New date and venue for Cycle Style
- A stylish celebration of urban cycling in Auckland
- Cycle fashion shows for a variety of ages and styles
- Try out a selection of urban bikes & indulge in local fashion
Come for the whole afternoon to enjoy the festival atmosphere and unique entertainment or select a specific show to attend
The Cycle Style Programme:
- Noon Cycle Style entertainment
- 12:30 Fashion show: Dalston
- 1pm Velociteers – synchronised cycling performance
- 1:30 Fashion show: Starfish
- 2pm Fashion show: Hannah- Lee Jade
- 2:30 Auckland Hard-court Bicycle Polo
- 3pm Fashion show: We’Ar It
- 3:30 Vintage show: K Rd
- 4pm Join a group ride around Queens Wharf
- 4:30 Finale show
Presented on selected bikes from T-Whites, R&R, Cyco and our boutique suppliers – try it all on-site.
We encourage you to get to Cycle Style by bicycle, walking or public transport. See www.maxx.co.nz
The inaugural Cycle Style was held in 2010 – check out the video here
Try My Bike – Wine and cheese
TelstraClear Challenge – Frocking over the Auckland Harbour Bridge
When: Sunday 11 December 2011
Why: Not only is it your chance to ride the Auckland Harbour Bridge & Northern Busway. But stay afterward for the TelstraClear Cycling Carnival – an energetic expo of cycling culture. Head back to the city via the North Shore’s Green Route, one of Auckland’s cycling gems. Stop half way to enjoy a divine treat at the Little & Friday Cafe or pedal straight on for Devonport and the “Art in Action” festival.
Registration: You must register to do the ride. Select “15km Pedaller ride” and search on an existing team “Frocks on Bikes” when registering (registration costs $65). http://www.telstraclearchallenge.co.nz/ (it doesn’t matter if you have already registered without selecting a team)
Meet: By the VIP tent in the car park at Pt Erin (off Shelley Beach Road)
Time: Aim to be there by 7am – we will be setting off by 7.30am behind all the speedy riders. We will be riding as a Frocks on Bike group at a leisurely and enjoyable pace.
What to wear: your Sunday best or what ever you feel comfortable frocking in (we are not competing )
Who: all welcome to take part but you have to be over 13 (read all the details here http://www.telstraclearchallenge.co.nz/index.htm)
The route goes from Shelley Beach Road, across the Harbour Bridge, up the Northern Busway (supported by a 160 bus “guard of honour”) ending at Smales Farm for a community bike festival including a range of food and beverage options cycle track for the little ones (under 5’s) a picnic area BMX displays cycle safety activities spot prizes corporate/group marquees (all proceeds going to the MS foundation) Workshops (cycling and public transport workshops).
Plus a performance by the fabulous Velociteers. Arrange for friends and family to meet you at the Smales Farm Festival (you don’t have to be registered to attend)
Options for returning to the city: We will be heading back to the city via the North Shore’s Green Route and the Devonport ferry. The plan is to stop half way at Little & Friday Cafe (next to the Northborro Reserve) or you can pedal straight on for Devonport (If you don’t want to ride email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a lift with your bike back to town )
Frock to a Starfish Happy Hour Thursday 24th November 2011 5-7pm
Starfish Ponsonby is celebrating the longer lighter summer days with Thursday Happy Hours.Every Thursday up until Christmas Starfish Ponsonby will be opening their doors from 5-7pm and offering up all sorts of goodies and treats.
On Thursay 24th November Starfish will be showing their love and appreciation to Frocks on Bikes and fellow riders; Rock up to Starfish on your bike during Happy Hour, share a glass of delicous Amisfield wine and receive 10% off all purchases plus receive a wee gift as a thank you from us to you. Plus most coordinated bike and frock style combo of the evening will win a Starfish bag of treats. We can’t wait to have the Frockstars along for the evening!
Frock for 350 moving planet 24 September 2011 from 11am
This Saturday, September 24, Frocks on Bikes will join thousands of people around the world in taking to the central city streets on foot, bicycles, skateboards and other people-powered forms of transport, in a unified international call for a move away from fossil fuel dependency to renewable sources of energy. We invite you to join us on Saturday and share Moving Planet Auckland with your family and friends.
