‘Sharks Gate’ officially opened Saturday, 25 Jan! Rental bikes were going like hotcakes from the KFEET Centre. We need more to rent. Do any Friends have any old trail bikes lying around the house that could be donated to Karura?
In clearing the parking area we found much the area had been an old forest guard house — only the foundation remains — and a rubbish dump.
But intense clearing and levelling using casuals from the neighbouring community has readied the site.
On an experimental basis on weekends only Sharks Gate will be a point of payment and entry for all, particularly trail bikers and dog-walkers.
The whole of the northern sector of Karura has been designated for the time being a dogs-off-leash area.
And, there is a new 1ca. 12km bike trail. Follow the (temporary as yet) black arrows. You can find a map on this website here.