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North Harbour Rides in conjunction with all of Ulysses Clubs NZ and other charity rides

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Rider in Charge (RIC) would appreciate all participants of rides to be at the departure point 10 minutes early with a full tank of gas and an empty bladder.  If the weather looks suspect then please phone the RIC or check out North Harbour Ulysses Facebook page to see if the ride is postponed or cancelled. 

All riders participating in a Ulysses Ride are expected to hold a current motorcycle license, wear suitable clothing and to have a registered and warranted road-worthy bike.

The organisers and/or the Ulysses Club are not responsible for participants safety and all participants participate at their own risk.

All participants are aware that they are traveling on open public roads and are responsible for their own safety and compliance with all Rules and Laws.

While the rides below are predominately on a Sunday, they can be either on a Saturday or Sunday to suit the RIC.  So, let me know if you would prefer to take a ride on a Saturday.

Please note, these distances are approximate and are the return distance.

Please be aware that rides may be cancelled/postponed due to inclement weather, also rides can change in this list. If you are unsure if the ride is taking place please check on Facebook or phone the RIC, before leaving home. NOTE things change. Please contact the RIC for details on the day.


Each RIC will carry a Mobile Phone for emergencies. In an emergency use the number listed next to the relevant RIC.

Please be aware that this list can change at short notice due to inclement weather and RIC availability, best to keep an eye on the events list below and please check out ride status on Facebook on the morning of the ride before you leave home.

  • Sunday 16 June

  • The wharf Cafe in Thames. (Shortland Wharf Thames). Meet (gather) at Albany Warehouse car park 9.30 am departure time 10.00 am. Medium ride 300km return RIC John Shearer 027 4822565 Stopping around 10.30 Autobahn Papakura if you want to meet there
    Date: Sun 16 Jun 2024
  • Thursday 4 July

  • 1st Thursday every month. North Harbour Branch Meeting. 5.30 onwards, RSA Hobsonville, 114 Hobsonville Road, Hobsonville.
    Date: Thu 04 Jul 2024
    Time: 05:30 PM - 09:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland)
  • Wednesday 17 July

  • An email invite to members will be sent out closer to the time. Please use the enquiry form if you are not a member and wish to register. 390A Rosebank Road, Avondale
    Date: Wed 17 Jul 2024
  • Saturday 20 July

  • Saturday 20th July Movie and Roast dinner Club Night Social Register Now (numbers limited) We have a great night in July so come along. This is open to all Ulysses Auckland & North Harbour members, our family and friends. We have organised a dinner and a movie night at JC Ryders Cinema (was Westwind Cinema). Details are as follows: TIME: 5.30pm arrival - 9.30pm departure PLACE: Ryders Cinema & Restaurant, 177 Riversdale Road, Avondale COST: $45.00 PER PERSON Please pay by direct credit into the Ulysses Auckland branch account with MOVIE and your NAME as the references: 03-0296-0046891-000 or pay cash at our June or July club night to Sheryl. WHAT TO BRING: Your own beverages and movie treats. The dinner consists of: Beef and Chicken. Their meats are slow cooked the old-fashioned way in their coal range. The result is an incredibly tender and flavoursome meat. Served with • Their Famous Crispy Roast Potatoes • Roast Kumara • Roast Pumpkin • Mixed Vegetables and gluten free gravy. Optional Extra’s available • Ice cream cone - $5 per person ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM THE 'RYDERS': We ask that you bear in mind that Ryder’s is our family home, so certain areas are private and allow no admittance. Strictly No smoking in any indoor area. Please ask to be directed to designated smoking area. Please be respective of our neighbours and consider them when leaving the premises e.g. no loud and excessive car tooting as you vacate the property. 24-hour security cameras on the property. PLEASE NOTE: The Dining Room area holds 50 seats with an additional 30 in the outside covered area. The Cinema holds 64. So let Sheryl know how many seats you want for you &/or your group as once they're taken that's it. BOOKINGS MUST BE IN BY JULY CLUB NIGHT. See you there Sheryl Boyd VICE-PRESIDENT ULYSSES NZ – AUCKLAND BRANCH MEMBER #9443 Mob # 021 675 328 64ehprem@gmail.com
    Date: Sat 20 Jul 2024
    Time: 05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Thursday 1 August

  • 1st Thursday every month. North Harbour Branch Meeting. 5.30 onwards, RSA Hobsonville, 114 Hobsonville Road, Hobsonville.
    Date: Thu 01 Aug 2024
    Time: 05:30 PM - 09:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland)
  • Saturday 10 August

