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A social Anniversary Weekend trip suitable for all levels. Staying at Tauranga Bay north of KeriKeri. Ride Waitangi MTB Park, the Twin Coast Trail (probably not all of it there and back though) and the Pirau Ridge Gravel road track in the Puketi Forest. Afternoons swimming, surfing, boogie boarding (swell permitting) and lazing about at Tauranga Bay. NB: I have dibs on a house on the waterfront that sleeps 6-8. If more people are interested I will wait list until there are enough for a second house or cabin in the campground. Both options cost about the same.
Whangamata MTB & Beach Anniversary weekend 25th -28th Jan[masked] nights Please be aware that this is school holidays. If you cant ride grade 4 trails at Woodhill then this ride is not for you! (I will change your RSVP if I dont think you are capable ) If you cant do what is planned each day then please dont RSVP...the meetup is what it it is ...there are no options. Pack your Mt bike and surf board /Kayak/SUP and come down and enjoy a weekend of biking and swimming/surfing. Whangamata is a great place for both!! So this weekend we are going to mix it up a bit ...we will mtb in the morning and have the arvo to go swimming, surfing/ kayaking or SUP or just relax by the water. If you don’t need accommodation please let me know!! I will book a couple of houses. Friday –drive to Whangamata Saturday - Whangamata Ridges Mountain Bike Park. 50km of trails set in a mixture of native bush, pine forest and some recently cleared forest terrain, riders at Whangamata Ridges Mountain Bike Park will experience fun singletrack, exciting downhills and climbs that reward the effort with spectacular views of ocean and forest. The Whangamata Ridges Mountain Bike Park features some amazing singletrack, with purpose-built berms, jumps and rollers. The Grade 1-5 trails provide a huge amount of fun and days of enjoyment for everyone from families right through to advanced riders. There's something here for all levels. For the downhillers, there is an excellent downhill section through mature pine forest. There are specialist jump tracks – with purpose-built structures and dedicated downhill runs. The rides recommended by the locals are the Stuck Tractor and Junior Downhill, which are both fast and rolling trails. For a challenge, Staircase has a steep, rutted section that is fun to negotiate. For an annual fee of just $10 you can enjoy full club membership and have unlimited access to Whangamata’s great trails. AFTER RIDE -Swim/Surf/Kayak/SUP/Relax Lunch - out on the trails Dinner: BBQ Sunday - Bullock Track -23 km 3-4hrs Grade 4 This trail follows the track used by miners to link Whangamata and the 3000-strong mining settlement at Luck-At-Last mine. It has two solid uphills and is fairly technical in places, but is an exhilarating ride that incorporates a fascinating slice of local history. If you’re up for a challenging ride, this is not to be missed. If you like a good workout combined with great singletrack, historical trails, coastal views, pine forest, river valley, technical trail, fast flowing trail, archaeology, heritage and interesting historical relics then the Bullock Track is for you!!! You'll be either sweating or smiling all the way - it never gets boring! You'll get height, a feeling of remoteness and heaps of satisfaction. You do need to be fit and able to handle a grade 4 track. The tracks consist of some single-track, which are fairly technical in places, and part fire-road to break up the technical riding. Swim /Surf after ride Lunch - out on the trail AFTER RIDE -Free time to surf/Swim/SUP /Relax Dinner: BBQ Monday - Whangamata Ridges Mountain Bike Park. Please Bring: Breakfast : for 3 mornings Lunch : for 3 days Dinner - we will do a group BBQ spare tubes/raincoat /togs / surf board/SUP/Kayak More details to come re accommodation etc any questions please PM me. As always if you want to carpool please comment in the comment box. Vicki[masked]