How to enter the Ride the Rakaia
- Bike 100km
- Bike 22km
Ride the Rakaia routes
You will ride across the Rakaia River Bridge with up to 1,000 other cyclists all at once, the peloton will be approximately 1 kilometre long and will be in a controlled start until you have crossed the Rakaia River Bridge and the Rakaia Overhead Bridge on State Highway One.
You will then travel west another 50 kilometres until you reach the Rakaia Gorge. You will then cross the two river bridges and climb out of the Gorge to Mt Hutt Station then return to the township of Rakaia.
What a day out, you'll start outside Salmon Tales beside the massive Salmon, then experience the 1.8km River crossing with hundreds of other riders.
Then experience the scenic Rakaia Gorge and the climb out of it too Mt Hutt Station. Then the fast ride back to Rakaia.
This is a great scenic 100 km ride starting at 8.00am just 55 km's from Christchurch, if you're from Christchurch you don't have to worry about accommodation or getting transport from point A to B, the start finish is in the same location "Rakaia".
Recreation ride approximately 22k's starting at Salmon Tales crossing the amazing Rakaia Bridge and riding up the River Terrace Road to the Finish at Te Pirita. Great ride and having the experience of the bridge crossing "truly amazing". Please note, you will need to arrange your own transport back from the Recreational Ride finish.
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