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Get out and Explore Auckland: Bike Ride Mangere Bridge/Otuataua Stonefield

Get out and Explore Auckland: Bike Ride Mangere Bridge/Otuataua Stonefield

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Onehunga Train Station

Onehunga

Auckland, Auckland 1061

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Thanks to AT, Got To Get Out is hosting a series of free outdoor events to encourage our community to explore Auckland by foot or bike!

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Have you #gottogetout and explore Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland?

Thanks to Auckland Transport, Got To Get Out is hosting a series of free outdoor events to encourage our community to try walking & cycling for getting to work / school / leisure.

We’re also profiling new cycleways and commuter routes, and showcasing public transport options like bus and trains as a great way to get to your adventures.

Are you ready for this ride?

For our bike ride events, these are aimed at people newer to riding in the area, and riding at a 'silver' level.

If you have not ridden a bike for a long time or lack confidence we would recommend attending one of Auckland Transport's Bike skills courses or at least reviewing the silver standard to check you are ‘ready’ for a group road ride at https://at.govt.nz/cycling-walking/courses-events/adult-bike-skills/

If you are unsure if you are competent enough to attend, please contact Robert@gottogetout.com

About your guided adventure

This ride is a great weekend outing - it’s completely flat (almost) with stunning views and interesting stops and is in two parts which connect by the underpass on SH20. Explore the Upper Manukau Harbour before heading out to Ambury Farm following the shoreline. Here is a great place to stop for a picnic and a look at some farm animals, with the option to continue on gravel paths around the headland to Stonefields, passing by bird sanctuaries and lagoons on the way

We are doing this ride twice, so please choose a time that suits you.

Although this is relatively flat, it’s also a solid hour or more of riding each way (depending on the head wind!) and there are always a few uphills.. You need reasonable fitness!

Expect great korero / chats with other outdoor lovers, a chance to make new friends, and get some fitness.

Bikes are available for rent, if needed.

Read all about it: https://at.govt.nz/media/1981158/onehunga-to-stonefields-ride.pdf

To get there:

Use the AT Journey Planner (https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/journey-planner/) or AT Mobile app to plan your journey. Meet at Onehunga train station.

Please bring:

Your own bike (expect a quick bike safety check over from your trip host)

Comfortable enclosed footwear

Sun protection (hat, sunscreen, skin protection)

Raincoat / something warm in a backpack

Any personal medication (like asthma inhaler etc)

Food for you

All ages welcome (under 16 need to be ‘signed in’ by a parent or guardian) though please note the group moves at a ‘commuter’ speed, so this is not suited to beginner riders or children learning to ride.

Public transport:

If you don’t already use public transport, and want to try it out, then after the trip we will provide you with a free HOP card loaded with a whole day's worth of travel, to encourage you to try public transport!. You can learn more about cycling or walking to work at https://at.govt.nz/cycling-walking/

Health and safety:

You will be expected to ‘sign in’ at www.gottogetout.com/check-in before joining the ride. Helmets needed for all riders, correctly fitted (useful information here https://at.govt.nz/cycling-walking/advice-support/bike-helmets/)

Spaces limited to 15 per ride, just two sessions, so book your spot now!

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Onehunga Train Station

Onehunga

Auckland, Auckland 1061

New Zealand

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