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Longest Day Ride


Longest Day Ride

Ride your bike from sunrise to sunset on the longest day of the year.

#longestdayride

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Longest Day Ride


Longest Day Ride

Ride your bike from sunrise to sunset on the longest day of the year.

#longestdayride

PEOPLE RIDE THE LONGEST DAY RIDE:

AS A PERSONAL CHALLENGE

AS AN ENJOYABLE ADVENTURE

TO RAISE MONEY FOR A CHARITY THEY CARE ABOUT
(The Longest Day Ride has raised over $20,000 for Arthritis New Zealand)

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Get Involved


Get Involved

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Get Involved


Get Involved

Getting involved is easy - join us on Facebook, Strava, Email or use #longestdayride on your favourite social media.

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How to Do the Longest Day Ride


How to Do the Longest Day Ride

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How to Do the Longest Day Ride


How to Do the Longest Day Ride

Participating in the Longest Day Ride is easy! Here is a step by step guide how to ride for a great cause.

Quick Version

Get out on your bicycle from sunrise to sunset on the longest day of the year. Afterwards let everyone know how you went.

Or, if you need more information - here's the slightly longer version.

1. Commit

The Longest Day Ride involves you (and hopefully some mates) riding your bike from sunrise to sunset on the longest day of the year (Dec 21st). This event is for people of all ages and abilities. Whether you dawn the lycra and hit the road bike, grab your dually and rail some berms or get on the fixie for a city tour and some bike polo the important thing is you are spinning your wheels for the cause.

2. Grab Your Mates!

Riding is always more fun with mates and so is this event! Tell your riding crew what your plans are or better yet challenge them to join you. Use their competitive nature against them.

3. Make your Ride Guide

Now that your mates are keen it’s time to sort a ride guide. Hit the pub with your crew to hash out a game plan. The best routes are flexible allowing for plenty of rest/refuelling stops. 

Tips:

  • Don’t over think it – the more you do, the more daunting it seems. Keep it simple.
  • Options – having a couple options on the day allows for you and your mates to make choices as you go.
  • Enjoy it – it’s not supposed to be a grind. This isn’t a race. Ride the bike you enjoy on the trails you love.
  • Mix it up – If you are lucky enough to have a fleet of bikes. Ride them all! Hit the road bike in the morning, ride some brown pow in the avo and then take cruiser out for pub crawl. Mixing it up makes it easy.
  • Mates – maybe your mates have ‘commitment issues’ and can’t/won’t commit for the entire day and that’s OK Having them join you throughout the day is a great way to keep your energy levels up. PLUS at the end of it all you can hold that over their head the entire year. Winning!

4. Fundraise

The Longest Day Ride is a great opportunity to raise money for a charity you care about. Over the past few years over $20,000 has been raised for Arthritis New Zealand.

If you want to raise money set up a page on Givealittle and hit up your social media, approach family, friends, work colleagues for donations. Every little bit helps!

5. Ride

If you've ever needed an excuse to get on the bike, this is it! Get out there with your crew and ride. Having a bit of fitness behind you will make the Longest Day more enjoyable.

6. Hashtag Your Experiences

Use the hashtag #longestdayride to share your plans, thoughts and experiences with other Longest Day Riders. Simply include #longestdayride in your public Facebook, Twitter, +Google or Instagram post to share it with the world.

7. The Longest Day

It’s simple really; start riding your bike at/before sunrise and finish at sunset on December 21st (the longest day of the year). Nobody expects you to spend the whole day in the saddle. You choose the route, rest stops, and refuelling stations. This isn't a race; it’s a ride for a great cause. Make sure you enjoy it.

8. Celebrate/Brag

You did it. You rode from sunrise to sunset. You've got bragging rights over any mates that didn't ride and best of all you raised money for a great cause. It’s time to stuff your face with Christmas food and share your story around the dinner table