Big frock family-friendly bike ride: 11am meet Wynyard Quarter, Playground March (jump off your bike and join marchers): 1pm, meet QE2, Lower Queen St Gathering: 2pm Albert Park – food, music and speakers (Rob Swan, Arctic Explorer)
Dress: In addition to your Frockilicious outfit dress up as your favourite fossil fuel alternative or decorate yourself with the unifying symbol for the worldwide Moving Planet day: arrows to symbolise moving away from fossil fuels. Moving Planet Auckland on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=140394646051782 and more information at
350 Aotearoa: http://www.350.org.nz/movingplanet
Cycle Action would love all frockers and supporters to join one of two bike rides on Saturday to Waterfront Auckland’s day of fun and frivolity – free music performances, arts and cinema events – and be one of the first to ride to explore new public spaces, venues and restaurants (focusing around seafood venues at the expanded “red shed”) as well as the new “Wynyard Crossing” bridge (just for walkers and cyclists!) from Viaduct Harbour.
The cycle rides begin at 11am, one starting from Mission Bay’s Mecca café in the Mission Building, and the other from Western Park on Ponsonby Road. Ride to the event and you’ll get a a loyalty card for MacGregor Brothers with a heap of stamps for a free gelato or coffee.
There will also be hourly jaunts by bike (starting at 12PM) around the waterfront departing from Silo Park.
Auckland Arts Festival 2011 presents White Night on Saturday 12th March 2011
Let’s join the “Storm of artistic excitement” when Auckland’s galleries and museums will stay open until midnight, featuring special exhibitions, activities and performances.
A wonderful opportunity to dress up and, using the perfect mode of transport for the event, visit the different White Night sites by bike.
Meet at 6pm at Aotea Square where White Night launches with drumming, bands and other performances.
From there at about 6.40pm we gently ride towards Ponsonby to Whitespace Gallery on Crummer Road for an operatic performance in the window from 7pm – 7.45pm.
We will follow a route to 8 more venues ending back at Aotea Square Objectspace 8 Ponsonby Road Two Rooms 16 Putiki Street Newton (not far from Ponsonby Rd) Starkwhite 510 K’ Rd Artspace 300 K’ Rd Museum in the domain Gus Fisher Gallery 74 Shortland Street The Auckland Art Gallery AUT WA building Level 2 55 Wellesley Street East and then, Whew! Back to Aotea Square and that’s 10 art venues in one night! Join Frocks on Bikes at any point, drop off whenever you like and linger as long as you wish along the way
Dress: Your sparkliest, high viz frocks and light your bike up.
There are many other galleries taking part. Have a look at the Auckland Festival website under White Night for the whole programme.
An exciting evening for Frocks and stylish gents
Wednesday, 2nd March 2011
Try My Bike Wine and Cheese
Test ride a wide variety of female-friendly bicycles and have your questions answered by seasoned cycle divas and bicycle experts.
Indulge your passion; try different colours, shapes and designs to find out which bike is perfect for you. This event is brought to you by Frocks on Bikes and Auckland Transport.
6pm – 8pm
Lake House Arts Centre, 37 Fred Thomas Drive, Takapuna
Free but registration essential
Contact Debbie Lang at Auckland Transport 355 3553 or www.aucklandtransport.govt.nz
Frocks on Bikes have been invited to support Tanya Batt’s storytelling and cycling adventure taking place from Waiheke to Wellington with a short ride in the company of Mayor Len Brown
More details at http://www.fundraiseonline.co.nz/onceuponanisland/
Explore the Super City
Date: Sunday February 13
Time: 10:00am for a pre-ride briefing. The ride will depart at 10:30am.
Where: Meet outside the Catalina Café (Corner of Buckley Ave and Hastings Crescent)
RSVP – Email Pippa at email@example.com
Help kick off the new Hobsonville Farmers Market and join us for a pedal around Hobsonville Point, the former RNZAF base. Rich in history, the base was the centre of not only air force operations but leisure time for officers, enlisted men, and their families. A perfect opportunity to put on your Sunday best, this is a cruisey little ride, great for children, with lots of time for coffee and wandering the market. Bring a basket and ride through time; passing the old runway where you can take in the beautiful views of the water. The ride meanders back beside old air force buildings, and the park.
Journey Planner: From the North Shore, a bike ride to the Point is possible via the reasonably pleasant Upper Harbour Drive and then the Greenhithe cycle path. (This is more recommended for the adventurous)
We’ll be taking our wheels on the car (unfortunately the ferry service hasn’t started yet!) When coming from the North Western Motorway, turn right into Hobsonville Road and travel for 4-5kms. You will see a large sign for ‘Hobsonville Airfield’ and a turn-off to your right into Buckley Avenue.
From the Shore the Buckley Avenue exit is on your left, approximately 1km past the Greenhithe Bridge.
