KIDS AND CARERS MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE AT PROJECT RAMEKA.
WHEN? Sunday 14th Feb
WHERE? Meet at 10am at start of Rameka Creek gorge by the big totara tree, to sort transport upto Project Rameka. Those who are capable of biking up from there are encouraged to do so; otherwise, car-pooling will reduce the number of vehicles driving up. The road is narrow and parking at the Project Rameka entrance is limited.
WHAT? The ride will start on the Historic Rameka Track which begins just inside the main Project Rameka entrance and then connects to Great Expectations, the first main track being built at Project Rameka. The track is currently about 2.5km long and connects to the road again, about half-way down to the ford. Riders can then ride the track back the same way or ride/push bikes up the road back to the Project Rameka main entrance. Some people may wish to repeat the circuit. At the official opening of Great Expectations in November, one 6yr old boy did the circuit twice (with dad running along behind) and a 10yr old did it 4 times!
HOW? Mountain bikes with fatter tyres and some gears are the best option for riding. If you just want to come and walk the track to check it out first, that’s fine too.
WHO? The ride is probably more suitable to kids 10yrs and older, but younger kids have ridden it, as mentioned above. All kids must have an adult carer with them (e.g. a parent) who is responsible for safety and behaviour. Riders/walkers/runners use the track at their own risk. There are some quite steep drop-offs at the side of the track in places so care is needed. The track itself is suitable for most riders and has been well-used by many people over the summer. Time for more locals to enjoy it as well!
AND there will be a BBQ to follow, at approx 1pm, sponsored by Nikki Ryan from Harcourts Golden Bay.
For more info, contact THE QUIET REVOLUTION CYCLE SHOP
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Original Published: 6:01pm Tuesday, 9th February 2010 - NZST