Over the course of November, Wanaka has become biking mad (as if they weren’t already)! Bike’Vember was introduced to the town to encourage people of all ages to get on that bike more often!
"The goal is healthier and happier people, quieter roads, stronger community, a nicer town to live in. On top of that, fundraising will contribute to finishing a project that will benefit anybody in our community: a ramp onto the Hawea River swing bridge. During the whole month, lots of events are organised and we encourage anyone to organise group rides or other social events celebrating human powered transport." From 'Double Shot Dawn Riders' to 'Wanaka Kids Club Bike Friday', there is an event for everyone. Check out the Events Calendar here.
BIke’Vember ends with the ‘Grand Finale - Frocks and Tweeds on Bicycles’ on November 30th; "To celebrate, dress up and come for a social ride through town. Decorate your bike, wear a frock or your finest tweed. We meet at the Dinosaur park at 5pm, ride from 5.30 to 6pm. We’ll have extra decorations for you and your bike. At 6.15pm: prize-giving for riders who have filled their 'Bike'vember passports' out (don’t forget to bring your passports!) and spot prizes for the best dressed!"
Wanaka has some of the best Mountain Biking tracks in the area, from an easy cruise along the Lakefront to the more advanced tracks of Deans Bank or the Hikuwai Circuit. If you are looking for a bit of fun check out Sticky Forest. "This fun network of trails makes the best of exotic pine forest in Wanaka township. There are over 20 tracks to choose from; from the technical switchbacks of Stumpy and Yumpts, to the beautiful berms of Venus, to Crankin' Fine's legendary uphill corkscrew, these trails are expertly designed to be enjoyed by beginners and pros alike." - Wanaka NZ
Release Wanaka has luxury holiday accommodation that are a hop, skip and jump to Sticky Forest. If you are keen to ride all day with the option of popping home for a quick snack, check out these properties - Edgewood Place, Infinity Drive, Forty Seven, Clutha Place and Kirimoko. We can also organise a tailor made luxury biking trip for you and your friends... click here to find out more.