Every Sunday, Striders cycling group assemble outside the Police Station in varying numbers, rain or shine, for a scheduled ride. Start times vary please see the schedule below for group start times.
Ladies ride Sundays starting from the police station at 7.00 for those with some experience who like to ride for 2 – 3 hrs around 30 – 50 km. If you are interested just turn up or any questions contact Susie 022-8820357. If there are any beginners who would like to do less than that, contact Roger 021 2519566 and we will see if we can arrange something separate for that group.
– Wet Sundays (too wet to ride) – 7.30am spin at Club Rooms, followed by coffee at The Old Packhouse, Kerikeri Road at 09.30am.
All rides start from the Police Station at 7.30 am
The cycling schedule is taken from the Striders Facebook Page. If you want the latest detail please also check there.
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Cycling Schedule 2022
June 26th – 0800hrs start – Trefoil Park entrance. Out through Ohaeawai and back via ‘The Plough’
June 12th – 0800hrs start, south SH10, north SH1 to Okaihau, along the ridge to Utakura valley, back via ‘The Plough’
June 5th – 08.00hrs start, Matauri Bay, Top Shop
May 29th – Matauri Bay, Top Shop leaving 0800hrs
May 22nd – 0730hrs start for Sue’s ride
May 15th – 0730hrs start for an octopus. Valencia/Puketotara/Pungare/Waipapa West and back for coffee along SH10
May 8th – 0730 hrs start. Twin Bridges ride
May 1st – 0730hrs start. Up to ‘The Plough’, on to Utakura valley, south SH1, Old Bay Road to SH10, to Packhouse – Gary is feeling excited about this one!
April 24th – Octopus ride starting 0730hrs Valencia/Puketotara/Pungare/Waipapa West.
April 17th – Sue’s Ride – start 0730
April 10th – Loading the van at 0700hrs. Options are Kaikohe to Opononi or Opononi to Kerikeri. Notify Dale for a place in the van.
April 3rd – 0730hrs start for the side roads off SH10 (Valencia, Puketotara, Pungare, Waipapa West,) back on SH10 to coffee.
March 27th – Sue’s ride, start 0730
March 20th – Sue’s ride, start 0730
March 13th – Trefoil, start at 0730
March 6th – Start at 0730 – Mangamuka Bridge
February 27th – Start 0730 hrs. Out SH10 south, SH1 south to Moerewa, hang a right and get onto Ngapipito Road, through to the bottom of Jacob’s ladder and home via ‘The Plough’. Should be sealed all the way according to Thomas Zink!
February 20th – Horeke starting 0730hrs. Straight up to ‘The Plough’ and back the same way. Shorter ride along the ridge at Okaihau. Coffee at Packhouse, vaccine pass required for entry.
February 13th – Trefoil leaving 0730hrs. Out Waimate North and back ‘The Plough’
February 6th – Trefoil leaving 0730hrs. Out Waimate North and back “The Plough”
Happy New Year All 🙂
January 30th – Start 0730hrs from Kerikeri and ride through Waitangi forest.
January 23rd – Start 0730hrs Taheke
January 16th – Start 0730hrs straight up to Okaihau, along ridge to end of seal in Utakura Valley, south SH1/Old Bay Road and back to Packhouse for coffee
January 9th – Start 0730hrs Sue’s Ride. Out Showgrounds and back ‘The Plough’
Cycling Schedule 2021
December 26th – Boxing Day – 0730hrs start for an octopus around Kerikeri clockwise
December 25th Christmas Day – Start 0800hrs local loop ending at Dale and Dale’s for strawberries and bubbles and mince pies
December 5th – Van ride, so contact Dale to secure a place. The van can only hold 12, there is a possibility of organising other transport if numbers dictate. Loading bikes at 0700hrs. Drive to Kaikohe where some of us will hit the road to Opononi. Rest will cycle back to Kerikeri from Opononi. Striders picnic at Kingston House, 3.00 – 5.00 for all those with vaccination passes.
November 14th – start 0800 hrs. Out on Inlet Road to the seal end on the top of the climb, back and up to roundabout, SH10 down Bulls Gorge, right to Old Bay Road/Te Ahu Ahu up to SH1, right to Okaihau and back via ‘The Plough’
November 7th – 0800 hrs Trefoil (3rd time lucky!)
October 31st – 0800 hrs Trefoil
October 24th – 0800 hrs Trefoil
October 17th – Individual activity
October 10th – Start 0800 hrs, Trefoil. Cancelled due to Alert Level 3
September 12th – start 0800 hrs. Trefoil Park Entrance.
August 29th – Start 8.00am. Twin Bridges 110km.
