Upcoming events

    • 15 Dec 2018
    • 5:00 AM
    • Palmerston North
    Register



    All rides start corner of Park and Fittzherbert Streets at 5am.   Please arrive early.  You are responsible to download the route/ print out a hard copy of the route. (The routes below all start by riding South to avoid traffic).  

    All riders need reflective jacket and 2 sets of lights.   

    And, as always - please ride safe!  It's not a race. 

    If you can, please share your ride either through Strava, Wahooligan, or RidewithGPS Live Logging  etc to  my email: 

    secretary@kiwirandonneurs.org.nz 


    Distance  GPS Route 
     200 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28861557
     300 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28878463
     400  please email the ride organiser for the route
     600  please email the ride organiser for the route

    p.s.  there are road works on some sections of the routes so take a spare tyre in case it rips.  (duh) 


    • 15 Dec 2018
    • 5:00 AM
    • 16 Dec 2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • Riverton
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    Finishing your Paris Brest Paris Qualifying series with a 600km on The Southern Scenic Highway. 

    Riding through the food basket of New Zealand, Southlands green fields full of dairy and sheep farming make an ideal back drop for this ride that also takes in the stunning South Coast of New Zealand and the river valley that borders Fiordland. 

    Ride starts, returns to and finishes in Riverton. The Route is designed for those who  want some sleep, with approx 350km on Saturday and 250km on Sunday.

    Ride will make use of Telegram for checkpoints and safety communication.
    Instructions will be sent to all registered riders.

    Checkpoint       Date  Time
    ==========       ====  ====
    Riverton
        0km   start: 15/12 05:00
              close: 15/12 06:00

    Wrey's bush turn off main road
       48km    open: 15/12 06:36
              close: 15/12 08:24

    Nightcaps
       64km    open: 15/12 07:08
              close: 15/12 09:16

    Tuatapere
      101km    open: 15/12 08:22
              close: 15/12 11:44

    Top of Blackmont Hill
      154km    open: 15/12 10:08
              close: 15/12 15:16

    Te Anau
      202km    open: 15/12 11:44
              close: 15/12 18:28

    Tuatapere
      303km    open: 15/12 15:06
              close: 16/12 01:12

    Riverton
      361km    open: 15/12 17:02
              close: 16/12 05:04

    corner Ohai Clifdon Highway and Devery Road
      408km    open: 15/12 18:36
              close: 16/12 08:12

    Wrey's bush corner
      445km    open: 15/12 19:50
              close: 16/12 10:40

    Mossburn (cafe)
      486km    open: 15/12 21:12
              close: 16/12 13:24

    Wrey's Bush corner
      526km    open: 15/12 22:32
              close: 16/12 16:04

    corner Ohai Clifdon Highway and Devery Road
      563km    open: 15/12 23:46
              close: 16/12 18:32

    Riverton
      610km    open: 16/12 01:20
              close: 16/12 21:40

    Route link: 

    Full route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28979132

    Day 1: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28972864

    Day 2: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28975941

    Event Type:
    600 km BRM

    Deadline for Registration:
    12:00 14 Dec

    Ride Organiser:
    Ben
    ben@powerfulcycling.com


    • 28 Dec 2018
    • 29 Dec 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • Matamata
    Register

    Photo:



    Description: Get taht one last ride in for the 2018 year. A chance to do either a 200, 300, 400 or 600 kms, starting on the 28th December.

    All rides start and finish at the Opal Hot Springs and Holiday Park 257 Okauia Springs Road, Matamata.

    200kms

    A fast run up to the Miranda hot pools and back. Dead flat with only 361 metres of climbing.

    Checkpoints:

    100kms: Miranda

    200kms: Matamata

    Map:




    300kms

    A two loop run, around the Hauraki Plains. Only 956 metres of climbing. The first loop (Blue) runs up to Tahuna and around to Orini before heading back to the start. The second loop (Red) goes up to Paerora and back.

    Checkpoints:

    58kms: Tahuna

    167: Opal Hot Springs

    236kms: Paeroa

    300kms: Opal Hot Springs

    Map:



    400kms

    The 400 km ride does an initial loop up to Tahuna, and Orini and back to Matamata before finishing with a nice flat 230km run up to Kaiaua and back. Total climbing is 1,083 metres.

    Start time is 7am, with a time limit of 27 hours (10am 29th December finish time).

    Checkpoints are:

    58kms: Tahuna

    167kms: Opal Hot Springs

    279kms: Kaiaua

    396kms: Matamata Township (Sorry, this is a short loop to the town to get the full distance)

    400kms: Finish - either at or in the pools themselves.

