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Bunch rides

Road Ride Roster

Saturday Social Spin

When: Saturdays 8:00am

Where: Avantiplus Waitakere

What to bring: water, spare tube, pump, energy food and helmet.

Distance: 35km.  35km Course Map
The 35km group is perfect for newcomers or as a recovery ride. Each week an experienced DoC rider will lead the ride and support the group from start to finish. The 35km is a NO DROP ride with several regrouping points to ensure the group stays together. (This ride runs all year round but is unsupported between mid Dec & mid Jan inclusive)

Longer rides:
These are suited to more advanced riders.  They are not supported, however if you’re doing this ride for the first time, someone will make sure you don’t  get left behind or lost.  This ride runs all year around.  The routes will change on a weekly basis and you can find the ride for the coming weekend on the Road News page by Thursday evening.

Bunch Ride Guidelines


Sunday Bunch Ride

When: Sunday 7:30am

Where: AvantiPlus Waitakere

What to bring: water, spare tube, pump & energy food.

Distance:  60km – 120km

There is typically 2 or 3 groups for riders of different levels. It is expected that groups actively try to stay together and each ride will have a release point at which you may ride at your own pace. Course maps are posted on the home page on Tuesdays and for more bunch riding info check out the “Knowledge Hub” tab of the homepage.

These rides will be posted on the Road News Feed and bi-weekly Newsletter (click here to sign up).  Also check out our Facebook for regular updates.

Bunch Ride Guidelines


Tuesday Night Ride of Truth with Avantiplus Waitakere (summer)

This is a casual shop ride that you are more than welcome to join.  Leaving the store at 6.15pm during the summer (as the ride builds in numbers a small group leave at 6pm to get a head start)  Given its name due to the small undulations in its course.  (there are no ride leaders or sign up required and riders do so of their own accord.)

29km Ride of Truth

Tuesday Night Ride  (Winter)

Casual group that meet up on a Tuesday night at AvantiPlus Waitakere.   Start from Avantiplus Waitakere at 6pm for 35km ride or meet at community centre on the corner of Don Buck and Red Hills roads at 6.20pm.

Tuesday Night Ride 35km

Bunch Ride Guidelines


Thursday Timed Social Race

Summer Series of racing run during Daylight saving hours. First ride for this season will be early November. We will be starting with a 2 lap individual time trial to set handicaps.

Start time: 6:30pm Sharp!!

$10 per ride for members.

Season passes available at the event or from Avantiplus Waitakere – Prices to be confirmed.


 

Bunch Ride guidelines

Riding in a bunch can be quite intimidating for the first time but also the most fun if done properly.  If you are unsure of what happens in a bunch then check out a few documents in our Road Riding Knowledge Hub.

For those who have never ridden in a bunch before and are still unsure after reading the documentation then speak to one of the team at AvantiPlus Waitakere or one of the ride leaders before the start of one of our Weekend Rides.

Knowledge Hub