August 22nd – Leaving 7.00 am. Opononi to Kerikeri. Van and trailer 98km. Option: Kaikohe to Opononi 40km. Book with Dale 027 444 4955 Cancelled due to Alert Level 4
August 15th – Leaving 8.00 am. Matauri Bay 64km or Te Ngaere Loop 90 km
August 8th – leaving 8.00am – Twin ferries 70km. SH10 Kawakawa, Russell, Paihia, Kerikeri. Need to take cash for ferry fares.
August 1st – leaving 8.00am – Octopus
July 31st ride to Ahipara to stay at the holiday park and cycle back to Kerikeri 1st August. Please express an interest so we can book accommodation. Andy is organising a running/walking group who will be there at the same time.
Saturday 31st July – Ahipara ride/walk
Sunday 25th July – Leaving at 8.00am. Sue’s ride. Mataraua 85km
Sunday 18th July – Leaving at 8.00am. Whangaroa 90km
Sunday 11th July – Leaving at 8.00am. Trefoil, via Ohaeawai, turn as suits
Sunday 4th July – Leaving at 0800. Horeke. Ridge an option for a shorter ride. Out and back via ‘The Plough’
Sunday 27th June – All leaving at 0800 hrs. Octopus. Out to Te Tii/Kapiro/SH10/Waipapa West/SH10/Pungare/SH10/Puketotara/Packhouse for coffee
Sunday 20th June – All leaving 0800hrs. Taheke ride
Sunday 13th June – leaving at 0730 hrs for all. Straight up to ‘The Plough’ and on to Utakura Valley/back SH1 south to Old Bay Road/Te Ahu Ahu/Waimate North Rd/Packhouse for coffee.
Sunday 6th June – leaving at 0730 hrs for all. Straight up to ‘The Plough’ and on to Utakura Valley/back SH1 south to Old Bay Road/Te Ahu Ahu/Waimate North Rd/Packhouse for coffee.
Sunday 23rd May – leaving 0730 hrs. Taheke ride
Sunday 16th May – leaving 0730 hrs. Octopus with left turns. Valencia/Puketotara/Pungare all the way to Waiare Road on the new seal. Back Kapiro through town to Packhouse.
Sunday 9th May – leaving 0730 hrs – Paihia loop anti-clockwise
Sunday 2nd May – leaving 0730 hrs -Mungamuka
Sunday 25th April – All leave 0730 hrs. Local loop with arms, out to Te Tii, on to Waipapa West/Pungare/Puketotara/around airport to Packhouse for coffee.
Sunday 18th April – 0730 hrs start – Taheke ride
Sunday 11th April – All meet at 7.30 am. Up via The Plough/Okaihau/Utakura Valley/SH1 south to Old Bay Road/Te AhuAhu/Waimate North/Packhouse for coffee.
Sunday 4th April – Sue’s ride 0730hrs start.
Sunday 28th – Meet at 0700 hrs to load mountain bikes on trailer for a ride on the cycle trail from Horeke to Opua. Must confirm with Dale for a place in the van. $10 per person. Options for drop off at Okaihau. Great ride so make sure you book with Dale Simkin
Sunday 21st – Octopus going out up to the airport, then Valencia/Puketotara/Pungare/Waipapa West and back via Kapiro. All start at 0730 hrs and do part or all of the route.
Sunday 14th – Twin Bridges or part thereof, leaving 7.30 am via Ohaeawai and back ‘The Plough’
Sunday 7th – Mangamuka – Start at 7.30 am. Some members may want to drive to Okaihau and start from there at 7.30 am (and finish there too).
Sunday 28th – 7.30 am start for all, out Waimate North, left into Te Ahu Ahu/Old Bay Road/SH1 through to Okaihau/the ridge/Utakura valley/back SH1/Te Ahu Ahu/Packhouse for coffee.
Sunday 21st – Sue’s ride, Matarau. Start 7.30 am, out through Ohaeawai back through The Plough.
Sunday 14th – Trefoyl. Start 7.30 am. Out via Ohaeawai back through The Plough. Turn as suits. Note: 7.30 am start, not as previously stated!
Sunday 7th – Leave at 0730 hrs. Trefoil entrance. Out Waimate North and back via The Plough.
Sunday 31st – Taheke, start 7.30 am. Out via Waimate North/Ohaeawai/Kaikohe and back via Te Pua (SH15)/SH1/The Plough.
Sunday 24th – Mitimiti. Load trailer 7.00 am. Van to Mangamuka. Ride towards Kohukohu then 2 or 3 hills. Coffee at Kohukohu. Van $10
Sunday 10th – Start 7.30 am. Up to The Plough, Okaihau Ridge to Cook Road. SH1 to Ohaeawai, Old Bay Road, right into Waimate North Road, Packhouse Market for coffee.