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Top of the South Island ride – Feb 25th to 28th

Posted: January 13, 2011 by BlogMaster in Events

Rowan Parkes in Wellington is bringing a group of locals down to ride some of our great roads.  Rowan was one of our lead riders in the recent GS Anniversary Ride.  Everyone is welcome to take part so see the attached document for details.

Motomart ride south island 25-28th Feb 2011


The 30/30/30 Challenge

Posted: November 9, 2010 by BlogMaster in Events
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New Zealand really must have a love affair with the BMW GS as apart from our wee adventure, there is a group of GS enthusiasts in the Bay of Plenty who are riding a GS for 30 days and plan to ride 30,000 ks.

Check out their blog posts HERE and good on them.  Hopefully we can hook up with them somewhere along the way when we come down through the BOP.

Biketoberfest and Brunch

Posted: October 29, 2010 by BlogMaster in Events
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Just following up on the e-mail from Warren with a bit more information, and a correction.

All bikes need to be parked outside Jeff Gray BMW before 1200 on Saturday as the roads will be closed from 1200 onwards.  Rodney will be there to direct traffic and maybe try and park the bikes by model.  We are also putting on a bit of a GS display to mark the 30 Year Anniversary and collecting for the Westpac Trust Helicopter Service.

Once you have parked your bike, Gillian and Bonnie (named after her dad’s Bonneville) at High Street Cafe (215 High Street, beside Excelsiors Hotel) are expecting us for brunch so make your way there (just a few blocks up Manchester Street).  I have attached their breakfast menu below.  It would be a great help for them if we can give them some numbers so if you are coming for brunch can you respond to this blog (under comments) so we can let them know.

Don’t forget the activities kick off today out at Ruapuna, weather permitting and Rodney will have one of the S1000R bikes available for rides tomorrow.

High St Cafe Menu

Biketoberfest Christchurch Friday 29th to Nov 1st

Posted: October 28, 2010 by BlogMaster in Events

This is to confirm that despite being shaken we are still going ahead with Biketoberfest 2010.This year will be even better and bigger than last year and for those who were there it was a blast.

Here is a quick run-down of the events we have planned.

Friday 29th at Ruapuna starting at 6.00pm we are running bike sprints .This is a first for Biketoberfest and will be a great sight seeing bikes sprinting against each other and the clock!

We will be running similar bikes against each other and some fun events as well. come and enter your bike or just come to watch. There will be some prizes up for grabs.

More details to come so you can get the details to your club members

Steve Grigor from Sportzone Suzuki will then attempt to beat the current world record attempt for a front wheel stoppie on a trail bike. This is a must see and I have seen Steve practise this and it is amazing, so lets cheer Steve on to a world record.

Saturday 30th of October. This is the big day on Manchester Street and now we have approval to close Manchester Street like last year. This will happen at 1.00pm so all the clubs holding displays and BBQs etc will need to be organized and ready to move into place at that time. The displays and events will be like last year just bigger and better. there are some new events planned as well ,like a fashion show, so please let all on your databases know. We really want families and friends of bikers to come and see some great bikes on display .there will be food vendors and club displays as well. Prizes will be up for grabs for the bike show plus there will be a major prize of a weekend for 2 in Hamner Springs to be won

We have also designed a limited edition Tshirt to commemorate the recent big events in Chch.It will be available for $15.00 and is top quality and in very limited numbers so come to this afternoon to get one (or 2 ! ).All profits from this T-shirt will be going to the Salvation Army here in Chch and at this time it is great to be able to support them.

We then have a great biker party planned at the Iconic Bar on Manchester Street from 7.00pm and that’s when the prizes will be drawn so be there to win. There will be great deals on drinks and food on the night too.

Sunday 30th.

We would like to have a mass club ride. So please talk to your members and come back with your ideas on destination and times.

We welcome any feed-back  and ideas so please contact me or any of the Manchester Street bike shops.

This event is really to say that it takes more than an earthquake to stop us bikers from having a good time!

For more details go to New Zealand Biketoberfest on Facebook.


Venue changes for Sunday’s Brunch

Posted: September 24, 2010 by BlogMaster in Events
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We have changed the venue for brunch this Sunday to the Dunsandel Store, Main South Road, Dunsandel.

