Saturday 25 January 2014

Tapora February 09th 2014 NEW Season Commences


SUMMER  and we are back into showcasing NEW and interesting areas of our country.  We open Our NEW 2014 Season of NGARNZ Adventures with a One Day,  Guide Led  Adventure to Tour the gorgeous Coastal Peninsula of Tapora and surrounds.                                                                             

Tapora is a locality on the Okahukura Peninsula, which is on the eastern side of the Kaipara Harbour and it is part of the Rodney District.   Wellsford lies to the east of this.

Registration Forms can be obtained via our website - For More on our Tapora Adventure Tour view our link below:  -
2 DAY - FEBRUARY 22ND/23RD 2014
The Mōkau River has been central to life for those living in this area for centuries. It has been a source of food and income – as well as a major transport route – for both Māori and Pākehā, and is the traditional boundary between the Taranaki and Tainui peoples. This is the coastal end of the river, with the mouth visible at top right.
Awakino lies beside the beautiful Awakino River, on one of the last bends before the river drains into the Tasman Sea. Whitebaiting stations and small jetties are located on both sides of the river. This is the settlement of Awakino, looking up the river along Iredale Quay.

Ride Package includes overnight twin share accommodation along with Saturday evening dinner and also hot cooked breakfast Sunday morning
Private land access also included
Single room accommodation can be arranged at a slightly higher pricing
BUT.....  Get in QUICK......
Registration Forms can be obtained via our website - For More on our Awakino Adventure Tour - Register to attend via our Contact Form on our website
If your ANSWER was YES,  then you want to be on THIS Tour -  For a "Tour with More"    This our FIRST in our NEW Series of longer distance Adventure Bike Tours
New Season of Adventures - Our FIRST ADVenture Bike Training Session This Season
Contact us via our website link below to Receive your Registration Form to attend
our One Day Training Session inside of RiverHead Forest
 New Skills = A Whole NEW World awaits with your ADVENTURE Bike
Dual Purpose Adventure Bikes from 250cc to 1200cc Welcome
I wonder Where Does That Road Lead To?
Highlights from our Past Gravel/Adventure Training Sessions
10 Day South Island Adventure Bike Tour
Will include accommodation - Camping included along with some
Intermediate to Advanced Riders due to Ride Terrain
Ride Terrain will be made up of Mountain Passes/Stream Crossings and much more
Technical Riding Included - Adventure suited for 700cc Dual Purpose Adventure Bikes or Less
New Season
01st February 2014 - 31st January 2015
Memberships Renewable Each Season

Monday 9 December 2013

Rodney to North Gravel Road Adventure Bike Tour

Looking for a Gravel Adventure Bike Tour?   This Sunday the 15th December we will Tour the very finest in gravel roads as we journey from West to North.  

Suzuki DR650 Accessories For Sale:

Tool tube and clamps - $50.00

Lowering links to suit Suzuki DR 650. Will lower bike up to 90mm lower than standard. With fitting instructions - $100.00 These links are manufactured from steel which are the strongest 



Standard rate rear shock spring - $70.00 
 Wolfman luggage & Accessories

1). Front fender bag – bottom left - $30.00 
2). Primus fuel bottle (1L) and carry bag – bottom right - $40.00 per unit. 2 units available 
3). Expedition dry duffel bag (small) – L 51cm x W 29cm x Height 29cm approx. $100.00 

All prices quoted do not include shipping. 
            Contact Jim Denham       or      Contact  021 517 110

Membership Cards are currently being printed and will be available to those who have Paid their subs for the 2014 Season after Xmas.  For Registration Next Season please bring your Membership Cards along to speed up this process.
Dates Penned For the NEXT NEW 2014 Season:

NEW  (From Jim Denham - Organiser of NGARNZ)
Enjoy Long Distance Endurance Riding?
February 22nd  WILL FILL THAT SPOT....
Designed as Just ONE in our NEW Series of Long Distance Endurance Adventures penned for 2014

Registrations taken on our website to attend

Welcome to a Whole NEW World of Adventure with Your Adventure Bike
and Welcome to NGARNZ

Small Group Sessions Tailored to Your Availability

Thanks to our Fabulous TEAM of NGARNZ Supporters

NEW 2014 - 2015 Season of NGARNZ Adventures


Saturday 16 November 2013

NGARNZ Xmas December 2013 What will the New 2014 Season look like?


