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.
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.
We will have the usual pre-bee-wee-hee ride or you can turn up at 10am for the start of the actually Working Bee stuff – this will also double as a review of the hard work of students from the Pukekohe High School who will spending the 2 days before working on the trails with me (good on you’s!).
So meet at the Mangatawhiri car park at 8.30am if you want to go for a ride, or at 10.00am to rip straight into the work.
Hunua’s MTB Ranger Scott Kusabs will have some tasks for us to get into – tweaking of certain trail features, general maintenance and, if we are lucky, a walk through of one of the new proposed trails close to the parking area.
This type of work can produce a mighty appetite, so – as usual – the Auckland MTB Club will look after you with a high energy lunch and we might even shout a BBQ afterwards thanks to Auckland Regional Parks Southern Sector – but this is only if you let us know you are coming… firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 665 242
Simon Yates has also kindly offered to run a club ride at Muriwai next weekend. Details over on our ride schedule…
Are you wondering what life of mountain biker would be like on Great Barrier Island? Auckland MTB went there over Easter to check it out! Thanks Sarah Gilkison for the article.
All the details over on our trail building page. We have two new trails planned and approved. Come along and be a part of making them a reality!
Regular club riders will know Adriano Perazinni. He sent in this report of his experience on this year’s Motatapu race:
This is one of the most prestigious races in NZ and judging by the number of riders there must be a good reason for it.
So I and Paul decided to give it a go but we left it a bit late and it was fully subscribed, we had to wait for somebody to drop out, luckily this happened and we were able to enter. Continue reading
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Marke Jennings-Temple was out at Waitawa last weekend and put this preview together: With the last minute change of venue only Sam Lake and I turned up to check out the new trails being cut into the hilly landscape at … Continue reading