Kiwi Randonneurs

long distance cycling in New Zealand

All our events are unsupported unless explicitly stated in the event details. 

Upcoming events

    • 19 Jun 2021
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • Te Kauwhata
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    Start time 7am.

    Time limit is 13.5 hours.

    202.8kms. 1,1189m of climbing.

    Ride with GPS route:

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34981057

    Meet outside the Bakehouse Cafe on the Main Road, Te Kauwhata.

    The course heads up the western side of the Waikato river, to take in some of the Ta Awa River Trail, before returning back to Huntly on the eastern side of the Waikato river. From Huntly, the course heads over to Morrinsville, for a late lunch, before returning to Te Kauwhata.


    Checkpoints:

    Te Kauwhata (Bakehouse Cafe) : 0kms

    Huntly (Bakehouse Cafe on Main: 64kms

    Morrinsille (Ronnies Cafe): 126kms

    Te Kauwhata (Bakehouse cafe): 200kms


    Organiser: Kelvin Spicer 027-368-7266

    • 19 Jun 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • 14
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    Leaving from  Martinborough Square at 8 am  on Saturday, June 19th,  enjoy riding around Lake Wairarapa  to Featherston and Greytown, then back to Martinborough.  This is a  relatively  easy, flattish ride that is ideal for cyclists beginning  their randonneuring journey. Total distance is just 103kms.  The countryside is undulating and scenic. You  also have the opportunity to stop for coffee and lunch breaks  in the three picturesque South Wairarapa towns.


    Map:


    Route link: 

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34071663

    Event Type:
    Social - New to Randonneuring
    Nominal Distance 100km

    Road surface:
    Sealed rural roads

    Deadline for Registration:
    Date   17/05/21
    Time   5pm

    Ride Organiser:
    Name Janet Chilton
    email janet.chilton@xtra.co.nz


    • 19 Jun 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • Martinborough Square
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    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/9436178 

    https://www.facebook.com/KiwiRandonneurs/videos/1912533802090887/

    Usual favourite route. 8am start Martinborough Square.  Please arrive early. If you dont want to ride the short gravel section to the lighthouse just turn around at Ngawi and go to Lake Ferry Pub to make up the 5 kms.

    Note, this route is not suitable if there is very high winds as the coastline is exposed. If this occurs then one of the inland routes will be run instead.


    • 3 Jul 2021
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • Auckland Museum
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    Ride length: 204.30kms

    Vertical Metres: 1,432

    Time Limit: 13.5 hrs

    Ride with GPS route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34519644

    Ride Organiser: Kelvin Spicer 027-368-7266


    Meet outside the front of the Auckland War Memorial museum.

    This is a straight ride down Great South Road to Takanini. Because of a road closure on the Clevedon-Takanini Road, we head South onto the Papakura-Clevedon Road. Head out to Clevedon and do the dog leg on Monument Road, before heading back onto the Clevedon Kawakawa Road. It's a straight run down to towards Miranda. Just before the one lane bridge that heads towards the Intersection of East Coast Road and Miranda Road, is the Robert Findlay Wildlife Reserve. Take a photo of the bike in front of the information sign, and then turn back towards home. Follow your nose all the way back to the Auckland museum, ignoring the dog leg at Clevedon, to finish.


    Checkpoints:

    Auckland Museum: 0kms

    Kawakawa Bay Dairy: 68kms

    Robert Findlay Wildlife Reserve (Photo): 106kms

    Kaiaua (The Pink Shop): 116kms

    Auckland Museum (Mobil Station): 200kms


    • 3 Jul 2021
    • 7:00 AM (UTC+12:00)
    • 4 Jul 2021
    • 3:00 AM (UTC+12:00)
    • Auckland Museum
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    Ride length:305.20kms

    Vertical Metres: 1,795

    Time Limit: 20 hrs

    Ride with GPS route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34533679

    Ride Organiser: Kelvin Spicer 027-368-7266


    Meet outside the front of the Auckland War Memorial museum.

    This is a straight ride down Great South Road to Takanini, with a small detour on the Light Path to start. Because of a road closure on the Clevedon-Takanini Road, we head South onto the Papakura-Clevedon Road. Head out to Clevedon and do the dog leg on Monument Road, before heading back onto the Clevedon Kawakawa Road. It's a long road run down to Paeroa. Go round the roundabout at Paeroa, and return to Auckland museum, ignoring the dog leg at Clevedon, to finish.