Our Last Gravel/Adventure training session will be held on Saturday December 07th
If you are looking to Up Skill or Further Improve on those existing skills, we will host our Last Session for You on Saturday the 07th December.  Our venue will be RiverHead Forest.  We are very fortunate to be able to provide Gravel Road Riding skills along with Basic Adventure Bike Skills inside of a very safe environment.  Looking to participate?   Contact us via our Contact Form on our web page

  On The Note Of Gravel/Adventure/Off Road training

  • Our NEW Season of 2014,  we will look to host Gravel/Adventure/Off Road training sessions from NEW Taupo based locations.
  • Where Would YOU Like to Take Your ADVenture Bike?
  • We will provide YOU with skills to enjoy much more than you thought possible with your Adventure Bike
  • We will keep you posted and Deposits will Secure your Placings.
  • Will include Big Bike Off Road Coaching over well suited Ride Terrain also
  • Small Group Focus to keep this manageable

  Off Road/OverLand Big Adventure Bike Coaching

For those NEW to taking their bikes Off The Road or looking to further the basic skills required for further enjoyment on Off Road Pumice Based Tracks/Trails/Basic Farm Sections - These NEW Courses will be available in the NEW 2014 Season also
  • Your Deposit will secure your placing
  • Small Group Focus to keep all Courses Manageable
  • Our Courses geared and tailored for those with Big Adventure Bikes
  • Will be a FULL Day of combined terrain well suited to Big Adventure Bike Riders
  • Correct tyre choice will be essential

Kaipara Gravel Road Ride
Looking for a casual Kaipara based Gravel Road Ride?

Km's along with fuel requirements posted on our web page shortly.
This Gravel Road Ride will be FREE for Ride Group members and will be $20 for NON Ride Group Members


Memberships can now be purchased for our 2014 Season.    If you wish to purchase a New Season Membership, these can now be purchased in preparation for the coming NEW 2014 Season of NGARNZ Adventures.

NEW Membership Cards are being printed over the Xmas/New Year Season and will be mailed to those who have taken out their NEW Memberships already.


Our website is currently under reconstruction to cater for our NEW 2014 Season of Adventures

         Dates Penned For the NEXT NEW 2014 Season:

February 09th.        Sunday    Ta Pora Coastal Discovery Tour                        ONE Day
(NEW Coastal Properties to visit - Gravel Roads/Off Road Farming Stations - Limited Places Available)

March     02nd         Sunday    Maramarua Adventure Bike Tour                       ONE Day
(NEW Private Forestry with courtesy of current Managers - Farming Properties and Catered Luncheon included)

March     16th          Sunday    East Coast Coromandel Adventure                    ONE Day
Private Forestry/Gravel/Seal

March     30th          Sunday    Waikato South Adventure                                   ONE Day
Gravel/NEW Private Farming Stations/Seal

April    18th-21st      EASTER  Thermal Explorer Mount  ???  Mystery Adventure Weekend
(NEW - Journey hundreds of kms through private forestry areas,  visit a Sacred Mountain)
Our FIRST 2014 Weekend Away                                                                        TWO Day
Big Bike Friendly Adventure Tour

May    30th - 02nd   QBirthday Back Country Discovery Adventure Tour

November 22nd/23rd   Taupo OverLander     Private Forest/Private Farms/Stations
Intermediate to Advanced Level due to longer km ride days/some technical sections
Private Forestry/Private Farming Stations/Gravel/Seal

Labour Weekend 2014 -
Heartland Discovery Adventure Tour
24th/25th/26th                             - 12 Places Taken so Far

This Regions hosts large festivals over the October Labour Weekend, and as such accommodation was extremely scarce and also extremely expensive with surcharges and other add ons.  When we originally planned this Tour we thought to keep numbers small owing to the large kms that this Tour will cover,  both on and off road terrain.  This number being reached earlier than expected it then became difficult to obtain reasonable priced additional accommodation.  For the 2014 Season we have now secured accommodation for 40 bed spaces, so we are well covered.

Our Heartland Tour will cater for Intermediate to Advanced Level Riders and will offer large km riding days over our weekend in this Region.

Places are filling fast for our October visit 2014
This Tour suitable for Intermediate to Advanced levels

Suzuki DR650 Accessories For Sale:

Want increased performance from your Suzuki DR650 rear suspension?
Upgraded Rear Shock with Race-Tech valving kit to greatly improve compression and rebound damping capability.  Shock spring has been upgraded to spring rate 7.5kg//mm.  Standard spring rate is 6.5kg/mm approximately. 

Upgraded shock is currently fitted to the bike pictured below.  Ride height and performance has been dramatically enhanced over the stock system. 

*****   For Sale on an exchange basis with your standard Suzuki DR650 shock and spring in good 



- To suit DR 650 year 1996 - onwards.

- 25mm approximately lower than standard.

- Seat concepts brand using standard
   DR seat base


If you need to get closer to the ground with your feet without compromising suspension travel this is a good way to go about it.

**Selling on an exchange basis, exchange
   your stock standard DR seat in good
   condition for this low seat**

        - $225 with exchange seat



  • Stay Safe On Those Roads This Holiday Season
  • Keep Left on The Looser Stuff
  • Ride to YOUR Ability at all times
  • Don't Drink and Ride

  • Be a Survivor
  • Ride to Survive
  • We wish to see you all back from the Holidays refreshed and rearing to get back into some more 2014 Adventures

  • ENJOY your Adventure Bike