This summer Bike Kaipātiki will be offering a variety of guided rides in the Kaipātiki and through the city.

The following details are somewhat flexible, check back later for confirmation and details on what you will need:

Nov 19 City Loop
Dec 17 Shepherds Park to Henderson to City
Jan 21 Birkenhead to Mission Bay for Icecream
Feb 25 Northcote-Onepoto-Tuff Crater-Onepoto-Northcote
Mar 18 Northcote to Devonport
Apr 15 Smales Farm to Albany

 

 

 

This summer Bike Kaipātiki will be at various locations around the Kaipātiki area performing bike safety checks, maintaining bikes, giving out freebees and sharing information.

The following details are confirmed, check back later for more information:

 

 

Nov

4

Repair Café Birkenhead, Birkenhead Primary School

Dec

10

Normanton Reserve

Jan

14

Onepoto Bike Track

Feb

11

Shepherds Park

Mar

11

Birkenhead, Location TBA

Apr

8

Bayview, Location TBA

 

 

Meeting at Birkenhead Wharf at 9:00am to catch the 9:35am Ferry, returning on the 11:40am Ferry from downtown.

This guided bike ride is aimed for people who ride currently, who use the city (or surrounding area) and want to try cycling round town but aren't sure how to use our new cycle paths and where they connect.  The ride is not limited to those working in town and anyone wanting a day out exploring is welcome to join the ride.

We will be catching the ferry to the Downtown Ferry Building, meeting for a briefing where the Next Bike hire bikes are on Queens Wharf.  From there we will head east along the Quay Street Cycle way, along the Beach Road Cycleway, up the Grafton Gully Cycle way and Upper Queen street to the start of the North Western Cycleway on Ian Mckinnon Drive.  Then we head down hill via Canada Street Te Ara I Whiti (the pink path) before heading back down the Nelson Street Cycleway, crossing through Victoria Park, through to Silo Park and back through North Wharf and the Viaduct to the Quay Street Cycleway where we will head back on the ferry to Birkenhead.

Most of the journey will be on protected cycleways though some will be on shared paths (share with care) and small sections will be on road.

Riders should be comfortable riding on the road, riding the distance described above and riding hills. You will need a road legal bicycle, helmet, your hop card or cash for your ferry fare, water, sunscreen and appropriate clothing keeping in mind it is spring in Auckland.

 

What to bring:

  • Your AT HOP card or ferry fare
  • Money for coffee
  • A roadworthy bike
  • Your helmet
  • Enclosed footwear
  • Sunscreen
  • A jacket
  • Water
  • A sense of adventure and your smile

 

 

If you are joining us at Birkenhead Wharf catching the ferry it departs at 9:35am from here:

 

If you are going to meet us downtown we will be departing Queens Wharf about 9:50am from here: