Recreational Cyclist Heaven. If you are a beginner, recreational cyclist or would just like a shorter distance, the 16km Lakesider is a recreational ride along an unsealed lakeside trail, your ideal category at the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge.
With views of Lake Taupo and the mountains beyond, the picturesque Lakesider is an easy ride of approximately 16 km. Starting in front of the Airport Motel in 2 Mile Bay, it takes you lakeside along the Lions Walkway before joining back in with other event riders at 5 Mile Bay for the final push into the finish line on Tongariro Street.
This category is ideal for beginners, recreational cyclists or for children who are too old for the Kids Heart ride but not quite yet up to taking on the relay or solo. It is also perfect for a supporter who wants to take part in their own cycle ride while their mates or loved ones are participating in one of the other event categories. The course is suitable for mountain bikes, cross bikes or cruisers – whatever you having sitting in the shed. It is not suitable for road bikes.
The course is an achievable, easy contour, scenic and mostly off road course.
|Start Time||12.30pm Saturday 25 November 2017|
|Start Line||In front of the Airport Motel in 2 Mile Bay|
|Finish Line||Tongariro Street, next to Taupo’s Great Lake Centre|
|Registration||Friday from 10am till 10pm and Saturday from 6am till 8am in the Registration marquee next to the Great Lake Centre.|