Haere mā runga paihikara mā Te Auaunga (Journey by bicycle along Oakley Creek)
Details. Sunday October 2nd, Start 9:00am Finish 12:00pm – Start at Molley Green Reserve close to the source of the Awa, and finish at Waterview Reserve where the Awa empties into the Waitematā.
This is a lovely 11km (one way) gentle ride on off road paths that will suit families and new riders. The ride will be fine for all levels of fitness. The suggestion for minimum rider age is 8 years. This route will be suitable for all types of bikes.
Our guide and storyteller will be Wendy John, the Project Manager of Ngā Ringa o Te Auaunga – Friends of Oakley Creek, which was established in 2004 to raise the profile of the Awa amongst the wider community, and to increase recognition of the value and potential of Oakley Creek and its surrounds. We will stop at different points along the path where Wendy will tell us what will/might happen in that area. We will spend some time helping volunteers from Friends of Oakley Creek care for plants and trees that have recently been planted alongside the Awa at Harbutt Reserve. At the end of the ride, there will be an opportunity for people to explore the Waterview Heritage Area. There will be an opportunity to make a koha to the mahi of Ngā Ringa o Te Auaunga – Friends of Oakley Creek.
Coffee. The plan is to provide an after-ride coffee and light lunch nearby at Daily Bread, we will provide details closer to the time. A number of us will be riding back to Mt Roskill/Puketāpapa pa after lunch, so if you plan to drive to the start, you will have good company for the ride back.
Registration. We want to ensure that this ride will work for you, so knowing that you are coming, and anything you want us to know is important. Can we ask you to register here please.