News & Events

/Trail Updates

Rock hauling section 2 Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE – Trucks on Hayman Road SECTION 2 – Landslip Creek to Braemar Station DATE NOTIFIED – February 9th 2017 ISSUE – Starting on February 13th 2017, Meridian would like to inform all users of Hayman Road and Braemar Road that for a period of three to five weeks Downer NZ will be […]

/Events Aotearoa Bike challenge

Aotearoa Bike Challenge only days away

The countdown is now on – the first Aotearoa Bike Challenge kicks off across the country next week from Wednesday 1 February. Over 800 organisations and close to 8,000 New Zealanders have already registered and are now gearing up for the month-long challenge.. The goal of the Challenge is to support Kiwis to give cycling […]

/Trail Updates Ohau Weir Open

Ohau Weir Open

The spillover at the Ohau Weir has now receded and it’s safe again to cross. It’s a beautiful calm sunny day for cycling, enjoy! More information on riding the trail and maps can be found here.

/Trail Updates Ohau Weir Flooded

Ohau Weir Flooded

TRAIL STATUS UPDATE – Ohau Weir flooded SECTION 3 – Twizel to Lake Ohau Lodge DATE NOTIFIED – 19/1/17 ISSUE – Due to recent rain the Ohau Weir is flooded and cannot be safely crossed until further notice. Please see the Ohau Weir flood route on the Section 3 map as an alternate route to […]

/Trail Updates Pakihi Road Logging work

Pakihi Road Logging

The previously-announced logging operation in the Pakihi valley will commence the week of 16 January, with trucks rolling on the Pakihi road from the following week. This will be from a point about 3km from the road end, out to the end of the seal and up Otara road towards Opotiki. The operation will average […]

/Trail Updates Section Closure

Waikato River Trails Section Closure

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE: Waikato River Trails DATE: 9 December 2016 ISSUE: WHAKAMARU SECTION – Atiamuri Bridge start point to Tram Road. Part of the Whakamaru section (from the start point at the Atiamuri Bridge through to Tram Road) will be temporarily closed. This closure will come into effect today (Friday 9th Dec) and will hopefully […]

/News Funding for Cycle Trails

Cycle trails to receive more funding

Cycle trails are to receive more funding, with the Government investing $837,132 in nine new projects for the upkeep of the New Zealand Cycle Trail, Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key announced yesterday.   This investment comes from the fifth round of the Maintaining the Quality of Great Rides Fund, which aims to […]

/News Safe cycling routes

Advice for cyclists travelling south from Picton

NZTA: Advice for cyclists travelling south from Picton The main route between Picton and Christchurch on State Highway 1 is closed due to substantial slips and road damage following the 14 November earthquake. The alternate state highway route between Picton and Christchurch is via state highways 7, 65, 6 and 63 via Murchison and Lewis […]

/Trail Updates Spooners Tunnel

Spooners Tunnel Open

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE: Tasman’s Great Taste Trail DATE: 7 December 2016 ISSUE: Spooners Tunnel is Open for riders We’re thrilled to inform riders the Spooners Tunnel is once again open for all to enjoy. Just in time for the Christmas holidays 🙂

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