Velo à l’est – Te Ara Ōtākaro

Cycle to the East on the Avon River Trail.

11 years on from the 2010 Canterbury Earthquake what we know as ‘The Red Zone’ is beginning a journey of managed development which will take the next 30 years.   🌈 🌱 🌳 ❤️

Join a guided ride on Te Ara Ōtākaro along our beloved river, stopping at several points along the way to hear from those who have been involved in the community development of this special area.

There will be history, earthquake stories, the natural environment, community projects en route.   The vision for this region of Christchurch Ōtautahi – The Green Spine.

Meet at the Avon Loop Boardwalk (396 Oxford Tce) at 9.30am for a welcome and introduction.  See schedule and route map below.

Please be sure to register below.

Avon Loop - Landing, 392 Oxford Terrace (9:30-10am)
Welcome and Overview - The Avon Loop (Siobhan Murphy and Robert Fleming)

Bill Sutton House - 20 Templar Street (10:15am)
Brief history of the artist and his house (Robert Fleming)

Tnx 4 The Memories and Greening the Red Zone - Corner Retreat Road and Patten Street (10:30-11am)
View and discuss the area (Hayley Guglietta)

John Taylor Memorial - 544 Avonside Drive (11.05am)
Short stop to view the memorial

Medway Memorial - 20 River Road (11:10am)
Short stop to view the memorial

Richmond Community Gardens & Avebury House - 235 River Road (11.15am-12:15pm)
View Avebury House and Fungi Farm at the gardens (Tanya Didham)

Di Magdin Garden - 373 River Road (12.15-12.20pm)
Short stop to view the garden

Return to starting point - Landing, 392 Oxford Terrace (12:30pm)

Event Details
  • Start Date
    October 16, 2021 9:30 am
  • End Date
    October 16, 2021 12:30 pm
  • Address
    396 Oxford Tce
  • Suitability


  • Cost


  • What To Bring

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

  • Cancellations

    If wet, postponed to Sun Oct 17