Meet there at 10.30 and then if interested you can head to the Boys Day Out at Ruapuna for some quality Boy Time!!!

South Island RAG Rally

Posted: September 15, 2010 by BlogMaster in Events

Details about the South Island RAG Rally are attached.

The event will take place from November 12th to the 14th and will be based around Havelock (up Blenheim way).

BMW South Island Rag Rally 2010

2010 Variety Bike Bash

Posted: August 3, 2010 by BlogMaster in Events
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Start your engines for the inaugural Variety Bike Bash, a bike run with a difference!

A difference for Kiwi kids!     November 21st to 26th

It will combine fantastic scenery and great roads with fundraising for Kiwi kids and, in true Variety style, entertainment and fun.

More than just a traditional bike run, riders will visit schools and children along the way, distributing grants to Kiwi kids in need, and bringing a smile to the faces of the kids. Bike Bashers will see exactly where the funds they have raised go.

Read more here >

2011 Pukemanu Adventure Ride

Posted: July 30, 2010 by BlogMaster in Events

Dear Adventure Rider

26th March 2011 – mark it on your calendar, put in your leave request, book the babysitter…..  the legendary PUKEMANU ADVENTURE RIDE is back, taking in the breathtaking scenery of the Wairarapa.

Although the date is confirmed, we are still working on the finer details; like the entry form (this should be out shortly).  If you would like to receive one, please email me by return >

Kind regards

Iona Gibbs

Pukemanu Adventure Ride
c/- 61 Regent Street
Martinborough 5711
Ph 06 306 9868

Registration for the Burt Munro Challenge are now open.  The fee this years is $60 and covers:

Rally Information

  • Rally tickets include access to all racing events as a spectator, except the NZ Longtrack Championship and the Bluff Hill Climb
  • Pre registration fee is $60 and registration on the day will cost $65
  • Rally registration fee for children (5-16yrs) is $20 at all times and children under 5 are free
  • Children must be accompanied by a paying parent or guardian and will not receive a rally badge
  • Rally participants will pick up their lanyards when they arrive at the rally and sign in. They will not be posted out.
  • The Burt Munro Challenge is a motorcycle rally, only motorcycles will be permitted into the rally site. Support vehicles will be parked in a designated parking area.

It also includes a camping spot for you at the Rally Site. Book your tickets HERE!

The GS Anniversary riders will be arriving there on the 24th and we are currently discussing with event organisers some ceremony to celebrate the 30 years of GS.  if you have any ideas then add a comment to this post (racing on the beach is out as you need a Racing Licence).

The 6th running of the Christchurch Biketoberfest will run from Friday October 29th to Sunday 31st.

The outline of events will be as follows:

Friday 29th – Ruapuna

  • Basic Rider Training
  • Guinness World Record Attempt at the Longest Front Wheelie (just riding on the FRONT wheel)

Saturday 30th – Manchester Street, Christchurch

  • Lower Manchester Street (where all the bike shops are) will be closed from 1300 to 1600
  • There will be bike displays by all the Manchester Brands
  • There will be live displays (trials bikes etc)
  • There will be a Women in Motion display (bikes and clothing suitable for women riders)
  • A fashion parade (bike gear)
  • Mass ride off at 1600
  • The Martin Jet Pack will be there again and doing something special
  • Party that night at Iconic on Manchester Street with heaps of prizes being given away

On the Saturday morning there will be a Fire Engine Display at the Central Fire Station on Kilmore Street (we think) so go and support these guys.

Sunday – October 31st

  • Group ride to as yet unconfirmed location.  It would be great if all Clubs could make this part of their regular events as we would like as many bikes as possible at the event.  we will all leave from a central location and make our way to the destination by any means you want.

Volunteers Required

Each club needs to submit some volunteer labour for both the Friday and Saturday events.  Please let your Area rep know if you are able to help out.  Jobs will include:

  • Marshalling at Ruapuna
  • Marshalling on Manchester St
  • Rubbish Collection at the end of the event (Saturday after 1600)
  • Help with organizing events

Watch this space or the official site HERE for more information.