Greymouth Motorcycle Street Races

The Greymouth Motorcycle Street Race was first held on Labour Weekend 1989 and was part of Octoberfest initiated by the Greymouth Businessman’s Association and service groups. It’s aim was to encourage visitors back into Greymouth after the devastating floods which hit Greymouth in May and September of 1988. Early events were run with the help of many clubs with proceeds given to various charities. This philosophy has not changed with proceeds now going to all the local clubs and groups that volunteer their services every labour weekend to make the Greymouth Motorcycle Street Race a successful annual event. Around 120 people get up at 5am and work hard on behalf of their club or chosen charity with over $13,000 returned to the community last year.

With 8 classes of bikes racing through the central business district of Greymouth; including Post Classic, Pre ’63 (the granddaddy’s of the bikes, but they can still move), Buckets of all shapes and sizes, Motards, B.E.A.R.S, Formula 1, Formula 3 and the best of the best in Formula Greymouth. Each class has 3 rounds of racing throughout the day with practice starting at 8:00am, racing from around 9:00am.  Plus 3 rounds of demonstration Kart races by the local Westland Kart club – they just fly! Talk to the riders in the Coast wide Honda pit area and watch from all different angles around the course.

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