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Wheels Along WAIKATO


25th February 2023

Finally, after years of disruption and cancellations, Wheels Along WAIKATO will run on 25th February 2023.

This is a brand-new event for Hamilton, and we can't wait to get Wheels Along WAIKATO up and running.

Register now to ride one of our two fun cycle rides. Whether you ride as individuals or as a family group, make sure you are part of this inaugural event.

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Event dates confirmed

The Wheels Along WAIKATO Family Market Day and Fun Rides, will be held at Korikori Park, Rototuna on 25th February 2023.

  • Market Stalls

  • Food Trucks

  • Entertainment and more


With a choice of two fun rides, which ride will you choose?

  • BIG TUNA 40km fun ride

  • ROUND TUNA 10km fun ride                      


See ticketing below.

TUNA Ride tickets can be purchased online through Trybooking


Why TUNA rides?


Chris Scarlett of Rototuna High School came up with the idea and so the first edition of Wheels Along WAIKATO will feature two 'TUNA' fun rides.

Based in a park named Korikori in Rototuna, meant there just had to be another ride, the park's name 'Korikori' means 'wriggle' and refers to the wriggling of the tuna (eels) of the area, which was previously a lake, swamp and wetlands. 'TINY TUNA' will be a wriggly trail for toddlers and the very young to have a go within the actual market day.



Starting from Korikori Park in Rototuna, the 40km BIG TUNA fun ride takes cyclists out to The Point, Ngaruawahia before returning back  along the Te Awa River Trail to Rototuna.



Also starting from Korikori Park, Rototuna, ROUND TUNA is a 10km fun ride that takes cyclists down to the Waikato River before returning to the finish back at Korikori Park.

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Proceeds towards supporting Life Education's Learning with Harold programmes in our schools.

Your Ride Tickets and Market Day will help keep The Life Education Trust Hamilton continue to successfully deliver the Life Education programme and inspiring tamariki and rangatahi to make positive choices.

Harold and the Life Education team will be at Korikori Park to cheer you on.


With Help from

February is Bike Month

Be part of it

The penultimate event in February 2022's Bike Month for Hamilton City Council, Wheels Along WAIKATO has major event funding support to help get this inaugural event up and running and establish a Hamilton City community event based in our Northern Suburbs.

February is Bike Month

With years of experience and knowledge gained through guiding cycle tours along Te Awa, we are excited to welcome River Riders to the Wheels Along WAIKATO. Anchoring the Ngaruawahia Rest Halt, Dan and his team will be active on the BIG TUNA Ride and at the Korikori Market.


Q & A

  • COVID-19

    • If you are feeling unwell, stay home and seek medical advice

    • Wheels Along WAIKATO will run as a Vaccine Pass Event, all participants, visitors, volunteers and workers must hold a valid My Vaccine Pass and Scan In

  • Entry Fee        

    • Ticket prices for the BIG or ROUND TUNA Rides start at $10 per entrant.

    • Entry to the Korikori Park Market is free to all

  • Is it a Race?    

    • Wheels Along WAIKATO is not a race, it is a fun ride, taking in our some of Hamilton's and the Waikato River's outstanding parks and reserves.


  • Can I Ride both?  

    • Unfortunately, it is not possible to enter both TUNA Rides, you will need to choose whether to do either the 10km or 40km TUNA Ride.

  • How long are the rides?  

    • With it's scheduled rest halt in Ngaruawahia, the 40km BIG TUNA will take you about 3.5 hours to complete.

    • The 10km ROUND TUNA is about 2 hours

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