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 email@example.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.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
‘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.
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.
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!
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
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.
Here’s another reason to get dressed up…….Frocks on Bikes have organised a Christmas Ride on Sunday 9th December.
Meeting at Solway School (South end of Ngaumutawa Rd) at 11am.
Get your best Christmas outfit on and bring a picnic lunch… Remember it’s all about looking stylish, getting on a bike and having fun!
See the facebook event for details: https://www.facebook.com/events/278917262210947/
That’s right ladies! A lovely spring ride has been organised and the lovely folks at Green Jersey Cycle Tour Company are organising a free BBQ at the other end. There’s a BMX track for the kids, and a bike trailer running from Masterton (bookings essential) – so no excuses – you can bring the whole family.
The details: 2pm this Sunday, starting at South End Park, Brooklyn road, Carterton.
Keep an eye on the facebook page for cancellations.