Tauranga Ride

Saturday 26th to Monday 28th October 2019

The following message is from Libby. I’ve put together some Weeknd rides over 3 days from Omokoroa.  The reason this event needs a lot of notice for those wanting to come, is because of the accommodation in Omokoroa getting booked up early. I will get people to ring or email me and then can send them some info about places to stay in Omokoroa as there are quite a few Airbnb places too, or Book a Bach that people may be able to share, along with the Omokoroa Kiwi Holiday Park.

Details: Three days of discovering this area by bike around Omokoroa, Tauranga and Katikati.

Saturday – Cycle from Bethlehem to Mt Maunganui approximately 33 kms return. Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the northern of Carmichael Rd, Bethlehem (turn left at T intersection of Te Paeroa Rd and park towards the end of Carmichael Rd). Lunch at Mt Maunganui. Saturday evening dinner locally in Omokoroa, at the Boat Club on The Esplanade. Meet at 6:00 p.m. for drinks and dinner 6:30 p.m.

Sunday – Cycle from Omokoroa to Te Puna on new cycleway approximately 38 kms return. Meet at 10:00 a.m. at Omokoroa Sports Ground car park, Western Ave, Omokoroa. Lunch at Te Puna. See link for cycle path route.https://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=2b9649569fc0442ab41fc13523fad4da

Pot luck BBQ 6:00 p.m. at Guy Phillips, 8 Gane Place, Omokoroa. Ph 0276 035 549 

Monday – Katikati cycle trail approximately 27 kms. Meet at 10:00 a.m. at Haikau Park car park. Directions – travelling from Omokoroa, turn left into lane leading to Haiku Park, immediately past Robert Harris Coffee in Katikati. Lunch afterwards in Katikati.

Further info: Cabins available at Omokoroa Kiwi Holiday Park. Various prices with lots of choice of configurations.Must book direct either online www.omokoroa.co.nz or email stay@omokoroa.co.nz. Must pay for your cabin when you book otherwise they won’t hold your booking. Ask me for further info on cabins available and I can email you these.

Other alternatives are Book a Bach https://www.bookabach.co.nz/baches-and-holiday-homes/search/…/omokoroa-beach and search for Omokoroa Beach. Also AirBNB options.

Bring: Day pack, bike, helmet & cycling gear, togs & towel (optional for hot thermal pools at Omokoroa holiday park). Fold up chair for pot luck BBQ. Shared plate for BBQ, BYO meat, drinks and glass. Please contact me with your choice of bringing either pre-dinner nibbles, main dish or dessert.  Main dishes will be green salad, pasta or rice salad, coleslaw.

Costs: Cycle rides free. Lunches and dinner on Sunday your cost.

Pay by: Accommodation – by credit card when you book. Because of the 9:00 a.m. start on Saturday, it may pay to book your accommodation for Friday night also. Other costs pay on the day.

Confirm by: Accommodation – must confirm direct with holiday park as soon as you can to secure your cabin as they book up fast.  Please confirm your attendance for this weekend by Friday 4th October so we know numbers for the pot luck BBQ.

Contact: Libby Lyver 021 137 1488 or libby.lyver@gmail.com 

You have come to the right place

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Well, you have come to the right place if you want to enjoy some social bicycle riding and the coffee and tea drinking that goes with it.

The East Auckland Seniors Cycling Club rides on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Join us at 8.50 am for a 9.00 am start on Wednesday, from the Scout Hall car park, Pigeon Mountain Road, Half Moon Bay. These rides are usually around 20 km. We may ride the Rotary Path alongside the Tamaki River up to Panmure and then could go around the Panmure Basin or along to Point England. Another ride would be along the Cascades Walkway to Burswood and/or Meadowlands. Our final regular option takes us on a Half Moon Bay Tiki Tour, along Bucklands Beach to Musick Point and then back via Eastern Beach.

Our Saturday rides are usually a little longer. Sometimes we start from Pigeon Mountain car park, but may well start somewhere else. Starting places are shown on our rides list. Often we will take the 8.30 am ferry from Half Moon Bay to the city and start our ride from there. Saturday rides could be as short as 25 km and occasionally as long as 50 km.

All our Wednesday and Saturday rides include a coffee stop, of course!

Sometimes we head out of town for the weekend to places such as Napier/Hastings, the Pureora Timber Trail or the Twin Coast Cycle Trail.

We ride at a leisurely pace, probably averaging 15 – 20 km/h. On a ride, you should be self-sufficient. Your bike needs to be well maintained. You should carry a puncture repair kit and two spare tubes. You will be wearing a crash helmet and have something to drink to stay hydrated. We encourage you to be a considerate and careful rider.

You can follow us on our Facebook page .

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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