Follow Buckley Avenue down to the playground and Catalina Cafe you will see on your right.
If anyone is interested in carpooling please let us know.
Check out more Frock Friendly rides organised by Cycle Action here on every Sunday of the month during February starting on Sunday 6th
Frocks on Bikes will be joining the annual Go By Bike Breakfast with a bike ride from Western Park, Ponsonby to the breakfast at the Viaduct. A good excuse to leave the car at home for your commute to work or just because you can.
Date: Wed 16 February
Time: Breakfast 6.30- 9am (details of the ride departure time will be sent out nearer the time)
Frocktober Cupcake Picnic ride
Meet at Britomart’s Bike Central at 10am or 10:45am beside Ferg’s Kayaks Okahu Bay.
Brush off your Sunday best and pack a picnic rug, spring is here and Frocks on Bikes is bringing cycle style to Mission Bay.
This flat leisurely ride, along the bays of Tamaki Drive provides the most fabulous eye candy good old Auckland has to offer. We’ll make a brief stop at Okahu Bay, for any frocks that wish to join the flock here, before meandering beautifully along the shore to the heart of gorgeous Mission Bay. There, by the fountain, relax and enjoy refreshments and frockolicious cupcakes!
Feel free …
to pack a lunch or enjoy the local café fare and
Pedal into summer!!!!
Saturday 18th September
Spring Celebration of Cycling
Recently, have you felt a stirring in your bell ringing finger, an urge to put flowers on your bicycle, or found yourself strangely drawn to your more colourful clothing?
These are all classic symptoms of ‘Frockishness’ brought on by … **Spring**
so release your inner ‘Frock’ and join us for a Spring Celebration of Cycling!!
(ignore any potentially frocksopping rain showers … we will be frocking whatever the weather)
Wheels not working? Need a tune-up for spring?
Fix your bike with the team from Tumeke Cycle Space, or take advantage of free maintenance checks by Adventure Cycles.
Decorate your bike
Bring the kids along to the bike decoration station for a spring makeover and to win fabulous prizes donated by CYCO.
Show off your wheels
Bring along your own stylish ride (including vintage bikes – we’d love to see them), meet other fabulous Frockalicious bicycle riders, and join the flock of Frocks in a cycle-parade along Ponsonby Road at 1pm (A slow and safe parade with a Police escort)
Need a bike for the parade?
10 FREE Nextbikes at Western Park from 11am. If you have only ridden dirt or road bikes before you in for comfortable surprise. Early birds get the bikes
Thursday 1st July
An evening of Cycle Style …
Venue: Shed 1, 101 Halsey Street, Viaduct Harbour.
When: 6pm, Thursday 1st July, 2010
Join us for a fabulous cycle-centric evening of gorgeous bicycles, fabulous fashion and this seasons ‘must have’ cycle accessories.
Cycling in ‘style’ is taking the world by storm; come and see what all the fuss is about, and be part of it!
- ‘Try my Bike’ with a test ride on a wide range of stylish gents and ladies bicycles
- Get the low down on biking beautifully with the Cycle Style Fashion Show (featuring local fashion designers, bicycle retailers and street style)
- Mingle with experienced cycle divas and cycle dudes, and talk to the experts about winter cycling in style
- Win stunning prizes: bring a non-cyclist and win the ‘bicycle friendly’ spot prize, arrive on your bike and go into the ‘On Ya Bike’ draw, show off your unique cycle style and win ‘best dressed’… and so much more!
- Valet bicycle parking and free maintenance checks available
**Entry to this event is free but we really need you to RSVP darlings!**
Please fill in the registration form below with something like “yes, I’ll be there with bells on!”. When you arrive, you will go into the draw to win a fabulous frocktastic prize!!!
Sorry but we are
(which is pretty amazing as the event is free and it is a very large venue!!!)
Adventure Cycles, Cycle Auckland, Cyco, Hedgehog Bikes, Mt Eden Cycles, Rode, Nextbike, T.Whites, AvantiPlus Waitakere and the Urban Bicycle Company
With fashion from Dalston, Derny, Chalky Digits and Rose McLeod from Upcycle, Waiheke Island
With support from the Road Safety Team at Auckland City Council, Travel Smarter at North Shore City Council, Yealands Estate, New World Victoria Park, Fullers Ferries, and the Eco Store
Hosted by Frocks on Bikes with Cycle Action Auckland
Friday 19th March
Lighting up of the Twin Streams cycleway
Come and join us and bring the whole family along for music and dance, competitions, face painting, bouncy castle, community group displays, art events, and sausage sizzle.
