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Welcome to Free Ride. We are a volunteer run bike equity charity based in Te Awa Kairangi ki Tai (Lower Hutt, NZ).  We run a community bike workshop, recycle bikes, and run programmes for our community, helping families to ride bikes, building confident riders, mechanic skills mentoring, activations, free fix ups and we are running free e-bike group rides and an e-bike library.  Please see below for event information.  Tickets for group rides are FREE. 

Our programmes

  • 30 May 2024, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Come and learn some skills to help you fix your own bike. This is a casual mentoring session on Thursday nights where you can learn as you go. Rangatahi welcome but must come with an adult.
  • 08 Jun 2024, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Our Saturday workshop is open for getting fitted for new bikes, helmets and safety gear. Come get a standard bike service or other services for payment on a sliding scale.
  • 08 Jun 2024, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Free Ride's Hutt Valley Whānau Bike Skills (level 0-2) Meet at Basketball Court, 31 Treadwell Street, Naenae. Keen to get back on a bike or get riding for the first time? Want to build confidence on two wheels and get some tips about how to stay safe when sharing the road.
  • 09 Jun 2024, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Riding from Free Ride through Lower Hutt, looking at notable and some protected trees. Information about the trees we see and other information about trees in the Hutt. 15 K approx.
  • 16 Jun 2024, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Intermediate Ride. This is not for beginner riders. Riders must have some recent experience riding, and confidence on a bike. Tickets are free, but a booking is required.
  • 22 Jun 2024, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Adults learn to ride with confidence, build your skills riding on the road, with our skilled instructors. You can bring your own bike, or if you don't have one, we'll supply one, just let us know. Meet at the basketball court on Treadwell Street.
  • 23 Jun 2024, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    This is a beginner level e-bike ride along the beltway cycleway from Naenae to Waterloo station. There will be some basic e-bike training given, and this ride is all on safe and accessible cycleway.
  • 07 Jul 2024, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    This is a beginner level e-bike ride along the beltway cycleway from Naenae to Taita to the Christ Church. There will be some basic e-bike training given, and this ride is all on safe and accessible cycleways.

Our supporters

Thanks to those sponsors, partners and funders who enable us to do this mahi.

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Our awards

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Contact Us

Our best work is done face to face, so come and see us at our Saturday workshop. 

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Free Ride Workshop

35 Hillary Court,

Naenae, Lower Hutt

Opening Hours

Saturday

10 am – 1 pm

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