Labour Weekend Rally

You can find all the details and updates here.

Update – 17/10/2017
Everyone will arrive back to Riverhead about 4pm on Monday. If you still have the energy and time, we will end the ride at The Riverhead – Portage Bar.
If you cannot make it to even to the “One Day Ride”, you are welcome to join us at the Portage Bar after 4pm and celebrate adventure riding, comradery and life together. Oh, and most importantly, we can make big plans for the next multi day ride!

Update – 27/09/2017
If you are coming to any of the rides, please book in yourself on the Adventure Riding NZ event page. It isn’t compulsory, it doesn’t cost a dime, just we will know how many riders we can expect.

 

Update – 23/09/2017
The name of the event is “Northland Rally 2017”
We have a t-shirt designed for the event. You can buy it here.

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KLR Ramblers ride – September

The details of the September ride as follow:

  • Date: 23 September 2017
  • Time: 10am
  • Meeting point: Puhoi Domain Carpark (See map)
  • Where are we going? See the details below.
  • How are we going to ride? We are expecting you to be able to navigate through the ride on your own by using a map or with a GPS if you have one. (Files and information for both means of navigation are provided below.)
  • The whole ride will take approximately 4 – 4.5 hours and will cover roughly 191 km gravel and sealed road.

There will be one auxiliary rider. He or she will leave the start last and will be the last in the pack. You can also contact the auxiliary rider on mobile-phone if need. We will select this rider later and share the phone number with you at the start.

Be prepared to ride on gravel (in various conditions) and sealed public roads. All kinds of bikes are welcome not just KLR650.

Save the date in your calendar and download all the information what you need.

Map:

The GPX file:

Click here for the GPX file.

If you are riding with us, we will assume, you have read, understood and accepted our “Legal disclaimer”. Click here to read the legal stuff.

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Adventure Riding NZ – Northland Rally 2017

Adventure Riding NZ and KLR Ramblers present the “Adventure Riding NZ – Northland Rally 2017”

You really need to keep reading on to avoid any misunderstanding!

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When: Labour Day’s Weekend
Start time: Anytime, as you feel comfortable according to the selected division and your riding skills. We would like to encourage you to team-up with your friends and total strangers from the “Adventure Riding NZ” forums and ride in groups, but if you are a lone wolf, that is also fine.
Starting point: Z Petrol station at Riverhead. (See the map below)
Where are we going: The different divisions have different destinations, but the plan is to do the last stage together on Monday afternoon. Check out the details below.
How are we going to ride: We are going to ride in rally style. All the required information, maps and GPX files are available below. We are expecting you to be able to navigate through the route on your own, based on the information, maps, and GPX files presented below.

We have split the ride into three divisions. You can pick the one which best suits your riding skills and the time you have at hand.

So, here are all the options and details for that weekend.

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Advanced Endurance Riders division (AER)

This division is for those who are comfortable to cover the route from Auckland to Cape Reinga (558 km), mostly on gravel roads, in one day on Saturday. This division is getting back to Auckland in two easy days.

The owner/contact for this division is: Joao (he can be contacted through the Adventure Riding NZ forum) or use the dedicated Adventure Riding NZ forum topic to ask questions. As a last resort, you can use the KLR Ramblers contact form to ask questions.
When: Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, 21-22-23 October 2017 (Labour Day Weekend)
Location to start: Z Petrol station at Riverhead. (See the map below) You can fill-up with petrol, grab some snacks or water here and adjust your tire pressure for the gravel roads. The proposed starting time is 6:30 am for those who willing to ride in a pack.
Where is the AER division going: Your route as follows. (See the map and the links to download the GPX files at the end of the post)

Saturday

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  1. Stage1 – 182 km (Stage1_Sat-AER_Sun-IAR_Mon-ODR.gpx)
  2. Stage2 – 197 km (Stage2_Sat-AER_Sun-IAR.gpx)
  3. Stage3 – 179 km (Stage3_Sat-AER.gpx)

We would like to encourage you, if the riding conditions and your skills/experience allow, to ride on 90 Miles Beach instead of SH1F for Stage3. You will need to look for permitted and suitable entry and exit points for to and from the beach. Do some mapping/routing works before you set out on this adventure stage.

Sunday

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  1. Stage4 – 224 km (Stage4_Sun-AER.gpx)

Monday

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  1. Stage5 – 214 km (Stage5_Mon-AER_Mon-IAR.gpx)
  2. Stage1 – 182 km (Stage1_Sat-AER_Sun-IAR_Mon-ODR.gpx)

The second half of Monday will take Stage1 again in reverse direction!

