Runs and Events

Every Saturday morning, Rotorua Ulyssians meet at the Lakeside Café at 10.30 am for a “Big Breakfast” for some, and a tea/coffee for others. It is a great time for a general chin wag. Visiting Ulyssians are very welcome to join in the frivolity.

Most rides leave from the Rotorua Lakeside Cafe at 10:00 am. Please read each ride with care as the times and leaving place may be different. 

The following are all “Weather Permitting” rides. If you are not sure if the run may be cancelled because of inclement weather, phone the Rider In Charge (RIC)


Wednesday: October 21.
Rotorua Breast Cancer Trust  Pink Walk   3.4km
Peter van der Maat outlined an approach from organiser, Eugene Berryman-Kamp of the Pink Ribbon events.
Meet @ Village Green, Rotorua Lake Front @ 5.00pm. Wear something pink & decorate your bikes appropriately.
We will be by the stage &  have a static display only, the logistics of taking people for a ride round the block is too involved.
Plastic buckets will be provided, for the public to vote for their best bike. All donations will be presented to the Pink Walk organisers.
Schedule : 5.00pm Walk registration opens, Adults $5.00.  Fun & food begins.
5.30 Warm up with Zumba
5.50  Moment of Reflection & Walk briefing
6.00 Walk starts

Sunday : October 25 ( Suggestion)
A ride to Ohope for lunch @ Port Ohope General Store, 311 Harbour Road, Ohope.   Ph 073124707
We have been there before, they do great value meals, especially the burgers, Fish & Chips.
Meet @ Lakeside Café 10.00  Leave 10.30
Lynda & I will be in Auckland that weekend, so I’ll leave up to you folks to sort this one.

Sunday : November 1
Monthly club meeting, St John’s Ambulance Hall, Pererika Street.
Be there @ 7.00 & please bring a plate.
Apologies in advance from Lynda & I if we don’t make it. First round of Modified bike @ Meremere Dragway.

Sunday : November 8
Mountain to Sea Run hosted by Whakatane
Registration, $10.00 @ the New World car park, Kawerau from 10.00am.
Ride starts @ 11.00am
Raising funds for the Tauranga based TECT Rescue Helicopter
Meet @ Lakeside Café 8.30 leave@ 9.00 !
RIC ? We can discuss this on Nov 1

Sunday : November 15
Ulysses Inter-branch lunch. Turangi Branch, Stump Bay car park, end of Frethey Drive.
This is always a great run.
We can discuss this on Nov 1

 Friday, Saturday & Sunday : November 13-15
Pureora : Back to Basics Rally hosted by Waikato Branch.
Food for thought ride.

November ride: two dates to choose from.
Sunday 22 or Sunday 29.
Onguru/Waimiha Saw mill visit, just out of Bennydale.
The cost is a reasonable $10.00 a head which gives you a guided tour & small flyer.
Tony would like a ‘show of hands’ of those who are interested & the date you would prefer.
Please get back to myself or Tony, email, text or phone, ASAP, with your preferred date & numbers.      Copy & paste to Google

 Saturday & Sunday : December 5 & 6
Over nighter Waiouru / Gentle Annie / Napier ride.
Details TBA.

Sunday : December 13
Rotorua Ulysses Christmas break up.
Lunch : @ Mal & Lynda’s home, 9 Everard Place, Ngongotaha,
Mal 01 646 764  landline 07357 5660
More details to follow.

All rides are weather permitting, RIC will advise.
If you have any ideas of an interesting run, please contact:
Rotorua Runs Coordinator
Mal ‘Axle’ Bain  #8688
07 357 5660 (H)
021 646 764 (M)