The award winning Forrest GrapeRide is the largest and most popular cycling event in the South Island of New Zealand.
Set in the heart of the world renowned wine growing region of Marlborough, it starts and finishes at the award winning winery of Forrest Wines, Renwick.
The standard 101km course is a ride through what can only be described as a picture postcard of some of New Zealand's most beautiful scenery. Many believe it to be the nicest 100 plus kilometre course in the world with almost 40km winding through the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. New for 2016 is the 'Doctors Rest Stop' which is stopping at the half way mark at Momorangi Bay. Click here for more details.
There is the shorter 42km 'Taster' course right up to the 202km 'Magnum' to choose from with multiple innovative categories within those distances.
Once riders have completed their ride of choice, it is a case of sitting back and enjoying watching the 100 grape crushing virgins do their stomping of 3 tonne of pinot noir grapes in the huge oat vat or simply sample the various food and wine options as the event builds up to the final prize giving ceremony.
This event has a real focus on fun, fitness, friends and family.
'The Doctors Rest Clinic' will be a first and yet another innovation for cycling events where riders will be able to stop at the half way mark (54km), which just happens to be the beautiful Momarangi Bay and rest their wary bodies. You will be able to take on a coffee, tea, water, muffin and other sources of energy to revive you for the ride back to the venue. The clock will stop for you you get to Momarangi Bay and won't start again till you get back on your bike to finish the remaining 50km!
We are currently updating the site for the 2016 event and preparing the online entry form.