There will (of course) be plenty of bicycling frolicking to join in with …
- bicycle activities – Next Bike will be there to lend you a bike if you don’t have one yourself!,
- bicycle competitions – decorate your bike or come in fancy dress and be in to win super prizes,
- plus the opportunity for short Bike and Walk Treks from 5.30pm.
The Frocks will be there promoting frockiliciously stylish bicycle riding for the whole family! Come and chat about riding your bicycle more often; feeling good and looking good!
What: Light up at Twilight
Where: Field 3 Henderson Park in Waitakere City
Date: Friday 19th March
Time: From 5.30pm (Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse will ‘switch on the lights’ at sunset – 7.45pm)
Saturday 20th March
Give City Cycling a Go … for free!
Greens on Campus are are having a ‘give city cycling a go’ event in Albert Park this Saturday. It’s simple – they are providing free bikes, all the help and assistance you need and some nice soft grass to practice on! So if you want to ‘give it a go’ (or have friends who are interested) email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your free bike and then just turn up. Experienced cyclists (that means anyone who can already ride a bicycle) are invited to come along for a group ride and picnic from 1 to 2.30 pm.
The Frocks will of course be on hand for all those ‘riding in a Frock’ type questions and of course we never miss out on a good group ride – see you there!
Give City Cycling a Go on Free Bikes!
Location: The band rotunda, Albert Park
When: 12.30 – 2.30 pm, Sat, 20th of March
What: 12.30 to 1 pm – a brief workshop where people can practise cycling around Albert Park and ask any questions they have about the cost of bikes, maintenance, safety etc
1 to 2.30 pm – a short group ride to the Domain where we can have a picnic before heading back to Albert Park.
Book in advance: If you’d like a free bike please email email@example.com so we can provide a bike for you to use
Why? Cycling in the city is a cheap, healthy, green, and convenient way to get around. Giving it a go for a few hours is a great way to decide whether you’re ready to invest in a bike or not yet. You’ll also get great tips on where to buy a cheap second hand bike, how much it costs to run a bike, what accessories you really need and those you can do without etc…
Dress: Riding a bicycle for transport in the city is perfectly do-able in your normal street clothes … looking stylish (as always!)… don’t feel that you need to come all lycra and sports logos!
Join us for a fun, relaxed evening of cheese, wine, and bicycles! Test ride a wide variety of female-friendly bicycles and learn ‘what’s hot’ from seasoned cycle divas and bicycle experts. Indulge your passion; try different colours, shapes and designs and find out which bike is perfect for you.
A great opportunity to find the right ride for you over a glass of wine and nibbles. This is a free event but it is essential to RSVP. Please contact Debbie Lang, phone (09) 486 8600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance.
What: Try my Bike evening
When: 6pm – 7.30pm
Where: The Lake House Arts Centre, 37 Fred Thomas Drive, Barry’s Point Reserve, Takapuna.
Can’t make it? – we are trying to organise a ‘Try my Bike’ event in the City – watch this space!!
Fabulous February Sunday Social Rides
Frocks on Bikes will also be joining CAA in a series of fabulous Sunday Social Rides …
Sunday 7th February
Touring along Tamaki Drive
This one is an easy sojourn along the water front so bring your family and friends and show ‘um how to Frock their stuff in style! This ride has a nominated on-route conversation topic of ‘ordinary biking- using your bike for transport’.
Sunday 14th February
Amble to Ambury
This one has the nominated on-route conversation topic of ‘planning your bike route’. And this route has obviously been impeccably planned – Mt Eden via SH20 cycle lane to Ambury Farm Park and then heading back across Mangere Bridge.
Sunday 21th February
Devonport Green Route Ride
Fabulous CAA Sunday Social Ride exploring the Devonport Peninsula –enjoy the stunning beaches and harbour views, drop into Takapuna for an ice cream and then check out the tunnels under the old gun emplacement on North Head (don’t worry, it’s not too much of a hill). Then why not spend the rest of the day at the fabulous Devonport Wine & Food festival. On-route conversation topic? Anything you like!
Sunday 28th February
Award winning Twin Streams Ride West Auckland
This 9.3 km network of walk and cycleways have been built alongside the Oratia, Waikumete, Opanuku, Pixie and Swanson streams and recently scooped an award for ‘Best Cycle Facility’. This trip includes the added excitement of putting your bicycle on a train! On-route conversation topic? Probably taking your bicycle on a train!
Check out the full February Bikewise programme of events
Saturday 13th February 2010
Coasting the Coast
Don’t have the time or inclination (or muscle power!) to enter the Coast to Coasttriathlon?
