Tauranga Waterfront tour UPDATE

Update – Frocks on Bikes Tauranga waterfront tour Sunday 23 September.

Start time is now 11:30 (see email below). FOB lunch following ride at Cafe Bravo. Postpone date 30 September if bad weather.

Kas Craw, Sustainable Transport Officer for Bay of Plenty Regional Council, received requests from Central TV and The Daily Post to feature events in The Bay around Car Free Week. She wants to include Frocks on Bikes and will ask the media to meet us on the Strand at the start of our ride or afterwards at Cafe Bravo. Here’s your chance to SHINE ladies!

Frockers – please let us know if you plan to attend this Sunday’s ride by kindly replying to this email.

Fancy a bike ride ladies?

The new Tauranga Waterfront will officially open on Sunday the 23rd September and Frocks on Bikes will be there!

Tauranga City Council and Mainstreet Tauranga are celebrating the completion of the first stage of the city’s new waterfront. We like this because the waterfront is now bicycle and pedestrian friendly! To celebrate Frocks on Bikes will lead a bike tour connecting several of our favourite waterfront parks starting and finishing at the waterfront in downtown Tauranga.

Meet: Corner of Wharf Street on the Strand

When: 11:30 on the 23rd September

Route: A flat 12km ride to Fergusson Park and back via Crescent Drive-Sulphur Point-Chapel Street-Kulim Park.

Finish: 1:30 at Cafe Bravo for a FOB lunch and coffee

Some of the activities and entertainment planned for the waterfront celebration include:

  • The Little Big Market
  • Buskers
  • Bike Trials
  • Eric Murray & Hamish Bond, Olympic Gold Medallists
  • Music from local musicians The Mile, Luke Thompson, Lydia Cole and Oh Mary

The official ceremony begins at 2:30pm followed by an afternoon and evening of free activities and entertainment culminating with a fireworks show at 8pm. For more information about this event visit: www.tauranga.govt.nz/council-projects/tauranga-waterfront.aspx

Pssst!!!!  $2 coffee at Cafe Bravo for citizen’s using alternative transportation during car free week September 17-23. Cyclists show your helmet when placing your coffee order. This offer is good on our Sunday ride day as well! World Car Free Day is 22 Sept with over 1000 cities world wide taking part, including Tauranga.