Matariki Bike the Night

**MATARIKI BIKE THE NIGHT** **EVENT WILL BE RUN IN COMPLIANCE WITH AND SUBJECT TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS** We will meet at the Redwoods i-SITE Visitor Information Centre on Longmile Rd, off Tarawera Rd. Ride briefing will be at 5.30pm Wednesday 29th July 2020. The ride will be 3.6km long and follow the Mokopuna Trail clockwise. This is a wide family friendly shared (dirt) path in the Redwoods walking area. What do I wear?? Please make sure you and your little ones are dressed warmly. **Every participant must have a torch or bike light for the ride** Decorate your bike with fairy lights and glow-sticks, torches, flashing lights and reflectors. We want to light up the night! (and not loose anyone!) Rules of the day • All kids under 14 years must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. • Everyone must wear a helmet that fits them correctly (we can help you with that). • The group will stick as close together as possible for safety reasons. • Please give way to pedestrians and ride with courtesy – Share With Care. • At road crossings (crossings will be manned at the busy ones) whether they are manned or not, look out for yourself (& kids) at all times. Don’t be a sheep and follow the person in front! • Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather. • Take some water with you. • Take any medication you may need with you. • Every participant must have a torch or bike light for the ride. A full safety briefing will be given prior to departure, Cancellations will be made via our Cyway Facebook page. FAQ’s What should I wear? Warm bright clothes, We want to be bright, fun and lit-up. Will it be dark? YES! Please have at least one light on your bike, but more is highly encouraged. How fit do I need to be? A low level of fitness is required. The ride will be 3.6km long. Will we be riding on mountain-bike tracks? The ride will be on the Mokopuna trail in the Redwoods. This is a wide family friendly shared (dirt) path. There are a few up and downs, lumps and bumps and it will be dark so a sense of adventure is useful! Will we be riding on the road? At times the ride may take in small portions of road riding. These will be managed appropriately by the ride leaders. In the main the ride stays on the shared paths in the Redwoods Forest. How far is the ride? The ride will be 3.6km long. Can children come on the ride? All children must be accompanied by an *****. If you are confident your child can ride up to 4km then they are welcome to participate. This is a family ride, so the pace will be ‘child friendly’. Will there be any stops on the way? We may stop at points of interest along the way.