Bike Art Exhibition

BIKE ART EXHIBITION

THE OPEN SPACE

THURSDAY 1ST– SUNDAY 12TH MARCH 2018

10.30am-5pm

METRO PLAZZA, 33 DEVON STREET WEST, NEW PLYMOUTH

 

Remodelled, recycled, deconstructed, reassembled, painted, carved, drawn, photographed….

Anything is possible starting from this one common theme: the very much loved bicycle.

 

See how the humble bicycle and its parts can be transformed through the eyes of artists.

Admire, smile and be surprised,

anything is possible.

 

Informal opening on Thursday 1st March, 6pm. All welcome.

 

INTERESTED ARTISTS,

Please contact Joëlle on 027 705 8642 for details .

Any art work in any medium and interpretation with a bicycle theme welcome.

No hanging fees and 10% commission on sale to the gallery.

Movie Night

The Big Bike Film Night 2018 –spinning some wheels

 

Films about bikes will be returning to the New Zealand Cycle Festival and the Big Bike Film Night’s 2018 line-up promises an unprecedented range that features the full array of cycling genres.

We had a blast in New Plymouth last year, it was a packed house full of raucous pedal punters making some noise and having fun; we couldn’t be more happier to come back! The Big Bike Film Night connects cycling fans through the art of imagery, storytelling and incredible filmmaking; yet you don’t have to be a cyclist to relate to these stories, there’s something here for everyone” says Curator and ‘Film Pedlar’, Brett Cotter.

The Big Bike Film Night will be screening in New Plymouth on Friday 9th March at the 4th Wall Theatre. “I’m really excited to be a part of the New Zealand Cycling Festival programme again. We love everything about bikes and our event is a celebration of cycling, so it’s an honour to be invited back by the Festival’s Trustees to show this new collection of films to an eager audience” says Brett.

Film makers from around the globe submitted films for inclusion into the 2018 collection, with a Judging Panel comprising of ‘film and bikey types’ viewing the vast amount of submissions. “We look for the very best cycling short films from around the world that are entertaining and tell a story. The Judges offer another set of eyes and their expertise, knowledge and insights are an essential part in confirming the collection” says Brett.

There are over 10 short films screening that range from 2 to 28 minutes in length that form the Big Bike Film Night collection, including a number of New Zealand film premieres and International award winners. Brett says “It certainly will whet the appetite of bike lovers, I’d even go so far as to say it’s Bike-alicious.

At the heart of this collection is showing real people being part of some pretty extra-ordinary stories. The humble bike is the unifying factor throughout these films.

The screening is on Friday 9th March 2018 at the 4th Wall Theatre and commences at 7:30pm with doors opening at 6:45pm.

Tickets are $22 and available on-line at www.bigbikefilmnight.nz

Surf Highway 100km Ride

ATTN: New Starting Position Announced

The Surf Highway 100km Ride (2018) Starting at the “REAR” entrance of Hawera Primary School on Manawapou Road, this is a ride north along the Surf Highway 45 to New Plymouth.

Rider categories include:

Open Solo $65, Bone Collector $40 each, Relay $40 each & Tandem $65 per bike.

  • Online entries close midnight Wednesday 7th March 2018
  • Late cash entries can be made on registration evening – New Plymouth Fitzroy Skate Rink  4.30 – 6.45pm and Hawera TSB Hub 4.30 – 6.30pm
  • Hawera registration & Pick-up Ride Pack: Venue TSB Hub foyer 4.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Youth rates (under 18 years old on event day) are $30 each for all categories 

All late (at registration) entries incur extra $10 charge. 

 

The cycling route teases riders with mainly flat riding through to Okato, then some gnarly little climbs to Oakura and beyond to the finish line along Centennial Drive near Back Beach New Plymouth.

Again we have the category for the electric bike devotees to crank their “power” along the Surf Highway. Prize giving will be approximately 1.30pm at the skate park.

Food and beverages available at Paris Plaige just near by.

Opunake Lions MTB Downhill

The Opunake Lions Mountain to Sea Bike Ride starts at the top of the Arawhata Road Opunake and finishes at the Opunake Beach on Taranaki Anniversary Weekend Sunday March 11th. It is a mainly a fun ride with a race option for those more serious or competitive. The ride is approximately 35 km long predominantly down hill. For younger or less fit participants there are a number of places where riders can enter or exit adjacent to roads. Approximately 80% of the ride is on farm tracks, 10% on road and the balance on paddocks. The ride traverses 11 privately owned farms which are not open for riders at any other time of the year. being organised by the Opunake Lions Club all profits are given to worthwhile causes:

2018:  funding the development of a cycle path around Opunake

2017:   the Opunake Surf Life Saving Club

2015:    Opunake Fire Brigade, to help them purchase a Thermal Imaging Camera

Previous to this profits have been given to the Opunake High School Hillary Challenge Team and a number of other groups.

NEWEntries can now be made online through EventPlus (top of this page, to the right!).  If you are also riding in the Surf Highway 100 km ride, you can enter for both rides at the same time.

 

NZ Cycle Show

If you would like to exhibit your bicycle at the NZ Cycle Show this information should provide you with everything necessary for your successful participation.  Registration is online

The NZ Cycle Show is an exhibition of custom and vintage classes of cycle memorabilia and a celebration of all things cycling. It’s open to anyone who would like to show us their cycle.

The NZ Cycle Fest would like to invite cycle enthusiasts to lend their knowledge and techniques for all to discover and exhibit at the NZ Cycle Show.

Local Bike shops are invited to show their latest bikes and collectors will be encouraged to bring their finest cycling brands to form a unique cultural experience.

What’s On

At NZ Cycle Show, there’s something for cyclists of all ages, abilities and disciplines. Visitors to this unique event can expect to find the kinds of bicycles you dream of. Beautiful custom builds from a range of exhibitors will be on display highlighting the skill and craft that goes into creating a fantastic bike. Classic vintage rebuilds and original pieces from the past.

Visitor Information

Saturday 9th – Monday 11th March 2019NZ Cycle Show (Taranaki Anniversary). Open 10am-5pm daily. Where- East End Skating Rink, East End Reserve, Nobs Line, Strandon, New Plymouth 4312.

Frocks on Bikes

FROCKS ON BIKES MYSTERY RIDE

WHEN & WHERE: SATURDAY 10TH MARCH, 5PM, meet at theWind Wand.

Please note new date and time.

– Postponed from Thursday 8th due to weather conditions –

REGISTER with Joëlle, your Frock Mamma by texting: 027 705 86 42

FEE:  There is none!  How could it get any better?

HELMET is a must.

Check below FaceBook link for ride details and latest updates.

https://www.facebook.com/FrocksOnBikesTaranaki/

Kids Rides

KIDS FUN RIDE

WITH SPORT TARANAKI AND THE NEW PLYMOUTH MOUNTAIN BIKERS

MONDAY 12TH MARCH, 10AM-12PM

EAST END SKATING RINK, NEW PLYMOUTH

  

A FREE EVENT FOR THE 3-12 YEAR OLDS. 

HELMET & CLOSED SHOES REQUIRED,

 

MEETING POINT GOOGLE MAP, EAST END SKATING RINK, NEW PLYMOUTH

https://www.google.co.nz/maps/@-39.050508,174.0902563,17.5z