URGENT - please contribute to a stocktake of of all regionally significant recreational / tourism cycle routes (off and on road) throughout the country. Submit your routes before 23 March 09 (Monday).
To support the background work / feasibility study being undertaken by the Ministry of Tourism for the National Cycleway, the working party of key stakeholders urgently need to undertake a stocktake of all regionally significant recreational / tourism cycle routes (off and on road) throughout the country.
We need input from people who have a good knowledge of cycle routes within their region - this includes existing routes, or those in construction or that are planned.
Can you please bring this to the attention of any key person (s) in region that is likely to have this knowledge and is able to respond prior to Monday 23rd of March. We will be collating the information on Monday.
We encourage people to work collaboratively within their networks where possible. As such, it is useful to leave a comment on this page that you are providing the information about particular route, so that others know that this is already being submitted.
Cycle Route means;
- existing off road cycle routes, paved or un-paved, including mtb trails,
- routes currently under construction, in planning, and
- on road routes that are popular for cycling and make great road rides.
In does not include potential routes at this stage. This information will be sought most probably in the following month. If you are able to start pulling together information on potential routes in your region or between regions, this would be of great benefit. These may include paper roads, disused railway lines or logging roads, and scenic rural roads.
We would like to emphasise that this stocktake is a snapshot of the cycle network that is currently in place or in planning. It is not a process to consult or engage on route planning for a National Cycleway or network.
Route name (eg. Otago Rail Trail, Queen Charlotte Track or highway number) Region Start and end location of route Distance of route Type of route;
- Gravel road / wide trail closed to public vehicle use
- mountain bike trail - single track
- Road (public) - sealed or unsealed
- or combination of above
- Beginner (low level of fitness (strength) and technical skill)
- Advanced (high level of fitness (lots of hills) or technical skill)
- rural [pastoral environment, farm land].
- front country [regional parks and DOC estate that is readily accessible, with amenities such as toilet facilities, huts]
- back country [Limited access, little or no facilities, lower volume of use].
Any other information considered relevant.
Please submit information on the template attached to John Willmer at BikeNZ: John@bikenz.org.nz