Forrest GrapeRide Special
Wine Offers 

For all Forrest GrapeRide entrants a special wine will be available just prior to the event. On top of that, all returning riders from the 2016 event will receive a 750ml bottle of Forrest Wines 100 Virgins Pinot Noir as part of their race pack. The 2017 race packs may have a surprise from the Forrest cellar so watch the space!


Bike Storage

Keen to travel without your bike? For those wanting to avoid the hassle of having to dismantle their bikes Bikefit Marlborough will store it and assemble it for you and have it ready in pristine condition to collect on the Friday.  $45 to build includes quick check over and tune, test ride, $30 to disassemble and box. Free gear storage before during and after event. Our hours over Graperide are going to be, Friday 8am - 8p, Sat    9am - 2pm, Sun  10am-2pm. 
Give them a call 03 972 2239 or email them at info@bikefit.co.nz or visit their website at www.bikefit.co.nz for more information.

The Loot Box for 2017!

  • From Forrest Wines, our naming rights sponsor comes $60,000 worth of wine! If you were a participant in the 2016 event and return for the 2017 event you will be entitled to receive a 750 bottle of '100 Virgins Pinot Noir' Forrest Wine. If you are a category winner in either the 202km or 101km events then you will also be in to receive a bottle of Forrest Wine
  • Trip for two to Rarotonga worth $5000 from Pacific Resort Rarotonga and Mike Pero Real Estate
  • Thousands of $$$$ worth of Thule products as spot prizes
  • Over $5000 cash for elite grade
  • 50% discounts for all North Island competitors for Cook Striat travel from Bluebridge
  • King Salmon prize packs
  • Your race pack will be full of goodies!

There is well in excess of $100,000 in prizes and give aways for this event




Special thanks to our official event partners. Please support our sponsors throughout the year by using their products or services wherever you have the opportunity. Click on the logos below to check out their websites. 

If you are interested in becoming an official partner of the Forrest GrapeRide please email Dunc at gomarlborough@gmail.com to discuss the opportunities available. 


Principal Sponsor


"We are proud to be the principal sponsor of the Forrest GrapeRide for the past 12 years.This event is something we all look forward to every year, so grab your friends and family and come and enjoy a fantastic day of cycling through Marlborough’s idyllic scenery. Afterwards enjoy the great wine and food we have to offer.We can’t wait to see you all for the Forrest GrapeRide 2017.”

Dr John and Brigid Forrest
Principal Sponsor


Watch the Doctors out doing their training!






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Once again, the Forrest GrapeRide will be offering you the chance to enjoy some corporate hospitality on race day.

If you are coming to the Forrest GrapeRide with your riding team, friends or colleagues then this is a great way to enjoy the day together with some added benefits.

Pitch up your hospitality tent in a great part of the grounds with views of all areas, pre order drinks and food for the day, set up a drinks tab for your guests and take advantage of some of Forrest Wine special offers.

A great way to enjoy the after race fun at the beautiful Forrest grounds. 

Contact Pete at pete@tose.co.nz for more details.



We are very grateful to all the wonderful community groups and individual volunteers listed below for supporting the Forrest GrapeRide.

This event could not happen without the energy and enthusiasm of a huge team of people so thank you to each and every one of you for the part you play in making it such a fun day for our participants and supporters.

Special thanks to the Cancer Society for their support from day one for the Forrest GrapeRide. The registration team do an amazing job with Pru and George at the helm!

  • Marlborough Cancer Society
  • Marlborough Lions Clubs
  • Forrest GrapeRide Motor Cycle Group
  • Marlborough Amateur Radio Club
  • Blenheim Scouts
  • Linkwater School 
  • Marlborough College Students
  • Go Marlborough
  • All individual volunteers

Top of the South Events will be making donations to all those volunteer groups that assist in the running of this event.



If you would like to be part of our volunteer team on Saturday 4th of March please email pete@tose.co.nz for more information. Even if you are only available for a short time we are very grateful for all offers of support.