Greasy Chain Charitable Trust

Helping all New Zealanders become fitter through cycling

Greasy Chain Charitable Trust

Helping all New Zealanders become fitter through cycling

Where Can I Cycle

Where can I cycle?

There are many options for cycling in the Manawatū, ranging from a gentle ride along the 10 kms of the Manawatū Shared Pathway in Palmerston North, to the 40 kms of trails in the Arapuke Mountain Bike Park.  And if you’re into road cycling, then there are a host of good, quiet roads (both sealed and unsealed), for example around the Pohangina Valley.  Plus for the gravel enthusiasts, the back roads of the Watersheds and around the Apiti region are spectacular.

For riding around Palmerston North City, many city streets have cycle lanes with some separated. The Palmerston North City Council website includes a map of where you can park your bike.

And if you’d like to plan a ride in the Mighty Manawatū, there’s a good GPS planning guide at ridewithgps.

Cycling Clubs – how can I find others that share my interests?

  • Bike Manawatū is the local road cycling club that have regular weekend races. Plus, they have a number of organised training/recreational riding groups. And if you’re new to cycling they do cater for novices – they’ll give you a ‘heads up’ to get you started.
  • Manawatū Mountain Bike Club organises regular events for mountain bikers. The trails at the Arapuke Mountain Bike Park, are considered to be amongst the best in the country.
  • Manawatū Forum for Better Biking is an active Facebook page that will keep you up to date with current news on all things cycling in the Manawatū.
  • Manawatu Tramping and Skiing Club has a regular cycling group.
  • Evo Cycles has a regular training ride leaving every Tuesday at 6PM from their store on Ferguson Street, Palmerston North.

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