Ride the Rakaia 

Cycle Ride

Welcome to Traffic R Us Ride the Rakaia

Saturday 20th February 2021 - is cancelled due to low numbers around Covid-19.

We will advise on the 2022 date in the near future.

This amazing event is different than any other bike race because you can't do what you can in this event any other day of the week.

On Saturday the 20th February 2021 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.

Two Events:

  • Traffic R Us Ride the Rakaia - 100km
  • Ride the Bridge, Recreation Ride - 26km 


 Bridge Crossing 2016


"Let’s do what the salmon can’t do, ride across, up, across
and then back down the river all in one day"