    Checkpoints:

    Auckland Museum: 0kms

    Kawakawa Bay Dairy: 68kms

    Robert Findlay Wildlife Reserve (Photo): 106kms

    Ngatea: 130kms

    Paeroa (Take a photo of the L&P Bottle): 158kms

    Kaiaua (Kaiaua Fisheries Takeaway): 218kms

    Auckland Museum (Mobil Station): 300kms


    • 24 Jul 2021
    • 7:00 AM (UTC+12:00)
    • 25 Jul 2021
    • 8:30 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • Palmerston North
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    Description:

    Coffee stops at Colyton, Hunterville and Bulls. Stunning views of Ruapehu from Stormy Point and  down to Kapiti from the modest hill above Hunterville. 


    Photo: 

    Map: 

    Route link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34237765

    Event Type:

    BRM
    Nominal Distance 200

    Road surface:
    Sealed roads

    Deadline for Registration:
    Date  22/7/2021

    Time 5pm

    Ride Organiser:
    Name Tim O'Brien
    email  timonz06@mac.com


    • 24 Jul 2021
    • 7:00 AM (UTC+12:00)
    • 25 Jul 2021
    • 3:00 AM (UTC+12:00)
    • Kaiaua
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    A return to the fantasically flat , Hauraki Rail Trail. But, with extra wind added in. This time it will be in winter, so the track will be mucky. Yaay.

    Two ride options this time. A 200km gravel ride OR a 300km gravel ride.

    When signing up, choose the ride distance AND whether or not you want a medal.

    Rides alone are $10 entry. Medal is an extra $15.

    Points to note:

    From Kaiaua to Waitakaruru, you can ride on the road. This includes the short section between Front Miranda Road, and Waitakruru School. ie. Ignore the first 1km offroad section at the 18km mark. Ignore it on the return home to.

    Rotokohu Road, at Paeroa. Ride the Rail Trail path, instead of the road. No one is watching, but it is meant to be a gravel ride.

    From Te Aroha to Matamata and return. The same applies. The trail is beside the road. Ride the trail.

    200kms Description:

    Starting in Kaiaua, for an easy 20km road ride along the coast to Waitakarururu, before starting the train proper. Ride the trail all the way to Waikino for a stop. Then on to Waihi and hit the return trail, with a short detour into Thames, before riding back home to Kaiaua.


    About 170kms of gravel, 30kms of seal.

    Easily doable in under 13.5 hours, which means a chance to have a good feed at the Kaiaua takeaways. 

    This ride is a BRM ride, with a time limit of 13.5 hours. 

    Photo:


    Start and finish is at the Kaiaua boat ramp.

    Checkpoints:

    Waikino: 86kms. Sign in at the Waikino Cafe

    Thames: 149kms. Sign in at the Mobil Station

    Kaiaua: 200kms. Sign in at the Kaiaua takeaways.

    Map:




    Route link: 
    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31308062

    Event Type:
    202 km on gravel track. There is 30km on tar seal.  


    300km Description

    Riding with the 200km riders, for the first 115kms, at the return to the SH 26 and Rotokohu road, turn left towards Te Aroha, instead of returning to Paeroa.

    Follow the road  for 1km to the start again of the Rail Trail, as it heads towards Te Aroha. Follow the trail into Te Aroha, and to the original Rail Station. Head into town for a quick refreshment, before following the roads / trail onto Matamata. At Matamata, take a short detour along the Centenial Drive as it heads around the West of Matamata central. It reconnects with the main road just North of the Matamata I-site.

    From here, it is follow your nose back home to Te Aroha, Paeroa, Kopu, and Kaiaua. For the 300km riders there is no stop-over in Thames.

    This is a BRM ride, where the time limit is 20 hours.

    Checkpoints.

    Waikino: 86kms. Sign in at the Waikino Cafe

    Matamata: 174kms. Sign in at the Z Service station

    Paeroa: 232kms. Sign in at the McDonalds.

    Kaiaua: 300kms. We'll sort something out. At that time of night, everything is closed. It will be a photo shot.



    Route Link:

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34811010


    Deadline for Registration:
    Time and date 4th Jan: midday.

