A new group has started in Whangarei for Ebikers wanting to connect with others and explore the region whilst enjoying some company. Message other riders via their Facebook page EB Riders – Whangarei.
Kaipara Cycling Groups
Kaipara has a small but active cycling community. Check out these links for the latest group rides or new trails. Kaipara Cycling – for rides and working bees around the Kaipara and Bike the Kaipara – for ideas on where to ride in the Kaipara, and news on any cycling-related developments.
Kerikeri Mountain Bike Club
A very active group of enthusiastic mountain bikers the Kerikeri MTB Club has been growing dramatically over the past few years. They have tracks in the Waitangi Forest and more recently Whitehills Forest. Both these are working forests so access restrictions must be adhered to. Check out the club website or Facebook page for updates. The club runs regular rides every week year-round and hosts working bees for trail development and maintenance most months.
Muddy Misses Whangarei
An informal group started as a place to connect with other like-minded ladies who like to ride. They aim to ride every couple of weeks. Follow their Facebook page for the latest plans, Muddy Misses Whangarei
A not-for-profit team striving for inclusive sport and recreation for Northlanders. Parafed Northland wants to increase awareness and profile of disability sports in the community. They offer a huge range of activities for their members. Check out their Facebook page for the latest updates and their website for further information.
Whangarei BMX Club is based in the center of town at 109, Dave Culham Drive, Pohe island Bike park. The club has regular club nights in Spring and Summer and Sprocket training nights once a week. Check out their Facebook page for the latest days and times.
For Summer 2023 Club nights are every Wednesday from 5:30pm with racing at 6pm. Sprocket Training is Tuesday evenings 5-6pm.
Whangarei Marsden Wheelers
Road Cycling in Whangarei, Northland NZ is alive and well – Whangarei Marsden Wheelers is the local Road Cycling Club. The club is friendly and open to new members. Beginner riders, young or old will find the club has a wealth of experience to share and there’s plenty to challenge the more experienced and competitive riders too! “We are an inclusive club and have a number of Para-cyclists, as well as having a connection with Parafed Northland.”
Whangarei has two main Mountain Bike Parks; Parihaka and Glenbervie. Parihaka is the officially designated park. Both parks offer trails for cross-country, freeride, and downhill. The Whangarei Mountain Bike club is thriving with membership steadily growing. The club holds regular working bees, evening group rides, and social events including cross-country and enduro events. More information can be found about the club on the website, or for more regular communication updates follow them on Facebook.
Whangarei’s open cycle workshop helps to give bikes a new life. Whare Bike is run by volunteers who all enjoy ‘fixing bikes’. They are temporarily closed but are looking at options for a new location at Pohe Island Bike Park. If you are interested in joining Whare or volunteering your time please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org