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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.