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.
Follow this link Striders on Facebook to get the most up to date schedule.
Cycling Schedule 2021
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.