Wairarapa Frocknic – Saturday 14th March
We’ll be catching the train with our steeds over the Rimutakas and going for a leisurely cruise round the scenic loveliness that is the Wairarapa.
Due to the limited space available on the train for storing bikes, it is essential that you RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
to secure a spot on the train (with a return ride!). Reservations will be on a first come, first served basis.
Meet us at the Wellington railway station at 9.30am – nice and early so that our bikes are all on board ready for a 9.55am departure. Bring your folding bike if you have one as it will mean one more friend can join us (folding bikes can be stored in the main carriage)! Make sure you also have your train ticket ready to go too!
If you want to make your own way over and meet us there, please send us an email so we can let you know when and where we’ll be.
We will cruise north on the train, and likely hop off at Carterton. From here we have a leisurely loop ride planned which includes a picnic and swimming spot (bring kai and swim gears!).
The day will finish up by catching a return train, and arriving back in Wellington about 6.25pm.
If that sounds like your kind of Saturday, send us a quick reply confirming that you will be coming.
The famous “date ride” is here again, celebrating summer, love and cycling!
Sunday 16th February is Love To Roll! Meet atFreyberg Beach at middaydressed for a date, with your loved one(s) and your bikes. We’ll enjoy a cruisy ride around the bays to the first Wellington Ciclovía (see below) and you can win great prizes!
Lovers To Roll can win prizes including “dinners for two” at Ortega Fish Shack and La Boca Loca!
Want to join Love To Roll but don’t have a bike? No problem!
- Wellington Wunderbike has dedicated their free loan bikes to Love To Roll participants on Sunday 16th – contact Pepper 02108269131 to arrange your loan
- Hiring – pay only 25% of normal hire fees to hire a bike for Love To Roll fromWaterfront Hires and Tours ($10 for 4 hours!) AND the first four Love To Roll hirers win a brand new Nutcase helmet – all thanks to WCC and Frocks! Email us once you’ve booked with Waterfront Hires and Tours – email@example.com
‘What is a Ciclovía?’ you say. I’m glad you asked!
Ciclovía is a phenomenon that is taking the world by storm. It’s a simple concept – close a road to cars and open it to people. Free of traffic, Ciclovía allows people to experience their city in a whole new way.
From its roots in Colombia, to downtown Los Angeles, to Melbourne, to Waiheke Island, Ciclovía has finally made it to Wellington!
On Sunday 16 February from 1pm – 5pm, 3.5 kilometers of the Miramar Peninsula, from Shelly Bay to Scorching Bay, will be open for walkers, cyclists, and people on rollerblades, push scooters and in wheelchairs. It will be an opportunity to enjoy this lovely part of the Great Harbour Way without having to worry about traffic. A perfect occasion for families, people of all ages – bring your football / kite / frisbee / picnic – and grab coffee at the Chocolate Fish or Scorch-o-Rama cafes.
Watch our facebook page for more information and updates.
Frocks On Bikes Wellington once again brings you a night to remember – stylish clothes and incredible bicycles, all in one perfect fashion show package.
Wheel Stylish is local fashion in motion.
Showcasing new season style from Wellington’s hottest designers and boutiques, with every model on a beautiful bike. Nibbles from Logan Brown, drinks from Yealands’ wine, Panhead beer and All Good Organics/Karma Cola, plus a fashion show – bikes from Bicycle Junction and style from Design Cartel, Harry’s, Kilt, Mavis & Osborn, Missy’s Room, myboyfriendsback and Philippa&Alice – all for $20!
Thursday 14th November.
Doors at 6pm, show at 7pm
Venue: Sustainability Trust, Forresters Lane, Te Aro (opposite Bunnings on Tory St).
Space is limited. Get your ticket by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the facebook event and see all the info at the page here
Celebrate the last of those lazy hazy days of summer with a frocknic to the Pencarrow Lighthouse. Bring your favourite picnic outfit, your bike, some fabulous picnic buddies or dog, partner, friend or just your bike, some picnic contributions and your togs! The road is unsealed but flat. We’ll take our time and enjoy the wonderful views across the harbour! On the way we’ll find a picnic spot, and perhaps go for a swim.
If you are coming from Wellington, the 10.30am ferry will get you there in plenty of time, and it is only 3km cycle further from Days Bay to the end of the road.
Date: Saturday 23 March
Time: Meet at 11.30am
Location: Burdan’s Gate, Eastbourne
Contact: Lisa Bridson on 04 569 4690 or 021 879 468
This just in from Jan at the Hutt City Council:
We’ve got a couple of events coming up of interest to Frockers…
1. Go by Bike Day Breakfast in Lower Hutt Wednesday 20 Feb – see flier attached. (NB. this is a different day to the Wellington City GBBD, so you can go to both!) http://www.huttcity.govt.nz/en/Leisure–Culture/Huttscene-events/Event/Go-by-Bike-Breakfast/?sectionid=6708
2. Cycle Safety Skills Saturday 16 Feb http://www.huttcity.govt.nz/en/Leisure–Culture/Huttscene-events/Event/Cycle-Safety-Skills—-Brought-to-you-by-Frocks-on-Bikes/?sectionid=6708
And other events in our ‘Summer of Cycling’ programme http://www.huttcity.govt.nz/en/Leisure–Culture/Huttscene-events/Summer-of-Cycling-2013/
Saturday 16 February | 1pm – 4pm
Frocks on Bikes invites women to this 3-hour workshop where you can learn essential skills for riding safely and confidently on urban roads.
Get skilled up and street savvy with the wonderful Marilyn from En Velo. These courses are designed to get you riding more confidently on the busy streets of Wellington. You’ll be indicating like a pro, dodging buses and courier vans with ease and whizzing round roundabouts in no time after a street skills session.
This summer we’re lucky enough to once again have Marilyn and her team of women instructors teaching a series of Street Skills courses. These courses are heavily discounted thanks to the Wellington City Council – only $20 gets you riding like a expert! This is the best investment you could make all summer.
We’ll be offering beginners and intermediate courses. On Saturday mornings and, a couple on a weekdays after work. Groups are limited so you get well looked after, but they fill up fast!
If you’re interested, check the dates below and email us asap to book your spot!
Updated dates for future courses:
Saturday, Dec. 1st – 9:00 -12:00 (rain date 2nd) > postponed until February
Wednesday & Thursday, Jan 30th and 31st – 6pm – 7:30pm (* 2-part evening course*)
Thursday, Feb 7th and Tuesday, Feb 12th – 6:00 – 7:30pm (* 2-part evening course*)
- Saturday, March 16th – 9:00 -12:00 (rain date 17th)
- Saturday, April 20th – 9:00 -12:00 (rain date 21st)