Te Awa River Ride celebrated the completion of the 65km trail with a community event on Sunday.
Participants in the event – riding bikes, scooters or walking – were able to collect passports at 27 stations located along the trail and gather stickers to mark their progress.
Many local businesses participated in the event – staffing stations and delivering activations and refreshments to cyclists. Cafes in Karapiro, Cambridge and Ngaruawahia also took part – acting as stations for participants to collect their stickers and enjoy a bite to eat or coffee along the way.
The event culminated in a prize-giving, hosted at Hamilton Gardens alongside Gourmet in the Gardens. Passports were handed in and the more stickers that were collected, the more chances participants had to win something from the prizepool of $13,000 of prizes, including eBikes and kids’ bikes.
The event was well attended, with riders of all ages on two or more wheels collecting stickers – some even managed to visit all 27 stations!
The event was run by Te Awa River Ride Charitable Trust in partnership with Hamilton City Council, Waipā District Council, Waikato District Council and Waka Kotahi.
Find out more about the Te Awa River Ride here