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 

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