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Best parks & places for a spring pedal

Eugene Dickie
Todd Char CAP
Source: Eugene Dickie  Source: Eugene Dickie

With spring only around the corner, that only means one thing - warmer weather and longer hours of light.

Have you ever sat there wondering what to do with your time and weekends? Go for a bike and enjoy all the tracks and trails in Ōtautahi.


Christchurch Adventure Park:

Christchurch Adventure Park is the biggest bike park in the southern hemisphere. With a chairlift to take you to the top, it saves your energy for the adrenaline-filled experience of coming down. There are tracks to suit everyone and their ability’s. However, pick your day carefully, with the warm dry days the tracks can become very dusty and loose especially when the wind comes howling through.

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Victoria Park:

Victoria Park is a large public bike park. The tracks are maintained to a high standard by the Christchurch City Council and volunteers. Victoria Park has endless options to ride on. The park is largely located in amongst the trees, which allows for great riding on those warmer windy days. There's also an incredible jump park at the bottom of the park, which is must-do. 

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McLean’s Island:

McLean’s Island is a great place to go out for an afternoon bike. It is suited for all ages and fitness levels. It’s a flat track with some easy rolling hills. The track is 10kms with an option to add another 5km on, with the 5km loop. The beautiful track is located in the middle of a forest. It’s one of the best tracks to ride over the warmer months as it’s a well-maintained lime trail. 

 

Try them out and let up know what one you loved the best! Upload your photos to Instagram and hashtag #TracksTracks