Illuminated outing

Both a bonfire and an (almost) full moon lit the Sunday night sky at the Perenuka Bike Park's third annual illuminated bike ride outside Te Anau. PHOTO: Bill Jarvie

An estimated 50 people turned out to the third annual Winter Illuminated Bike Ride at Te Anau's Perenuka Mountain Bike Park on Sunday. 

Organiser Dane Simpson said they couldn't have asked for a better day on Sunday (July 29), after postponing the event on Saturday night due to bad weather.

Families enjoyed the illuminated trails from sunset to around 9.30pm and enjoyed hot chocolate and a sausage sizzle over a bonfire. 

Originally started as part of a series of events associated with winter illuminations in Te Anau, this year the wider festivities did not eventuate but the bike ride has become an attraction in its own right.

Mr Simpson said they intended to host the event again next winter.


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