12 August 2023 - Trips
Owen and Royce Mills 021 040 4587
This will be an easy, non-technical, flat and scenic bike ride along the bike trail beside the Pekapeka to Otaki expressway.
It will include “extras” exploring trails on both the inland and coastal sides of the trail.
The route will be on designated bike paths, walkways, stop banks and quiet country roads.
At one point we will need to bike across the Old State Highway One bridge on the south side of Otaki town.
There is a bike / walking path over the bridge. This can be safely walked if anyone prefers not to bike this rather narrow bridge path.
Estimated distance: 30km
Time including stops 2 1/2 hours
Meet at car parking beside Harrisons Garden Centre, Pekapeka - 9.30 am for coffee at the garden centre cafe beforehand if you wish.
Be ready to start biking 10 am.
Driving time from Palmerston North is about 1 hour 10 minutes (depending traffic and road works!)
Approaching Pekapeka on the Expressway, take the Waikanae turnoff, then a short distance later, a right turn to Pekapeka.
This will take you on an overbridge back over the expressway and you will double back towards Pekapeka. It is clearly signposted!
Bring some snacks for a stop along the way.
We will book a table for lunch at Harrisons Cafe 12.30 pm.