    Ride Organiser:

    Kelvin Spicer, kelvinrspicer@gmail.com. 027-368-7266

    • 7 Aug 2021
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • Smales Farm Park, Takapuna
    • 10
    Register

    Ride length: 201.2kms

    Vertical metres: 2,529m

    Time Limit: 13.5hrs

    Start time: 7.00am

    Ride with GPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33094535

    Starting at the Shorecare Pharmacy, on The Blvd, Smales Farm Park.

    The course heads North West towards Kaukapakapa, and then out past Helensville, out to Shelly Beach. We will stop for lunch on the way back at Helensville, the 93km mark. After lunch, we will continue back to Dairy Flat, and head out towards Riverhead, Kumeu, and then a loop round Taupaki and Waitakere. Returning through Kumeu, we will stop again at the Riverhead Tavern, on Queen street (172kms). It's then a short 30km ride back to Smales Farm Park



    Checkpoints:

    Smales Farm Park: 0kms

    Helensville: 93kms

    Riverhead: 172kms

    Smales Farm Park: 200kms.





    • 21 Aug 2021
    • 7:00 AM (UTC+12:00)
    • 22 Aug 2021
    • 3:00 AM (UTC+12:00)
    • Auckland Museum
    Register


    Ride length:305.20kms

    Vertical Metres: 1,795

    Time Limit: 20 hrs

    Ride with GPS route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34533679

    Ride Organiser: Kelvin Spicer 027-368-7266


    Meet outside the front of the Auckland War Memorial museum.

    This is a straight ride down Great South Road to Takanini, with a small detour on the Light Path to start. Because of a road closure on the Clevedon-Takanini Road, we head South onto the Papakura-Clevedon Road. Head out to Clevedon and do the dog leg on Monument Road, before heading back onto the Clevedon Kawakawa Road. It's a long road run down to Paeroa. Go round the roundabout at Paeroa, and return to Auckland museum, ignoring the dog leg at Clevedon, to finish.



    Checkpoints:

    Auckland Museum: 0kms

    Kawakawa Bay Dairy: 68kms

    Robert Findlay Wildlife Reserve (Photo): 106kms

    Ngatea: 130kms

    Paeroa (Take a photo of the L&P Bottle): 158kms

    Kaiaua (Kaiaua Fisheries Takeaway): 218kms

    Auckland Museum (Mobil Station): 300kms


    • 21 Aug 2021
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • Auckland Museum
    Register


    Ride length: 204.30kms

    Vertical Metres: 1,432

    Time Limit: 13.5 hrs

    Ride with GPS route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34519644

    Ride Organiser: Kelvin Spicer 027-368-7266


    Meet outside the front of the Auckland War Memorial museum.

    This is a straight ride down Great South Road to Takanini. Because of a road closure on the Clevedon-Takanini Road, we head South onto the Papakura-Clevedon Road. Head out to Clevedon and do the dog leg on Monument Road, before heading back onto the Clevedon Kawakawa Road. It's a ne road run down to towards Miranda. Just before the one lane bridge that heads towards the Intersection of East Coast Road and Miranda Road, is the Robert Findlay Wildlife Reserve. Take a photo of the bike in front of the information sign, and then turn back towards home. Follow your nose all the way back to the Auckland museum, ignoring the dog leg at Clevedon, to finish.


    Checkpoints:

    Auckland Museum: 0kms

    Kawakawa Bay Dairy: 68kms

    Robert Findlay Wildlife Reserve (Photo): 106kms

    Kaiaua (The Pink Shop): 116kms

    Auckland Museum (Mobil Station): 200kms


    • 4 Sep 2021
    • 7:00 AM (UTC+12:00)
    • 5 Sep 2021
    • 3:00 AM (UTC+12:00)
    • Palmerston North
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    Description:  

    Start the day climbing the hills up to Rangiwahia. Rest the legs on the long downhill into Feilding before the climb back up to Stormy Point.  

    Coffee stops at Kimboulton, Feilding, Hunterville and Bulls. Stunning views of Ruapehu from Stormy Point and  down to Kapiti from the modest hill above Hunterville. 


    Photo: 


    Map: 


    Route link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34237760

    Event Type:

    BRM
    Nominal Distance 300

    Road surface:
    Sealed roads

    Deadline for Registration:
    Date   2/9/2021
    Time 5pm

    Ride Organiser:
    Name Tim O'Brien
    email  timonz06@mac.com


    • 11 Sep 2021
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • Auckland Museum
    Register


    Ride length: 200.80kms

    Vertical Metres: 1,901

    Time Limit: 13.5 hrs

    Ride with GPS route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34938458

    Ride Organiser: Kelvin Spicer 027-368-7266

    This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. On September 11, 1921 The Audax Club Parisien (ACP) was created, thus forming the first all randonneurs club.

