This year we are including a family start in Clive to help little legs (and those not so little legs) make it to the finish line.
And we are introducing The Big Easy Warm-up Ride on the brand new Central Hawke's Bay Rotary River Pathway on Good Friday, April 3rd.
If you just can't wait until Easter, you don't have to! The Hawke's Bay Trails are free and open 365 days a year. Pick your own route or choose from one of four themed rides. There are more than 200 kilometres of on-road and off-road trails where you can see everything from mountainous lookouts and beautiful lowland rivers to endangered wetland wildlife and the sweeping Hawke's Bay coastline. Download a copy of the Hawke's Bay Trails map here or visit the i-SITE Information Centre closest to you.
The Big Easy on the Hawke’s Bay Trails is the ultimate antidote to all those serious lycra laden cycling events held across the country. The Big Easy ride is 45kms and we encourage you to take all day and enjoy the many tasty Hawke’s Bay distractions along the way.
At 10am Easter Saturday we'll ride out from the Village Green in the Havelock North Domain, (there will be wave starts this year) heading out on Te Mata Road to hit the limestone off-road Hawke’s Bay Trails. After enjoying 45km of tasty stops riders will finish at Church Road Winery for the finale party and concert.
There will be a "Family Start" in 2015 which starts at Farndon Park in Clive at 10.30am. This is encouraged for those riders with smaller kiddies.
The 2015 concert will feature Uncle Monkey and The Hitchcock Railway Band - a Joe Cocker tribute band.
Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for kids (12 and under).
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The Big Easy Warm Up will take place on the brand spanking new Central Hawke’s Bay Rotary River Pathway, along the 12km return trail which begins on the northern side at the Tukituki Bridge, State Highway 2, and returns to Russell Park. The ride starts at 11.00am.
Throughout the afternoon you’ll find food, refreshments, fun stops along the way as well as entertainment at Russell Park, Waipukurau.
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