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Join the social ride for our annual Big Trip to Queenstown/Wanaka, Naseby, Hanmer Springs and Christchurch. Come for the whole trip or join in the bits you like the look of.
This year we are staying at:
Queenstown Lakeview Holiday Park Jan 19 to Jan 23
Naseby Holiday Park Jan 24
Christchurch Tasman Holiday Park Jan 25 to Jan 27
Hanmer Springs Top 10 Jan 28 , 29 and home on the 30th
- Glendhu MTB park
- Sticky Forest, Wanaka
- Roxburgh Gorge trail
- Mc Nearly Gnarly, Queenstown
- Seven Mile MTB park, Queenstown
- Cardrona MTB trails
- Naseby bike park
- Port Hills, Christchurch
- Christchurch Adventure Park
- Hanmer Springs bike park
(Itinerary decided once numbers are confirmed).
Airfare (In Queenstown, Out Christchurch) $400
Accom ( 2bd Studios, share 4) $675
Van and car hire $400
Total (not including passes, petrol, food) $1500
You can shave about $320 off this by sharing facilities (showers, toilet and kitchen)
If you are interested in attending please RSVP.
Once we have an idea of attendance I will get you to book and pay for your airfare, car hire and accommodation. NB: The van we usually use was booked out for our dates when I asked in October.
Looking forward to travelling and riding with you.
These Riverhead rides are on unmaintained rough singletrack NOT on the gravel roads and will alternate on Wednesdays between various entrances to the forest 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.
NOTE: There are no change or toilet facilities at any of these locations.
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.
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.
Come and mountain bike Rotorua for the long weekend. Great location opposite the bike park.
Friday: evening ride at Whakarewarewa
Saturday: ride Taupo or attend Summerfest Taupo (you’ll need tickets)
Sunday: shuttle circuit at Whakarewarewa (ft Split Enz and Te Poaka)
Monday: a blatt at Skyline? Then home.
Evening meals will be a mix of eating out, BBQ and takeaways.
Limited places. $110 per night. First paid, first in.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please only stay on the RSVP if you are actually going to attend the classes, when people don't turn up it's not fair on the provider or our other ACG members who would like to attend. Please be considerate and keep your commitment and RSVP's up to date at all times.
Well you asked for it.... so we have delivered.
IT'S TIME TO GET YOUR BIKE MAINTENANCE FREAK ON!
According to our last members poll over 50% of you are interested to know how to do some form of DIY bike maintenance, plus learn more about how your bikes work.
You may not have realised it but there is a little 'old school' style bike repair shop in Western Springs called Adventure Cycles (http://www.adventure-auckland.co.nz/adventurecycles/php/serv_class.php) who already offers maintenance classes to the public on the first monday of every month.... and anyone can go along and learn whatever is high on your priority list at the current moment.
Rather than reinvent the wheel (pun intended) we've decided to work in with them to offer you some maintenance classes.
Whether it be as simple as how to change a tyre or repair a puncture or way more complex like replacing your rear cassette, adjusting your derailleurs, changing brake pads, repacking your bottom bracket or any other multitude of maintenance skills you can ask their Shimano & CABDA certified tutors to show you how in a 2 hour session.
Simply grab your bike and take it into their workshop along with your wish list of things you want to learn that night and they will walk you through the processes in a very practical, hands on manner.
Anyone can go... young, old, male, or female it makes no difference --- if you want to learn a new maintenance skill then this is the opportunity for you and it only costs you $12 per session... and you can keep going back to learn a new skill each month if you wish.
Training given for both road and mountain bikes and probably just about any bicycle in between.
This won't be an event that has an auckland cycling group host present, it is simply set up to help bring a bunch of our members together for the night so you don't feel like you are going it alone... so jumpon the RSVP list and maybe even drag a friend along with you and make it a fun evening learning a new skill.
Note: this workshop is the old style of mechanic workshop so it would be best to wear old clothes that you don't mind getting a bit of grease and oil on etc as you won't find any german inspired crisp white floors at this place... its a real working workshop where you get your hands dirty.
COST is $12 per session (pay on the night - cash and eftpos available)
LOCATION: Adventure Cycles (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9%20Premier%20Ave%2C%20Auckland)- 9 Premier Ave, Western Springs, Auckland
WHAT TO BRING: Your bike, money and your agenda of what you want to learn for the evening. Also wear old clothes you don't mind getting dirty.
START TIME: 6.30pm
DURATION: 2 Hours
WHEN: THIS EVENT WILL REPEAT ON THE FIRST MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH
LIMITED TO ONLY 5 PEOPLE from ACG each session so get on the RSVP quickly. Only take a spot if you are serious about attending.
So they know where you are from please mention that you are part of Auckland Cycling Group when you are paying.