What we're about

Auckland is better on a bike!

We're a friendly community of road and mountain biking enthusiasts and we put on loads of great riding events from easy to expert. We have a lot of fun so check out upcoming meetups and get signed up!

There's always something on. Join us for Mountain bike rides (mtb rides), road rides, urban rides and more.

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Member Benefits

Meet like-minded people at fun events - Lots of events happening every weekend

Member forums for buy/sell/discussions

Join our Facebook Group where members share experiences and knowledge - https://www.facebook.com/groups/aucklandcycling/

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** If you're new mosey over here (https://www.meetup.com/Auckland-Cycling-Group/about/)to learn more about us.

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Below are the description for the different kinds of event hosted by ACG.

Each type is a unique experience with different types of bike required, levels of skill, time, and scenery. You'll see event announcements begin with the type so you can filter by your interests.

MTB
Mountain biking. Off-road, muddy, technical, up- and down-hill.
Requires a mountain bike and maybe protective gear.

ROAD
On-road, typically longer distance between 30-100km with pace 20-30km/hr. Suitable for road bikes. Requires stamina and fitness.

SOCIAL
Low-key, low-intensity, high fun. Any bike will do (unless stated otherwise - so check the event description).

URBAN
City rides with mixed on-and off-road. Suitable for mountain bikes and urban/commuter/hybrid bikes. May or may not be suitable for road bikes (refer to individual event descriptions for clarification).

TOUR
Overnight, out of town, longer events requiring planning. Details vary so check the event description.

Upcoming events (5)

[MTB] WOODHILL SOCIAL SUNDAY RIDE

Woodhill Mountain Bike Park

This a social ride. It is perfect if you have just done Rick’s course and want to work on those skill. It is also 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 1 and 2 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

[MTB] Night Ride Woodhill Forest Mountain Bike Park

Woodhill Mountain Bike Park

It's that time of year again and time to dust off the bike lights, charge up the batteries and get back into Woodhill Wednesday's!

We will meet up at the tables in front of the shop by 5:20pm, hit the trails at 5:30pm and ride for around 2 hours - we will decide before we head off what trails we will be doing.

*PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING CONTRACT TRACING INFO*

All visitors will be required to sign in on arrival to ensure we are contact tracing.

We have QR codes and Txt In options to make it easy and simple. Please stop at the riders gate to show your confirmation. We have an Ipad (and sanitizer) for those without mobile access.

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You will need decent lights that will run for at least 2 hours and this ride is for anyone that can ride a steady pace for that time... all levels of abilities are welcome

Lights can be hired from the Park shop for $25/night

ACG operates a no drop policy which means we regroup at trail heads and trail ends to ensure everyone is safe and accounted for

Entry fee is $15 for a casual ride / $179 for a 6 month pass / $249 for 12 month pass

If anyone wants to carpool I suggest you mention it in the comments and see who can help out

We may stop in at the Beer Spot in Huapai after the ride for a beer/wine or n.a drink and they have food trucks for the famished!

If you are going to be late please message me to let us know and you can meet us at Map Station 2 at the start of Second Grade at 6pm... I hope to see you out there!

Kevin[masked]

PS. if you are looking to buy nightlights for this sort of mountain bike night riding then please check out our ACG Night Light information page (http://nightlights.aucklandcycling.group) to learn about the various options

[MTB] RIDE THE HUNUA TRAILS 18KM

Upper Mangatawhiri car park

WHERE TO MEET

We will meet at the Upper Mangatawhiri Reservoir Parking at 9:15am. Please be early to allow time to get ready before the start of the ride around 9:30.

Note: If there has been too much rain in the few days beforehand or heavy rain is forecast for the day the ride will be cancelled or rescheduled on short notice.

Also, there is no cell phone reception from the carpark so be sure you know where you are going and be early.

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 18km.

The tracks are generally in good condition with a metal track surface. There are a few muddy patches and three river crossings so expect to get your feet wet. (A spare pair of socks for after the ride might make your journey home more comfortable.) The intermediate tracks have quite a few narrow sections with trees or drop-offs next to the track. There are also a couple of steep short climbs.

We will stop to regroup after each track section.

***There is a new gas BBQ there so you may like to bring some meat and beer for a group snack after the ride***

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:
https://www.trailforks.com/region/hunua-trails/?lat=-37.100290&lon=175.155059&z=15&m=trailforks

Info on Auckland MTB website:
https://aucklandmtb.co.nz/trails/hunua-trails/

You Tube Video of River Track:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMm5T1eDMbk

[MTB] WOODHILL SOCIAL SUNDAY RIDE

Woodhill Mountain Bike Park

This a social ride. It is perfect if you have just done Rick’s course and want to work on those skill. It is also 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 1 and 2 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

Past events (1,252)

[MTB - Intermediate] Saturday Afternoon Woodhill Ride (approx. 25kms)

Woodhill Mountain Bike Park

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