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What is Shiny Side Up 2019?

The Bike Fest Aim

The Shiny Side Up Bike Fest is a Big Day Out for motorcycle riders with the aim to bring the New Zealand motorcycle community together and share best practice.

We strive for people to leave the event better riders than when they arrived. We achieve this through promoting rider skills, full protective gear and technologies such as ABS. The event utilises well known, respected personalities and experts to empower the riders with their knowledge and experiences via demonstrations, presentations and workshops.

Retailers and clubs are invited to be a part of the day through stalls in a motorcycle market. This is all done with a lot of fun with food vendors and entertainment provided to create a family day out. 


The Shiny Side Up Bike Fest has been an annual event in Kapiti since 2016. Momentum and popularity has been building each year, culminating in approximately 2,200 people attending in 2017 with 94% satisfed with the day and 97% confirming they were likely to attend again.

Auckland Transport approached the organisers in 2016 requesting the rights to hold a Shiny Side Up event in February 2017. Approximately 1,000 people attend their inaugural event.

In 2019, the Shiny Side Up Bike Fest goes on Tour once again and includes some new locations.

The full Bikers Day Out experience will be available in Nelson & Kapiti.

Meanwhile in New Plymouth we are doing lecture series and mechanics stations.

Being part of the Motofest event at Hampton Downs on 2 & 3 March opens up Shiny Side Up to a wider audience. We will have a large space at the event with plenty of tech talks and mechanics on hand to check your bikes and provide handy tips. Of course the Motorfest has its own Show & Shine comp as well as plenty of racing, stalls and food karts.