EVENTS AND LIVE SHOWS


The Big Bike Film Night 2020

The Big Bike Film Night is on a mission- sharing the best cycling short films from around the world with you.

Showcasing our 2020 collection that has everything a cycle-centric audience could want - action,drama, humour, and plenty of inspiration; the evening is unashamedly and utterly, utterly, utterly designed and devised for the two wheel devotee!

This year’s treasure chest of films includes a story that reminds you of the importance of finding your ‘why’, and that with a bike you can find a worthy adventure in your own backyard; a movie that shows inspiration can come in all shapes and sizes – sometimes that shape and size is a seven-year- old girl who likes to ride BMX; an audacious mountain climbing challenge; a tale of trees, traps and trails, a passage of three first timers on their way to IRONMAN TAUPŌ; two friends on an environmental mission; a beautiful story about the power of two wheels and a community built through bicycling; and a part documentary/ part fantasy with mountain bike illustrations that will have you looking for your rig and heading down the trail in search of the same kind of magic; ALL in the mix!!

These short films are a great reminder of why we love to ride our bike; with stories that captivate us,
stories that make us think, and most importantly of all- inspiring us to get out and ride. Tales of
character, resilience, challenge, courage, triumphs over adversity and much much more.

So...listen to the voice inside you; it’s telling you to go. Grab your mates, grab your tickets, GO ON...
grab your bike and come along for the ride!!

The Big Bike Film Night 2020

The Big Bike Film Night is on a mission- sharing the best cycling short films from around the world with you.

Showcasing our 2020 collection that has everything a cycle-centric audience could want - action,drama, humour, and plenty of inspiration; the evening is unashamedly and utterly, utterly, utterly designed and devised for the two wheel devotee!

This year’s treasure chest of films includes a story that reminds you of the importance of finding your ‘why’, and that with a bike you can find a worthy adventure in your own backyard; a movie that shows inspiration can come in all shapes and sizes – sometimes that shape and size is a seven-year- old girl who likes to ride BMX; an audacious mountain climbing challenge; a tale of trees, traps and trails, a passage of three first timers on their way to IRONMAN TAUPŌ; two friends on an environmental mission; a beautiful story about the power of two wheels and a community built through bicycling; and a part documentary/ part fantasy with mountain bike illustrations that will have you looking for your rig and heading down the trail in search of the same kind of magic; ALL in the mix!!

These short films are a great reminder of why we love to ride our bike; with stories that captivate us,
stories that make us think, and most importantly of all- inspiring us to get out and ride. Tales of
character, resilience, challenge, courage, triumphs over adversity and much much more.

So...listen to the voice inside you; it’s telling you to go. Grab your mates, grab your tickets, GO ON...
grab your bike and come along for the ride!!
MORE / TRAILER

Westpac Ambassador Appearance  - Sir John Kirwan

Come along and listen to John's story along with some of the tools he has used to stay well.

JK’s personal journey with depression has led him to be actively involved in mental health awareness campaigns in New Zealand. For his incredible commitment and work in this space JK was appointed as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to mental health in the 2007 Queen's Birthday Honours. And in the 2012 Queen's Birthday and Diamond Jubilee Honours, JK was appointed a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to mental health and rugby.

A world class winger, JK’s contribution to rugby, both as a player and a coach, has been immense. JK is one of the highest try scorers in international rugby union history and still holds a couple of NZ rugby records. The other side of the story is while he was scoring tries and becoming a rugby legend, he was also battling depression.

Venue: Hokitika's Regent Theatre
Date: Thursday 8th October
Time: 2pm-4pm (afternoon tea provided)
Food and refreshments supplied with thanks to West Coast Rural Support Trust.
Price: Free Entry