    Map:


    Blue Loop first, then Red.


    600kms

    The 600km ride does an initial loop up to Tahuna, but continues on to Te Kauwhata, before passing down through Rangiriri and heading down the western side of the Waikato river to Ngarauwahia, before heading onto Orini and back to Matamata (256 km loop). A second loop then heads up past Kaiaua to the Waharau regional park, and back for a nice flat 241km loop. The final 103km loop  heads up past Morrinsville before returning through Morrinsville and Matamata township to finish. Total climbing is 2,307 metres.

    Start time is 7am, with a time limit of 40 hours (11pm 29th December)

    Check points are:

    114kms: Te Kauwhata

    256kms: Opal Hot Pools

    385kms: Kaiaua (on the return from Waharau)

    497kms: Opal Hot Pools

    558kms: Morrinsville

    600kms: Finish

    Map:


    Blue Loop First, then Red, then Pink.





    Route links: 

    200km rwgps link here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29001920

    300km rwgps link here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29006370

    400km rwgps link here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29006412

    600km rwgps link here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29004373


    Ride Organiser:
    Kelvin Spicer. kelvinrspicer@gmail.com. 027-368-7266


    • 2 Jan 2019
    • 3 Jan 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Matamata
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    Description: Hit the ground riding for the New Year. A chance to do either a 200, 300, 400 or 600 kms, starting on the 2nd January.

    All rides start and finish at the Opal Hot Springs and Holiday Park 257 Okauia Springs Road, Matamata.

    200kms

    A fast run up to the Miranda hot pools and back. Dead flat with only 361 metres of climbing.

    Checkpoints:

    100kms: Miranda

    200kms: Matamata

    Map:




    300kms

    A two loop run, around the Hauraki Plains. Only 956 metres of climbing. The first loop (Blue) runs up to Tahuna and around to Orini before heading back to the start. The second loop (Red) goes up to Paerora and back.

    Checkpoints:

    58kms: Tahuna

    167: Opal Hot Springs

    236kms: Paeroa

    300kms: Opal Hot Springs

    Map:



    400kms

    The 400 km ride does an initial loop up to Tahuna, and Orini and back to Matamata before finishing with a nice flat 230km run up to Kaiaua and back. Total climbing is 1,083 metres.

    Start time is 7am, with a time limit of 27 hours (10am 29th December finish time).

    Checkpoints are:

    58kms: Tahuna

    167kms: Opal Hot Springs

    279kms: Kaiaua

    396kms: Matamata Township (Sorry, this is a short loop to the town to get the full distance)

    400kms: Finish - either at or in the pools themselves.

    Map:


    Blue Loop first, then Red.


    600kms

    The 600km ride does an initial loop up to Tahuna, but continues on to Te Kauwhata, before passing down through Rangiriri and heading down the western side of the Waikato river to Ngarauwahia, before heading onto Orini and back to Matamata (256 km loop). A second loop then heads up past Kaiaua to the Waharau regional park, and back for a nice flat 241km loop. The final 103km loop  heads up past Morrinsville before returning through Morrinsville and Matamata township to finish. Total climbing is 2,307 metres.

    Start time is 7am, with a time limit of 40 hours (11pm 29th December)

    Check points are:

    114kms: Te Kauwhata

    256kms: Opal Hot Pools

    385kms: Kaiaua (on the return from Waharau)

    497kms: Opal Hot Pools

    558kms: Morrinsville

    600kms: Finish

    Map:


    Blue Loop First, then Red, then Pink.





    Route links: 

    200km rwgps link here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29001920

    300km rwgps link here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29006370

    400km rwgps link here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29006412

    600km rwgps link here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29004373


    Ride Organiser:
    Kelvin Spicer. kelvinrspicer@gmail.com. 027-368-7266


    • 5 Jan 2019
    • 6:00 AM
    • Upper Hutt railway stn
    Register


    Every year we hold this classic ride and with a bloody good reason:  Its a classic.  Its got everything a classic should have: long climbs - twisty technical descents, cafes, pies, quiet rural roads in blistering heat, dinner in Palmy (thats not really that epic but with 180km you'll think its amazing), followed by the sunset over Kapiti, and a little bump over a quiet mountain road to get back to Upper Hutt.    

