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Friends on Bike Newsletter: August 2022

Wednesday, August 10, 2022   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, cycling, Community Groups, event

Rakahuri Trail Extension: Opening Ceremony and Ride

Four kms have been added to the Rakahuri Trail creating a 9km loop for mountain bikers and walkers After the track is officially declared open, there will be a ride to explore the loop track on bike or on foot.

Date: Sunday 14th August 2022.
Start Time: 10.30am.
Meet Location: Rail Bridge Picnic Area at the north end of East Belt (Rangiora).
Parking: Beside the Rail Bridge Picnic Area - north end of East Belt.

The track is designed to be ridden in one direction only, making the track safer for all users.

The North Canterbury Cycling Club contributed $5000 towards the costs of the track extension. A representative from the club will take part in the opening ceremony.

There are now approximately 21.5km of walking and biking tracks in the Ashley Rakahuri Regional Park.

The Rakahuri Trail is part of Ashley Rakahuri Regional Park.

Spinning stories: Cycling news and research in the media

To wear or not to wear a bike helmet?

Another look at the reasons why some countries do not make helmet-wearing mandatory (YouTube).

Do you have a favourite cycling story from the media? It could be a good news story, a controversial one or a cautionary tale. Please share!

Stand by for Biketober 2022 - bigger and better than ever with lots new rides and events. Loads of prizes to be won! More events are getting added every week.

Submit an event for Biketober 2022.

Go to the Friends on Bikes Christchurch Facebook page for updates.