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WHERE TO MEET We will meet at the Upper Mangatawhiri Reservoir Parking at 9:45am. Please be early to allow time to get ready before the start of the ride. We will start the ride around 10am. Note: In case heavy rain is forcasted the ride will be cancelled or rescheduled on short notice. DIRECTIONS (from Auckland MTB website) Take the Papakura off-ramp from State Highway 1 motorway. Head towards Settlement Road and turn into Hunua Road alongside Sir Edmund Hillary School. Travel all the way through to Hunua township – 6km further on and look for the yellow AA “DAMS” sign on your left, turning into Moumoukai Road. You climb via gravel road past the Waiora Dam turnoff and then drop down to Mangatawhiri Dam. Park up in the campground carpark at the foot of this impressive earth dam – then you can clean your bike at the bikewash provided by ARC Hunua. SKILL LEVEL This ride is suitable for intermediate riders. The intermediate tracks are not suitable for complete beginners but if you can ride grade 3 & 4 trails at Woodhill you will be fine - may have to push some short uphill sections. WHAT TO EXPECT The ride will consist of a combination of gravel roads and single track. Total distance will be around 20km. The tracks are generally in good condition with metal track surface. There are a few muddy patches and 3 river crossings so expect to get your feet wet. The intermediate tracks have a few narrow sections with trees close to the track or drop-offs next to the track. There are also a couple of steep short climbs. We will stop to regroup at all intersections. HELP PREVENT SPREAD OF KAURI DIEBACK Please clean your gear before arriving at Hunua for the ride to help prevent the spread of Kauri Dieback. Remove all mud from bikes, tires and shoes and wash with detergent. Also make sure to clean your gear after the ride. LINKS AND MORE INFO Trails on Trailforks: Info on Auckland MTB website: You Tube Video of River Track: Google maps link for carpark:,175.1510953,1006m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m36!1m30!4m29!1m6!1m2!1s0x6d0d47fb5a9ce6fb:0x500ef6143a29917!2sAuckland,+New+Zealand!2m2!1d174.7633315!2d-36.8484597!1m16!1m2!1s0x6d72ac4530fdc3d9:0xdebab7a05879081c!2s486+Hunua+Rd,+Hunua+2583,+New+Zealand!2m2!1d174.9926483!2d-37.0758307!3m4!1m2!1d175.1403849!2d-37.1086968!3s0x6d72a5d8c232a95b:0x1300ef6106913180!3m4!1m2!1d175.1762802!2d-37.116698!3s0x6d72a15494f152ed:0x1300ef6106def490!1m3!2m2!1d175.187124!2d-37.1219847!3e0!3m4!1s0x6d72a449e7f503eb:0x3416aabb81e4d84b!8m2!3d-37.0908303!4d175.1544084

Upper Mangatawhiri car park

ARA Drive -Waterline Road · Hunua


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