Newsletter August 2022
Wet! Wet! Wet! July and early August have delivered a deluge and hindered our Winter Warmer programme! But all is not lost! We are looking forward to going riding in Spring!
|Spring Flings – August and September 2022Our Spring Fling itineraries are affordable fun to get you out of your winter funk Email Rosemary to book.|
|Name(click to book)||Departure Date||Description|
|Hauraki & Waikato Explorer|
|Wednesday 5th OctoberTo Monday 10 October.$1800 pp||Hauraki (6 days/5 nights) Staying at The Nunnery, Te Aroha (4 nights, Sunday – Wednesday), Wairakei Resort, Taupo (Thursday). We ride “hub and spoke” on various sections of the Hauraki Rail Trail, Waikato River Trail and Te Araahi Trail.Riding itinerary will be somewhat driven by the weather, but expect to start riding when the frosts have cleared and finish with a dip in hot bathes. Trail Grades 1-3, mostly off road riding,|
|Turakina Valley||Tuesday 27th- Wednesday 28th September||Turakina Valley (2 days/1 night) We drive up to Ohakune with a ride on the way up (weather dependant) and stay the night. Day 2 – we cycle from Tangiwai to Turakina, following the Turakina Valley Road (a mix of Gravel and Tar) for up to 106km. The gradient is an epic downhill for most of the way between the central plateau and nearly to the sea.Accommodation: Top 10 Holiday Park, Ohakune|
|New Zealand by Bike 2022-2023|
|We are really excited to be heading off on our NZbyBike Itineraries. These rides are 4-6 days and can be found to book online. We explore the hidden and forgotten roads of New Zealand, reimagining some classic and Great Rides. |
The North Taranaki Explorer is becoming a classic. Talk to us about custom dates for your cycling group or get in quick to secure those dates we already have bookings for. If you have 8+ people to book, we will provide transport to/from a North Island Location for the ride for FREE! (conditions and exclusions apply)
|North Taranaki Explorer|
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|*Sun 5th – Fri 10th Mar ‘23|
Sun 7th – Fri 12th May ‘23
|6 days/5 nightsThis is an incredible loop starting and finishing in Taumaranui – Narrow Papa Tunnels, big hills, Forgotten Highways, Whangamomona Hotel, Wai-iti Beach. This is a stunning route for all level of rider. (*it can be joined up with the Manawatu/Whanganui Explorer for a 12 day trip – some additional fees may apply).|
|East Cape Explorer (click to check it out!) $2200pp||Sun 16th – Fri 21st Oct 2022Guaranteed Departure Sun 23rd – Fri 28th Apr 2023||6 days/5 nightsThere is not enough space to describe this itinerary and the wonderful accommodation on offer. Experiencing East Cape hospitality is all we need say – Te Puia Hotsprings (classic!) Te Araroa, East Cape, Motu Trails, Rere Falls, Eastwood Hill Arboretum finishing with a stay at Sumptuous Naurea Homestead.Te Puia Hot Springs Hotel, Waihau Bay Lodge, Ohiwa Beach Campground, Naurea Homestead.|
|Hawkes Bay Explorer $1900 pp||13/11/2022 16/04/2023.||Exploring the eastern coast of Hawkes Bay by bike offers some of the country’s best biking conditions. You will experience a variety of surfaces to ride on….the well known Hawkes Bay network of trails, quiet, sealed, backcountry roads and rarely travelled Gravel.|
|Whanganui / Manawatu Explorer||6/11/2022 12/02/2023||Explore Whanganui and Manawatu by bike. Overlooked as a tour destination, the countryside is extraordinary. We ride roads less travelled along mighty rivers and expansive plains. This Itinerary is ideal for e-bikes and standard bikes and people who enjoy a challenge with sumptuous food and accommodation throughout.|
|Sunday Fun-day – Wairarapa day trips|
|Departing Martinborough with some collections available through the valley as we drive to our departure point. Express your interest in one of these rides. Dates are yet to be confirmed, and will be set based on rider interest – so please respond to Joe as soon as possible. We can start running these itineraries immediately so express your interest fast!|
Bring your own lunch – we supply tea, coffee and biscuits along the way, all mechanical and vehicle support and shuttles. Excellent value and a great way to spend some time with like minded people. Limited to 15 people per trip. Weather permitting and dependent on interest.
|Buy a bike from us!|
|Merida e Big Seven/Nine$4200||Marin LarkspurEbike conversion from $3250|
|HOT! BUY ONE TODAY!||STAFF PICK! Due OCT ‘22|
|The Merida eBig Nine/Seven models are Ideal for anyone looking for the perfect balance of day-to-day usability and sporty leisure activity, enabling you to combine Lightweight Prolite 66 triple butted Alloy FrameShimano 1×9 speed Alivio/Altus DrivetrainTektro Hydraulic Disc BrakesSuntour XCM32 100mm travel ForkShimano E7000 e-MTB motor, 60Nm TorqueShimano E8010 Battery, 504W||Adventure mixte. Veteran urban riders have been building and cruising bikes like the Larkspur for years, making bikes that are just as functional as they are fun. Picking the best from the mountain bike world and blending it with commuter sensibility, the Larkspur is ready to take you most places worth riding to.|
This is our pick for a versatile life long riding buddy. Look great around town, country/gravel Roads and Trail.
|East Cape Explorer!|
|We are hiring! Fixed Term Summer Position|
If you know anybody who would make a suitable cycling guide, please ask them to contact Stuart@greenjersey.co.nz.