  • Ulysses North Island Remembrance Run & Weekend. Saturday 10th August 2024, 2:00 pm at Great Lake Centre, Taupō (Tongariro North Domain, Story Place, Taupō) Ulysses Auckland Branch, in association with Ulysses Taupō Branch, invite all Ulyssians to come together at our annual Remembrance Service and remember members who have passed away. If you intend on staying in Taupō, please make your own accommodation arrangements. Evening meals are available at the Taupō Cosmopolitan Club. An organized social event is intended for the Saturday evening. Once planning is finalized, details will be available on the Auckland Ulysses website. Badges and Patches will be sold on the day, both at the morning organized Taupō ride and at the venue. Hot drinks and biscuits will be available in the main foyer on your arrival in the afternoon. A donation will be appreciated. The Remembrance Service starts at 2pm, please be early so you can be seated in the hall before that time. A group ride may be planned on Friday 9 August from Auckland to Taupō. Visit Auckland website www.ulyssesauckland.org.nz for updates on this. A formal ride of respect through Taupō will be held on the day of the service. All ride details will be available in the Newsletter and website closer to the event. Please plan and keep the weekend of the 10-11 August 2024 marked for this enduring annual event. For questions, please contact Auckland Branch President Neville Kerr, or Peggy O’Neal. Please also keep visiting our website www.ulyssesauckland.org.nz for further information. To help you book your branch Remembrance Service calendars in the future, the North Island Remembrance Service is in Taupō every second Saturday of August.
    Date: Sat 10 Aug 2024
    Time: 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland)
  • Thursday 5 September

  • 1st Thursday every month. North Harbour Branch Meeting. 5.30 onwards, RSA Hobsonville, 114 Hobsonville Road, Hobsonville.
    Date: Thu 05 Sep 2024
    Time: 05:30 PM - 09:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland)
  • Wednesday 18 September

  • An email invite to members will be sent out closer to the time. Please use the enquiry form if you are not a member and wish to register.
    Date: Wed 18 Sep 2024
  • Thursday 3 October

  • 1st Thursday every month. North Harbour Branch Meeting. 5.30 onwards, RSA Hobsonville, 114 Hobsonville Road, Hobsonville.
    Date: Thu 03 Oct 2024
    Time: 05:30 PM - 09:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland)
  • Saturday 5 October

  • Premier Events and Papakura Rotary Club proudly present: The Star Insure New Zealand Motorcycle Show 2024! Now back home at the Auckland Showgrounds. As always, the show remains a charitable fundraising event with all profits going back to the community. Star Insure NZ Motorcycle Show 5-6 October 2024 Auckland Showgrounds, Greenlane Gates Open - 9:30am - 5pm TICKETS: Adult: $30.00 Children (age 8-15): $15.00 Kids 7 and under: Free Family (2 adults 2 kids): $70.00 FEATURING: - Motorcycle displays - Clubs - Ride 'n Shine - Live Music - Manufacturers - Trade Stands - Riding Gear - Accessories - Parts/Services - Rider Training - Food/Drinks - And so much more! For more details, visit our website: http://nzmotorcycleshow.co.nz/ As always, free parking for all bikes in our Ride 'n Shine! Over 1000 parking spots reserved for bikes only, right in front of the entrance. Show entries for individual bikes and clubs will be online soon! Open to all types of motorcycles, 2 wheelers, trikes and quads. Thanks to Bike Tranz, ABC Photosigns, The Rock, Auckland Camera Centre and Prowear
    Date: Sat 05 Oct 2024 - Sun 6 Oct 2024
  • Sunday 3 November

  • PUT THIS DATE IN YOUR CALENDAR. Neville Dodds and others are working tirelessly in the background to get this event organized and $$ to Ronald McDonald House... Lets get together and help those who need help. Dave the date: SUNDAY 03rd November 2024 Lets get together and help those who need help. All profits go to Ronald McDonald House Charities. Over the last 8 years we have donated approximately $70,000 through your support. Lets keep this going.
    Date: Sun 03 Nov 2024
    Time: 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Thursday 7 November

  • 1st Thursday every month. North Harbour Branch Meeting. 5.30 onwards, RSA Hobsonville, 114 Hobsonville Road, Hobsonville.
    Date: Thu 07 Nov 2024
    Time: 05:30 PM - 09:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland)
  • Sunday 24 November

  • How does it work? Start and Finish at Hellensville. A cooked breakfast and coffee cart will be available before the start, from 8.30am (cost not included in ticket).You will be given your last card here, and a card at each of the four other stations you visit along the way. At the end of the run, whoever has the best poker hand wins the major prize! Registrations start at 8.30am, with the run getting under way at 10am. Tickets are just $30.00 per person pre-purchased online, or $35.00 purchased on the day, which includes your meal - and remember, all proceeds will go to the local Fire Station. Commemorative T-shirts will be available for purchase on the day, too. Don't forget to tell your mates.
    Date: Sun 24 Nov 2024

The Rider in Charge (RIC) will be organizing the day. Contact them for details. All riders participating in a Ulysses Ride are expected to hold a current motorcycle license, wear suitable clothing, and to have a registered and warranted road-worthy motorcycle.  They participate entirely at their own risk. The Organizers and/or the Ulysses Club are not responsible for participants' safety and all participants participate at their own risk.  All participants are aware that they are traveling on open public roads and are responsible for their own safety and compliance with all road Rules and Laws.