of character, resilience, challenge, courage, triumphs over adversity and much much more. So...listen to the voice inside you; it’s telling you to go. Grab your mates, grab your tickets, GO ON… grab your bike and come along for the ride!! PROMO TRAILER LINK https://youtu.be/X7rN7GrBEJg **TICKETS** Adults $23.50, and Under 17 year olds $17.00 available on-line at https://www.trybooking.co.nz/2229 as well as door sales ON THE NIGHT at the Cinema (SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY-it sells out!) Ride your bike to the Cinema and courtesy of our good friends- Auckland Transport Walking & Cycling, your bike can be parked up and looked after while you are inside enjoying the line-up.

  • [URBAN] Food discovery ride

    Valonia Reserve

    WHAT TO EXPECT Fun, Food and Frolics. Bring a back pack or panniers and load them up with goodies. This new ride is guaranteed to get your taste buds tingling as we search out some of our best urban food markets and providers. There are two possible starts: Valonia Reserve where you'll meet Carrie ready to leave promptly at 9 am and UNITEC Gate 1, opposite of Sutherland Rd, where Jacky will be at 9:30 am. Then we head along the beautiful NW Cycleway into the City, fly down Grafton Gulley Cycleway to Parnell. Et voila! We arrive at the incredibly diverse French Market La Cigale http://www.lacigale.co.nz/ Refreshed we then head to Quay St, along the vibrant waterfront by the Viaduct, through Silo Park and on to Henry Bay. Grey Lynn Farmers Market is our next treat and I will be making the most of it by trialing a Tasty Brother Bacon Burger perhaps. The traditional Westmere Butcher is open for Award Winning Sausages and the best aged beef to be found within a country mile. We will then head off to explore Coxes Bay reserve and on to Westmere Park. From there the lovely Lemington and Meola reserves will be traversed as we head to our last stop at UNITEC. I'll be posting some photos to whet your appetite shortly. WHAT TO BRING Suitable for any type of bike (road to mountain) Bike Helmet Water (at least 1 litre recommended) Warm and waterproof layers that can be removed Spare inner tube Bicycle pump Carrie[masked]

  • [MTB - Intermediate] Saturday Afternoon Woodhill Ride (25-30kms)

    Woodhill Mountain Bike Park

    Intermediate MTB ride at Woodhill on Saturday afternoon. Maybe the trails will be less busy? And Beerspot Kumeu afterwards for those who are interested. In the unlikely event that none of the hosts can make it then a ride may be cancelled up to a few days before. SKILL LEVEL This is a blend of Intermediate and maybe some Advanced riding. TRAILS Mix of grade 3 and 4. FITNESS We won’t be treating these as uphill races, the ride is more focused on the ride downhill so your uphill climbing speed is not critical though you must be fit enough to climb judgement call at least 2 times. ACG operates a no drop policy which means we regroup at trail heads and trail ends to ensure everyone is safe and accounted for. We will be out there for a few hours but it will be at a comfortable pace and will regroup for each other at junctions and top of hills. ----------------- MEETING POINT Arrive and meet up at the BBQ tables in front of the main Woodhill MTB Park shop by or prior to 2:15pm so everyone can have time to purchase park passes and get their equipment ready to ride by 2:15pm. Arriving early means you won't be left behind - you can always grab a coffee and responsibly socialise using physical distancing with the other riders while we wait for the 2:15pm start time. Casual pass $15 or you can buy 6 or 10 month passes. *PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING CONTRACT TRACING INFO* All visitors will be required to sign in on arrival to ensure we are contact tracing. Woodhill have QR codes and Txt In options to make it easy and simple. Please stop at the riders gate to show your confirmation. We have an Ipad (and sanitizer) for those without mobile access. Maximum 2 people per bubble in the proshop at any time. Everyone must sanitize their hands before entering the Proshop. Please maintain physical distancing at all times. ********************************************************************************

  • [MTB] WOODHILL SOCIAL SUNDAY RIDE

    Woodhill Mountain Bike Park

    This a social ride. It is suitable for beginners, building up your fitness/confidence or if you just want a social ride.We will warm up on the Family Loop and then head up the hill to 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 2 and 3 hours long, with turn around points if you decide you’ve had enough. Entry to Woodhill is $15 or less with a season pass. Look forward to riding with you. Linda

  • [MTB] Sunday Woodhill Bi-Weekly Ride

    Woodhill Mountain Bike Park

    Come and join us for a bi weekly MTB ride at Woodhill on Saturdays. In the unlikely event that none of the hosts can make it then a ride may be cancelled up to a few days before. SKILL LEVEL This is a blend of Intermediate and Advanced riding and I envisage we will start with intermediate and likely split up into 2 smaller groups later in the morning to allow those who want to continue to focus on an intermediate level to do so while a few in the group seek out a couple more challenging trails to end the day. You can choose which level you wish to do. TRAILS Mix of grade 3 & 4 through out the day but as mentioned above you can elect to do only 3's and the odd easy 4 if you aren't in the advanced camp FITNESS We won’t be treating these as uphill races, the ride is more focused on the ride downhill so your uphill climbing speed is not critical though you must be fit enough to climb judgement call at least 2 times. ACG operates a no drop policy which means we regroup at trail heads and trail ends to ensure everyone is safe and accounted for. We will be out there for a few hours but it will be at a comfortable pace and will regroup for each other at junctions and top of hills. ----------------- MEETING POINT Arrive and meet up at the BBQ tables in front of the main Woodhill MTB Park shop by or prior to 8.45am so everyone can have time to purchase park passes and get their equipment ready to ride by 9:00am. Arriving early means you won't be left behind - you can always grab a coffee and socialise with the other riders while we wait for the 9:00am start time. Casual pass $15 or you can buy 6 or 10 month passes.

