NZ Secondary Schools Champs

The Auckland round of the 2015 NZ Secondary Schools championships is being held at the Hunua Ranges on the 14th and 15th of March.

See the flyer below, visit www.nissmtb.co.nz or their Facebook page for more information.

2015 NZSS Champs Auckland

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Learn to Mountain Bike at Arch Hill

cyclingsthegoWant to have fun while getting fit in the great outdoors and improving your bike skills? Auckland Transport are running two beginners mountain bike sessions at Arch Hill this month:

  • 14th Feb – Introduction to Mountain Biking for adults
  • 28th Feb – Travelwise introduction to mountain biking course

For more information go the Auckland Transport website.

The club will be helping out at both sessions so we look forward to meeting you there!

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2015 Hunua Working Bee dates confirmed

2015 Working Bee CalendarCome earn some trail karma.

The 2015 working bee dates have been confirmed for 2015, lock them in your calendar.

This year we have some new trail builds and a pump track coming to the park. As always we welcome your feedback about the existing trails and what you want to see built.

  • Sun 8th March (changed from the 1st)
  • Sat 21st March
  • Sun 3rd May
  • Sun 13th Jun
  • Sun 26th July
  • Sat 5th Sep
  • Sun 18th Oct
  • Sat 28th Nov

See the trail building page for more into

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NEW DATE – SUNDAY 18 JANUARY Arch Hill Spin & Club Xmas Party!!!

Happy New Year! I hope you are all making the most of the glorious weather and riding on new and exciting trails. Thanks to all those who entered teams on the 14 December which, as you know, was postponed due to the horrendous weather.

We are running with the Christmas theme so please bring all your unwanted gifts to put into the spot prize draw! Club Christmas Barbecue starts at 1pm and all are welcome!

arch Hill Banner xmsas

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2015 Membership Now Available

Hi everyone. Hope you had an awesome xmas and new year. After a slight delay due to changing our systems, 2015 memberships are now available!

If you mistakenly signed up at the end of last year on the old system, email membership@aucklandmtb.co.nz and we’ll transfer you.

Stay tuned for news of some exciting rides and events coming up later this year!

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Arch Hill Spin Postponed

Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it! We have decided to postpone the Arch Hill Spin and Club Xmas Party till the New Year. Thanks to all those who entered and were planning to enter today. Also a big thanks to all the organisers who got early txt messages this morning. As they say – ‘there is more fun to be had in the sun’ and the Arch Hill Spin is all about the fun so we want to maximise this. See you in the New Year!

arch Hill Banner xmsas

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Glen Innes to Tamaki Drive Cycleway

Long-time club supporter Bruce Chambers has let us know about a new cycleway that Auckland Transport are working on. It will follow the Eastern Rail line for 7kms to Tamaki Drive. which will link Auckland University Tamaki Campus with the city. It will be on one side of the Purewa Stream and they hope at a future date to add a trail on the other side so as to make a figure 8 with a cross over at a proposed new station half way along.

Auckland Transport have organised a meeting on Saturday 22 November 2014; Timed 8.30 am to 12 noon at St Chads Church, 38 St Johns Rd Meadowbank in the form of an Open Day to explain it.

For more details see their website: https://at.govt.nz/easternpath

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440 Park due to open 11th of Oct

Update from the guys at 440.440 Map

Updated trail map for this coming season. A brand spanker new DH race track, and a machine built easy trail to access the lower slopes. 

440 are excited to announce some changes for the 2014-15 season. We will now have a pay per run system which means you will no longer have to book online. This means you will be able to purchase a pass either on our website shop or at the park on the day you ride. This means there is no pressure on when you arrive and how many runs you decide to do. It also gives you the opportunity to take a pedal to the upper trails if you wish.
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Club ride Sat 27th Sep – Ambury Farm/Manukau Coastal Walkway

Ambury

Described by the Kennett Bros as “a great little ride”, the walkway follows the coast of the Manukau Harbour, starting at Ambury Regional Park, and ending 7km later on a secluded beach with stunning views out to the heads. We’ll stop for a chinwag and some lollies then head back the way we came.

Because the track follows the coastline it’s almost entirely flat, which makes it perfect for younger children (suitable for kids under 12, see our policy on parental supervision), pull-along trailers and less experienced riders. For the more skilled, it’s a pleasant hour or two taking in the sea air and the views. :)

Meet at Ambury Regional Park at 8:45am, ride starts at 9am.

Ride Leader: Peter Stoneham

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CX and the City wrap up

CX in the City PicBig thanks to all that turn up to CX in The City and our sponsors.

We had 70 people racing and lots of spectators cheering us on. The course was better than we hoped for.

If you had fun send an email to events@aucklandmtb.co.nz and we will pass it on to Auckland Council Parks department so we can run more events in city parks.

Check out the photo’s on our Facebook site, thanks to Brent Neighbour

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