Auckland's first ever illuminated all-wheels parade!

SatURDAY June 10 | 6.30pm | The Cloud

Head down to The Cloud in Auckland's CBD for 6.30pm where a magical journey beneath the Matariki night sky begins.  A fully marshalled, family-friendly all-wheels ride for bikes, scooters, wheelchairs and more will wind its way around the waterfront with music and performances along the way and fantastical illuminated floats that will ride alongside you. This unique, family-friendly journey ends at Silo Park with a spectacular performance on the gantry. Hot chocolate and mulled wine will be available for sale (cash bar only).

Here's the go:

  1. Dust off your wheels – whether it be a bike, wheelchair, scooter, skateboard, go kart or stroller.

  2. Have some fun pimping your wheels with fairy lights, bike lights, torches, tinsel and anything else you can find. This is all about illumination and celebration!

  3. Leave plenty of time so you can be at The Cloud with your wheels for 6.30pm! (Parade starts at 7pm)

The Route

The flat route is less than 3 km and should take about an hour. It's suitable for all modes of transport and everyone of all ages and abilities will love this event.

You need to know!

  • The event is part of Auckland Council’s Matariki celebrations. Auckland Transport is providing traffic management and marshalling, so it's safe for everyone.

  • If it rains, don't panic. We'll ride inside The Cloud!

Getting to The Cloud on Saturday 10 June

All public transport (buses, trains and ferries) can carry scooters, wheelchairs, strollers and maybe go karts. Bikes can travel on ferries and trains (for free), but not on buses.

Please take public transport if you can. Check AT’s Route planner website.

If you're driving, you can drive to a suburb and train or bike in. Alternatively, the Downtown Carpark is the closest car park to The Cloud. Parking is only $2 per hour at the weekend. Mobility car parking is free at the weekend.

Getting back to the city at the end of the ride

Silo Park is the final destination of our ride. From here it is easy to ride directly back into the city, or to get vehicles into surrounding streets for pickups. Street Map.

Click to watch Lucid Dreambike on their first parade in Wellington in 2016.