Thanks for riding The Big Easy 2016! Keep an eye on our Facebook Page for lots of photos from the 2016 event.
The Big Easy will be back in 2017 so lock it in your diaries now - Easter Saturday, April 15th 2017. See you there!
The Big Easy 2016 - Easter Saturday
The Big Easy on the Hawke’s Bay Trails is the ultimate antidote to all those serious lycra laden cycling events held across the country. The Big Easy ride is 43kms and we encourage you to take all day and enjoy the many tasty Hawke’s Bay distractions along the way.
At 10am Easter Saturday we rode out from Church Road Winery in Taradale, heading out on Church Road to hit the limestone off-road Hawke’s Bay Trails. After enjoying 43km of tasty stops riders will finished at Black Barn Vineyards for the finale party and concert which featured local artists Ian Munro and Naked Gun. There was also a "Family Start" which started at Farndon Park in Clive at 10:30am.
Tickets were $30 for adults and $10 for kids (12 and under)
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The Little Easy, Central Hawke's Bay - Good Friday
In 2016 you could get your legs in shape with the Little Easy (Good Friday). This ride was a nice gentle 12km loop along the Central Hawke's Bay Rotary River Pathway.
Starting at 11am from Russell Park, Waipukurau, riders headed off along the northern side of the Tukituki Bridge and followed the signposted loop, finishing up back at Russell Park for some post-ride entertainment. Tickets were $15 for adults and $10 for children (12 and under) and riders received there very own Little Easy t-shirt!
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The Hawke's Bay Trails
If you just can't wait until Easter, you don't have to! The Hawke's Bay Trails are free and open 365 days a year. Pick your own route or choose from one of four themed rides. There are more than 200 kilometres of on-road and off-road trails where you can see everything from mountainous lookouts and beautiful lowland rivers to endangered wetland wildlife and the sweeping Hawke's Bay coastline. Download a copy of the Hawke's Bay Trails map here or visit the i-SITE Information Centre closest to you.