Waimakariri boasts tracks that make cycling both accessible and fun. Being on the Canterbury Plains means our eastern cycle trails are mainly flat, perfect for individuals and families. The trails take you through farmland, river and coastal recreation areas. You will be treated to the smells of pine and willow forests. Experience views of the Pacific Ocean, Pegasus Lake, Te Kōhanga Wetlands, the braided rivers of the Waimakariri and Ashley/Rakahuri and the Ashley/Rakahuri Estuary. You can take the straighter, flatter rides along the stop banks or follow the mountain bike trails to enjoy more twists and turns. Most of the trails are two way and shared with walkers, so cycling etiquette applies. Ride the trails individually or join them up by using our map.
Update 29 November 2021
Due to a fire salvage operation in the Tūhaitara Coastal Park the Pegasus Trail from Pines Beach/Kairaki to Woodend Beach will be closed from November 30 2021 until at least mid-Janaury 2022.