  • Bike Maintenance Classes with Adventure Cycles in Western Springs

    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. ------------------------------------- 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.

  • [MTB] Night Ride Woodhill Forest Mountain Bike Park

    Woodhill Mountain Bike Park

    Back by popular demand - the new and improved Woodhill Wednesday's! We will start a bit later this winter to allow people to get there in time to join the ride. We will meet up at the tables in front of the shop by 5:20pm, hit the trails at 5:30pm and ride for around 2 hours - we will decide before we head off what trails we will be doing. if you cannot be ready to head out at 5:30 you can meet us at map station 2 at the start of 2nd Grade/Handle The Jandal at 6:00 *PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING CONTRACT TRACING INFO* All visitors will be required to sign in on arrival to ensure we are contact tracing. We have QR codes and Txt In options to make it easy and simple. Please stop at the riders gate and give them your name. We have an Ipad for those without mobile access. ******************************************************************************** You will need decent lights that will run for at least 2 hours and this ride is for anyone that can ride a steady pace for that time... all levels of abilities are welcome Lights can be hired from the Park shop for $25/night ACG operates a no drop policy which means we regroup at trail heads and trail ends to ensure everyone is safe and accounted for Entry fee is $15 for a casual ride / $179 for a 6 month pass / $249 for 12 month pass If anyone wants to carpool I suggest you mention it in the comments and see who can help out We may stop in at the Beer Spot in Huapai after the ride for a beer/wine or n.a drink and they have food trucks for the famished! I hope to see you out there! Kevin... PS. if you are looking to buy nightlights for this sort of mountain bike night riding then please check out our ACG Night Light information page (http://nightlights.aucklandcycling.group) to learn about the various options

  • [MTB] WOODHILL SOCIAL SUNDAY RIDE

    Woodhill Mountain Bike Park

    This a social ride. It is suitable for beginners, building up your fitness/confidence or if you just want a social ride.We will warm up on the Family Loop and then head up the hill to 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 2 and 3 hours long, with turn around points if you decide you’ve had enough. Entry to Woodhill is $15 or less with a season pass. Look forward to riding with you. Linda

  • [MTB] Night Ride Woodhill Forest Mountain Bike Park

    Woodhill Mountain Bike Park

    Back by popular demand - the new and improved Woodhill Wednesday's! We will start a bit later this winter to allow people to get there in time to join the ride. We will meet up at the tables in front of the shop by 5:20pm, hit the trails at 5:30pm and ride for around 2 hours - we will decide before we head off what trails we will be doing. if you cannot be ready to head out at 5:30 you can meet us at map station 2 at the start of 2nd Grade/Handle The Jandal at 6:00 *PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING CONTRACT TRACING INFO* All visitors will be required to sign in on arrival to ensure we are contact tracing. We have QR codes and Txt In options to make it easy and simple. Please stop at the riders gate and give them your name. We have an Ipad for those without mobile access. ******************************************************************************** You will need decent lights that will run for at least 2 hours and this ride is for anyone that can ride a steady pace for that time... all levels of abilities are welcome Lights can be hired from the Park shop for $25/night ACG operates a no drop policy which means we regroup at trail heads and trail ends to ensure everyone is safe and accounted for Entry fee is $15 for a casual ride / $179 for a 6 month pass / $249 for 12 month pass If anyone wants to carpool I suggest you mention it in the comments and see who can help out We may stop in at the Beer Spot in Huapai after the ride for a beer/wine or n.a drink and they have food trucks for the famished! I hope to see you out there! Kevin... PS. if you are looking to buy nightlights for this sort of mountain bike night riding then please check out our ACG Night Light information page (http://nightlights.aucklandcycling.group) to learn about the various options

  • [MTB] Hauraki Rail Trail - Paeroa to Waihi Return 50KM

    Princes Street

    Hauraki Rail Trail -Paeroa to Waihi Section C (50km return) ( Grade 1 & 2) . Since this ride was loved by all last time lets do it again! 9:30am meet near the information centre in Paeroa to ride at 9:45am. There is plenty of free parking on Princes Street, enter from the far end. This will be a full days excursion and we may break into groups depending on fitness levels but regroup at key attractions and have lunch at Waihi and a beer and play pool at the Waikino Hotel on the way back. This is an easy gradient, wide gravel path which includes a 1km rail tunnel, stunning views of the Karangahake Gorge, Owharoa Waterfall, Victoria Battery and the Windows Walk (without bikes) for those who haven't done this before, its a must-do! A tourch is recommended. Mountain bikes or Gravel bikes are required. Or E-bike if you are that way inclined. You may even catch the 11:45am heritage Goldfields train from Waihi back to Waikino (14km) before riding the remaining 11km back to Paeroa. https://www.waihirail.co.nz/booking/ This is definitely the best part of the Hauraki Rail Trail. More information can be found here: https://haurakirailtrail.co.nz/choose-your-ride/paeroa-to-waihi There is also a MTB park in Waihi for those interested and on a mountain bike. Expect to do 5-10km here and allow at least an hour. If you want to carpool please mention it in the comments section. I am able to take a few and their bikes. It will be an awesome day out but If the weather forecast is for heavy rain then I will reschedule to another day. Regards Phil[masked]