Beginner MTB Ride This Saturday - Karapoti Gorge

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We are a social riding group. Saturday rides are suitable for beginner-level riders with mountain bikes and suitable off road tyres.  You will need to ensure you have the right equipment for the ride, a first aid kit, water and basic tools, if you have any questions or concerns please email me in advance of the ride.

Dear Social Bikers

I would like to introduce you to this fantastic ride.  This is the first part (the easy bit) of the Famous Karapoti Challenge Course.  This is a real adventure ride into the beautiful gorge and up the river.  The ride involves some uphill and is rocky so you will need good tyres and a change of clothing as the ride is always full of puddles!  The location is just superb, you will love returning to this ride or doing it for the first time, so get your bike out and join us.

Saturday Ride Details: This is a super fun ride and will be one of the challenging Saturday rides we do with beginners because the track is rocky.  But remember there is no problem in going slow or walking – we all stick together so this is a good track to learn some new skills.  The ride involves a 3-4 km gentle climb up a wide but rocky track and then a nice flat ride past the bridge and onto the river.  No narrow tracks in sight! There is a river crossing which will involve some wet feet!  We meet at the end of Karapoti Road in the car park.  There is no mobile signal at the car park.  Take the Akatarawa turn at brown Owl off SH2 (by the church) and follow for 8 km until you see the left hand turn off into Karapoti Road.  Follow Karapoti  Road over the single track bridge and go all the way to the end. Text me or call me[masked] if you get lost but remember there is no signal in the car park so contact me early.

Please feel free to pass on this MeetUp to anyone else that might be interested in social riding for beginner level MTB.  Remember to RSVP to me so I know numbers on the day. 

Kind regards

Amanda

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  • Jason G

    Aaawwweeeesooommme !!!!!

    August 26, 2013

  • Mark C.

    Fantastic ride thru the bush, beside the river, with a great bunch of riders

    August 25, 2013

  • Mark C.

    This was my 1st Saturday ride with Amanda's group back in January, I cant wait to be back there :) Bring it on :)

    August 23, 2013

  • Matt C.

    Still injured

    August 23, 2013

  • Amanda S.

    Don't forget change of clothing and towels. Really you will be wet after this ride even if the sun is shining!

    August 23, 2013

  • Tim W.

    Sorry all - have cold and have to help with kids this sat!

    August 23, 2013

  • Taj

    Did I mention I am over in North America for a few weeks :o) See you in a few weeks time!

    August 21, 2013

    • Amanda S.

      Have a fantastic time Taj (said with pure green jealous intentions!)

      August 21, 2013

    • Mark C.

      dont forget our presents LOL ;)

      August 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How long is this likely to take?

    August 21, 2013

    • Amanda S.

      Brendan that really depends on the speed of the group. We ride at a pace that suits the riders as we do not believe in leaving anyone behind. I would suggest you plan on being back to the car by 12-12.30. You can ofcourse leave early if you need to run.

      August 21, 2013

  • Tim W.

    Hi all, looking forward to this one! There's a chance that I won't have the car this weekend - are there any folks who can give me (and bike) a lift from silverstream?

    August 20, 2013

    • Amanda S.

      I should be able to pick you up Tim. Please pack a towel and dry clothing I do not want a repeat of all that sand and mud from Jason on Saturday!! :-)

      August 20, 2013

    • Tim W.

      Awesome thanks!

      August 20, 2013

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