Otamarakau School PTA - Pikowai Trail Ride

Event CategoryEvent Type
Offroad/Trail Trail Ride


When: Sunday, 25th February 2018
Where: HQ at CALDER’S PROPERTY - on Airstrip Road (off Pikowai Road)
District: Whakatane

Travel along SHWY 2 (the main road between Te Puke and Whakatane which is also known as the “Matata Straights”). Turn up Pikowai Road which is half way along the Matata Straights. Travel approx. 8km up Pikowai Road until you see Airstrip Road on your right and then follow the road to the end onto an airstrip where the headquarters and carparking will be. The property takes 30 minutes from Te Puke or 35 minutes from Whakatane.

Terrain: The picturesque Pikowai Community is again offering you the opportunity to enjoy our district. Come ride at a sedate pace or at a more exhilarating speed. This ride provides a variety of farmland and covers 6 different landowners properties. The ride will go over bulldozed and grassed tracks, across hay paddocks, through a small amount of pine trees, and plenty of hills. Beautiful scenic views available, you may even be able to see white island, weather permitting! One loop has a water crossing. Come enjoy a great family day out as the ride caters for a wide range of abilities.

TRACKS : 2 main loop tracks.

South Track - A loop of approx. 15km, which splits into a shorter easier track suitable for more experienced kids (but which still needs to be supervised by an adult). The longer track goes onto Campbell Road and loops back to the airstrip via a water crossing, the depth depends on the weather at the time, and which can be challenging.

North Track – a loop of approx. 25km, These loops may be altered slightly this year and may be updated closer to the ride.

2 kids tracks – A small flat track which is strictly for novices. And a larger kids track with small hills.

Steven or Donna Knight Ph: (07) 3222 413 or 027 313 2467
Sign in from: 8:30am
Riders Briefing: 9:15am
Starts at: 9:30am
Other details:

A fundraiser for the Otamarakau School PTA

Compulsory Riders Briefing 9:15
Tracks close at 3pm

FOOD: Sausages and drinks will be available. We may change or add to the food and will advise closer to the ride.

All riders: Protective gear is compulsory – including boots (no gumboots), helmets, full length pants and shirts. Also recommend to wear chest protectors, goggles, gloves and knee pads. NO GEAR -> NO RIDE! An ambulance will be in attendance throughout the day.

All motorcycles must have mufflers, functional brakes and be in a sound state of repair. Riders are responsible for own motorcycles. No safety checks.

All riders must obey marshals and stay on marked tracks at all times. NO PILLION PASSENGERS. Quad bikes are allowed.

NO SMOKING: Out of respect for the landowners due to the possible fire danger.