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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Kophai Reserve Pump Track Working Bee – 27th Sept

Pump TrackAnother working bee on this weekend.
3-5pm. Txt Jon on 0210 406 044 if you’re keen to attend.

Check out the pics from the last session..

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ENDURA Series – Round 1 Woodhill – 28th Sept

web page logo 2014 Endura seriesRound one of the Endura Series this Sunday. The team have a great course at Woodhill in store for you all. Events starting from 10am.

More details…

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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. Continue reading

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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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