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Bike Kaipatiki – Introduction to the CBD cycleways
November 19, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Meet at Birkenhead Wharf at 9:00am to catch the 9:35am Ferry, returning on the 11:40am Ferry from downtown.
This guided bike ride is aimed for people who ride currently, who use the city (or surrounding area) and want to try cycling round town but aren’t sure how to use our new cycle paths and where they connect. The ride is not limited to those working in town – anyone wanting a day out exploring is welcome to join the ride.
We will be catching the ferry to the Downtown Ferry Building, meeting for a briefing where the Next Bike hire bikes are on Queens Wharf. From there we will head east along the Quay Street Cycleway, along the Beach Road Cycleway, up the Grafton Gully Cycleway and along Upper Queen St to the start of the Northwestern Cycleway on Ian Mckinnon Drive.
Then we head downhill via Canada Street and along Te Ara I Whiti (the pink path) before heading back down the Nelson Street Cycleway, crossing through Victoria Park, on to Silo Park, and back through North Wharf and the Viaduct to the Quay Street Cycleway where we will head back on the ferry to Birkenhead.
Most of the journey will be on protected cycleways, though some will be on shared paths (share with care) and small sections will be on the road.
Riders should be comfortable riding on the road, riding the distance described above, and riding hills. You will need a road legal bicycle, helmet, your HOP card or cash for your ferry fare, water, sunscreen and appropriate clothing keeping in mind it is spring in Auckland.
What to bring:
- A roadworthy bike
- Your helmet
- Enclosed footwear
- A jacket
- A sense of adventure and your smile.
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