Hi, I am planning on going for a ride with a couple of friends in Whakatane tomorrow. I looked up the costs of joining the club, but it is quite pricy for just one ride. so, my query is, is it possible to get a permit to ride the tracks without actually being a member of the club? Any help would be appreciated.
Hey guys. We have been thinking about a seasonal pass and have a system all set up and ready to go. The pass will cost $5 and be valid for 2 weeks. Unfortunately as we were about to start the pass, the forestry boys moved in again resulting in the park being closed weekdays and lots of damage to the majority of the tracks . So when they finish and we can repair all the damage , we will have a short term pass available for out of towners. Watch this space
The seasonal pass is up and running. They can be obtained from the Whakatane Info Centre, Spokes Quality Cycles, Whakatane Cycle Centre, the Ohope Camp Ground. or you can contact me (Graham) on (07) 308 0063 if all the previous options have failed.
The cost is $5 and is valid for 2 weeks.
I enjoyed use of the trails during the last week. The season pass looks to work well, although I had trouble finding anyone in Ohope who could tell me anything but the friendly staff at Whakatane Info Centre got me set up and knowing where to go.
The mapped trails are a tough ride with mostly steep gradients. The first 15min is a dam good workout, but subsequently rewarded by some good fun back down to the starting point. I was pleased to find the tramission track (not on the map) during the second or third visit as that provided a whole lot more riding and varied gradients.
Thanks again to the trail builders and for the communication via Vorb to let us outsiders know about the facility and to allow us to make use of it.