Riding the trails these holidays? There’s an app for that

Riding the trails these holidays? There's an app for thatIf you’re heading to any of the Great Rides of the NZ Cycle Trail this summer, consider getting the Great Rides app. Billed as New Zealand’s only mobile app for all the Great Rides, it’s packed with information about the 22 trails and the services available along them. It also works offline, letting you track …
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Carpe Diem on the Twin Coast Trail

Carpe Diem on the Twin Coast TrailAs temperatures plummeted overnight last week, I went to bed thinking ‘Ohhh noooo, the end of our cycle trail riding before winter!’ As if by magic, an email arrived the next morning from Bike Auckland’s wonderful friend and leader of Bike Tamaki, Kirsten Shouler. Kirsten was still in a state of rhapsody from her Easter …
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Old-fashioned get up and go gets Waipu a cycleway!

Old-fashioned get up and go gets Waipu a cycleway!When you chat to people about why they’re involved with cycle advocacy, everyone has their own story about imagining a bikeable future. So it is with a savvy and determined group of advocates in Waipu. Five years ago, two young girls at Waipu Primary School – Emily Stolwerk and Ceili Lea – came up with a brilliantly …
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Get out of town! A new bike commuter tackles the Hauraki Rail Trail

Get out of town! A new bike commuter tackles the Hauraki Rail TrailVivian Chandra recently blogged about how the Auckland Bike Challenge got her back into bike commuting, and now she’s extending her range by venturing out onto the rail trails. Here’s her story of a great weekend ride, close to home…  If there was one quick way you could describe to tourists what being a Kiwi …
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Need a battery recharge? We recommend the Motu and Rere Falls Trails and Pakahi Track

Need a battery recharge? We recommend the Motu and Rere Falls Trails and Pakahi TrackSome bike trails have an aura that stays with you for weeks after riding them. You linger over photos of the trip and take every opportunity to tell your friends about the biking bliss. That’s exactly how my gang felt after riding Opotiki’s Motu Dunes and Road Trails and Pakihi Track late in 2014. I’ve ridden most …
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Up the Waikato River Trail without a paddle

Up the Waikato River Trail without a paddleLooking for a summer bike trip just out of town? Richard Barter took an exhilarating two-day run along the Waikato River Trail a few weeks ago, and thoroughly recommends it. The Waikato River Trail is 100km of magical riverside spaces, adrenaline-charged switchbacks, and dams… big dams. We started from the Karapiro end, which proved to be a bonus. Not …
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Riding the Ohakune Old Coach Road – an out of town adventure

Riding the Ohakune Old Coach Road - an out of town adventureWith the long weekend ahead, our thoughts turn to out-of-town bike trails. Our events guru Jessica Rose rode the Old Coach Road in autumn, and loved it.  If anyone is heading out of town for a trip to (or near!) the snow, try taking a look at the Old Coach Road. This is en route to Ohakune, …
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