Is there any entry fee?
There is no entry fee. It's a FREE event.
Can I enter on the day?
Yes. You can enter on the day at Harcourt Park which is the start point. Registration starts from 8.30am.
Can I start in Stokes Valley?
Unfortunately this year due to health and safety concerns, we won’t be offering Stokes Valley as a start point. All riders will start in Harcourt Park, Upper Hutt.
Is there a shorter route option?
Yes, there is. The shorter route option is a 12km loop from Harcourt Park to Poet's Park and back up to Harcourt Park.
Is return transport available if I ride the longer route?
Yes. FREE return transportation to Harcourt Park is available for you and your bike from 11am - 3pm from Riverbank Carpark, Lower Hutt.
Can I bring my dog along?
While the Hutt River Trail is still open to the public during the event and we can't stop you, we strongly recommend that you DO NOT bring your dog with you. With over 1,000 oyclists expected on the day, having animals on the trail could cause safety issues.
Are there toilets along the way?
Yes, there will be toilets at Harcourt Park, and at the finish line at Riverbank Carpark. There are also public toilets along the trail - look out for the signs.
What do I have to bring?
Bring along your bike, an approved cycle helmet, snacks, a drink bottle and sunscreen. We recommend some cash for snacks at the finish, as there will be a BBQ, coffee and refreshments.
Is there a photographer present?
Yes, there will be a photographer present during the ride along Bike the Trail. He will be wearing a hi-vis vest identifying himself. If you do not want your photo to be used, please let the photographer know.
Will the event take place if it is raining?
The event will take place rain or shine. For up-to-date information, follow and check our Facebook page on the day.
Will I win a prize?
There are lots of prizes up for grabs but not everyone will win. Major prizes will be pre-drawn and only participants who have registered online will be eligible. The minor spot prizes on the day are awarded randomly. Everyone has the same chance to be one of the lucky winners.
Where can I park at Harcourt Park?