Cycling for fun, fitness and friendship – since 2007
Sunday morning rides. The ride courses vary from week to week and generally are along cyclist friendly routes that avoid main roads. Suitable for road bikes and e-bikes. Depending on numbers and fitness levels, there will be one or two groups.
Distances vary, but usually around 40 to 60 km.
Rides may start from various locations, so if you are considering riding with the group please phone to check where the start location will be.
Jenny 0274 353 669 or Wim 022 173 4988, email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Start times: Unless stated otherwise our rides start out at 8.31 am, from outside the Paengaroa Community Hall in Paengaroa village.
Note: A Winter Start time of 9.01 am is operates from the end of Daylight saving until Daylight saving begins in September.
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.
Information about Paengaroa.
|Rangiuru Road – 47 km – From Paengaroa Hall. Out via Cycle path and Young Road to Rangiuru Road. Cycle up Rangiuru Road, left into Casuarina turnaround and come back down Rangiuru Road, and left into Gridley Road, then return to hall.For a 30km ride – same as above, but only 15km and then turn around and return to hall.No 1, 2 and 3 Roads – 40km
Starting from New World car park, ride up N0 1 Road, down number 2 and up and down Number 3 Road
|Little Waihi, Maketu and Kaituna – 45 km
From Paengaroa Hall head along Wilson Road South, cross SH2 into Wilson Road North. Turn right and go up Arawa Hill, Right down to Little Waihi.Come back up and turn right into Arawa. Down Townend to Maketu Surf Club.Head out Maketu Road, right into Kaituna, turn right into Ford Road go to end of cut come back and turn right in Kaituna. Join the cycle way and come off at Te Tumu. Turn left into Te Tumu and then right into Kelly.At end of Kelly turn right into Maketu Road and join the cycleway and head back to Hall.
Maketu and Kaituna – 30 km – From Hall, head along Wilson Road South, cross SH2 into Wilson Road North. Go to Maketu Surf Club, then head up Maketu Road, right into Kaituna, right into Ford, go to end of road, turn around, right into Kaituna, join the Cycle Way and back to Hall.
|Rotoehu Road – 52 km – 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.
Roydon Downs – 30 km – 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.
|date||Pah and Kaituna Roads – 45 km – Take the cycle path to Maketu Road. Go down Young Road and turn right into Pah Road, Go to the end of Pah Road turn around and get back on the Cycle Path. Go to the very end of the Cycle Path, turn around and exit the Cycle Path at Kaituna Road.Go out to Maketu, either via Kaituna Road, or Te Tumu and Kelly Roads.Return to Hall, via Wilson Road.
Pah Road, Maketu – 20-35 km - Take the cycle path to Maketu Road. Go down Young Road and turn right into Pah Road, Go to the end of Pah Road turn around and go to Maketu via Maketu Road, or Te Tumu and Kelly Roads. Return to Hall via Wilson Road.
|date||Maniatutu Road – 46km - 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 turn around, on the way back turn left into Roydon Downs Road then return back to Hall.
|date||Otamarakau – 46 km – From Paengaroa Hall. Follow Old Coach Road all the way out to Otamarakau and return.
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.
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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