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I previously had an "Expressions of Interest" for a week in Nelson and many were interested. Some were asking if it was happening, well it is but this may not have been clear from the listing on MeetUp so I am re-listing it and will cancel the original. So please RSVP to this event if you want to go.
Even if you have already ridden around Nelson there is always more to ride!
We could have a massive, but flexible week of riding iconic trails.
Shuttled by Steve as required. Numbers dependent on vans available.
Just a suggestion, we could do the following:
Canaan Rameka Big Day out
I suggest staying at the Tahuna Beach Kiwi Holiday Park as per normal to make shuttle pick up easier.
The Canaan Rameka is a fun downhill native trail from the top of the Takaka Hill and ends near the Takaka township. 20kms in total.
The local Coopermine (Dun Mountain) loop is one of the best rides ever! Its 40kms with around 1000m climbing with a 30 minute downhill that has recently been made smoother so very fast and flowy!
The Wakamarina is a steep intermediate grade 4, 4hr, 20km goldminers backcountry adventure across the Richmond Range from the Wairau Valley to the Wakamarina Valley with around 1000m climbing.
There are so many other places to ride in and around Nelson so anything is possible so open to suggestions. Examples:
Involution (ride to)
Hackett Hut and loop
Te Ara Kia (Technical)
The Taste Trail out to Mapua and Rabbit Island
Kaiteriteri MTB Park (shuttle)
Unfortunately the huts are pretty full on the Old Ghost Road so this one is not possible for a big group this time.
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OVERVIEW ANZAC weekend based in Rotorua. Travelling to Whirinaki regional park on Sunday to do the Moerangi Track. Moerangi Track is suitable for relative fit and moderately experienced mountain bikers only. DETAILS Planning to drive down to Rotorua on Saturday the 24th April. Will meet up for afternoon ride at the Redwoods. Will meet in the carpark around 12pm depending on when everyone arrives. For those who came down on Friday, you can organize rides amongst yourselves. On Sunday morning drive to Whirinaki Regional Park (80km). Be at 14 FARM ROAD sharp at 8AM. Shuttle will take us to the start which is around 600 meters above the sea level. The Moerangi Track is a 35km adventure ride through pristine native forest with historic huts and sections of trail that will bring about an immense sense of accomplishment. The Grade 3 trail will take riders approximately 6 hours to ride, and while not technically difficult, the track does traverse some steep bluffs with a few long, grunty climbs. The excellent condition trail leads riders up to 1000m above sea level, before the well-deserved descent of 15km through epic native bush completes the journey. Limited space for shuttle is 14. For those who are not comfortable to do moerangi track , one option is to ride the whirinaki forest mountain bike track. Its a 16km combination of grade 2 and 3 track. Monday morning check out and meet at the Waipa main car park for shuttle up to the top at 9am for a few hours ride before heading back to Auckland. COST Shuttle to start of Moerangi Track is $50 each.
PLEASE be aware, you need to be a confident grade three rider with a reasonable level fitness to RSVP this ride. If you are in doubt, please discuss it with myself, Alistair, Thomas before you RSVP.
ACCOMMODATION Book your own accommodation. I booked a house at Rotorua for Saturday and Sunday night 5 bedrooms 7 beds . For 7pp two nights is $763. Can take a few more if you can find a bed buddy to share the queen bed. Please confirm to me directly if you like a accommodation. Cost for two nights is $120 for single occupied rooms(4 rooms) , $95 for three pp shared in one big room. WHAT TO BRING Mountain Bike - Due to the remote nature of Moerangi Track it is important that your bike is in good condition and must be reliable. Spare parts - Basic tools, spare tubes, pump, spare chain links, spare hanger, etc. Suitable clothing Bike helmet Water, lunch and snacks for Moerangi track Links: Moerangi Track: https://www.trailforks.com/trails/moerangi-track/ Whirinaki Forest Track: https://www.trailforks.com/trails/whirinaki-forest-track/
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
UPDATE 19/03/21: Hello, so we now have the date, time and location of the Gold and Blind Spot private ACG sessions!
BUT I need accurate numbers for AT so I will send out an email to you all so you can reply and tell me which of the following you want to attend.
9am - 9:30am Blind Spot (min 12)
10am - 1pm Gold session 1 (max 9)
2pm - 5pm Gold session 2 (max 9)
END of update. Thanks
I am currently working with Auckland Transport regarding FREE adult on-road bike skills training sessions.
There are five types of courses:
1. Bronze: New to riding. Brake and gear usage. Confidence building.
2. Silver: Shared paths and quiet roads. Basic safe bike handling skills.
3. Gold: Current riders. Quiet and busier roads and intersections.
4. Basic bike maintenance.
5. Blind zone heavy vehicle training. Positioning around trucks.
If we get 12 or more interested for a category then Auckland Transport will provide an instructor as our exclusive resource.
Please RSVP and state which category(s) (1-5) you are interested in. The date, time and location would be decided once we have the numbers.
This is a great opportunity to get into, or improve on road and path riding and gain the confidence to join us on our frequent urban rides and help grow the popularity of the road rides we provide.
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