Graperide for Kids - Fathers Day 2020. Entry open now!


Welcome ...

In 2005 698 riders set off on the very first GrapeRide organized by Pete “the Grape Gonzo” Halligan. We described the course then as “a ride through God’s photo album” and we stand by that description today. From early beginnings we've innovated for fifteen years, focussed on constant improvement of the rider experience. Taking the next step we’re thrilled to welcome you to GrapeRide #16, the first Whitehaven GrapeRide at The Vines Village.

Sponsors

Mike Pero Real Estate

Not just a sponsor, also a rider, Mike Pero of Mike Pero Real Estate is a long-time rider in the Whitehaven GrapeRide. As our event draws riders from all over the country (as well as overseas) we’re thrilled that no matter where you are in New Zealand, there’s a Mike Pero Real Estate office ready to meet your needs whether buying or selling real estate. Check out their network here and we’ll see you riding with Mike on February 27th 2021.

Vines Village

A superb event venue with a host of attractions including great coffee, Whitehaven wines, Golden Mile craft beers and Elemental Distillers gins as well as a great range of food, Vines Village is an oasis in the midst of the Golden Mile, the heart of Marlborough’s wine growing area. Following the impact of Covid-19 a business opportunity exists to purchase the cafe business including Golden Mile Brewing, maybe it's the change of pace or place you've been looking for.With great indoor/outdoor options and a selection of retail outlets as well as tourist bike hire, the Vines Village has something for everyone, take a look here.

Pacific Resort Rarotonga

There’s one moment everyone waits for at prize giving every year at the Whitehaven GrapeRide, the moment when we draw the winner of the trip for two to Pacific Resort Rarotonga. It doesn’t go to the fastest, slowest, oldest, youngest or any particular category, if you’re there at the Vines Village and your name gets called then you’re our winner. Just as autumn is setting in, what better than a trip to Pacific Resort Rarotonga, check out what’s on offer here and put yourself in the picture. The impact of Covid-19 means we won't be offering this prize in 2021 however we ask that you put Pacific Resort Rarotonga top of your island holiday list when travel to this tropical paradise resumes. 

Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries

Since 2002 Bluebridge have been sailing Cook Strait, connecting the North and South Islands aboard their fleet of combined passenger and cargo ferries. Since 2005 they have also been our floating cycle path bringing northern dwelling Graperiders south to the Whitehaven GrapeRide. 

Not only do they offer a superb service, they also offer a whopping 35% off Flexi Sail fares as part of their support for the event

Check here for timetables and bookings and here to find out more about the Bluebridge Bike Club.

Event Pricing

Short and Long Course MTB

$85

21 or 42km MTB

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Great for beginner to intermediate riders

Ideal family day out

Classic GrapeRide and 202km Magnum

$125

101 and 202km

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The iconic GrapeRide - tick your bucket list

Fast or slow, the choice is yours

The Taster

$85

42km

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Focus on the fun

Step up to the challenge