    In celebration of this, randonneuring clubs around the world are holding a special 200km brevet ride on that date, with a special medal available for finishers of the ride.

    The Auckland version of the event will start in front of the Auckland museum, at 7am.

    It will take in the light path, and head west on the cycleway to Te Atatu, bfore Heading out West Through Henderson onto the Opanuku Stream Cycle and Walkway. The course then takes Candia Road to Swanson and heads out towards Waitakere, and onto Kumeu. From Kumeu, the course heads up Ridge Road to Albany Heights, and north onto SH31.

    A right turn at the northern base of the Albany Hill, onto Durey Road, take us to East Coast Road, to continue the Northern trail. A left onto Wilkes Road, and a dog leg onto Kahikatea Flats road, leads us towards Helensville, where a short loop around the back of Hellensville, gets us to the halfway mark of the ride.

    After a restful lunch at Helensville, we head back to Dairy Flat, and up the Albany Hill. At the top of the hill, we turn left onto Albany Heights Road, and then right onto East Coast Road.

    From East Coast Road, we head west at Sunnynook, onto Sunset Road, and head to West Harbour. At West Harbour, we reconnect with the North Western Cycle path and follow it back into Waterview.

    We follow the Waterview cyclepaths out to Onehunga, and onto the Manukau Foreshore Walkway, all the way onto Hugo Johnston Drive. From here it is a short run up to Great South Road, and back into Newmarket to finish where we started, at the museum.



    Checkpoints:

    Auckland Museum: 0kms

    Kumeu (The Pie Shop): 44kms

    Helensville (Mr Bons Bakery): 102.5kms

    Northcross (Z Northcross Service): 142kms

    Parnell (Mobil): 200kms (Ride on to the Museum to celebrate)