    2 sets of lights and reflective jacket are essential. 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kntvGJzY4MM

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/8825251

    Possible backup route https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29016830

    300km BREVET
    Checkpoint Date Time
    ========== ==== ====
    Upper Hutt
    0km start: 06/09 06:00
    close: 06/09 07:00

    Carterton
    54km open: 06/09 07:35
    close: 06/09 09:36

    Pahiatua
    144km open: 06/09 10:14
    close: 06/09 15:36

    Palmerston North
    180km open: 06/09 11:18
    close: 06/09 18:00

    Otaki
    254km open: 06/09 13:34
    close: 06/09 22:56

    Upper Hutt
    307km open: 06/09 15:00
    close: 07/09 02:00



    • 12 Jan 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    • Martinborough
    Register

    Description:
    Crack out your all-road bike, bikepacking rig,  mountain bike or cross bike for some of the best Wairarapa coast and back country available. 

    Photo:


    Map:


    Route link: 
    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26630873

    Event Type:
    GRAVEL

    Road surface:
    40% of its gravel otherwise quiet rural roads

    Deadline for Registration:
    Get your registrations in by Friday 10 Jan

    Ride Organiser:
    Phil  Hendry 0220979293


    • 18 Jan 2019
    • 8:00 PM
    • Picton, Marlborough
    Register

    Kiwi Randonneurs AGM is scheduled for the Friday night before the 400km Marlborough Delights to make it easy for participants to attend.

    Venue will be announced soon.

    • 19 Jan 2019
    • 5:00 AM
    • 20 Jan 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Picton, Marlborough
    Register

    Spectacular scenery in the top of the North Island.


    See the Route map here

    400km BREVET
    Checkpoint Date Time
    ========== ==== ====
    Picton
    0km start: 18/10 05:00
    close: 18/10 06:00

    Richmond
    123km open: 18/10 08:37
    close: 18/10 13:12

    Riwaka
    165km open: 18/10 09:51
    close: 18/10 16:00

    St Arnaud
    266km open: 18/10 12:57
    close: 18/10 22:44

    Blenheim
    373km open: 18/10 16:17
    close: 19/10 05:52

    Picton
    400km open: 18/10 17:08
    close: 19/10 08:00


    • 19 Jan 2019
    • 5:00 AM
    • 20 Jan 2019
    • 9:00 PM
    • Picton, Marlborough
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    Route details:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/10618236

    Event Type600km BREVET

    Checkpoint

    Distance

    Open

    Close

    Picton

    0km

    05:00

    06:00

    Rai Valley

    63km

    06:51

    09:12

    Kohatu

    160km

    09:42

    15:40

    Murchison

    233km

    11:55

    20:32

    Westport

    322km

    14:42

    02:28 Sun

    Murchison

    428km

    18:04

    09:32 Sun

    St Arnaud

    487km

    20:02

    13:28 Sun

    Renwick

    578km

    23:04

    19:32 Sun

    Picton

    617km

    23:48

    21:00 Sun


    Deadline for Registration: 18:00 18 Jan

    Ride Organiser:  Phillip   phillip.hendry@outlook.com


    • 2 Feb 2019
    • 6:00 AM
    • 3 Feb 2019
    • 2:00 AM
    • Greymouth
    Register

    Description:
    Enjoy the scenery as you ride up the Coast Road sandwiched between the sea and the Paparoa Range, then down the Grey Valley to Ngahere where you detour to Moana and back to Greymouth via the Arnold Valley.


    Map:


    Route link: 
    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20585143

    Event Type:
    300 km BRM

    Road surface:
    All sealed except for 4.5 km of good gravel on Deep Creek Road at about 246km

    Deadline for Registration:
    18:00 1st Feb 2019

    Ride Organiser:
    Duncan  duncanpfm@gmail.com  021 267 2193


    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 6:00 AM
    • Upper Hutt railway stn
    Register


    Every year we hold this classic ride and with a bloody good reason:  Its a classic.  Its got everything a classic should have: long climbs - twisty technical descents, cafes, pies, quiet rural roads in blistering heat, dinner in Palmy (thats not really that epic but with 180km you'll think its amazing), followed by the sunset over Kapiti, and a little bump over a quiet mountain road to get back to Upper Hutt.    

    2 sets of lights and reflective jacket are essential. 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kntvGJzY4MM

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/8825251

    300km BREVET
    Checkpoint Date Time
    ========== ==== ====
    Upper Hutt
    0km start: 06/09 06:00
    close: 06/09 07:00

    Carterton
    54km open: 06/09 07:35
    close: 06/09 09:36

    Pahiatua
    144km open: 06/09 10:14
    close: 06/09 15:36

    Palmerston North
    180km open: 06/09 11:18
    close: 06/09 18:00

    Otaki
    254km open: 06/09 13:34
    close: 06/09 22:56

    Upper Hutt
    307km open: 06/09 15:00
    close: 07/09 02:00



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