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Trail Status Updae Monday 20th April 2019

Trail Status Updae Monday 20th April 2019

Temporary Trail Closure for Tree work - Hohepa to Pakowhai. Read more....

Please avoid the section of trail from Chesterhope Bridge, Pakowhai to Hohepa, Waitangi Regional Park from Monday 20th May to Wednesday 23rd May from 8.30am to 4.30am.

Our team needs to carry out urgent tree work and for your safety please avoid these areas. DO NOT ENTER Closed sections. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

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The Air NZ Marathon means busy Hawke’s Bay Trails

The Air NZ Marathon means busy Hawke’s Bay Trails

This year the Air NZ Hawke’s Bay Marathon makes the most of the Hawke’s Bay Trails that meander through our coastal reserves and river corridors.

This year the Air NZ Hawke’s Bay Marathon makes the most of the Hawke’s Bay Trails that meander through our coastal reserves and river corridors.

The 4th Air New Zealand Hawke’s Bay Marathon is set to hit the streets this Saturday 18 May, with over 5000 participants expected to take part in this popular annual running festival. 

Starting at West Quay in Napier, the marathon course will take in road running and waterfront paths. Over the course of the day, a number of roads will be closed in Napier, Clive, Te Awanga and Havelock North.

While the trails being used for the marathon and half marathon will remain open to recreational users, the event areas will be very busy. If you are not part of the event, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council recommends avoiding the below sections of the trails from 7am to around 2pm.

Hawke’s Bay Trails coordinator, Vicki Butterworth said that while they always encourage users onto the Trails, this would be one day to avoid those particular areas.  

”This could be the perfect opportunity to sample some of the other fabulous rides on the trails, as there are still plenty of stretches of the trails unaffected by the marathon,” says Ms Butterworth

The sections of Hawke’s Bay Trails affected by the event will be:

Brookfields Road to Awatoto
Waitangi Regional Park to Pakowhai
Clive to Black Bridge
River Road to Black Bridge
Moore Road to Black Bridge
Black Bridge to Elephant Hill

An interactive map showing the road closures, crossing points, and affected areas of Hawke’s Bay Trails is available here - https://hawkesbaymarathon.co.nz/road-closures/

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Trail Status Update Thursday 18 April 2019

Trail Status Update Thursday 18 April 2019

First stage of upgrades at Black Bridge are complete. Read more...

The upgrades of the Black Bridge underpass areas are all go - thank you for your understanding and patience these past weeks. You'll notice the Havelock North side is nearly finished and will be able to be ridden this weekend - just in time for the Big Easy event on Saturday. We are excited to see the first 'Squeeze Barriers' and cattle stops installed - so be aware there is a new way to ride or walk around them. Like you, we'd rather not have these gates but need to for your safety - their purpose is to keep cattle in and unauthorised vehicles/motorbikes out. We are delighted with this new layout, hoping it makes it safer, more attractive and easier for cyclists/walkers to use. Please still use caution. It is a shared two-way path so keep left and slow down on blind corners.

Work has begun on the Haumoana side, again use caution and follow all trail signage while our team get the job done. Thanks for your co-operation.

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Trail Status Update Tuesday March 12th 2019

Trail Status Update Tuesday March 12th 2019

Exciting upgrades are starting at Black Bridge underpass areas. Read more...

Exciting upgrades are starting at Black Bridge this week. Construction underway to make the underpass areas easier to find, safer and more attractive. We need your help while construction takes place. If you can avoid using the underpass area on the ‘Havelock North’ side these coming weeks please do so, if not then follow all signage and make sure you cross the road safely. It will be open on weekend. We hope to have finished in time for you to try on the Big Easy at Easter. Thanks in advance for your patience and cooperation.

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The Big Easy is back this Easter

The Big Easy is back this Easter

07/02/19 The Big Easy event is a fab way to spend Easter on the trails. Read more ...

The Big Easy on the Hawke’s Bay Trails is the ultimate antidote to all those serious lycra-laden cycling events. The ride is approximately 42km and we encourage you to take all day and enjoy the many tasty Hawke’s Bay distractions along the way. Your entry includes a fabulous ride on the trails, a map, T-shirt and entry into the concert at Black Barn at the end of the ride. So come join us on a cruise around the trails this Easter.

Enter at www.thebigeasy.co.nz

The Little Easy, Central Hawke's Bay, Friday 19th April 2019
The Big Easy, Hawke's Bay, Saturday 20th April 2019

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Clive underpass areas get an upgrade

Clive underpass areas get an upgrade

NZTA have completed upgrading the underpass areas at Clive. Read more...

Clive is a friendly wee village, right at the heart of Hawke’s Bay Trails.

Thanks to the great team from NZTA we’ve been able to upgrade the bridge underpass areas to concrete - much safer and resilient. Please remember to still slow down, keep left and use caution on gradients or blind corners.

So enjoy next time you are riding through or just head to Clive for a coffee.

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The Big Easy - Easter 2018

The Big Easy - Easter 2018

The Big Easy is an event not to miss this Easter. Find out more...

The Big Easy 2018 is all set for 31st March!

The Big Easy on the Hawke’s Bay Trails is the ultimate antidote to all those serious lycra laden cycling events held across the country. The Big Easy ride is approximately 42km and we encourage you to take all day and enjoy the many tasty Hawke’s Bay distractions along the way.

Its only $35 per adult and this includes an event T-Shirt and concert.The Big Easy ride start at Black Barn and will end at Church Road this year. We are thrilled to announce a stellar line up for this year’s Big Easy concert. Kicking off the festivities at 2pm are local talent IRIS and Sweetwater. This will be followed up with a special performance from The Magnificent Seven featuring Jordan Luck, Peter Urlich and Eddie Rayner backed by Brett Adams, Dave Gent, Bryan Bell and Patrick Khutze. The Magnificent Seven are set to take the stage, performing a line-up of big songs from the Dance Exponents, Th' Dudes and Split Enz, you'll be up on your feet dancing the afternoon away. There will be a range of food and beverage offerings available on-site including beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages and bites to eat.

Also back for 2018 are The Little Easy CHB on Friday 30th March and The Little Easy Wairoa on Sunday 1st April. 

Register at www.thebigeasy.co.nz

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Ormlie Lodge offer Rush Munro's Ice Cream

Ormlie Lodge offer Rush Munro's Ice Cream

Fancy a treat just off the trail on Sunday?

How does a delicious Rush Munro ice cream on your Sunday ride sound? This weekend, Sunday 25 February from 11am to 4pm the ‘O’ Team will be serving our ice cream from Rush Munro's old fashioned ice cream cart at Ormlie Lodge. 

It's easy to find them. Just hop off the Hawke's Bay Trails at Lennox Park (or Poplar Lane - where the beautiful poplar glade is), found half way down Puketapu Loop on the Waiohiki Marae side. Head out the car park entrance gate onto the road, turn left and head down Omarunui Rd. In about 1km, on your right, you will find the beautiful Ormlie Lodge.

  https://vimeo.com/245580850

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new trails website live

new trails website live

12 February 2018 - Check out our new dedicated website for everything you'll need to experience the fabulous the Hawke's Bay Trails.

We are excited to launch our new dedicated Hawke's Bay Trails website. It's packed full of practical and helpful information for you to plan, ride and discover our rides and region.

You can download maps and details of our favourite rides, check out local accommodation, find bikes to hire, and discover places to play along the way!

We hope this useful tool will help you plan your journeys with us.

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