Cycling for fun, fitness and friendship – since 2007
Sunday morning rides in rural low traffic areas to suit cyclists of all abilities – beginners to experienced. We believe in looking out for each other. You won’t be left behind to find your own way home.
We ride rain or shine!
Most weeks there is a choice of three ride distances – 20, 40 or 60 km. Within each distance group there are also different pace groups. You fit in where you feel comfortable, depending on your fitness level and goals.
The ride courses vary from week to week and generally are along cyclist friendly routes that avoid main roads. Suitable for ALL types of bicycles. Visitors very welcome.
Rides start from various locations, so if you are not on our email list please phone to check start location.
Jenny 0274 353 669
John 07 533 1262
2019 Summer Ride Schedule
Start times: Unless stated otherwise our rides start out at 8.01 am, from out the front of the Paengaroa Community Hall in Paengaroa village. We have an after ride coffee at Comvita around 10.30am.
17 Feb: Ride 1, 52km – From Paengaroa Hall. Follow Old Coach Road out to where it meets Rotoehu Road, continue up Rotoehu Road until the seal runs out and then return the same way.
Ride 2, 20-30kn Flat rides to Maketu and surrounds
24 Feb: Ride 1,
Ride 2,From Paengaroa Hall. Follow Old Coach Road out and turn right in Roydon Downs go along until you have done 15km in total and then return back to Hall.
03 Mar: Ride 1: 40km, From Paengaroa Hall. Follow Old Coach Road out and turn left into Maniatutu Road North, go out to the main highway and turnaround. Turn left back onto Old Coach Road and then right onto Maniatutu Road South, go as far as the seal and return back to Hall.
Ride 2: 20 km, From Paengaroa Hall. Follow Old Coach Road out and turn left into Maniatutu Road North, go out to the main highway and turnaround and return to Hall.
How to get to Paengaroa, Directions from Tauranga: Take the Eastern Link toll road, at the Roundabout exit at the second exit (Rotorua). Drive 2 km and turn left into Paengaroa village. Take the first right and the hall is at the start of Old Coach Road. Allow 30mins drive time.
Examples of our rides:
20km – Out to Maketu and return
35km: Take the cycle path down to Bell Road, go along Bell Road to where it meets Parton Road, return to Kiwi 360.
41 km – Out to Maketu via Wilson Roads. Up Arawa Road, down into Maketu, along Maketu Road, right into Kaituna Road and follow this road to where the cycle path beside the Tauranga Eastern Link express way begins. Follow the cycle path back to Te Tumu Road, left into Te Tumu, then right into Kelly, back to Maketu and return to Paengaroa.
45.5 km – From Paengaroa Hall. Follow Old Coach Road out to the state highway at Otamarakau. Return to Paengaroa the same way.
52km – From Paengaroa Hall. Follow Old Coach Road out to where it meets Rotoehu Road, continue up Rotoehu Road until the seal runs out and then return the same way.
In December 2015, we created our cycle shirt. The image above shows some of the group modelling the shirt on it’s first outing. Visit here to see where in the World our shirt has been spotted.
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