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 a gentle ride and we encourage you to take all day and enjoy the many tasty Hawke’s Bay distractions along the way.
Easter Saturday 20 April: The Big Easy
Saturday 20 April will see us riding out from Church Road in Taradale, and onto the Hawke’s Bay Trails. After enjoying 42km of tasty stops, you will aim to finish at Black Barn Vineyards for the finale party and concert which starts at 2pm (but if you take longer that’s ok, it means you are enjoying all the distractions along the way!). Note, this is a COURSE REVERSAL from the 2018 event.
The 'Family Start' features again, to help little legs (and some not so little legs) make it to the finish line. Starting at the Spirit of Napier sculpture on Marine Parade, the Family Start ride is approximately a 25km ride.
Adults $35 and Kids (15 and under) $15. For that you get a top notch t-shirt, concert entry and access to the Big Easy deals on the route so you can stop, sip and sup your way along the ride.
If you have family and friends wanting to join you at the concert, they can purchase a 'concert only' ticket for just $25.
Transport can be booked so you can leave your car at the start or end and not have to worry about finding your way back. Transfers are $10 per person, per transfer.
1. Park your car at the Black Barn finish line, and take the bus to The Big Easy start line at Church Road.
Be at Black Barn from 8:00am to load your bike and hop onto your bus to Church Road. Buses will start departing from 8:45 am with the last bus leaving at 9:30am sharp! Once you get to Church Road, collect your bike and head to the registration tent to collect your registration pack, before riding out at 10:30am.
2. Park your car at the Black Barn finish line, and take the bus to The Big Easy - Family Start on Marine Parade
Be at Black Barn from 10:00am to load your bike and hop onto your bus to Marine Parade. The bus will depart at 10.30am sharp! Once you get to the Family Start, collect your bike and head to the registration tent to collect your registration pack, before riding out at 11.30am.
3. Park your car at the Church Road start line, complete the ride to Back Barn, and get the bus back to Church Road at the end of the day
When you arrive at Black Barn, make your way to the signposted area to drop off your bike for transportation then head into the concert at the amphitheatre! Your bikes will be transported back to Church Road and will be under supervision by security until you arrive to collect your bikes.
4. Park your car at the Marine Parade 'Family Start' start line by the Spirit of Napier statue, complete the ride, and get the bus back to Marine Parade at the end of the day
When you arrive at Black Barn, make your way to the signposted area to drop off your bike for transportation then head into the concert! Your bikes will be transported back to Marine Parade and will be under supervision until you arrive to collect your bikes.
The early buses back to Church Road and Marine Parade will leave at 4:00pm.
The remaining buses to Church Road and Marine Parade will leave at 5:15pm or at the end of the concert.
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