Urban Connectors

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Waimakariri boasts tracks that make cycling both accessible and fun. Being on the Canterbury Plains means our Urban Connectors are mainly flat, perfect for individuals and families. These pathways can be used to connect up our Eastern Cycle Trails which will 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 KĊhanga 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.

Passchendaele Memorial Path
Time/Distance: 8km one way
Grade: Beginner

Access:

Kaiapoi:
Raven Street North

Rangiora:
Use on road facilities at Lineside Road to join up with track.

Description:

The Passchendaele Memorial Path links our two main towns of Kaiapoi and Rangiora.

Rangiora Woodend Path
Time/Distance: 6.5km one way
Grade: Beginner

Access:

Rangiora
Use on road facilities on Kippenberger Avenue to reach track.

Woodend:
Utilise on-road facilities at Rangiora Woodend Road.

Description:

Pathway taking you from the township of Woodend to Woodend Beach.

Jill Creamer Trail
Time/Distance: 3.8km one way
Grade: Beginner

Access:

Woodend:
Woodend Beach Road

Woodend Beach:
Woodend Beach Road

Description:

Pathway taking you from the township of Woodend to Woodend Beach.

Christchurch Northern Corridor
Time/Distance: 18km one way
Grade: Beginner

Description:

The CNC off road shared path runs along the entire length of the new motorway, and then connects to new and existing paths both north to Waimakariri and south to central Christchurch. The new clip-on path over the Waimakariri River provides access over the river for all cyclers