Archives for April 2009

GetAcross demonstration – Open the Harbour Bridge!

Hi there GetAcross supporters,

We have had a great meeting of the supporters and it was decided to have the demonstration on Sunday May 24 at 9am. Meeting in the Curran Street park next to the bridge.

This date is 50 years after the original opening to the public to walk across and allows us time to coordinate the Demonstration March with the Police and the NZ Transport Agency.

Keep a watch on the website for the details of the May 24 demonstration. Tell your friends as this could be the biggest party for 50 years!

We’ll soon send you a flier with all the details shortly. See you there.

Andy Smith and Bevan Woodward

Thursday Night Race Prizegiving

The completion of the Thursday night racing series was celebrated with at Paddy’s Bar in Kumeu earlier this month.

Results are as follows:

Most Consistent: Rider with the least amount of time variation. Must have recorded 3 or more times, DNF not counted. Jamie Till

Grade Prizes:
A grade: 28 Riders     James Gott
B Grade: 20 Riders    Jared Scollay
C Grade: 29 Riders    Michael Fasher
D Grade: 37 Riders    Grant Blewett
E Grade: 50 Riders    Franco Celligoi

Most Rides: Tie,     Harvey Hamdy and Geoff Matthews

Most Helpful Rider: Jane Simmonds

Best Intentions: Paul Carroll

1st     Julian Wyth    67Points
2nd   Geoff Matthews    63 Points
3rd    Scott Trask     50 Points

Most Competitive: Rob Norcross

Services to Signage: Alan Postance

Fastest Time: Gordon McCauley     38:04

For those who won prizes but were unable to attend the prize giving please contact Avantiplus Waitakere to collect your prizes.

On behalf of the organizing team thanks to all who road with us this year and we look forward to seeing you again next year.


Project Twin Streams cycleways map

Click below to download the map of Waitakere cycleways, prepared by Project Twin Streams. You can pick up your printed copy from AvantiPlus Waitakere or Waitakere City Council. Enjoy!
Twin Streams Cycleways Map PDF (1.98MB)

CATEYE Moonride – 6 May 2009

New Zealand’s iconic mountain bike race is coming and Department of Cycling is keen to  support teams wanting to enter this awesome experience.  The Cateye Moonride is an amazing mountain biking event held in New Zealand’s MTB mecca – the Whakarewarewa Forest in Rotorua

In conjunction with Avanti Plus Waitakere, D.o.C would like to sponsor a team as well as support all teams within our community and any solo riders requiring help on the day.

Costs are yet to be worked out, but once we know the number interested in participating we will put together accommodation and support packages.

Any questions please give Rochelle a call on 021 687 682 or email

All current updates on preparations, teams, etc. can be found on our Forums.  Please register to post!