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 providing the full selection of guru talks, the bike market, a show & shine comp and skilled mechanics on hand.

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 offering handy tips and some cool gear displays. Of course the Motofest has its own Show & Shine comp as well as plenty of racing, stalls and food karts.


3 February,

Saxton Fields, Stoke
All Weather Hockey Pitch
Off Saxton Road East


17 February,

Southward Car Museum
Otaihanga Road

New Plymouth

24 February,

Quality Hotel, Courtney & Leach St

Hampton Downs

2 & 3 March,

Hampton Downs Raceway
Hampton Downs Road

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.


The Shiny Side Up Bike Fest has been an annual event in Kapiti since 2016. Momentum and popularity has been building each year with a 94% satisfaction 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.

This interest spurred on the creators to take the Shiny Side Up Bike Fest on tour. Popular and new locations are chosen each year to spread the event around the country. This is further enhanced with the Talk Series. Evening gatherings where the Shiny Side Up guru’s and personalities share their stories and experiences to a wider audience as they travel between the Bike fest locations.

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