Distillery Daze <26/03/22>

Something a little different,

Another great introduction to non-traditional riding, it is flat 47ks with a little bit of road, sand, single-track, gravel and highway.

We start at 9am in Kaiapoi.

Surface (approx.):
Paved – 29 km – 62%
Unpaved – 17.7 km – 38%

This will be a semi-supported, no drop, guided ride with a couple of café stops and a distillery tasting at the end!

Perfect for the person who hasn’t ridden off-road on a road bike before and wants to in a no pressure group. Or just a social play with friends new and old. It’s not a race!

Road bike, adventure bikes, fat bikes, mountain bikes, e-bikes and everything in between welcome.

The cost will be $20 per person.
Here is the link to the payment portal > https://itu.co.nz/shop/dd/
You need to register and pay before your place is secured.

Register now as there are limited places.

 

Hurunui Highlights <19/03/2022>

Gravel Fondo – it’s the new golf.
 
Take it easy with us or ride it at your own pace *cof* race it *cof*, it’s up to you, we will have very easy to follow cue sheets for you!
We start at 9am in Amberley.
 
Designed to be a step up from our popular intro Gravel rides – Grins & Gravel and Baby Roubaix, this is 102kms with that includes plenty of sustained climbing but plenty of fun, views and photo stops. This is on a mixture of gravel and sealed roads.
Surface (approx.):
Paved – 56.9 km -56%
Unpaved – 45.1 km – 44%
The cost will be $20 per person.
Here is the link to the payment portal > https://itu.co.nz/shop/hh/
You need to register and pay before your place is secured.
Register now as there are limited places.
 
What you need:
A sense of adventure & fun!
Be an intermediate level rider however we can help you make the
transition (you should be comfortable riding a bike for 4-6 hours)
A well maintained bike, spares and gear sufficient for a day of riding.
Any medication you require and food/water for the day.
 
A detailed ride guide and gear list will be sent to registered riders.

GravelFondo R <26/02/2022>

Gravel Fondo – it’s the new golf.
 
Take it easy with us or ride it at your own pace *cof* race it *cof*, it’s up to you, we will have very easy to follow cue sheets for you!
We start at 9am in Rakaia.
 

Designed to be a step up from our popular intro Gravel rides – Grins & Gravel and Baby Roubaix, this is 125kms with no significant climbing but plenty of fun, views and photo stops. This is on a mixture of gravel and sealed roads.

Surface (approx.):
Paved – 53.2 km – 43%
Unpaved – 71.7 km – 57%

 
The cost will be $20 per person.
Here is the link to the payment portal > https://itu.co.nz/shop/gravelfondo-r/
You need to register and pay before your place is secured.
Register now as there are limited places.
 
What you need:
A sense of adventure & fun!
Be an intermediate level rider however we can help you make the
transition (you should be comfortable riding a bike for 4-6 hours)
A well maintained bike, spares and gear sufficient for a day of riding.
Any medication you require and food/water for the day.
 
A detailed ride guide and gear list will be sent to registered riders.

Leithfield Saunter <19/02/2022>

A gentle introduction to the joy of gravel grinders with a number of café/bars to relax, rejuvenate and rest at.

We start at 9am in Leithfield.

This is a great introduction to gravel riding, it is mostly flat 50ks with a bunch of gravel sections, , some sand, one steady climb, a bit of highway and a number of quiet rural roads.

Surface (approx.):
Paved – 35.6 km – 68%
Unpaved – 16.5 km – 32%

This will be a semi-supported, no drop, guided ride with a café stop at the start and at the finish.

Perfect for the person who hasn’t ridden on gravel before and wants to in a no pressure group. Or just a social play with friends new and old. It’s not a race!

Road bike, adventure bikes, fat bikes, mountain bikes, e-bikes and everything in between welcome.

The cost will be $20 per person.
Here is the link to the payment portal > https://itu.co.nz/shop/leithfield/
You need to register and pay before your place is secured.

Register now as there are limited places.

Grins & Gravel <12/02/2022>

A gentle introduction to the joy of gravel grinders with a number of café/bars to relax, rejuvenate and rest at.

 

We start at 9am in Motukarara.

 

This is a great introduction to gravel riding, it is mostly flat 65ks with a bunch of gravel sections, a bit of highway and a number of quiet rural roads.

Surface (approx.):
Paved – 35.1 km – 53%
Unpaved – 30.9 km – 47%

This will be a semi-supported, no drop, guided ride with a café stop at the beginning and end. We have an awesome picnic lunch spot, but you have to bring it along with you!

Perfect for the person who hasn’t ridden on gravel before and wants to in a no pressure group. Or just a social play with friends new and old. It’s not a race!

Road bike, adventure bikes, fat bikes, mountain bikes, e-bikes and everything in between welcome.

The cost will be $20 per person.
Here is the link to the payment portal > https://itu.co.nz/shop/gg/
You need to register and pay before your place is secured.

Register now as there are limited places.

Baby Roubaix <29/01/22>

A gentle introduction to the joy of gravel grinders with four cafe/bars to relax, rejuvenate and rest at.

