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Get out and Explore Auckland: Bike Ride Orewa Estuary
March 13, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Have you #gottogetout and explore Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland?
Thanks to Auckland Transport, Got To Get Out is hosting a series of free outdoor events to encourage our community to try walking & cycling for getting to work / school / leisure.
We’re also profiling new cycleways and commuter routes, and showcasing public transport options like bus and trains as a great way to get to your adventures.
About your free guided activity:
Te Ara Tahuna Pathway at Orewa Estuary is a beautiful ride along the water’s edge and through parks and bush trails with plenty of birds and plants to try and spot. It’s also excellent for people new to cycling, or riding with children on bikes or scooters.
The path features tributes to the estuary’s past as a significant food gathering place for Maori. This relatively flat circuit takes about 1.5 hours total and we will end in a cafe for coffee and kai!
Read about it https://at.govt.nz/media/1981159/orewa-estuary-ride.pdf
Expect great korero / chats with other outdoor lovers, a chance to make new friends, and get some fitness!
Bikes are available for rent, if needed.
To get there:
Use the AT Journey Planner (https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/journey-planner/) or AT Mobile app to plan your journey. Meet at Western Reserve
Your own bike (expect a quick bike safety check over from your trip host)
Comfortable enclosed footwear
Sun protection (hat, sunscreen, skin protection)
Raincoat / something warm in a backpack
Any personal medication (like asthma inhaler etc)
Food for you – although for this ride, we will likely stop into a cafe afterwards
All ages welcome (under 16 need to be ‘signed in’ by a parent or guardian) though please note the group moves at a ‘commuter’ speed, so this is not suited to beginner riders or children learning to ride.
If you don’t already use public transport, and want to try it out, then after the trip we will provide you with a free HOP card loaded with a whole day’s worth of travel, to encourage you to try public transport!
You can learn more about cycling or walking to work at https://at.govt.nz/cycling-walking/
Health and safety
You will be expected to ‘sign in’ at www.gottogetout.com/check-in before joining the ride, and we will scan vaccine passports.
Helmets needed for all riders, correctly fitted (useful information here https://at.govt.nz/cycling-walking/advice-support/bike-helmets/)
Spaces limited to 15 per ride, just two sessions, so book your spot now!