Annual General Meeting

It’s that time of year again when we review where we’ve been and where we are going as a club. Please come along to our AGM and contribute.

When: Tuesday 24th November, 7pm

Where: The Dominion, 234 Dominion Road, Auckland, New Zealand 1021

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Waitawa Working Bee Sun 22nd Nov

WaitawaAs the weather continues to improve we have lots going on every weekend and this Sunday sees our first Waitawa MTB Working Bee on the same day as our Saint Cycles Auckland XC Championship.
So if you’re not the racing type and would like be shown the trail network and to help out building new trails on this great network, then here are the details.

Akld MTB Club advocate Gabb has been involved in this park from before it’s opening in 2014 and will be running the day which will start with ​him showing us around on a few varying circuits of the network as well as the new hand-built trails we will be working on.

There will be 2 parts to the day, the ride and the work;
The Ride
If you wish to take part in the ride, be at the Waitawa MTB Carpark and ready to ride by 8:30am.
The Work
We will be returning to/meeting at the same place at 10:30 to start the trail work which is close to the MTB Carpark.
Like our excellent Hunua Working Bees, the club will provide a high energy lunch for you if you RSVP to Gabb by Saturday afternoon. We will then work on for another couple of hours before calling it a day and heading back to the carpark for the Auckland Council and trusty Ranger Stan to provide us with a BBQ feed to refuel your tired body and chat about all things MTB. Our disc golfing friends will be there too working on their part of the park (which we will ride through).
What to bring
Sturdy footwear – we are build new trail here. Gloves. Water. We will have plenty of Auckland Council provided tools but bring your favourite spade if you wish (just make sure you take it home with you!).

So if you want to be part of the action do let Gabb know by emailing or calling/texting him on 0220 789539.
If we do well enough the new trail might just be opened immediately.

This is one of the trails we will work on. As you can see, the line has been set. It is now a case of making the surface bike-friendly

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Survey Time

Ahead of this month’s AGM we’d love to hear your thoughts on the club and what we offer. Please take a moment to tell the Club Committee what you’re thinking, what you like, what we’re doing well and what we could improve.

Click this link to open the survey, it only takes two minutes to complete, and will be available until 22nd November.

Thank you!

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Thames MTB Trails Open Day

Our friends in the Thames MTB Club are running an open day to show off their trails which they’ve been working hard on over the last couple of years. We’re looking into running an away ride for this but in the meantime here are the details:

When: Saturday 21st November 2015. 10:00 am – 2pm
Where: Moanataiari Creek Road ( The Scarface Trails )
Parking: A&G Price Yard in Owen Street, (directly opposite the Gold Mine on SHWY 25) also at Kuranui Bay.
NO CARS/PARKING up Moanataiari Creek Road. Shuttle, Bike or Walk up the road.
Shuttle available from 9.45am-1.45pm, leaving from the bottom of Moanataiari Creek Road.
Available: Sausage sizzle, Drinks, Coffee, Ice Creams, Trail Maps, Thames MTB Club Membership, Face Painting, Down Hill Shuttle service, Spot Prizes.
Program: 10:00 am – 2pm ride the trails and meet the club. Take the Pump Track Challenge. 12pm Judging best Decorated Bike & Best Rider Costume.

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Final Auckland CX This Sunday

Photo: James Kirkham

The final race in the Auckland City Cyclocross series is happening this Sunday, 1st November at Waiatarua Reserve, Remuera.

Entry is open to anyone with a CX bike or MTB, there’s a kids race for the nippers and the entry fee is a steal. Rego is from midday with the kids race starting at 12:30pm and the adults race at 1pm.

More info on Auckland City Cyclocross Facebook page.

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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

The schedule is as follows:

23rd August – Puhinui Reserve

13th September- Sanders Reserve

4th October – Totara Park

25th October – Waiatarua Park

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:

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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: or 

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