The Dunedin and Mosgiel area hosts several bunch rides. The local area is lucky to have a tight knit cycling community, and many of our riders take part in several different bunchies. These rides vary quite largely in level, so there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone.

SAMS Ride

SAMS is a popular ride which generally takes place in the summer months. The ride leaves at a leisurely pace from just outside Mosgiel and travels out past Outram to ride the SAMS block. From Miller Rd, the pleasantries vanish, it’s race pace and every man for himself back to Mosgiel.

  • Ability – High
  • When: Wednesday evenings during daylight saving @5.30pm
  • Where: Leaving from Dukes Rd, Hazlett Rd intersection

Dudstown Wheelers

Dudstown is a popular Sunday bunch-ride which takes in a course along the harbour en-route to an obligatory coffee stop. It’s primarily social, but spares time for a few hard efforts along the way too.

Exact meeting times and route info is best sourced on the ride facebook group, or by contacting Michael Greaves.

  • Ability – Medium
  • When: Sunday Mornings, time varies.
  • Where: Leaves from MyRide Dunedin

Starfish Ride

The Starfish ride is typically an easier bunch ride that leaves on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from the Starfish Cafe in St Clair. It normally takes in routes on the harbour such as the high road, and the Orokonui loop.

  • Ability – Low
  • When: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday @9.15am
  • Where: Starfish Cafe, St Clair

Phantom

Phantom is the earliest bunch ride in Dunedin, running from 6am on Saturday. Normally, it takes in Highcliff Rd enroute to Taiaroa Head.

  • Ability – Low – Medium
  • When: Saturday @6am
  • Where: Starfish Cafe, St Clair

Friday Blast

Friday Blast is a short and sharp start to a Friday Morning. It typically goes out to Broad Bay at a cruisy pace, and hits full throttle on the return leg.

If you’re interested in this ride, Paul Gough from Cycle World Dunedin is the best man to query with.

  • Ability – High
  • When: Friday @6.45am
  • Where: Outside Cycle World Dunedin

There’s bound to be some rides we’ve missed here, let us know and we can add it to the list!