Harvesting has begin at Woodhill Bikepaks

More logging happening at Woodhill. In 18 months time all the old trails (some of which the club had a hand in building, back in the day) will be gone. Sad to see old favourites go, but a fact of life in a private forest, and why we continue to work with and advocate to council for tracks on public land (e.g. Hunua, Waitawa, Arch Hill etc.)


Pine Tree Harvesting has begun in areas that we have our “Old Trail” Network.

Trail and Road closures will apply. (mostly Midweek)

Whilst the timing of this felling has come slightly sooner than expected, it was inevitable and we have no control over it. We will
do our very best to ensure rider enjoyment is extended as long as possible.

Due to the schedule details that are provided to us being changeable, even at short notice, we have no way of publishing an exact plan with a concrete plan of attack. We are at the mercy of the Forestry Company. Continue reading

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Waitawa re-opened!

Club Idiot Gabb, who has been involved in much of the design of the network at Waitawa, recently managed to get his riding buddy Elvis Zaskarelli access to ride the new trails built by Trail Pro during the park’s closure in July of 2015. As you can see, they are riding great already and will only get better with good weather and traffic.

TrailPro – Waitawa Regional Park from John Colthorpe / / EIVOMEDIA on Vimeo.

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Auckland City Cyclocross Series

CX In The City 2014 MudYou may remember last year we ran Auckland’s first Cyclocross (CX) race at Arch Hill. Who could forget the combination of mud, singletrack, slippy grass slopes and extremely changeable weather?

This year Auckland City Cyclocross are running a four-race series in reserves across the city in conjunction with Auckland Transport, Bigfoot Adventures and Auckland MTB Club.

We will be offering logistical support; primarily equipment and volunteers. The first part is easy, the second is where we need your assistance. If you’re able to offer a few hours of your time to help out please email secretary@aucklandmtb.co.nz.

The schedule is as follows:

23rd August – Puhinui Reserve

13th September- Sanders Reserve

4th October – Totara Park

25th October – TBC

Visit Auckland City Cyclocross’s Facebook page for more info.

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Single Speed Sundays

Single Speed Sundays  - Image courtesy of Brent Neighbour

Hey single-speeders, it’s that time of year again! :) But we need you to register your interest here: http://goo.gl/forms/rzWY2ZjmM9

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Timber Trail Deal

Timber Trail

Paul from Epic Cycle Adventures has been in touch with details of a winter deal they’re running:

The Timber Trail is a fantastic winter ride. Keep an eye on the weather and when the  forecast is for one of those perfectly clear. crisp, windless days, head to the Central North  Island and ride the timber Trail. If you are very fit, start early and knock the full 85km off in a day.  A better option is a later start and a nice easy ride on the Southern half of the trail from  Piropiro to Ongarue (45km). Book a local accommodation with a fireplace, get a group  together and make a weekend of it. EPIC CYCLE ADVENTURES is offering a special winter rate of $30 ea for a shuttle from  Ongarue to Piropiro and $40 ea from Ongarue to Pureora‐ Minimum group size 4 people. We can handle up to 20 people and can assist you with some accommodation options. Give us a call now and allow us to get you onto this fantastic trail.

Contact paul for more info: paul@epiccycleadventures.com or www.epiccycleadventures.com 

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Colin Maiden Park Bike Hub

East City Bmx need your help! They’re campaigning to council for a bike hub to replace their old track. This would be an awesome facility for all sorts of cyclist, from kids to pros. Even better, it’s within a stones throw of the new Glen Innes to Tamaki Drive  cycleway. Head over to their site and sign their petition to voice your support.


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Auckland Secondary Schools MTB Series

AKSS Champs

The Auckland Secondary Schools Mtb Series is a 4 race series.

$20 per race.  Entry is via your sports coordinator to the college sport website.

More information: http://nissmtb.co.nz/akss/

Entry: http://collegesport.co.nz/sport/zone/46/mountain-biking

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Riding at Hunua? Make sure you clean your bike to protect the Kauri

Join our very own Gabb as he discusses Kauri Dieback, clean bikes and the club’s contribution to the trail network at Hunua.

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Hunua S.L.A.M. (Singletrack Love and Maintenance) Sat 13th June

hunuastreamHunua Single Track Love And Maintenance session. The trail network has taken a bit of a beating in the past few weeks (note: the River Trail is currently closed due to erosion under a bridge). Working bee this Saturday to spruce up the network in prep for a new bridge in July. We go for a pre-dig ride, partly because it would be rude not to… but also to check for anything that might need maintenance. After that we regroup at the car park before getting stuck into the work. Meet at the Mangatawhiri carpark at 8.30am if you want to go for the warm-up ride, or at 10.30am to rip straight into the digging. The club will look after you with a high energy lunch and our mates at the ranger station usually shout a BBQ afterwards – this is if you let us know you are coming! trails@aucklandmtb.co.nz or Hayden on 021 665 242 More details…

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Hunua Working Bee – Sunday 3rd May

Hunua Experts DH ViewThe Hunua trails are running mint at the moment!!

This is your opportunity for a guided ride in the network, earning some trail karma afterwards tuning the trails and great chance to provide your input/voice on future developments for the network.

  • 8:30 Meet at the Mangatawhiri Dam Carpark for a ride .
  • 10:30am Meet the Ranger at the Mangatawhiri Dam Carpark
  • Tools and energy packed lunch provided – wear sturdy footwear, gloves recommended
  • BBQ afterwards
  • Email us trails@aucklandmtb.co.nz to let us know your coming, or message Hayden 021 665 242

More info…

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