PureTrails were thrilled to been able to find a use for our random bike bits & pieces that we have accumulated over the years. RAD Bikes, aka ‘Recycle a Dunger’ is a central Christchurch based not-for-profit community bike shed run by volunteers. It is a workshop space where anyone can build or repair a bicycle for themselves and/or help restore bikes to give away. On a beautiful late winter day in August our bike mechanic Dean delivered our booty to RAD, featuring a plethora of bike frames, wheels, tyres, handlebars, saddles, brake leads, reflectors and more. We hope the parts can be recycled to bring someone else some joy on two wheels.
The team at PureTrails are thrilled to have joined forces with the Ohau Conservation Trust to support conservation efforts in this most beautiful of South Island locations. The biggest problem in this part of the country is the spread of the invasive wilding pines, and as well as lending financial support, which has been calculated at $10 for every person who joins one of our cycle tours, the team look forward to getting involved in working bees to help eradicate the pines and other weeds, and replant areas with natives. Read the full story here.
We have entered the mobile world with our new ‘mobile responsive’ website! The website contains more information on our tour itineraries and general tour information, as well as a new payment platform. We hope you like it! Please contact us with any feedback you have, including ideas and suggestions on what should be included.
Cycle through the delightful countryside and vineyards of North Canterbury and Marlborough on our new Marlborough Wine Trail tour! 5 days of grade 1 cycling, mostly on sealed roads, featuring both Waipara and Marlborough wineries, Hanmer Springs alpine resort, the stunning Nelson Lakes National Park, and the very cycle-friendly Wairau Plains, with numerous winery visits along the way.
For more details, visit the Marlborough Wine Trail tour page.
Cycling the South Island’s cycle trail network has never looked so attainable thanks to the growing availability of electric bikes. PureTrails has invested in a fleet of e-bikes which are available for hire at a price of $450. The bikes feature a 250w mid-drive motor, 9 speed gears and 5 electronic assist modes to choose from depending on the terrain, fitted on a lightweight hybrid mountain bike. There is no throttle so you still need to pedal to activate the motor.
Electric bikes are becoming commonplace in Europe and Australia and are being seen more and more outside the domain of the urban cycle commute. They are a great alternative for people with limited mobility or health issues to be able to join in with friends to experience the thrill, beauty, and sense of achievement that cycling through a visually stunning landscape brings. Being able to keep up with, or indeed overtake, your cycle mad partner can now be a reality.
Get a boost up those hills and start ticking off your bucket list challenges today!