Cycling for fun, fitness and friendship
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 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.
2018 Ride Schedule
Start times: Unless stated otherwise our rides start out at 9.01 am, from out the front of the Paengaroa Community Hall in Paengaroa village. We have an after ride coffee at Comvita around 11.30am.
Above: Paengaroa Hall.
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.
Examples of our rides:
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.
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.
35km: Take the cycle path down to Bell Road, go along Bell Road to where it meets Parton Road, return to Kiwi 360.
In December 2015, we created our groups’ 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.