October 19-28, 2018
October 19-28, 2018

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Ride the Runway - Proudly Supported by Air New Zealand & Presented by Holland Beckett Lawyers

Category: Festival Event


Location: Rotorua Airport, Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

Website: www.rotoruabikefestival.com/ride-the-runway



Saturday 18th February
5.00pm - 8.00pm
Rotorua Airport

On a mid-summer’s evening the Rotorua Airport runway will be alive with the sights and sounds of bikes and all the people who love them.

It’s a family friendly event all about having a go and celebrating Rotorua’s unique bike culture.
For 2017, we are continuing with the people’s favourite – the Ride the Runway, this year taking place in the late evening to take advantage of the magic of twilight.

New for 2017 is the Bike Sheep dog trials where the different bike codes will form teams and go head to head to see who can get away back, get in behind and muster the nervous Romneys.
Also new is the quick fire ‘Devil take the Hindmost’ track race where one rider is dropped every lap until there is one man or woman standing… or rather biking.

To round out the evening, there will be a 15 minute open speed session for those who want to lay down the fastest flying kilometre time in world history – or at least Rotorua history.
On top of all this action is live music, DJ mixed beats, food and beverage, kids bike obstacle course, Penny farthing have a go, fire engines and photo booths.

A massive success in 2015 and 2016 with over 1000 riders taking part…

This is a fantastic free family event and a great way to be part of Rotorua’s fifth annual bike festival.