#myslice - Local Places to Love - Janet's picks

#myslice - Local Places to Love - Janet's picks

JANET - Beachlands, Auckland
@cyclecoachjanetstark
What's awesome about your slice of NZ:  It's a semi rural suburb on the East Coast opposite Waiheke Island.
Best local tracks: Maraetai Forest just 6 km ride from home. It's open at points showing off the stunning views towards Auckland Central, over the Tamaki Strait to Waiheke and beyond.  Makes the climbs feel worth while.
Favourite NZ track: The Heaphy Track. Picked not just because of the amazing single track & scenery, but the company and the epic transport - bikes upside down on the plane wings!!
Next NZ trail on the bucket list: Great Lake Trails
Favourite bike shop: My Ride Botany, Tony and the team are awesome, nothing is ever a problem. 
 Best stop for coffee & kai: I hang out with my bike besties, the Spokeswomen every Friday. We frequent Sierra Cafe Beachlands. A great place to start and finish our ride and not far from Maraetai Forest or riding along the Pohutukawa Coast. Must have cafe stop!!