Start Location: Renner Park Golf Club Carpark. Depart: 6.00pm
Ride route: Steady climbing up Oropi Road for 12km to left turn at McPhail Road. 4km rolling along McPhail Road then Left turn into Ohauiti Road. 1km unsealed road (very rideable, reasonably smooth), then a mixture of reasonable climbs and a lot of descending for the next 14km, to ride end at Palmers Garden Centre (corner of Oropi & Welcome Bay Roads traffic lights).
Regroup here. Please keep clear of traffic lanes, then head home in your chosen direction, hook up with other riders going your way.
The ride will start in 4 groups generally (depending on numbers). Fastest group starts first, then next fastest etc.
Please ride single file up here. Ohauiti Road has some big winding descents and some corners that tighten up on you so be careful (also the odd stone spread around the corners).
Option: Slower riders to take Oropi Gorge Road (10km up Oropi Road) back over to Pyes Pa Road and back down to town via Pyes pa road or Route K.
In the first and last months of daylight saving all riders will need to carry lights.