Accommodation and meals: Although we can recommend places to say (see the map below), the accommodation is optional and absolutely up to you. Not Adventure Riding NZ nor the KLR Ramblers will do booking or arrange meals for you. You will need to take care of the booking of sleeping places and your meals.

We would like to encourage you to team up with friends and total strangers from the “Adventure Riding NZ” forums to stay at the same place or close to each other and have meals together. It will be definitely a fun time this way.

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Intermediate Adventure Riders division (IAR)

This division is for those who are not comfortable with long-distance riding or can get away only on Sunday and Monday.

The owner/contact for this division is: Enduro0627 (Andrew) or use the dedicated Adventure Riding NZ forum topic to ask questions. As a last resort, you can use the KLR Ramblers contact form to ask questions.
When: Sunday and Monday, 22-23 October 2017 (Labour Day Weekend)
Location to start: Z Petrol station at Riverhead. (See the map below) You can fill-up with petrol, grab some snacks or water here and adjust your tire pressure for the gravel roads. The proposed starting time is 8:00 am for those who willing to ride in a pack.
Where is the IAR division going: Your route as follows. (See the map and the links to download the GPX files at the end of the post)

Sunday

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  1. Stage1 – 182 km (Stage1_Sat-AER_Sun-IAR_Mon-ODR.gpx)
  2. Stage2 – 197 km (Stage2_Sat-AER_Sun-IAR.gpx)

Please note, you need to map your own route between Rawene and Kerikeri.

Monday

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  1. Stage5  – 214 km (Stage5_Mon-AER_Mon-IAR.gpx)
  2. Stage1 – 182 km (Stage1_Sat-AER_Sun-IAR_Mon-ODR.gpx)

The second half of Monday will take Stage1 again in reverse direction!

Accommodation and meals: Although we can recommend places to say (see the map below), the accommodation is optional and absolutely up to you. Not Adventure Riding NZ nor the KLR Ramblers will do booking or arrange meals for you. You will need to take care of the booking of sleeping places and your meals.

We would like to encourage you to team up with friends and total strangers from the “Adventure Riding NZ” forums to stay at the same place or close to each other and have meals together. It will be definitely a fun time this way.

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One Day Riders division (ODR)

If you have only one day to ride, make it Monday and join us on the way back to Auckland.

The owner/contact for this division is: Enduro0627 (Andrew) or use the dedicated Adventure Riding NZ forum topic to ask questions. As a last resort, you can use the KLR Ramblers contact form to ask questions.
When: Monday, 23 October 2017 (Labour Day)

Location to start: Wherever it is convenient for you. You will need to make your way up to the GAS petrol station at Maungaturoto, where all three divisions will meet and we are riding back to Auckland together. The proposed meeting time at the GAS petrol station at Maungaturoto is 12 pm on Monday.
Where are the ODR division going: Your route as follows.

Monday

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  1. You will need to do some routing/mapping work to get to the GAS petrol station at Maungaturoto. There are loads of options. If you want to get there just quickly from Auckland, take SH1. SH16 is more scenic and definitely more fun. If you don’t mind, you can ride the stage there and back as well. We know, you are creative, you will work it out.
  2. Stage1  – 182 km (Stage1_Sat-AER_Sun-IAR_Mon-ODR.gpx)

This stage for you is the reverse route of Stage1! Don’t forget to do your routing work on it or just keep it in mind.

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Miscellaneous stuff

  1. The most important thing is, to read and accept our Legal Disclaimer. If you are turning up for the ride, we will assume, you have read, understood and accepted it! Click here for the legal stuff.
  2. The second very important thing is, this is not a race! You must obey all rules and regulations all the time, and you must ride safely according to the road and weather conditions, and as your skills make you comfortable.
  3. Everyone will arrive back to Riverhead about 4pm on Monday. If you still have the energy and time, we will end the ride at The Riverhead – Portage Bar.
    If you cannot make it to even to the “One Day Ride”, you are welcome to join us at the Portage Bar after 4pm and celebrate adventure riding, comradery and life together. Oh, and most importantly, we can make big plans for the next multi day ride!
  4. If you are coming to any of the rides, please book in yourself on the Adventure Riding NZ event page. It isn’t compulsory, it doesn’t cost a dime, just we will know how many riders we can expect.
  5. This is an all weather event. A bit of rain will not hold us back, but if doomsday will be upon us, we will cancel the ride.
  6. There will be no prize and lucky draw, but we have a t-shirt designed for the event what you can buy. Click here for the shop.
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    There is a white and a gray color option. Let us know if you would like to buy long sleeve t-shirt or hoodie, we can get those done too.
  7. We did some work with the planning, but if you would prefer different routes for whatever reason (like sealed roads because you have a road bike), you are welcome to join us at the end of the day to have meals and fun together.
  8. Ride safely all the time!

