Hawke's Bay's water ride receives funding
Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail project has this week signed its contract for the new 78km Water Ride, which along with the 55km Landscapes Ride, comprise the Hawke’s Bay Trails. The Water Ride takes in Napier’s Marina precinct, and then loops through a wetland estuary, with views of landmarks, coastal scenery and wildlife, while also passing through both Maori and European cultural heritage areas.
The Water Ride stands on its own as a day-loop option but riders can add on the Landscapes Ride, where the first section is already open, for longer riding or multi-day options. The Water Ride can also be used by commuters to Bay View, the airport and Napier. New Zealand Cycle Trail Project Manager Jonathan Kennett says the Water Ride is a grade-1 ride that will cater for all levels of riding ability including families and cyclists of any age. www.tourism.govt.nz/cycleway
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