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 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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Hunua working bee – 18th May

Hunua Experts DH ViewWe 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… or 021 665 242

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Club Events This Sunday

Edd takes off at Slater Road

If you’re at a loose end this Sunday we have a club ride at Slater Road as well as a Working Bee at Hunua. The weather forecast is looking good so hopefully we’ll see you at one of them.

Simon Yates has also kindly offered to run a club ride at Muriwai next weekend. Details over on our ride schedule…

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AKMTB Away Ride – Great Barrier Island Easter 2014

03Are 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.

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Single Speed Sundays 2014

It’s back… again… Single Speed Sundays 2014

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Hunua Working Bee This Sunday

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!

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Motatapu Race Report

Regular club riders will know Adriano Perazinni. He sent in this report of his experience on this year’s Motatapu race:

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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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Waitawa MTB Trails Preview

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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

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Preview Ride of Waitawa MTB Tracks – Sunday March 2nd 2014

WaitawaIt is less than 2 weeks until the official opening of Waitawa Regional Park, Auckland’s newest Regional Park that was purchased with recreation in mind. And one of those recreational activities is MTB! Club stalwart Gabb has been busy working with the Regional Parks staff creating a network of tracks that take in the awesome views of the Hauraki Gulf and Kawakawa Bay as well as twisting through some of the existing mature native forest. The Old School Party Groove downhill trail to the beach is already getting thumbs up from the Freaky Styley Fat Tyre crew!
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