Hauraki Bike Fest
Plan to ride the inaugural Hauraki Bike Fest this autumn, and have a day to remember on the Hauraki Rail Trail. Bookings are open, with seven specially curated Trail Experiences, each showcasing stunning scenery, local delights and hospitality. The rides cater for all ages and abilities, so choose the ride that best suits you. The Hauraki Bike Fest will be held on Saturday 6 April at the Paeroa Maritime Park, and Sunday 7 April at the Bay View Hotel in Kaiaua.
Meet the artists on The Sculpture Trail, indulge in gastro heaven on The Falls Experience, step back in time on The Gold Discovery Trail, or sample Gin with a dusting of edible gold on The Waikino Experience. Activities are plentiful in our Coromandel Experience, and it is all about cheese, texture, flavour, heritage and fun on The Cheese Lovers Trail. Last but not least, soar with the birds on The Shorebird Coast Trail for a majestic day by the sea on Sunday.
Bike Fest Ride Programme
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On Saturday, start and finish your ride at the Festival Hub. Fuel up with delicious fare, grab a cold drink, listen to live music, kick back, and share the highlights of your Bike Fest experience with family and friends. Ensure you are at the Festival Hub at 6.00pm to be in with a chance to win the Grand Prize – a West Coast Wilderness Trail Experience worth $5,000 plus other giveaways and prizes. Relax and enjoy the festival atmosphere, and make the most of the stalls, entertainment, live music, food and licensed bar.
Entry to the Festival Hub is included for both Saturday and Sunday participants. Bring your own bike, or hire a bike in advance with a local bike operator, which will be at the Festival Hub on the day of your adventure. If your bicycle or skills are a little rusty, before setting off make the most of the Tips & Tricks Sessions, which offer the chance to prep your bike or seek advice. You can also warm up, or have fun on the bike confidence course challenge.
If you would prefer to do your own thing, Freewheelers is designed for you. Set off on your own ride adventure from the Paeroa Maritime Park. Whether it is lunch in Paeroa or ice-cream in Hikutaia, you are guaranteed a memorable day. Tickets are limited for some Ride Experiences, so book ahead to secure your spot.