Okaihau to Horeke (Long Course) 28km
Parts of this section are grade 3 with short steep grades – suitable for riders with intermediate level skills.
A 28km ride / walk / run along Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycle Trail — Horeke 28km Trail Map
The ride / walk / run will start at 8:30am. Registrations open at 7:45am.
Event Safety Briefing will be held at 8:25am outside the Okaihau College Gymnasium.
28 km from Okaihau (College Gymnasium) to (Mangungu Mission Station), Horeke. Cyclists to stay on Horeke Road finishing with a powhiri onto Mangungu Mission Station.
NZ road rules apply at all times during the event. Cyclists/pedestrians must keep left and not cross the center line on public roads. Helmets are compulsory.
NO – Road Closure
The roads will not be closed. The cycle trail is still open to other recreation users and all public roads are open.
There are possibilities of emergency vehicles on the course. Cyclists/pedestrians must give way to Emergency Response Vehicles.
Marshals will be located at various points along the course. Bike marshals will also be riding along the course. All marshals will be wearing high visibility vests.
Toilets are located at Okaihau, Okaihau College, Harrison Road, Horeke Community Hall and Mangungu Mission Station.
Water stations will be located at: Mangataraire Road, outside Mokonuiarangi Marae.
Registration will be outside the Okaihau College Gymnasium. Parking is available in Okaihau and Horeke.
The event finishes with a powhiri (welcome) at Mangungu Mission Station (3km past Horeke township) at 10:30am. This road is open to traffic at all times and road rules apply.
Prizegiving will be held at the Mangungu Mission Station. Prizegiving starts at 10:30am.
There will be food stalls along the route and in Horeke so please bring change with you. Participants are welcome to join in Horeke Regatta activities on the day.
Buses will be available to transport cyclists back to Okaihau. Trailers will transport bikes.
Cell phone coverage throughout the cycle trail is limited.