About Shiny Side Up Bike Fest

We are excited to be back for 2023 and back on the road touring the country., with two exciting Bike Fest events, see below for all the details.

If you can’t make it to a Bike Fest you can attend one the Talk Series events. This is a series of evening presentations by a selection of bike gurus and personalities. It’s a chance to meet fellow riders in your area, enjoy some light refreshments and hear from the experts.

Visit the Talk Series Page.


Sunday 26 February 2023
10am – 4pm

Southward Car Museum
250 Otaihanga Road



Sunday 5 March 2023
12pm – 4pm

This event has now become a 4 hour Talk Series event and will no longer be a Bike Fest due to availability of equipment in the region due to the current situation in the North Island.

Please view the Talk Series page for information.


The Bike Fest’s Goal

We want you to leave Bike Fest a better rider than when you arrived. While also having an epic day out and meeting fellow riders.

We achieve this through promoting tips and tricks from experts and motorsport professionals, rider skill workshops, showcasing full protective gear and teaching riders about the latest technology in bike safety.

You’ll hear from well known, respected personalities and experts and leave feeling empowered with new knowledge to get the most out of your riding.


The Shiny Side Up Bike Fest has been an annual event in Kapiti since 2016. Since then, Bike Fest has grown exponentially and takes place in different locations each year, with an accompanying Talk Series. These are usually evening gatherings where the Shiny Side Up Gurus and Personalities share their tips and advice with a wider audience as they travel between the Bike Fest locations. During Covid we also ran an Online event.

2016 Kapiti
2017 Kapiti & Auckland
2018 Kapiti, Nelson, Hamilton & Auckland
2019 Kapiti, Nelson, New Plymouth & Motofest
2020 Kapiti, Nelson, Christchurch & Tauranga
2021 Nelson (Covid 19 lockdowns)
2022 (Covid 19 restrictions)
2023 Kapiti (North Island Cyclone)

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Thanks to Our Supporters




Casbolts of Christchurch for providing motorbikes for Brittany Morrow & Dr Chris Hurren.