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.
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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).
Please note: to be guaranteed a T-Shirt you must register by the close of business on Wednesday March 18th. After that time T-shirts will be allocated online on a first in, first served basis - If your T-shirt size is still available online you are good to go!
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This year, you can get your legs in shape with the Big Easy Warm Up on Friday April 3rd (Good Friday). This free ride is a nice gentle 12km loop along the brand spanking new Central Hawke's Bay Rotary River Pathway.
Starting at 11am from Russell Park, Waipukurau, riders will head off along the northern side of the Tukituki Bridge and will follow the signposted loop, finishing up back at Russell Park for some post-ride entertainment. Local musician Cougan Renata will be performing between 1:00pm- 2:00pm and again at 4:30pm – 5:30pm. There will be an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids at 3pm and the option to grab a steak sandwich, cold drink or coffee after your ride.
Riders are welcome to start exploring the trails and be part of the fun anytime from 11am until 6pm.
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