Time to join up?

Are you over 40, do you own a motorcycle?

Firstly come along to our regular Coffee Mornings on Saturdays between 10:00 am - 12:00pm noon at

‘The Honest Lawyer Country Pub’       1 Point Road, Monaco, Nelson 7011

Introduce yourselfThere will always be a Committee member there to welcome you.


Come to one of our planned rides  - See the "Rides" page for the meeting place, usually on Sundays, but the time of departure varies.

New Membership information, please contact: John Johnstone  027 416 4666   Email:  Nelson.Sec@Ulysses.org.nz

Alternatively please fill form out online at:  https://ulysses.org.nz/join-the-ulysses-club/  this will then start your process to join the club.

You need to be 40 years of age to join. Current fees (2021) are:

National Club Sub: $30 joining fee, and then you can choose to join for one year at $70 or three years at $190

National sub payments are made to:  02 0412 0001771 097 and include your membership number as a reference.

Extras: Bike badge $10.

The membership year is from January to December

Ulysses Club Membership Benefits

Here is a brief summary of what you receive for your annual club subscriptions to NatCom.

  • Plenty of fun and enjoyment with like minded people.
  • Membership to one of the largest motorcycle clubs in Australasia, providing fellowship to the over 40’s motorcyclists.
  • Rider training and mentoring.
  • A product and service discount scheme, offering discounts on ferry travel, accommodation, auto stores, VTNZ, clothing ranges and many other outlets.
  • Publication of Ulysses magazine in hard and digital copy.
  • National bike raffle, this is a major undertaking.
  • National representation with ACC and other government departments in relation to motorcycling matters.
  • A national communication network, including email,  Mail chimp newsletters, website and Facebook page, this allows branches and members to communicate freely between each other.
  • The supply of Ulysses club branded gear through the National Quartermaster.
  • Financial and administration support provided by the club’s contracted administrator.
  • Correct accounting and use of club funds.
  • A support system for branches and members to call on for information and support with club procedures and disciplinary matters.​​​​​​​
  • Yearly AGM and national rally, attended by many members.
  • Biennial Coordinators workshop which supports and strengthens the branch network.
  • Welcome packs and membership cards for new members.
  • Rules, policies and procedures to help guide branches and members.​​​​​​​

Ulysses Nelson Branch Benefits:

Nelson’s GUSS rally (Great Ulysses Sun & Surf -

or something similar)

Other Ulysses branch rallies

Xmas party & BBQ

Quiz nights

Social nights

Awards lunch

Continuous lunch

Coffee Mornings at 'Railway Cafe'

Discounts on both Inter-Islander & Bluebridge ferries.
(see "Rider Services" pages

Discounts from local businesses.
​​​​​​​(See Rider Services page)

Insurance discounts

Mini Golf

Prize raffles

Use of our Library (books & DVDs)

Toy Run

Remembrance Rides (honouring past members)

Shiny Side Up bike festival display

Ride For Ever training discounts

Rider Mentoring (help with your riding skills)

Slow Rider Training (In Summer)

Over-nighter rides

Week-day rides

Saturday rides

Sunday rides

Easy Rider Sundays


Poker Runs

Mystery Rides

Monthly newsletters

Subscription to National “Ulyssian” magazine

Branch Facebook & Website & WhatsApp

Text reminders & ride updates

Please note the above list may change, as some are

seasonal activites.