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 2017 event will receive a 750ml bottle of Forrest Wines 100 Virgins Rosé as part of their race pack. The 2018 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 2019!

  • From Forrest Wines, our naming rights sponsor comes $60,000 worth of wine! If you were a participant in the 2018 event and return for the 2019 event you will be entitled to receive a 750 bottle of 100 Virgins Rosé 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 (provided you're old enough)
  • 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
  • Major discounts for all North Island competitors for Cook Strait travel from Bluebridge
  • King Salmon prize packs
  • Your race pack will be full of goodies!





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 14 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.”

Dr John and Brigid Forrest
Principal Sponsor


Watch the Doctors out doing their training!



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Complete Performance



Fulton Hogan

Leslie ODonnell



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The Forrest Graperide is a great opportunity to offer corporate hospitality to your client base or staff team (or both). 

For information on what's available email gomarlborough@gmail.com. We can offer options from basic tent/marquee site through to a fully catered marquee with all associated equipment. 

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




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 Mountainbike Club
  • Marlborough College Students
  • Marlborough Red Devils Cycling Club
  • All individual volunteers

Go Marlborough makes donations to all volunteer groups that assist in the running of this event.



If you would like to be part of our volunteer team on Saturday 30th Marchl please email gomarlborough@gmail.com for more information. Even if you are only available for a short time we are very grateful for all offers of support.