2019 Business of Bikes Business Breakfast

We’re in the final stages of organising this years fundraising event.  It’ll have all the things people loved about it last year along with some improvements including the venue (Pataka Kai Restaurant at Te Puia really is a venue worth visiting if you haven’t already), online ticketing, streamlined technology (all going to plan) and more guests!

When:  7-9.30am Thursday 31 October 2019
Where:  Pataka Kai Restaurant, Te Puia, Hemo Road, Rotorua
Cause:  Rotorua Mountain Bike Club’s First Response Unit
Tickets:  click here to purchase
Speakers:  To be announced!

Tickets purchased before 30 September will go in the draw to win a 45 minute Secret Spot Hot Tubs experience for up to 6 people valued at $210!

2018 Business of Bikes Business Breakfast

The first-time event, Business of Bikes Business Breakfast, was part of the Rotorua Bike Festival, aimed at the business community and bringing together the many companies that are based around the biking industry.

The event was organised by Shout Marketing director and festival trustee, Linda Macpherson, with the aim of supporting local industry and talent that’s based around bikes.

“The bike festival focuses on inclusivity and we wanted to extend that to the business community this year.”

Speakers at the breakfast included Craig Pattle from Velosolutions, Peter Laing from Red Stag Investments, Henry and Budgie from Peak Safety, and Barb Jenks, the driving force behind Rotorua Mountain Bike Club’s First Response Unit.

The business breakfast raised $1,300 for the Rotorua Mountain Bike Club’s First Response Unit, which employs professional medics to patrol the forest.

Barb says the funds raised for the First Response Unit is fantastic and helps support its ongoing operation.

“The support we received from the business community today is significant.  The money raised will be put towards doing even more to ensure the public know to call 0800 WHAKA1 when they need medical attention in Whakarewarewa forest.”

Big ups to our contributors!