CAN Do 2014 Whanganui: building community

Theme: The role of cycling in community building

4-6 April, 2014, Whanganui.
Start Friday evening, wrap up Sunday at lunchtime
Venue: Quaker Settlement 76 Virginia Road
Accommodation options here.

Register for the CAN Do online here.

For a bed in the bunkroom contact Lyneke.
If you prefer a campsite or motel unit, book direct with Heather tel (06) 347 7409(06) 347 7409. Call in the afternoon.

Are you passionate about more people on bikes, more often? Join us in Whanganui for CAN's National Cycling Summit.

Programme (full programme is here)
We'll share success stories, give you effective advocacy tools, and celebrate the benefits cycling delivers to our communities. Speakers confirmed so far include
Carl Whittleston (New Plymouth Model Communities Project Leader),
plus politicians Chester Borrows (National),
Darien Fenton (Labour) and
Julie Anne Genter (Greens).
Other speakers on the way!

Bike hire in Whanganui

If you want to hire a bike while in Whanganui, contact the Whanganui i-Site on 06 349-050806 349-0508

Optional pre-CAN Do ride
3-4 April Raetihi - Whanganui via the river road, with an overnight stop at Jerusalem.

Thursday 3 April,
Drive rental van from Wellington, departing CAN office at 8:30am, with pick ups in Lower Hutt, Paraparaumu and Otaki. We'll shop for food in Levin.

40km cycle. Start at Raetihi. Stay in bunkroom (bring sleeping bag and $25) or private room at Jerusalem. You can have your gear transported by our van.

Friday 4 April, 65km. Jerusalem to Whanganui. River road has been sealed, so no gravel. One decent hill.

Pipiriki - This settlement is at the end of the Whanganui River Road and is a base for many river operators. Jet-boat trips are available from here to the famous ‘Bridge to Nowhere' and many canoe tours start and end here too.
- At Hiruharama (Jerusalem) there is a beautiful village and convent. This settlement is also famous as the location for Mother Aubert's mission and poet James K Baxter's commune.
We are booked in: "Hi Patrick Morgan, I received your email and you are most welcome to stay. The cost for a person a night $25:00 dollars and bring your own foods and your own linens. If you use the linens will $5:00 extra. Looking forward to meet you all." - Peace, Sr Lusiana
Kawana Mill - Once the largest operating flour mill on the river, Kawana Mill is now a beautifully restored building and museum.
Ranana - You will find a cairn commemorating the ‘Battle of Moutoa' in 1864. This battle was fought between Whanganui Maori and invading warriors from the north.

Register online here (or download the form at the bottom of the page, fill it in and email it back to us.)