Bike the Trail 2013
Friday, 1 March 2013
Bike the Trail 2013
UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 01 MAR 2013—Dress up and celebrate St Patrick’s day with Bike the Trail on Sunday 17 March. For the fifth year running, Upper Hutt and Hutt City Council bring you this ever popular FREE family friendly event.
Get a group together and enjoy an easy, scenic bike ride down the Hutt River Trail from Upper Hutt’s Harcourt Park to Hikoikoi Reserve, Petone. Try the 2 ½ hour ride covering 25 km or the 1 hour 12 km ride from Eastern Hutt Road in Stokes Valley. Both rides start at 11am, but riders can leave between 11 am and 12 pm to avoid congestion.
Activation Team Leader Frances McEwen says “This is a wonderful end of summer event for children and adults alike. The trail is flat and easy to bike. If you haven’t tried it already, it’s a must! Bike the Trail is free, it’s organised and so much fun. We encourage families to dress up, as it’s St Patrick’s Day, and there will be prizes for the best dressed!”
A special kids cycle-skills training workshop will be held before the event from 9.30 am at Harcourt Park featuring prizes, games and a sausage sizzle. Upper Hutt City Council staff along with Avanti Plus Lower Hutt will be running a cycle-skills course, and kids will also be able to take part in a ‘slow’ bike race, kit their bike out with free reflective gear and other bike accessories, have their helmets and bikes checked, and fuel up for the ride with a free sausage.
The ride will conclude with a tasty BBQ at Hikoikoi Reserve. Enjoy the afternoon with music, giveaways, and fun for the whole family. Free return transport to Stokes Valley or Upper Hutt will be available from 1.00 pm until 3.00 pm.
Registrations for this event are now open.
People are encouraged to pre-register online at
www.bikethetrail.co.nz to avoid the queues on event day.
There is also lots of other information available on the
Bike the Trail website, including a map, information about
return transport and more.
About Upper Hutt City Council
Upper Hutt City Council is the steward and custodian of Upper Hutt City, providing governance, infrastructure, and community services and resources, and promoting opportunity in the city for business, recreation, lifestyle, and leisure. Upper Hutt City is located 30 km north-east of Wellington City (41°07'34" S, 175°04'06" E) and boasts 70% of the region’s parks and reserves, along with state-of-the-art entertainment and leisure facilities.