Cati Pearson extended her Labour Weekend into a 5 day bikepacking trip on Great Barrier Island. The ride kicked off with a pedal along Te Ara i Whiti/Lightpath to board the ferry from downtown Auckland.
Ground Effect staffer Cherie and her sister Katie join the latest Kennett Bro's bikepacking brevet - the Sounds to Sounds. The ride traverses Te Waipounamu from Ship Cove in the Marlborough Sounds to Milford Sound in Fiordland.
Finn McLachlan - son of Ground Effect Product Designer Fraser - joins his mates for a weekend at the old Ida Valley Railway Hotel, but elects to take the long way via the A2O, Danseys Pass and Otago Central Rail Trail.
Dave Mitchell saddles up and heads south to sample the historic Roaring Lion gold mining tracks near Garston, score laps at Te Anau's Perenuku mountain bike park and uncover the myriad of trails behind Alexandra on Matangi Station.