Wellington: Cycle Chic and Tweed Ride coming up!

Join Frocks on Bikes and Bicycle Junction for this stylish pair of events:

Cycle Chic in the Street – Friday 17th October                                                

Bring your own style to a back-street cycle chic fashion parade. Registration at 6pm, Watch ’em roll at 6.30pm. Edward St courtyard, outside Meow. Great prizes to be won! (NB: no dressups, it’s everyday chic)




Need for Tweed Ride (Wellingtons first Tweed Ride!) – Saturday 8th November

From Shorland Park Island Bay to Little Beer Quarter, CBD.
Meeting at 1pm, stopping at Queen Sally’s for tea and scones and arriving at LBQ around 4.30pm. More destinations TBC.

The idea is to get dressed up to the 9s in traditional cycling attire to salute a bygone era – a high spirited celebration of the humble bicycle and its long enduring history.  Riders then take their bicycles on a tour of Wellington.

Over $1000 worth of prizes to be won!!

Registration required at http://www.bicyclejunction.co.nz/newsandevents/tweed


Auckland Tweed Run

Auckland NZ’s homage to the international anachronistic Tweed Run phenomena of dressing up in old fashioned clothes and riding a bicycle.

It’s free and all are welcome- just find some tweed, bring a picnic and come on a bike!

T. Whites Bikes to Highwic House- Sunday 7th April 2013.
12pm onwards, meeting at T.Whites Everyday Bikes, 132 Symonds St.

This time round we are collaborating with Highwic House by riding our bikes to their Art Deco Day Out picnic.


It is up to attendees to bring their own helmets and safety gear and be responsible for themselves in the traffic.

For more info about Auckland Tweed Runs, go to:

or for the Art Deco picnic:

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 (Auckland)

Frocks on Bikes are invited to join the Tweed Run in celebration of the 3rd anniversary of the 40km speed limit on Ponsonby Road.Now on the 23rd On Sunday 16th, starting at 11am  with a champagne brunch at T Whites Everyday Bikes (The 2nd Hand Bike Shop) 132 Symonds Street.
The ride will take a leisurely route through Grey Lynn/ Ponsonby area with a stop for coffee in Ponsonby, then returning to the bike shop for a prize giving for best dressed and best bike.

The Event on FB

For fashion inspiration check out the London Tweed Run held in May – so many dapper chaps and elegant lady riders