Wairarapa Frocknic – 14th March

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 frocksonbikes@gmail.com 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.
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Love to Roll and Ciclovia – 16th Feb in Wellington

The famous “date ride” is here again, celebrating summer, love and cycling!

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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! 


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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 – frocksonbikes@gmail.com

Love To Roll destination: Miramar Ciclovía

‘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.

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Frocks on Bikes Ride and Vintage High Tea (Wairarapa)

Put on your best frock, heels and lippy and join ‘Frocks on Bikes’ in a festive ride weaving through the back lanes of Featherston. Meander past the historic homestead ‘Longwood’, treat yourself and your friends to a Ladies High Tea and a spot of pre-Christmas vintage shopping. If you enjoy dancing, stay on for the vintage Lindy hop swing dance workshop. tickets to High Tea and Lindy Hop swing Dance class www.dashtickets.co.nz for full programme see www.kokomai.co.nz

Sunday 20th October at 11.30am.

Join the facebook event for more info.

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Vintage Event in the ‘Rapa – pencil it in!

Hi Ladies and Gentlemen wearing frocks,

Just letting you know that we have an exciting vintage event bubbling away as part of the Kokomai Creative festival on Sunday 20th Oct – so mark that in your diaries…a leisurely ride, high tea lunch, shopping and for those of you keen a vintage swing dance class…more details will emerge!

Tour de Frocks – Masterton

The weather is supposed to improve……..so here’s something to do in the school holidays:
A quiet, easy, bike ride around Masterton in a fashionable French way.
Coffee break at Café Cecile – I believe they have some French pastries for us.

Saturday 20th July at 2pm

AvantiPlus Masterton – 47 Chapel St

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Wellington – Summer of Cycling

Love to Roll – 2nd March

Our annual Love to Roll date ride is here again on the 2nd of March. Join Frocks On Bikes for a fresh, fun and summery cruise to the Fringe Festival in the city (either busking circus show, Campground Chaos outside St Johns, or Wheels of Justice at Bike Barn – must pre-book tickets).
Love To Roll goes from sea to city this year, so dress for a date, bring company and meet at Lyall Bay (Maranui Cafe) at 11am for coffee before we roll for a leisurely ride to town.
And if this wasn’t enough, at Love To Roll 2013 we’ll be raffling amazing date prizes –  dinners for two in Welly’s finest eateries (Martin Bosley, Olive, Finc, Monterey and Sweet Mother’s Kitchen), a Beautiful Bike Bag AND a Giant Suede bike from Giant Wellington!
The deets:
Meet at 11am  for coffee, ready to roll at 12 noon, 2nd March at Maranui, Lyall Parade. Bring your keep cup and cash for raffle tickets or quick coffee orders.
Shows start 2pm – either outside St Johns for Campground Chaos, or Bike Barn for pre-booked Wheels of Justice tickets
Rain date: 9th March
Cancellations: keep an eye on our facebook page
More info: email frocksonbikes@gmail.com 
Tweed Ride in the Wairarapa – 3rd FebruaryDon your duchess dress, or plus fours and tweed blazer, for a fun day out to celebrate the opening of the final section of the Greytown to Woodside Trail on Sunday 3 February. The Greytown Trails Trust has organised Wairarapa’s first ever ‘Tweed Run’ to celebrate the recent completion of ‘Stage 2’ from Woodside Rd to the Station, and the three years of hard work that’s gone into creating the 5km Greytown to Woodside cycling and walking trail. The public – that’s us! – is invited to bring a picnic to the Tweed Run, and there’ll also be refreshments  on the Trail. The event will include prizes for best costumes, and dogs are welcome on a lead, either in costume or ‘au natural’.Sunday 3 February 2013, 11am onwards- meet by the Woodside railway station Woodside end of the Greytown-Woodside Trail
Rimutaka Rail Ride – 9th FebruaryGreater Wellington are organising a family friendly ride over the rail trail. They say: “Enjoy a long (17km) but family-friendly bike ride along the historic Rimutaka Rail Trail. Learn the history of the fell engine and enjoy a picnic and sausage sizzle at summit, site of an old railway village. Max 80 people for return shuttles.”See the GW website for more details
Bikewise month – 13th FebruaryFebruary is Bikewise month! We’ll try to keep you posted on all the events planned around Wellington. Keep an eye on our calendar for details, but frankly there’s so much great stuff happening you should check out the Bikewise Events page online. MUST DO EVENT! Ink it on your social calendar: ‘Go By Bike Day’ on the 13th of February. Free breakfast! Open to everyone with a bike, from 6.30am under the sails on Queens Wharf.

“Wellington’s annual Go By Bike Day breakfast is not to be missed and for 2013 its going to be even bigger! We’ve ordered a sunny day with no wind, a guy that will blend you a smoothie with his bicycle, a photography booth for a portrait of you and your bike and that’s just the beginning. Come along for the food, the fun, and the mighty good company. Oh yeah, and the bikes.”
Evening movie ride – 20th FebruaryFrocks on Bikes loves Wellington’s summer events – and what better way to get to them than on two wheels?! Join us for an evening ride (route TBC on the night) before spreading the picnic blankets and opening the drinks at Waitangi Park for a cool Film by Starlight.The details:
20th Feb – Meet for a pre-movie ride at 7pm at the north side of the Wharewaka (near Taranaki St). We’ll cruise the waterfront to stretch our legs before settling in at Waitangi Park for Searching for Sugarman. (We know these movies are always packed out, so we’ve planned it to stake out a good spot)If the movie is cancelled, then the ride will be too. Keep an eye on the WCC website or facebook.Bring picnic blankets, food, wine, bike lights and something warm for after dark.

Tweed Run in the Wairarapa

Sunday 3 February 2013, 11am onwards- meet by the Woodside railway station
Woodside end of the Greytown-Woodside Trail

Grab your floral dress, or plus fours and tweed blazer, for a fun day out to celebrate the opening of the final section of the Greytown to Woodside Trail on Sunday 3 February.

The Greytown Trails Trust has organised Wairarapa’s first ever ‘Tweed Run’ to celebrate the recent completion of ‘Stage 2’ from Woodside Rd to the Station, and the three years of hard work that’s gone into creating the 5km Greytown to Woodside cycling and walking TrailThe public is invited to bring a picnic to the Tweed Run, and there will also be refreshments available on the Trail. The event will include prizes for best costumes, and dogs are welcome on a lead, either in costume or ‘au natural’.

For updates and more information go to Greytown Trails on Facebook.