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Rere Falls Trail Adventure Ride 2017

“The Richard Coates Memorial Ride”

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^^ CLICK above for Sample photos from along the way - when you cycle the Rere Adventure Ride Trail - so much that you too, can enjoy...


The following photos were taken on Sunday 29 October 2017 during the event!



























Sunday 29th October 2017 @ 10am ...And they were off ... to enjoy the Rere Falls Trail Adventure Ride and the amazing beauty of the ride from Motu to Matawai to Wharekopae to Eastwoodhill and their final destination at the Jolly Stockman Hotel on the edge of Gisborne

CLICK to >>> ENTER HERE for the 2017 Event

Please Note:   “ Any Entries received  on the day will incur a $10 extra penalty fee.”


        CLICK here for FAQ's downloadable A4 PDF

Fun and discovery! Rere Falls Trail Adventure Ride offered FOUR distance options from a challenging 105km (start: Motu) down to a family-friendly 27km (start: Eastwoodhill Arboretum). All rides finished at The Jolly Stockman. The day was organised by, and in support of, Motu Trails Charitable Trust.

 Catch a fun new cycling adventure . . .

GRAB your bike! On Sunday 29 October 2017, for the SECOND Rere Falls Trail Adventure Ride will be held. The Rere Falls Trail is a heartland ride on the New Zealand Cycle Trail. There’s fabulous stuff to see — and a few hills too. You have four distances to choose from, all finishing at The Jolly Stockman at Matawhero near Gisborne:


*         105km Motu to The Jolly Stockman, starts 10am. MTB or CX bike advised

*         91km Matawai to The Jolly, starts 10am. MTB or CX bike advised

*         54km Wharekopae to the Jolly, starts 11am. MTB or CX bike advised.

*         27km Eastwoodhill to the Jolly, starts 1pm. Any roadworthy bike is fine.  





CLICK here for a Downloadable A4 PDF Briefing Sheet for >>>

* Rere Adventure Ride Participant Briefing Sheet SUN 29th October 2017  


Ride as an individual, or together with friends, family or workmates. Or do it all as a relay of two, three or four people.

The riding

All four distances are on-road, with the three longer distances including some gravel roads and hills. It’s all about getting out and discovering a wonderful new part of New Zealand. As long as you are not riding close to the front, you can even use an e-bike if you wish.

The 27km option starts at Eastwoodhill Arboretum, the national arboretum of New Zealand. This is a superb opportunity to check out the arboretum in spring, then pedal on down to The Jolly for live music and other entertainment, great refreshment, and spot prizes. Children 10+ are welcome to ride with an adult.

Help us promote riding in Eastland

Rere Falls Trail Adventure Ride is a fundraiser for Motu Trails Charitable Trust. By joining in the adventure, you’ll help us do good things for cycling in Eastland and the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

Enter now at www.rereadventure.co.nz

Certificates for all finishers. Entry is only $25 per person (+ online booking fee. Family entry (up to 4) is just $20 per person. Team entry (3 or more) is also just $20 per person (+ online booking fee)


·         Paul Cornwall admin@motu.school.nz 06 863 5804 (w)

·         Bruce Hall brucehall@fusemail.com


Trustees, Motu Trails Charitable Trust


"Gisborne Tours operate a Mazda SUV, minibus and 24 seat bus to bike trails in the Tairawhiti region, or anywhere you want to go. We have an 11 bike trailer rack, and can arrange pick up at the completion of the trail, bevvies and/or coffees to celebrate the ride, and a comfortable trip home. Phone Nisbet Smith on 021 204 1080 to arrange your adventure".

Rere Falls

CLICK above photo -  for the latest VIDEO of the Rere falls and rockslide ... courtesy Baz Davies
 Rere Out East

Rere Adventure Ride Participant Briefing sheet 29 October 2017


All riders need to respect the road rules, the following are some points that need to be considered at all times


·         All NZ Road code rules apply


·         All Roads are open to all traffic at all times


·         All to ride single file unless passing


·         From the Te Wera Rd turn off, the Road is tar sealed for the first 6.5km including two reasonable short climbs


·         Camber of the road on the gravel sections must be respected at all times


·         Views are often spectacular but the road needs watching at all times


·         Beware of all vehicles including large stock or Logging trucks all road rules must be obeyed at all times


·         From the top of Wharekopae Hill (it is a steep decent) there is also some tight downhill corners take notice of where your family or group of riders are, use your  brakes carefully


·         Tar seal is in place just before and after each bridge, take care


·         The ride will take you past the Rere Falls carpark and through the car park of Eastwood Hill, enjoy this but take care when entering the reserves


·         Take warm clothing, wind and rain can catch you off guard, stop for drinks and food at safe places it does get cold out in this country


·         With the gravel well compacted in most places mountain bikes or road bikes can be ridden, again please ride to your ability and look after your friends –enjoy this experience


·         Ride to your own ability it is not a race


·         If you have a support vehicle make sure that the driver knows to park well off the road and in a safe place considering all other road users and participants


·         Enjoy



Ride Start times:                                                         Stage start


·         Stage (1)           Motu                                         10.00am


·         Stage (2)           Matawai                                    10.00am


·         Stage (3)           Wharekopae                            11.00am


·         Stage (4)           Eastwood Hill                             1.00pm



Total Distance (longest stage) Motu to Jolly Stockman 105km