We have a fantastic group of supporters and sponsors that enable us to bring the Ride Festival to you. Be sure to give them a shout out and your support where you can.


Grassroots Trust is dedicated to providing local funding to local communities. The have a passion and enthusiasm for amateur sport, education and various charitable community initiatives. Great care is taken to ensure funds granted are well used and for the authorised purpose, and many local communities have already benefited from a Grassroots Trust grant.

For over 40 years the Perry family has been proudly supporting the communities of New Zealand; the Brian Perry Charitable Trust has developed partnerships with a number of outstanding local organisations and supports a wide range of community-driven projects – from large sports facilities to playgrounds and community art. 

The Lion Foundation is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most respected Charitable Trusts. Since 1985 they have returned over $985 million back to the community, supporting thousands of good causes all around NZ. To reinforce their commitment to our local communities, The Lion Foundation has introduced Regional Grants Committee’s which operate across the country to ensure that we have local people making local decisions about local funds.

APL Window Solutions are proud to sponsor the RIDE Festival. APL is the largest window solutions organisation in New Zealand and has been proudly family-owned and NZ Made for 50 years. Their products are designed and tested specifically for Kiwi buildings and conditions. APL products are available across their three brands: Altherm Window Systems, First Windows & Doors and Vantage Windows & Doors. 

G.J. Gardner Homes is proud to be New Zealand’s Most Trusted Home Builder. Our Hamilton team has been building in the Waikato region for over 22 years and has completed over 2,000 beautiful homes. Backed by a national franchise, they offer their clients the best of both worlds: excellent value, as well as genuine commitment and service. Feel free to drop by to chat about your new home journey.

Fosters purpose is building ‘great communities through strong foundations.’ We are extremely proud to be 100% Waikato owned; operating and employing over 200 people in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions and supporting a network of local businesses. We believe that with success comes responsibility and we continue to build on our 50-year legacy through meaningful contribution, employee empowerment, purposeful business alliances, and sustainable building practice.

Waipā is home to a number of key cycling, BMX & walking trails. Cambridge is renowned for its training ground for elite athletes and has the highest number of Olympic gold medals per capita in New Zealand. Waipā is proud to be the Home of Champions and delivering Champion events is a huge part of contributing to Waipā being a great place to live, work, play and invest.

Helicorp is a privately owned New Zealand company which has been in operation since 2002. Offering scenic tours, private charter flights, and commercial helicopter work; Helicorp is an experienced and well-regarded operator with a commitment to further building on its outstanding reputation. Their professional team is dedicated to ensuring their clients always experience the best

Three Peaks Manuka Honey is a boutique New Zealand honey brand that started with the desire to be globally recognised for its premium quality and taste. Working harmoniously with the bees, land and beekeepers is the essence of crafting their Manuka honey, renowned for its superior health properties.

The Ebbett Group has been serving the automotive industry since 1928, our motto ‘Customers for life’, is what drives our people to deliver exceptional services every day. This means incorporating our core values of care, respect, integrity and excellence into everything we do. Whether it’s a sales consultant ‘going the extra mile’ to prepare your new car for delivery, or a parts advisor ‘striving for excellence’ to ensure your accessory is fitted to the highest standard.

Good George came to life in 2012 after a bunch of friends got together and decided, it was time to create their own craft brewery. Their main motivation was to show people what great beer can be and have a bit of fun along the way. They’ll be at the finish line of the Gran Fondo with their inflatable pub, serving ice cold beer and cider, and giving people a refreshing brew for their efforts.