We start at 10am in Motukarara.

This is a great introduction to gravel riding, it is mostly flat 60ks with 13 gravel sections, there are a couple of easy climbs, a bit of highway and a number of quiet rural roads.

Surface (approx):
Paved – 34 km – 56%
Unpaved – 26.3 km – 44%

This will be a semi-supported, no drop, guided ride with plenty of cafe stops.

Perfect for the person who hasn’t ridden on gravel before and wants to in a no pressure group. Or just a social play with friends new and old. It’s not a race!

The cost will be $20 per person.
Here is the link to the payment portal > https://itu.co.nz/shop/br/
You need to register and pay before your place is secured.

Register now as there are limited places.

Velo Vino <22/01/2022>

Wheels and Wine
Wine and Cheese
Tastings and Trails
A perfect pairing

 

We meet in North Christchurch at 9am and will transport you and your bike to Waipara.

45 kms of easy, fun cycling on gravel roads, sealed roads, farm tracks and of course plenty of wineries to taste the local fare with views a plenty.

Surface (approx.):
Paved – 43.1 km – 90%
Unpaved – 4.6 km – 10%

This will be a semi-supported, no drop, guided ride with plenty of stops, finishing at a wine restaurant, and a lift back to Christchurch

You can ride this on a gravel bike, CX bike, mountain bike and most things in between.

Perfect for everyone!

The cost will be $40 per person.
Here is the link to the payment portal > https://itu.co.nz/shop/velo-vino/
You need to register and pay before your place is secured.

$ includes guiding, transport, musette and some goodies.
Bring some cash and a backpack for any wine that takes your fancy.
Bring some cash for lunch or sneak in some sammies..

Register now as there are limited places.

The Bermuda PieAngle <15/01/2022>

A gentle introduction to the joy of gravel grinders with a number of café/bars to relax, rejuvenate and rest at.

The ride starts/finishes at 9am in Hororata and we will travel around the Malvern Hills and visit some tasty pie shops (they all offer other things if pies aren’t your thing!)

This is a great introduction to gravel riding, it is rolling 60ks with a bunch of gravel sections, a few steady climbs, a bit of highway and a number of quiet rural roads.

Surface (approx.):
Paved – 21 km – 36%
Unpaved – 37.3 km – 64%

This will be a semi-supported, no drop, guided ride with plenty of café stops.

Perfect for the person who hasn’t ridden on gravel before and wants to in a no pressure group. Or just a social play with friends new and old. It’s not a race!

Road bike, adventure bikes, fat bikes, mountain bikes, e-bikes and everything in between welcome.

The cost will be $20 per person.
Here is the link to the payment portal > https://itu.co.nz/shop/pie/
You need to register and pay before your place is secured.

Register now as there are limited places.

Oxford Gravel Picnic Ride <08/01/2022>

A gentle introduction to the joy of gravel grinders with a few stops to relax, rejuvenate and rest at.
The ride starts and finishes at 9am in Oxford and we will travel to the Waimakariri River and back.
This is a great introduction to gravel riding, it is mostly flat 55ks with a bunch of gravel sections, a bit of highway and a number of quiet rural roads.
Surface (approx.):
Paved – 19.5 km – 36%
Unpaved – 34.9 km – 64%
 
This will be a semi-supported, no drop, guided ride with a café stop at the beginning and end. We have an awesome picnic lunch spot, but you have to bring it along with you!
 
Perfect for the person who hasn’t ridden on gravel before and wants to in a no pressure group. Or just a social play with friends new and old. It’s not a race!
 
Road bike, adventure bikes, fat bikes, mountain bikes, e-bikes and everything in between welcome.
 
The cost will be $20 per person.

Here is the link to the payment portal > https://itu.co.nz/shop/oxford/
You need to register and pay before your place is secured.

Register now as there are limited places.

Viva AshVegas <05/03/2022>

A gentle introduction to the joy of gravel grinders with a number of café/bars to relax, rejuvenate and rest at.

We start at 10am in Ashburton.

This is a step up from our introductory gravel riding, it has a lot of gravel, grass track and some intermediate level mountain bike trails. If you are uncertain about your skill level or just want to have fun, bring your mtb, if you want to see how capable your gravel bike is bring that along! It is flat 70ks with a great deal of gravel & singletrack sections,  a bit of highway and a number of quiet rural roads.

We will have a café to start, a restaurant for lunch and a pub for afters…
Surface (approx.): 
Paved – 8k
Unpaved – 62.1k
The cost will be $20 per person.
Here is the link to the payment portal > https://itu.co.nz/shop/ashvegas/
You need to register and pay before your place is secured.
Register now as there are limited places.
 
What you need:
A sense of adventure & fun!
Be an intermediate level rider however we can help you make the
transition (you should be comfortable riding a bike for 4-6 hours)
A well maintained bike, spares and gear sufficient for a day of riding.
Any medication you require and food/water for the day.
 
A detailed ride guide and gear list will be sent to registered riders.