The map

GPX files to download

Stage1 – 182 km (Stage1_Sat-AER_Sun-IAR_Mon-ODR.gpx)
Stage2 – 197 km (Stage2_Sat-AER_Sun-IAR.gpx)
Stage3 – 179 km (Stage3_Sat-AER.gpx)
Stage4 – 224 km (Stage4_Sun-AER.gpx)
Stage5  – 214 km (Stage5_Mon-AER_Mon-IAR.gpx)
Miscellaneous waypoints (Accommodation, petrol stations, etc)

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Plans are nothing. Planning is everything.

… and so, Joni Bar Team with KLR Ramblers are cooking something in the adventure kitchen. Soon we can reveal if we could produce something “delicious”.003

And as this quote is credited to Abraham Lincoln.

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”

We are taking our sweet time with the planning.

 

KLR Ramblers ride – August

The details of the August ride as follow:

  • Date: 19 August 2017
  • Time: 10am
  • Meeting point: Wellsford, Caltex petrol station. (Where SH16 merge into SH1)
  • Where are we going? See the details below.
  • How are we going to ride? We are expecting you to be able to navigate through the ride on your own by using a map or with a GPS if you have one. (Files and information for both means of navigation are provided below.)
  • The whole ride will take approximately 2.5 – 3 hours and will cover roughly 140 km gravel and sealed road.

There will be one auxiliary rider. He or she will leave the start last and will be the last in the pack. You can also contact the auxiliary rider on mobile-phone if need. We will select this rider later and share the phone number with you at the start.

Be prepared to ride on gravel (in various conditions) and sealed public roads. All kinds of bikes are welcome not just KLR650.

Save the date in your calendar and download all the information what you need.

Map:

The GPX file:

Click here for the GPX file.

If you are riding with us, we will assume, you have read and accepted our “Legal disclaimer”. Click here to read the legal stuff.

Sync the Planet 2017 ride

Done. We had the best possible weather and road conditions.
The ride report is coming soon.
Updated 05/08/2017 23:30

Our “Legal Disclaimer” has been changed and now have an additional “Waiver and Release from Liability” section. We are assuming, you have read and accepted it, if you are riding with us.

Click here for all the information on this ride.

Click here if the “Sync the Planet” ride is new for you.

Click here if you have any question.

Sync The Planet 2017

Here are the details of the KLR Ramblers ride for the Sync the planet 2017.

When: Meeting at 05/08/2017 9:30 pm. Starting the ride 10:00 pm sharp, because everyone all around the word start at that time. Would be silly not be in sync…

Where: We are meeting at the G.A.S. petrol station on Dairy Flat Rd near the Coastville-Riverhead Hwy intersection. See the map or the GPX file for the details.

Where are we going: Practically it is a ride around the Riverhead Forest, clockwise.

Here is how are we going around:

  • The start of the ride is the G.A.S petrol station on Dairy Flat Rd, near the Coastville-Riverhead Hwy intersection.
  • Left turn to Coastville-Riverhead Hwy intersection.
  • Follow Coastville-Riverhead Hwy then right turn to Riverhead Rd.
  • Keep going straight on Deacon Rd. This is a tricky intersection, pay attention!
  • Right turn to Old North Rd.
  • Right turn to Peak Rd.
  • Right turn to Kaipara Coast Hwy (SH16) and immediately another right turn to Kahikatea Flat Rd.
  • Follow Kahikatea Flat Rd and a right turn to Dairy Flat Hwy.
  • Heading back to the G.A.S petrol station on Dairy Flat Rd, near the Coastville-Riverhead Hwy intersection where we started the ride.

The map:

The GPX file:
Download the GPX file from here.

The ride will take approximately 58 km on sealed road, and need 1 hour to complete it.

Since we are going to ride in the dark, you must be sure, all your lights are working and highly recommended to wear a hi-viz safety vest if you have one. Even I will wear one.

This time we will ride as a group.

Obviously, if raining cats and dogs we will cancel the ride, but a light drizzle will not stop us. I will keep checking the weather and put a “no go” sign on the site if the ride is cancelled not later than 8pm. Check the website before you leave home for the ride.

You must read and accept our Legal Disclaimer before joining the ride.
Click here for the legal stuff.