Then join us for Coasting the Coast. Our ‘slow bicycle’ alternatives are:
- CYCLE from the ferry building at Britomart to St. Heliers;
- on our arrival, PADDLE in the sea;
- and then RUNup a bill at the local café on coffee and ice cream.
Meet at 2pm at the Ferry Building to join other ‘Frockatheletes’ for this event!
Obviously, you wouldn’t attempt a triathlon wearing inappropriate clothing … so may we suggest a a drop-dead gorgeous top, a full-on flouncy skirt, killer heels and, of course, plenty of accessories!
Wednesday 17th February 2010
Go by Bike Breakfast
“What’s happening at the event?
- Free breakfast – including a free Sierra coffee and muffin
- The return of Urgent Courier’s popular ‘Commuter Challenge’
- Jon Bridges as MC and 91.8 More FM
- Fantastic prizes, including a bike from AvantiPlus, Mt Eden, and other great spot prizes for the biggest workplace team and best fancy dress
- Free bike health checks from Adventure Cycles
- The now-famous ‘Frocks on bikes’.”
If you’re in the Ponsonby area, join the Frock cluster meeting at Western Park in Ponsonby at 6.45am. The plan is for this flockette to ride to the end of Ponsonby Road and along K Road to intercept the North Western Bike Bus (hopefully carrying more birds of a feather Frocking together!) to join the ride down Queen Street at 7 – 7.15am. Feel free to join the ride from anywhere along this route or meet up with us at the Viaduct – you can’t miss us, we’ll be the ones looking fabulously Frockilicious!!
Critical Mass Christmas Ride
Frocks on Bikes joined in with the Critical Mass Christmas themed ride on Friday evening (27th November 2009) and it was fabulous fun.
An excellent ride around Auckland City – this is definitely a ‘must do again’ event for the Frocks! We met at Albert Park Fountain at 5pm and then headed off at 6pm. It was very similar to the (fabulous) 350 ride but is a little more intimate (less riders!). There were plenty of Mass veterans on the rides who looked after the group and we rode as one ‘unit’ changing pace as necessary be to keep the group together.
350 Climate Action
On Saturday October 24th 2009 (Labour weekend), in support of the worldwide climate change day of action, Auckland Frocks created a glorious Frocktastic vision of cycling loveliness on the 350 Big Bike Ride. The ride united cyclists of every persuasion in an epic fun ride to promote safe and sustainable transport for all, and to show our support for transforming the car-centric streets of Auckland into sustainable and people-friendly spaces. The ride started in Britomart Square at 1.30pm and followed an easy, safe (with marshalls) and scenic 12km ride to Mt. Eden’s Takahi Reserve. It was a Frocktastic day where cyclists of every persuasion mixed and mingled in a Frockilicious frenzie of cyclicious goodness.
Check out the photos on Auckland Cycle Chic:
Red Carpet Movie Night
The Red Carpet Movie Night on Wednesday 14th October 2009 was a blast and, even though the weather was against us, (yet again!!!) a flock of very brave glitterati ‘turned heads’ on the ride up Queen Street. The movie, Veer, was excellent and very inspirational – we are now looking for volunteers for our very own Frockettes!! (keep an eye on Auckland Cycle Chic for the pictures of our glamorous Red Carpet Frockers).
Frocks’ Day Out
On Saturday 12th September 2009 the Auckland Frocks were out in style! The Frocks’ Day Out kicked off to a less than promising start with heavy showers and squalls, but by 11ish the day was brightening up and Frockilicious cyclists were amassing. The weather did not put off the many cycling stylistas and the judges were spoilt for choice for ‘best dressed’ and most Frockilicious ‘bicycle decoration’ and ‘helmet adornment’ (generously donated by Widdess). Nikki Kaye, MP for Auckland Central, presented the prizes and then joined the Frock flock, and our police escort, in a dazzling parade down Ponsonby Road. The frockilicious procession was sweetly serenaded by the street music of Ponsonby market day, bicycle bells and car horns as it travelled from Western Park to the Three Lamps and back. Well done Frocks!!
SPRING was given a Frocktastic welcome; check out the Frockilicious events that we have planned for SUMMER!!
Check out the 2008 Frocks on Bikes parade down Ponsonby Road in support of 350.org – it was SUNNY!!
And here’s another lovely video of the event
2008 Climate Change Action Festival
Frocks on Breakfast TV! Bravo to Jasmine and co. in Auckland for making such a great showing – check out the photos on http://intersect.ning.com/group/frocksonbikes