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 10 February 2016
Twilight Ride to Pikowai Reserve (SH2, Matata). Back to Rotorua.
Depart Rotorua Lakefront Cafe 5.00pm
Take food as BBQ will be available
Tin tops welcome
RIC: Hartley

Sunday 14 February 2016  (Valentines Day)
Hamilton Gardens via Arapuni – Horohoro – Cambridge – Hamilton.
Return via French Pass – Okoroire – Rotorua (230km).
Depart Rotorua Lakefront 10am.
RIC: Hartley

Sunday 21 February 2016
Paeroa “Battle of the Streets”
2016 will be the 25th Anniversary of the Paeroa Battle of the Streets – a very special occasion indeed, and we’re looking forward to it being a huge day.
Watch this space

Sunday 28 February 2016   (Valentines Day)
Rotorua – Taneatua – Opotiki – Te Kaha.
Return via Whakatane (430km).
Depart Rotorua Lakefront Cafe 9am.

Sunday 6 March 2016
Ulysses (Waikato Branch) Charity Toy Run
Rotorua – Cambridge – Frankton
Depart Rotorua lakefront Cafe 9am.
Make your own way home in your own time.

12/13 March weekend
Some members are leaving Rotorua this weekend, starting their trip south to the Westport AGM (18-20 March).
Those not attending the AGM are welcome to ride with them on the Saturday to perhaps Turangi or Waiouru. Watch this space for further details.

Sunday 27 March 2016
“Top of the Bruce”  (Mt Ruapehu)
Depart Rotorua Lakefront Cafe 9.30am
Rotorua – Turangi – “Top of the Bruce” for lunch – National Park.
Home via Western Bays Road – Arapuni – Rotorua. (400+kms)
RIC: Hartley

Rotorua Ulysses Okataina Rally  17 – 19 June 2016
“The Maybe, Maybe Not Final Okataina Rally”
Saturday Night Theme: “Mid-Winter Christmas”
$75.00 pp includes: Bunk room or camp site, rally badge, Friday – dinner,
Saturday – breakfast & dinner, Sunday – breakfast.
Download your Registration Form from the Registration Page of this website.
Print the form off, complete it, and post the form to:
Rally Secretary, Rotorua Ulysses, P.O. Box 103, Rotorua.
For further information, contact Andrea at:

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)