The ARCH HILL SPIN – Sunday 11 December

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ARCH HILL SPIN & AUCKLAND MTB CLUB XMAS PARTY

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Auckland City Cyclocross – This Sunday!

It's the season finale of the Auckland Cyclocross series...
proudly sponsored by Auckland Mountain Bike club.
Come along and race or just heckle! We love a good heckler.
Check out their FB page for details Auckland City Cyclocross

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The ARCH HILL NIGHT RIDER – NOW WEDNESDAY 17 AUGUST

We are organising a brand new race at Arch Hill. After being rained out twice we are holding the event on Wednesday 17 August. It will be a great night out on the bike and we hope to see lots of you there!

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The Big Bike Film Night

This event is coming to Auckland (finally), and screening at the Academy Cinema on Tuesday 24th May and Thursday 26th May, at 8:00pm, tickets are $20.00 and are available directly from the Academy Cinema’s Ticket Box and also on-line at their website http://www.academycinemas.co.nz/Coming-Soon/Film-Detail/ID/497/the-big-bike-film-night

The 2016 collection has an absolutely breath-taking range of short bike films – from mountain bike, to road, bmx, travel, personal journeys and triumphs. The heart of this collection is showing real people on ordinary bikes being part of some pretty extra-ordinary stories!

It’s going to be a great night -WHY??

  • awesome line up of short bike films
  • people can ride to the Cinema and park their bike up outside and leave their trusty treadly up, watched over by security
  • red carpet entrance
  • photographer present
  • a few spot prizes thrown around at half time from our generous sponsors
  • unless you are on your bike, there are few better places to be!!

The organisers are running a promo to win tickets on their website to Aucklanders who sign up for their email newsletter. http://www.bigbikefilmnight.nz/

Check out their Facebook page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/bigbikefilmnight/

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Social Rides This Weekend

As a warmup for Sunday’s Singlespeed Nationals we’re running two extra social rides on Saturday. Plus with the regular Topli Woodhill ride, that’s possibly the most club rides we’ve ever had in one day ever!

Click the links below for details:

9am Hunua

1pm Onetangi Sports Park, Waiheke

2:15pm Woodhill MTB Park

Take your pick!

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New Date for Club Ride

NEW DATE (was Saturday 16 April)
Sunday 17 April 2016 –  Langs Beach up into the Brynderwyns

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Join committee members Alex and Sarah for a ride up into the Brynderwyns. The ride will be predominantly gravel roads with an approximately 5km section of singletrack at the end which forms part of the Te Araroa Walkway. There is a longer option of about 50km, or a shorter option of about 25km. Both rides will feature long climbs (bring your legs) but worth it for the excellent views over Bream Bay to the Whangarei Heads. Don’t forget to pack your togs for a swim afterwards, and Alex and Sarah have kindly offered to host a BBQ at their family batch a few hundred metres up the road so bring something to throw on the barbie.

When and Where: Meet at 10am sharp at the carpark at the southern end of Langs Beach (just past the intersection of Cove Rd and Hector Lang Drive).
Ride Leaders: Alex Cull and Sarah Gilkinson
RSVP: Secretary@aucklandMtB.co.nz

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Waiheke Working Bees

WaihekeWith the upcoming NZ Singlespeed Champs just around the corner, we’re running a working bee  weekend in conjunction with Waiheke MTB Club to make sure their trails are in top condition.

These will be run on the weekend of 2nd and 3rd April. Feel free to attend one or both of the days. You don’t have to bring anything other than your bike; tools and lunch will be provided, assuming you let us know you’re coming.

Email president@aucklandmtb.co.nz to register.

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Saturday Woodhill Rides

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It’s that time of year again; the days are getting shorter, the temperature a little colder (although not by much this year..) but most importantly the rain has started again which means Woodhill is getting back to it’s best and Mark and Kelly’s Saturday rides are starting up again.

As in previous years Mark and Kelly Toplis will be running weekly Saturday afternoon rides at Woodhill catering to all abilities. The first will be on April 9th. Meet out the front of the pro shop at 2:15pm (make sure to arrive early so you can buy your pass and get kitted up beforehand). After the ride they’ll be heading to The Fireplace in Kumeu for post-ride refreshments.

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Kiwi Crusaders

Kiwi Crusade Start Line. Photo by Joshua Beaven

Kiwi Crusade Start Line. Photo by Joshua Beaven

Simon Yates sent through this write-up on the Kiwi Crusade:

“There has  been many adventure races  in the Coromandel,  but the 2016 Kiwi Crusade was  the first  Mt Bike Stage race there  over  7 days  total, looping from  waterfront  Tauranga up to Cape Colville & back.

Organiser, Darryl Gove  supplied   the Club  with  4 team  entries. The  7 day passes  went to the  Club’s  XC 2015 winners  – Tad ( passed onto  Rob for being the  race venue host) ,  and to Sarah Russell  who  had  a fine first stage race. Bruce & Barry; Jeremy & I made up  the  3Dayers. Continue reading

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