Opened in 2010, these are the closest trails to the CBD (5km riding distance). With over 3km of well maintained trails ranging in grade from “Training Wheels” for beginners, to the challenging “Steep Street” for those who want to test their fitness, to Super Highway for those who prefer gravity to get them moving – there is something for everyone. For those who want to test their skills both up the hill and down, Tip Track is for you.
The Arch Hill MTB Team is responsible for building and maintaining the trails, promoting their use and putting on cool events that anyone can be part of. All the work is done by volunteers and we would love for you to join us on a working bee or see you at our events!
Keep up to date with regular group rides, events and working bees on our Facebook Page; https://www.facebook.com/ArchHillMTB
We have regular working bees to maintain and upgrade the trails.
Saturday 9 September 9.30am-1pm
Saturday 16 September 9.30am-1pm
Saturday 30 September 9.30am-1pm
Wear Gumboots or sturdy shoes and gloves
Bring your own Spade/Rake/Grubber if possible
Water and snacks recommended
Meet at the Ivanhoe Rd carpark or else follow the footpath to the other end and join us at Tip Track (in pink on the map above).
How to get there:
By car, exit the North Western Motorway at Western Springs, turn onto Great North Rd for a short distance, right onto Turangi Road, left on to Ivanhoe, then carry on straight to Tay St. Park near the reserve entrance.
By Car, ride along Great North Road to the intersection of Gt North Road and Turangi Road, follow directions above. Once at the park entrance follow the path up, you’ll see the map board on the right.
The Arch Hill Night Rider – Wednesday 13 September 2017
This is going to be a 5 lap race around the trails, taking on average 1 hour to complete.
Free HOT HOMEMADE SOUP to keep you warm once you finish!
This is the perfect excuse to sneak out on your bike in the evening after work, and not have to spend ages sitting in traffic driving to Woodhill!
Entry is $10 on the day. Open to all ages and abilities.
Register on the night since 6pm. You can RSVP on the facebook event
Mountain bike lights are required
2017 Write Up:
On Wednesday Arch Hill was lit up with bike lights and keen riders of all ages as they lined up to ride in the Arch Hill Night Rider. A running start through the playground and down the slide separated people out as riders rushed to be first out onto the course. The competition was tight with riders Peter Bethell, Cosmo Bloor and Isaac Schuurman vying for the top spot with Cosmo managing to take the lead and claiming victory in the Male category. Congratulations to Rebekah Williams for winning the female category. Conditions on the trail were tough, with lots of mud and slippery sections to contend with, but everyone managed it excellently. The night was concluded with vege soup all round made by head chef Peter Stoneham. A big thanks to all who made the effort to come out and join the fun.
The Arch Hill Spin – 2017 date to be confirmed
This is our end-of-year finale and also the Auckland MTB Club Christmas Party. It is a fun 3hr team relay event for teams of 2-4 people, followed by a BBQ. So start recruiting your team mates now!