Food, fun, a glass of wine (and you might want to bring your bike). The Forrest Graperide, a challenge for any cyclist. Our award winning ride takes you from the vines of the Wairau plain to the picturesque port of Picton then through 40km of incredible Marlborough Sounds scenery to the greenlip mussel capital of Havelock and home to Forrest Estate where the fun and relaxation awaits. If one lap isn't enough we offer two laps in the Magnum (if you're starting out or just bringing the mountain bike then the Taster at 42km is a great ride alongside the beautiful Wairau river. Whatever the challenge you're taking on get your entry in for the 2018 Forrest Graperide.


If you're feeling frisky and in need of overseas travel then we can offer you the chance to qualify for the UCI World Gran Fondo Finals through the Forrest Graperide. Finish in the top 25% of your age group (all age grades from 19-34 up) and you can start planning your travel to Varese, Italy, host to the 2018 finals. Please note that to maximise rider safety and to meet the latest UCI protocols riders will start in nominated time bands rather than age bands to ensure that riders are grouped with those of similar ability.

The Grape Crush!

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Two Forrest Graperide legends, the late Peter Preddy and multisport legend Steve Gurney in the vat crushing grapes.
Since 2005 we've crushed grapes in our oak vat to produce our 'Hundred Virgins' wine for returning riders. In 2017 Dr John Forrest introduced us to the grape crush Portuguese style and in 2018 we'll be continuing with this technique as we sample the first vintage of our Hundred Virgins Rosé, join us to help make history (and wine).

 Forrest Graperide #15 

30 March 2019 

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2018 Results

What is this Forrest GrapeRide thing all about?


Coffee and cycling are great partners. for your caffeine fix, the Doctors Rest Clinic at beautiful Momorangi Bay offers the chance to take on a coffee, tea, water, muffin and other sources of energy to revive you for the ride back to Forrest Estate.  The clock will stop for you at  Momorangi Bay and won't start again till you get back on your bike to finish the remaining 50km! We'll also have a coffee stop (at Tua Marina) for riders in the Taster event, stay tuned for details.

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