Auckland MTB Club AGM – 7th October

It’s that time of the year, the most important evening for the club our annual AGM.
The evening is an opportunity to hear about the developments and achievements from the past year in events, club rides, trail building and advocacy, but more importantly for you as members to provide input and support for the future direction of the club.

Thanks to the familiar faces around the committee over the past few years, the club has developed from a small committee with a heavy workload to well oiled, strong team, leading and supporting many great initiatives.
This year there is a real need to inject new blood and energy to support into the committee.
At the coming AGM Mike Mangino and Hayden Russell will be stepping down from their respective Treasurer and President roles.

Roles on the committee are a great opportunity to develop personal skills but more importantly put something back into the sport. The committee are a friendly bunch and meet once a month.

If you are interested in a role on the committee or want to know more about the roles please contact Hayden: president@aucklandmtb.co.nz

Our Agenda will be as follows:

  • Confirmation of minutes of our previous AGM
  • President’s report
  • Presentation of annual accounts by the Treasurer
  • Events update
  • Club rides update
  • Election of The Executive
    a) President
    b) Treasurer
    c) Secretary
    d) Quartermaster
    e) Event committee
    f) Club ride committee
    g) Trail building and advocacy committee
  • Any special business
  • Any other general business

Tues 7th October 7pm
Balmoral Bowling Club, 14 Mont Le Grand Rd, Mt Eden

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Kophai Reserve Pump Track Working Bee

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We made a good start on the pump track at Kophai Reserve in Titirangi last weekend. Despite the dismal weather forecast, seven blokes, three kids and two dogs showed up and got stuck into shifting and shaping dirt. The initial … Continue reading

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Birth of a New Trail at Hunua

We’ll be out at Hunua this Sunday (14th September) for the first working bee of spring. Come along and help us break through with the new trail (working title Coronation St, apparently the name of the old workers houses situated there during the construction of the dam in the 1960s).

Trail Fund have come to the party and helped fund the purchase of five trail tools for this project. All we need now is some volunteers to wield them! If you’re keen drop Hayden an email at president@aucklandmtb.co.nz and we’ll repay you with a high-energy lunch, some ice cold beers and maybe even a few snarlers at the ranger station afterwards.

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NZDH North Isl Series coming to Auckland 13th Dec

The dates are out for the NZDH North Island Series. Get them in your calendar and make sure you get along to the races.

Sept 27 – Rotorua
Oct 11 – Wellington
Nov 1 – Napier
Nov 22 – Taupo
Dec 12 – Auckland

These are a one day race, more details will come out so keep an eye out on the AKDH website for more details

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2015 Nationals Series Dates announced

MTBNZThe 2015 NZ MTB National series calendar has been announced. MTBNZ are pleased to advise the following venues & dates for the series next year.

Round 1
Wanaka: Jan 10th DH, Jan 11th XC

Round 2
Gravity Canterbury, Christchurch: Jan 17th DH, PNP Wellington: Jan 18th XC
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CX in the City -21st Sept

CX is coming to Auckland, open to Mountain Bikes, get your entry in now! 

Laps approx 2.5km featuring flat grass, trails, hills and obstacles requiring the rider to quickly dismount and carry the bike while negotiating the obstruction and remount. No chance of getting lost and an awesome course for spectators. More details…

CycloCross World Championship Louisville

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440 Gravity Enduro Events ENTRIES NOW OPEN

From the FourForty Team..
 
Entries to the 440 Gravity Enduro events are now open. The first event will be on the 15th & 16th of November and the second on the 24th & 25th of January. There is a brand spanking Giant Reign up for grabs, to go in the draw you must enter and compete in both events. ENTER HERE…440 Gravity Enduro 2
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Alaska MTB adventures and Soggy Bottom race

When you think about biking North America, you probably don’t think of as far north as Alaska right? Say “Alaska” and most people think glaciers, cruises and dog sleds. We had planned a trip to visit family in July, then we found out the SingleSpeed World Champs 2014 was on in Anchorage so the deal was sealed! We booked it and started hunting around for trails to explore and races to ride while we were there.

Lost Lake to Seward

Lost Lake to Seward

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New West Auckland Pump Track

New West Auckland Pump Track
 
Some keen locals have been given sign-off by the council to reshape some ugly piles of dirt into a super-fun pump track. Situated in Kowhai Reserve in Titirangi the track is hopefully just the first step, as there are plans for 1km XC loop around the reserve as well.
 
These kind of projects work best with a lot of local support, so if you live in the area do consider getting involved. Whether you drive a digger or a computer for a living, you’ll be able to contribute somewhere.
 
If you’re keen to help out they have organised some working bees over Spring:
 
Sunday 31st August
Saturday 27th September
Sunday 26th October
Sunday 30th November
 
All 3pm – 5pm
 
The club will help out by providing some refreshments. Email secretary@aucklandmtb.co.nz for more information.

 

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This Sunday is Single Speed Sunday!

Riders lined up for a wheelbarrow race at the start of Single Speed Sundays 2013

Riders lined up for a wheelbarrow race at the start of Single Speed Sundays 2013

Time is running out to pre-enter for this weekend’s Single Speed Sunday. Head on over to the event page to enter and see all the details.

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