Matokitoki Valley Road – a great loop ride from the city that takes approximately 1.5 hours. Mainly travel on quiet country roads with an off road section through farmland on rugged terrain – easily achievable. This ride has many fun add-ons, such as Goodwin Road and Longbush reserve. All will raise the heart rate but can be tackled by those with average fitness.
Mander Road Mountain Bike Park – Permit required and available from Avantiplus Maintrax, Bikeys and Gisborne Cycle Tours. This fun park, built by the local mountain bike club has rides for all with some advanced sections (always developing). Expect to get dirty! There’s some fun terrain and if you like pumping the adrenalin then this is the place to go. The loop track is easily achievable for younger riders.