Hagar 1445km Group Ride

Come join us as we seek to collectively ride a very meaningful distance and make some change in the world!  🚴🏿‍♀️  🌏  🚴🏻‍♀️

The length of the Chinese/Vietnamese border, a known spot of human trafficking, is 1445km.  To raise awareness about trafficking, and funds for Hagar’s work in Vietnam with survivors of trafficking and other forms of abuse, we are hoping to collectively travel the length of the border in one day and are encouraging all riders to make a donation to Hagar as well.

You can read more about Hagar and the 1445 challenge here.

This is a 100km ride from Mount Pleasant to Rangiora return.  You can do the whole ride or just join in at any point to make up numbers and contribute some kms!

See below for the route details and stops.  Plus – Biketober will shout riders their first hot drink at Beach Cafe!  ☕

To raise a bit of extra cash and draw specific attention to the issue of forced marriage, and Vietnamese women being trafficked across the border and sold as brides in China, some of us will be riding in wedding attire!  Come dressed in wedding outfits (optional of course!)   👰🏽

Please post on our Facebook page or email Meg to let us know you are coming, at what point you are joining us and how many kms you plan to do!

8:00am Start at McCormacks Bay Reserve (15km)
9:00am Arrive Beach Cafe - 16 Beach Rd, North Brighton for breakfast (Join in/opt out opportunity)
10:00am Leave Beach Cafe, ride to Rivertown Cafe, 77 Williams St, Kaiapoi (20km, join in/opt out opportunity)
11:15am Leave Rivertown Cafe, ride 15km to Artisan Cafe, 18 High St, Rangiora (15 km)
12:15pm Arrive Artisan Cafe for lunch
1:30pm Leave Artisan Cafe and ride to Styx Mill Reserve (22km)
2:30pm Arrive Styx Mill Reserve for afternoon tea (Join in/opt out opportunity)
3:00pm Leave Styx Mill Reserve, ride back to Beach Cafe, New Brighton (13km)
3:30pm Leave Beach Cafe, ride to Mount Pleasant Community Centre (15km)
4:00pm Finish at Mount Pleasant Community Centre
Event Details
  • Start Date
    October 30, 2021 8:00 am
  • End Date
    October 30, 2021 4:00 pm
  • Address
    McCormacks Bay Reserve
  • Suitability


  • Cost


  • What To Bring

    You, your bike, bike lock and a water bottle; dress for the weather

  • Cancellations

    Check the FB event for updates