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All geared up for Bike the Trail 2018

All geared up for Bike the Trail 2018

The Hutt Valley’s annual Bike the Trail is on this Sunday 4 March and is free to participate.

UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 27 FEB 2018— Bike the Trail is geared up for Sunday 4 March 2018 starting from 9.50 am! Enjoy an awesome day out cycling along the Hutt River Trail, part of the New Zealand Cycle Trail.

Bike the Trail is a family-friendly bike event where there are two routes to choose from: 25 km from Harcourt Park in Upper Hutt; or 12 km from Stokes Valley. Riders in both groups follow the river down the valley to Hikoikoi Reserve in Petone.

The event is free to attend. Participants can also register on the day, but they are encouraged to pre-register at www.bikethetrail.co.nz.

For those that do not have bikes, Green Jersey Cycles are offering a discounted rate for hiring bikes for the day. These can be booked when registering online as numbers are limited.

“Bike the Trail is an easy ride and a great way for families to bike together as the trail is mostly flat and away from roads,” says Activation Team Leader, Ellie Davidson.

Participants starting in Upper Hutt will have access to free bike checks from Green Jersey Cycles and the Cycle Centre. To keep the crowds entertained before the ride Les Mills will be on hand for a warm up and Pedal Ready will have a cycling challenge course set up. Faultline Coffee will also be there for your coffee fix. Those starting in Stokes Valley will be entertained by DJ Duran, and bike checks will be provided by NtrailZ. The Gas Hub will also be at both starts bringing their Hydration Station for refueling riders.

Upon arrival at Hikoikoi Reserve, participants will be treated to live entertainment, games, and activities. Free return transport to Stokes Valley or Upper Hutt will be available from 1.00 pm until 3.00 pm.

Bike the Trail is hosted by Upper Hutt City Council, Hutt City Council, and Greater Wellington Regional Council, and is made possible with funding from Pelorus Trust and is sponsored by Les Mills Hutt City.
Event details
Date: Sunday 4 March 2018
Starting locations: Harcourt Park, Upper Hutt (25 km) or Eastern Hutt Road, Stokes Valley (12 km)
Start time: From 9.50 am at Harcourt Park and 11.00 am at Stokes Valley.
Registration: www.bikethetrail.co.nz or at starting locations on the day.
For more information about Bike the Trail, go to www.bikethetrail.co.nz

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