Scheduled Rides

Here are the rides that we have scheduled so far for December 2018 & January 2019!

(For details of the grading scheme, go here)

 

NOTE!!! Scheduled rides may change at the last minute due to weather and other factors. For the absolute latest on ride information, join the club and get the rides newsletter!

 

Location : Colonial Knob, Porirua

Date : Wednesday, 19th December 6:30 pm

Ride type: Wednesday

Meet: at the ANZ building, Hagley St in central Porirua.

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We'll make our way over to Colonial Knob, then depending on the weather possibly attack Death Gully, or checkout the latest trail pixie's work...



Location : Reikorangi Loop (AKA Church to Church), Waikanae

Date : Sunday, 23rd December, 9:00 am

Ride type: 4 Duration: Up to 10hrs!

Also known as the Church-Church Loop it starts and ends in Waikanae. It usually takes 8-10 hours and involves a little bit of bike carrying.
Note: it takes at least an hour to get out to the start of this ride at Waikanae from Wellington. Meet at the Reikorangi Church about 5km inland from Waikanae.

View Larger Map The ride begins with a 7.5 km ride to the top of the Akatarawa saddle before heading inland. The track slowly climbs to around 800m before you drop down to Waiotauru Hut then on to the Otaki forks.
Probably as much as 50% of the 5km between Waiotauru and Otaki forks will be walking only. Otaki forks makes a good place to stop for lunch (or afternoon tea if you are running late).
Don't rest too long as you are only about half way around the loop. The next section is a fast road ride around to the start of the Mangaone walkway, followed by a final road ride down the valley back to the Church.
Bring plenty of food and some extra, and water for a long day in the saddle.
NOTE! If the weather is looking bad, this ride might be changed at the last minute, so keep an eye on the FB page & emails

Ride Leader: Steve Meeres



Location : WTP, Wainuiomata

Date : Wednesday, 26th December, 6:30 pm

Ride type: Wednesday

Meet: WTP car park, Wainuiomata - Drive over the Wainuiomata Hill, turn left at the first roundabout, left down Waiu St and park in the WTP carpark at the end of the road.

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An explore of the Wainuiomata Trail Park MTB tracks, including the Jungles set. If the mood is right and the weather is good we might then do Mt Lowry, but otherwise continue with WTP and some combination of Labyrinth, Towai Traverse, Freewheel, Spoonhill, 491, Snails, and the Bee line.
Note, there may not be any committee members on this ride. Merry Christmas!



Location : Makara Peak, Karori

Date : Wednesday, 2nd January, 6:30 pm

Ride type: Wednesday

Meet at Makara Peak Car Park. Head out to the south end of Karori, turn left into South Karori Road, the car park is about a kilometre away on the right.

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A tour round the awesomeness that is Makara Peak.
Note, there may not be any committee members on this ride. Happy New Year!



Location : Mt Thompson, Otaki

Date : Sunday, 6th January, 9:00 am

Ride type: 4 Duration: Who knows

Note: it takes at least an hour to get out to the start of this ride at Otaki from Wellington. Meet at the quarry in the back of Otaki. Travel across the roundabout heading north through Otaki. After the Railway overbridge take the second turn on the right into Waitohu Valley Rd. About 2km down the road veers left into Valley Road. Continue another 0.5 -1 km along Valley road and park outside the quarry entrance on the right. This is where the ride ends after on of the longest downhills in the Wellington region!

The detailed description I have: Otaki, up and over Mount Thompson and blah blah and back to Otaki

Ride Leader: Steve Meeres



Location : Colonial Knob, Porirua

Date : Wednesday, 9th January 6:30 pm

Ride type: Wednesday

Meet: at the ANZ building, Hagley St in central Porirua.

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We'll make our way over to Colonial Knob, then depending on the weather probably attack Death Gully, or checkout the latest trail pixie's work... (but will likely do the opposite of what we did in December)



Location : WTP, Rata Ridge (maybe in Reverse), Wainuiomata

Date : Sunday, 16th January 9:00 am

Ride type: Sunday

Meet: WTP carpark, Wainuiomata - Drive over the Wainuiomata Hill, turn left at the first roundabout, then left into Waiu st and drive down until you reach the WTP carpark.

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The plan is to do Rata Ridge (maybe in reverse), plus probably an explore of the Wainuiomata Trail Park MTB tracks.