Velo à l’est – Te Ara Ōtākaro

Ride to the East on the Avon River Trail.

10 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 (Avon River Trail) 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.  Please be sure to register below.

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 the route map below.

There will also be an optional extension from 1:30 pm to continue to New Brighton for lunch and a swim at He Puna Taimoana (New Brighton Thermal Pools).

Image credit: Christchurch City Council

Avon Loop - 396 Oxford Terrace (9.30-10am)
Welcome and Overview - The Avon Loop from Ruth Gardner (Avon Loop Planning Assn)

Tnx 4 The Memories and Greening the Red Zone - Corner Retreat Road and Patten Street (10:15-11am)
Red Zone Secretary Marilyn will describe a local project and a wider vision for the area

John Taylor Memorial - 544 Avonside Drive (11.05-11.10am)
Short stop to view the memorial

Richmond Community Gardens - 235 River Road (11.15am-12 noon)
Avebury House Vintage Market at the gardens

Medway Memorial - 20 River Road (12.05-12.10pm)
Short stop to view the memorial

Di Magdin Garden - 373 River Road (12.10-12.20pm)
Short stop to view the garden

Brooker Reserve - New Brighton Road @ Brooker Ave (12.25-12.40pm)
Former Chch Mayor Garry Moore will reveal the vision for an EcoSanctuary

Travis Wetland Heritage Centre - 280 Beach Road (12.45-1.15pm)
Final stop - free time to look around

Event Details
  • Start Date
    October 24, 2020 9:30 am
  • End Date
    October 24, 2020 1:30 pm
  • Address
    396 Oxford Tce
  • Suitability


  • Cost

    Free (but bring money for lunch)

  • What To Bring

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

  • Cancellations

    If wet, will be postponed (to be confirmed)