The Redwoods in Rotorua has again been recognised as a top cycling spot in New Zealand with the presentation of the Bike Wise 2016 award for best off-road or adventure ride.
The New Zealand's Favourite Places to Cycle award, now in its third year, seeks to identify and promote great cycling infrastructure throughout the country and this year has proven even more popular with 10,000 nominations and votes received.
The award will be presented at the Waipa Mountain Bike Car Park today and present will be mayor Steve Chadwick, deputy mayor Dave Donaldson and Rotorua Lakes Council sports and recreation manager Rob Pitkethley. Also present will be members of the Rotorua Mountain Bike Club, Rotorua Trails Trust, and Mountain Bike Rotorua, who have been instrumental in maintaining the Redwoods track, Dougal List from New Zealand Transport Agency and Mike Van der Boom of the Bike Wise co-ordination team.
Mr Pitkethley said it was a great honour that the Redwoods featured so regularly in the Bike Wise awards, particularly because this is a "people's choice" award.
"The fact that 10,000 people took part in the award shows how much Kiwis love recreational cycling and it is great to see just how many of them also love the Redwoods."