Past events

5 Jun 2021 Papakura - Matamata 600
5 Jun 2021 Papakura - Huntly 400
5 Jun 2021 Kiwi Randonneur Greytown to Pongaroa three day cycle trip during Queen’s Birthday Weekend, June 5th to 7th
22 May 2021 Shelly Beach 200
8 May 2021 Manawatu 200km
8 May 2021 Auckland Fleche
26 Apr 2021 The Big Coast
24 Apr 2021 Lord of the Chain Rings 400 / 600
17 Apr 2021 Lake Paringa 600
10 Apr 2021 Wairarapa and Tararua Magic 600kms
2 Apr 2021 Papakura 1,000
20 Mar 2021 Lord of the Chain Rings 400 / 600
6 Mar 2021 Wairarapa Whiz
6 Mar 2021 Opua Twin Coast Gravel 200
6 Mar 2021 Manawatu 200km
20 Feb 2021 Rotorua 200 / 300
13 Feb 2021 Rangitikei Ramble 300
7 Feb 2021 Whanganui 200 km
30 Jan 2021 Papakura 1,000
23 Jan 2021 Papakura 200 / 300
23 Jan 2021 Wairarapa Whirl 400
17 Jan 2021 Shelly Beach 200
9 Jan 2021 Taranaki 200km
5 Jan 2021 Hauraki Rail Trail 200 / 300 Gravel
29 Dec 2020 Whanganui - Sea to Sea SR600
12 Dec 2020 Greytown to Pongaroa Express
12 Dec 2020 Canterbury Circle 200
5 Dec 2020 Papakura 200 / 300
5 Dec 2020 Rangitikei Ramble 300
28 Nov 2020 Reefton Rendezvous 200
21 Nov 2020 Hauraki Rail Trail 200 Gravel
7 Nov 2020 Auckland Museum 200 or 300
31 Oct 2020 Randopalooza 2020 300
31 Oct 2020 Randopalooza 2020 200
31 Oct 2020 Randopalooza 2020 600
31 Oct 2020 Randopalooza 2020 400
24 Oct 2020 The Fellowship of the Chain Rings
17 Oct 2020 Rangitikei Ramble 300
10 Oct 2020 The Fellowship of the Chain Rings
3 Oct 2020 Manawatu 200km
3 Oct 2020 Manawatu 300km
12 Sep 2020 Papakura 1200
5 Sep 2020 Seals & Bulldozers
22 Aug 2020 Lake Paringa 600
8 Aug 2020 Eketahuna Dash
18 Jul 2020 Papakura 600
12 Jul 2020 Smales Farm 200
4 Jul 2020 Flatlands Series Wainuioru
4 Jul 2020 Wairarapa Winter 600
20 Jun 2020 Solstice 200km Day ride
20 Jun 2020 Papakura 400
6 Jun 2020 Smales Farm 200
23 May 2020 Smales Farm 300
24 Apr 2020 Cancelled Auckland ANZAC 1200
4 Apr 2020 Cancelled Rotorua 200
28 Mar 2020 Cancelled AGM 200 (Wainuioru)
21 Mar 2020 Cancelled Matamata 400 / 600
20 Mar 2020 Cancelled Southern Alps 1200
8 Mar 2020 Alpine Passes 600
7 Mar 2020 Ruapehu 200
29 Feb 2020 Leap ride 300
15 Feb 2020 Blackball 200
8 Feb 2020 Twin Coast Gravel - Opua 200
6 Feb 2020 Eketahuna Dash
25 Jan 2020 Miranda 400 / 600
18 Jan 2020 Picton 3-4-6
11 Jan 2020 Hauraki Rail Trail 200 Gravel
11 Jan 2020 Manawatu 400
28 Dec 2019 Festive 200km
22 Dec 2019 Matamata 400 / 600
7 Dec 2019 Flat Manawatu 400
7 Dec 2019 Kaiaua 200 / 300 ride: Round 2
23 Nov 2019 Auckland Museum 200 or 300
9 Nov 2019 Kaiaua 200 / 300 ride
26 Oct 2019 Randopalooza 200
26 Oct 2019 Randopalooza 300
26 Oct 2019 Randopalooza 400
26 Oct 2019 Randopalooza 600
5 Oct 2019 Eketahuna Dash
28 Sep 2019 Easy Manawatu 400
14 Sep 2019 Apiti Hills 300
7 Sep 2019 Seals & Bulldozers
24 Aug 2019 Apiti Hills 200
6 Jul 2019 Eketahuna Dash 200
22 Jun 2019 Solstice 200km Day ride
4 May 2019 Wainuioru
20 Apr 2019 Alpine Passes
13 Apr 2019 Dannevirke Desserts 400K
5 Apr 2019 KR Kit
30 Mar 2019 Mackenzie Mission 600
23 Mar 2019 Round the Tararuas 300
9 Mar 2019 Matamata 400 / 600
23 Feb 2019 Thames 200 / 300
16 Feb 2019 East Coast Surfing
9 Feb 2019 Twin Coast Gravel - Opua 200
2 Feb 2019 Seals and Bulldozers
2 Feb 2019 Paparoa 300
26 Jan 2019 Fairlie Cruisy 300
19 Jan 2019 Picton Westport Picton 600
19 Jan 2019 Marlborough Delights 400
18 Jan 2019 Annual General Meeting
12 Jan 2019 Cape Paliser Epic
12 Jan 2019 Fairlie Cruisy 300 [Non BRM]
5 Jan 2019 Round the Tararuas
2 Jan 2019 Matamata 200 / 300 / 400 / 600
28 Dec 2018 Matamata Pancakes 200 / 300 / 400 / 600
15 Dec 2018 Going big on the Southern Scenic Highway
15 Dec 2018 Decisions 2, 3, 4 or 600km
8 Dec 2018 Summit Splendour 200
8 Dec 2018 Auckland - Miranda 200
8 Dec 2018 Auckland - Miranda 300
8 Dec 2018 Auckland - Waharoa 400
1 Dec 2018 Decisions 2, 3, 4 or 600km
1 Dec 2018 Down and back 400km
24 Nov 2018 Canterbury Circle 200
24 Nov 2018 Miranda 200 / 300
24 Nov 2018 Blue Cod and Chips 300km
24 Nov 2018 Taupo Enduro
17 Nov 2018 The Catlins Coastal 200km Warmup
17 Nov 2018 Decisions 2, 3, 4 or 600km
10 Nov 2018 Miranda 200 / 300
10 Nov 2018 Decisions: 2, 3, 4 or 600km
3 Nov 2018 Decisions 2,3,4 or 600?
3 Nov 2018 Kaniere Canter 200

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