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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Adriano Takes On The Coppermine

Adriano Perazzini

Adriano Perazzini

The opportunity of combining work and leisure presented itself, so work on Friday at a customer site in Nelson and ride the Coppermine on Saturday. Perfect, or so I thought..

I have done this race a few years ago, in that occasion I had chosen the Epic course which takes you through Diamond Ridge, nice name but it’s a devilish, unridable, root ridden few kms that I had to mostly run and walk.

So this year I choose the Classic course that, although the same length, bypasses Diamond Ridge. Has got to be better. Continue reading

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Saint Cycles Riverhead Enduro Results

The overall times are listed below by category. Stage times are available here. Continue reading

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Waitawa Working Bee This Weekend

Waitawa MTB Working Bee – Sunday Feb 14th
Our man on the ground at Waitawa Regional Park is the ever present Gabb. Having been involved in a lot of the process of trail design/build on this new Regional Park, Gabb and friends have continued work there including some hand-build work in the exciting Eucalyptus area. And now you have a chance to be part of the history of this developing MTB park!

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The Saint Cycles Riverhead Enduro is back!

Saint Cycles Riverhead Enduro 2016

It’s back! Once again we’re running our Enduro from Barlow Road in Riverhead Forest on Sunday 21st February 2016 with support from Saint Cycles and Hallertau Brewery.

This is a super-fun event, in a format that best captures the way most of us ride. And as much fun as we had in the mud last year, we’re hoping for a dry course this year!

Enter here, and check out the action from last year thanks to Airtime NZ :

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Kiwi Crusaders

Kiwi CrusadeAfter a flood of entries and much deliberation (OK OK, they were the only entries, so our decision was really easy 🙂 ) we are proud to announce the winners of our Kiwi Crusade competition.

Representing the club in the three day endurance event will be:

  • Barry Page
  • Bruce Weir
  • Jeremy Smart
  • Simon Yates

Congratulations fellas and we look forward to seeing your progress. You’ve all been amazing supporters of the club (and MTB in Auckland in general) over the years so your entry is thoroughly deserved and we’re sure you’ll do us proud.

Now begins the hard work – training!

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