The Whangawehi Mountain bike ride, held in Mahia last Saturday, was a real success. 67 participants came from as far as Hawkes Bay and Gisborne to support this first initiative. Bikers from all age gave the ride a go from 9 year olds to mid 70s… well done to you all.
This event was part of a series of community engagement activities (including guided walks, displays at the A&P Show and the Mahia Market as well as evening presentations etc.) organised during the summer period in order to share the Whangawehi restoration story with the wider community and raise further support.
This free event was an opportunity to promote and invite all bikers to our community planting days planned for the 9th and 16th of July 2016.
The WCMG wants to acknowledge the support received from all landowners, the Whangawehi Community, volunteers, DOC, Wairoa Adventure Club, GO Bus, QRS and Wairoa District Council.
The event wasn’t a race but several participants asked for their arrival time ! We will provide this information later on during the week. Our local Triathlete Rod Kirwan completed the loop in 1h10 minutes…not sure he took the time to admire the scenery 🙂
Thank you all for supporting this event. We welcome your feedback, please get back to us.
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