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This a social ride. It is suitable for beginners, building up your fitness/confidence or if you just want a social ride.We will warm up on the Family Loop and then head up the hill to split into groups depending on ability and inclination. The pace ranges from quite slow to nearly intermediate and the ride atmosphere is relaxed and everyone is welcome. The ride can be between 2 and 3 hours long, with turn around points if you decide you’ve had enough. Entry to Woodhill is $15 or less with a season pass. Look forward to riding with you. Linda
Do you feel like you're a confident rider on most of the Woodhill, Riverhead, Totara Park or Maraetai trails? Do you want to up your down skills and challenge yourself to ride steeper and more technical trails without having to travel out of Auckland? Then FourForty Mountain Bike Park is a good place to do just that... FourForty Mountain Bike Park is a mountain biking park within one hours drive of Aucklands CBD and 45 mins from Aucklnd international airport. Boasting 440 meters in vertical height. Its by far the premium destination for mountain biking in the upper north island. The trails cater for beginner to expert riders, we have a dedicated uphill trail to access the lower half of the park as well as an uplift service. Here's an introductory video to give you an idea of what the day of riding at FourForty will be like... https://vimeo.com/86497411 PASSES & PARK RULES There is no advanced booking required to ride. You need to purchase a day pass to cover that - you can see the pass options available in their shop http://www.fourfortymtbpark.co.nz/shop On the day passes: - Single uplift $10.00 - 6 uplifts $55.00 - 10 uplifts $79.00 - 10 uplifts family/shareable $89.00 - 20 uplifts $135.00 Park access and uphill trails: - Park access only $10.00 - Park access and 2 uplifts $25.00 Includes access to uphill trails/roads and trails, asphalt pump track. Excludes shuttle access Please note the following: - You must sign a waiver before riding at 440 - There is no access to the trails without a pass - Riding up the shuttle road is not permitted for safety reasons - Appropriate gear must be worn at all times. Helmets compulsory, knee pads strongly advised (Full face helmets compulsory when riding the Ruapehu DH track only) - We reserve the right to deny access to the park if we see any gear to be unfit for use in Fourforty Mountain Bike Park. WHAT TO BRING The park does cater for beginner riders but its a good idea to bring adequate protection. Please remember to bring the following when visiting the park. The following gear is recommended when visiting the park. - Knee pads - Gloves - Certified helmet, this can be an open face or full face helmet. - A well serviced and safe bike that is suitable for serious off road use - Solid riding shoes, no jandals/flipflops or open top footwear. Besides your usual riding gear bring a tube, pump and tools to make basic repairs if required and enough water for about 3-4 hours of riding and snacks during the ride as well as a packed lunch. There is a cafe/bakery in Clevedon if you want to grab something on the way. Bring a chilly bin if you like to keep your lunch and drinks cool as we will probably go back to the car for lunch at about 12:00 for around half an hour. MEETING POINT Fourforty Mountain Bike Park is located about 1 hours drive south east of the Auckland CBD between Kawakawa Bay and Orere Point. For GPS purposes the address of the park is 521 Kawakawa - Orere Road https://goo.gl/maps/RK9vF8KJ9Bu, but please don't enter the actual driveway of 521 instead take the next driveway south of this address - that is the entrance BIKE HIRE If you would like to hire a bike they have a fleet of full suspension Trek Remedy 150mm travel trail bikes for rent. They are available in sizes small, medium and large. No booking required. Pricing and details are as follows. Trek Remedy 7 trail bikes - Half day $79.00 - Full day $125.00 POST RIDE We usually stop in at the recently opened Hallertau Beer Garden in Clevedon on the way home for a craft beer, wine or non-alcolohic drink and a chat about how the days riding went... CANCELLATION Also beware that if there is bad weather/rain the Bike Park sometimes closes for safety reasons. Be sure to check their Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FourfortyMountainBikePark page or website before heading out to get the latest updates.
These Riverhead rides are on unmaintained rough singletrack NOT on the gravel roads and will alternate on Wednesdays between the BARLOW RD carpark and the FORESTRY RD carpark so please take note of the location and also note that this is not the WCRC Compound so please don't wait at that location. These rides are not for beginners but for intermediate and above riders who have some mountain bike experience and want to step up from riding at Woodhill. No drop policy and will wait at junctions to re group. Arrive by 5:15pm hit the trails at 5.30pm ride for approx 2 hours - no set tracks decided on, we will make a selection on the night. *NOTE* There are no change or toilet facilities at either location. LOCATION: Riverhead Forest - Barlow Road carpark on Ararimu Valley Rd DIRECTIONS: When coming from Auckland City via the North Western Motorway - Turn right on to Old North Road from State Highway 16 at the big roundabout, then right into Ararimu Valley Road, travel for 5km where you will arrive at the Barlow Road car park (as seen in the photo). If you reach the second one lane bridge you have gone to far. Here's a Google map link to the location - https://goo.gl/maps/YKrhHDGVJGT2 IMPORTANT: If there has been sustain rain in the 2-3 days leading up to a riding date then I may decide to cancel a specific ride due to the trail composition being clay based. When water logged the trails become to greasy to ride - ensure you check the comments section in the days leading up to the event to see if the ride is going ahead. If anyone wants to carpool I suggest you mention it in the comments and see who can help out. Hope to see you out there - let me know by txt to the below number if you are going to be late. Kevin[masked]
Come and join us for a bi weekly MTB ride at Woodhill on Saturdays. In the unlikely event that none of the hosts can make it then a ride may be cancelled up to a few days before. SKILL LEVEL This is a blend of Intermediate and Advanced riding and I envisage we will start with intermediate and likely split up into 2 smaller groups later in the morning to allow those who want to continue to focus on an intermediate level to do so while a few in the group seek out a couple more challenging trails to end the day. You can choose which level you wish to do. TRAILS Mix of grade 3 & 4 through out the day but as mentioned above you can elect to do only 3's and the odd easy 4 if you aren't in the advanced camp FITNESS We won’t be treating these as uphill races, the ride is more focused on the ride downhill so your uphill climbing speed is not critical though you must be fit enough to climb judgement call at least 2 times. ACG operates a no drop policy which means we regroup at trail heads and trail ends to ensure everyone is safe and accounted for. We will be out there for a few hours but it will be at a comfortable pace and will regroup for each other at junctions and top of hills. ----------------- MEETING POINT Arrive and meet up at the BBQ tables in front of the main Woodhill MTB Park shop by or prior to 8.45am so everyone can have time to purchase park passes and get their equipment ready to ride by 9:00am. Arriving early means you won't be left behind - you can always grab a coffee and socialise with the other riders while we wait for the 9:00am start time. Casual pass $15 or you can buy 6 or 10 month passes.