The RIDE is a week long cycling festival that includes Oceania's only UCI 2.2 Tour - The New Zealand Cycle Classic.
National and International teams will be racing over 5 days around the picturesque Waikato region.
Other events during the week include:
The Hobbiton Movie Set Gran Fondo: a recreational fun ride for all, as well as a women's only race.
The Good George Maunga Madness: celebrate the finish of the Queen Stage of the UCI 2.2 New Zealand Cycle Classic on the hilltop of Maungakawa.
The BNZ Sprint Wars: bring a team and race on the Concept2 bike and rower to see who can claim the top spot on the leaderboard.
Party in the Park: a fun afternoon for the whole family, kids fun zone, livestreaming of the final day of racing at the New Zealand Cycle Classic, prizegiving, food trucks, Good George pop up bar and live music.
The Big Bike Film Night: come and view the best cycling films from around the world.