Kia Kaha, Kia Ora | Be Active, Be Well



Cycling New Zealand and Sport Hawke's Bay would like to have a network of passionate people who are keen to share their knowledge and passion of biking with others by becoming cycling ambassadors and cycling group leaders around Hawke's Bay. 

Whether you are a person who rides for fitness or who enjoys exploring our region's network of cycle pathways, we are keen to have you part of this programme and help us inspire other to get cycling. 

For more information about Ride Leader, contact Sport Hawke's Bay [email protected]

To find Ride Leader groups around the country: Click here


BMShe Pathway Ride

We are a social women's group ride on the Hawke's Bay Trails - we are a friendly group, who stick together and who enjoy riding the trails and always a coffee to be had. A bike suitable bike for pathways is ideal, however mountain bikes or road bikes are welcome.

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USO Bike Ride Hawkes Bay

Naumai haere mai-Afio mai to USO Bunch rides in Hawkes Bay. Our bunch of rides are split into novice/beginner riders and those that want to ride well in cycling events. A Lead Rider(s) is assigned with each bunch. For each route, there are shorter options for novice/beginner riders. There is always a post-ride coffee catch up and all rides explore different roads and routes in Hawke's Bay.

Start Location: See weblink for details
Time: Saturday, Weekly, meet at 7:50am
Ride Length (Approx): Varies, contact organiser

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BMShe Women's Road Cycling Ride 

We are the road cycling group ride of the BMShe women's club. Also, pathway rides are available, see separate listing. We have both long and short ride options. We have a no-drop policy which means no one is left behind. We’ve all started at some point and we’d like you to enjoy your ride, no matter your ability. If you are new to the group, all welcome. We'll help you to meet other like-minded women and build your fitness and knowledge of riding in bunches on the road.
Contact :Vicki Butterworth 0274709030

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At your pace

We welcome and encourage you to discover or rediscover the joys and benefits of cycling. Our small, friendly, relaxed, slow paced group gently supports you to whatever goal you may have.

Robyn Davey [email protected] 0276315350 Geoff Russell [email protected] Location: Varies, contact organiser.

Time: Thursday, Weekly, 9 or 10am (season dependent)

E bike social riders Hawke's Bay

Pathways and rural roads, no drop social ride where a coffee stop is mandatory.
Start Location: Pettigrew Green Arena, Taradale, Napier
Time: Tuesday, Weekly, 10am
Ride Length (Approx): 3hrs including coffee

Charlie Davey 0272898717 or Peter Shea 0212173456 [email protected]

Whispering Wheels

We’re only a small group looking to explore the cycle trails that Hawkes Bay has to offer. Come join our fun friendly casual recreational group. Riding 15 - 25 ks a week stopping for coffee or a chat if the mood takes us. The group ride meets every Wednesday at 10am in winter 9am in summer.

Contact Melodie Luttrell 0273388008 or email [email protected]


Welcome to the 'Cycling Capital of New Zealand'.  Across the Heretaunga Plains is the popular Hawke's Bay Trails network of cycling and walking  off-road pathways linking Napier and Hastings as well as coastal and country settlements. You can ride along the coast from Bayview to Clifton, bike through estuaries near wildlife reserves, and cycle through the countryside to Puketapu, the Gimlett Gravels wineries or the Tukituki Valley (scroll down for distances).

Since the initial 2002 project, started by Napier City Mayor Barbara Arnott with Rotary clubs, Hastings District Council and HB Regional Council have worked together to help create Heretaunga Ararau - "the land of a hundred pathways".  What began as the Rotary Pathways is now known as Hawke's Bay Trails, which are in turn part of Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail project. Three distinct sections - the Landscapes Ride, the Water Ride and the Wineries Ride - form a 'Great Ride' of more than 200 kilometres. These trails add to the many cycling pursuits, events and activities on offer, and to the health, fitness and daily commute of many Hawke's Bay people.

Government funding has enabled this project, together with leadership and additional funding from Hawke's Bay Regional Council and an annual maintenance programme is funded by each of the Councils to maintain the quality of the trail surface and the facilities. Seats alongside the trail at Clive and Haumoana have been donated by the community.


From                                             To                                             Km's

Bay View (south end)                  Westshore (Pandora Pond)  5.0

Westshore (Pandora Pond)        Port of Napier                         3.8

Port of Napier                               Awatoto                                   10.3

Awatoto                                          Pettigrew Green Arena         8.7

Awatoto                                          Pakowhai Country Park        7.2

Clive                                                East Clive                                 4.1

East Clive                                       Black Bridge                            2.2

Black Bridge                                  River Road                               7.7

River Road                                     Havelock North CBD              3.7

Havelock North CBD                    Hastings CBD                         4.3

Hastings CBD                                Pakowhai Country Park        6.8

Port                                                 Port (route below)                  35.0

Bay View                                        Havelock North                       40.0