The current edition of this event is on 24 February 2018.
Ride the Rakaia on Saturday, 25 February 2017 is different than any other bike race because you can't do what you can in this event any other day of the week.
You will ride across the Rakaia River Bridge with up to 1,000 other cyclists all at once. The peloton will be approximately 1 kilometre long and will be in a controlled start until you have crossed the Rakaia River Bridge and the Rakaia Overhead Bridge on State Highway one.
Cycle either the full 100km Ride the Rakaia, or the recreational 22km Ride the Bridge.