Shop ride

Tuesday Shop Ride

Untitled-1We run a Dirt Merchants shop ride every Wednesday night just after closing at 6pm. It’s become our favorite time of the week as we get the chance to do what we love, whilst sharing our favorite local rides with new faces.

The ride is pretty social and usually ends with a cold beer in a local bike-friendly establishment — we post the location of the next ride on our Facebook every Monday or Tuesday, so follow us on Facebook to find out where the next one will be.

Everyone is welcome but bear in mind that the trails we ride are often more suitable for intermediate to experienced riders. If you would like to know more about the trail that we are planning to ride the best start is to search the name of the trail on or give us a call at the shop on the day.

Bring along your bike, warm gear, food, puncture repair kit/spare tube and fully charged night lights in the winter. We sell Gloworm and Gemini lights in store and on occasions the boys in the shop will have a spare that you could borrow if you do not have one.

Please note: This is not a guided ride and everyone rides at their own risk. If you don’t know anyone it’s highly recommended that you introduce yourself and provide one of the Dirt Merchants staff with your name and an emergency contact. 

A Fine Local Trail We Frequent Some Wednesdays

Local Supporters of Tuesday Night and ‘Any Old Day of the Week’ Rides

Brooklyn Trail Builders

Trail Fund

Wellington MTB club


Cycle advocates

Makara Peak Supporters