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Auckland is better on a bike!

We're a friendly community of road and mountainbiking enthusiasts and we put on loads of great 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.

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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] Night Ride Woodhill Forest Mountain Bike Park

Woodhill Mountain Bike Park

Back by popular demand - the new and improved Woodhill Wednesday's! and now we have daylight savings lets make the most of the extra hour of sunlight! We will meet up at the tables in front of the shop by 5:00pm, hit the trails at 5:15pm and ride for around 2 hours... no set tracks decided on we will make a selection on the night or just follow our nose 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 a weekly guest food truck for the famished! I hope to see you out there! If you are running late then text Vicki on[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] LABOUR WEEKEND AT ROTORUA

MTB Carpark Waipa

A long weekend mountain biking in Rotorua for all levels of mountain biker. Itinerary (Bike, Soak, Eat, Rest) Friday: arrive when you can. If you get there in the afternoon we can go for a short ride. Dinner for those who are there between 6.30pm and 7.00pm. Saturday: All day riding at Whakarewarewa MTB Park. Bring your lunch. Dinner in Rotorua. Sunday: Back to Whakarewarewa MTB Park for the morning (there’s plenty of tracks to ride). In the afternoon we can either ride to Rainbow Mountain for a swim or drive to the Waikite Hot Pools for a long soak. Group dinner at our accommodation. Monday: Ride the gondola up to the top of Mt Ngongotaha and bike down (If the MTB trails are open- sometimes they black the MTB out on long weekends). Otherwise we can go back to Whakarewarewa or decide on somewhere else. Then head home. Accommodation I have booked us a unit at the Cosy Cottage Holiday Park, there are 4-5 beds in the unit. After those beds are taken (ie paid for) you will have to book your own accommodation. The accommodation cost for three days is about $100. Other costs: Shuttle at Whakarewarewa Gondola pass Dinner Saturday Dinner kitty Sunday All other meals I will contact you with the details closer to Labour Weekend. If you have any queries put them in the comments section below. If you’re wondering there will be others who are wondering too. Linda

[MTB] Timber Trail in a day and T42 (with shorter option if enough interest)

Pureora Village Timber Trail Car Park

WHAT TO EXPECT Labour weekend. This is a challenging weekend with approximately 132km of grade 2-3 cycle trail. You will need a good level of fitness and be able to maintain a good pace over 87km (need to complete in 8 hours) but the good news is that there is still 2 and a half months so plenty of time to improve your fitness. I will be organizing a couple of rides leading up to this as part of my preparation. There is an option for people who don't want to do the full 87km to (1) either organise their own ride on the Saturday and then join as for the T42 on the Sunday or (2) ride the first half of the Timber trail with us. If enough interest we can look to organise a shuttle from Piro Piro (half way on Timber trail) back to the start for those who may be interested in doing first half of the Timber trail with us. That depends on interest as we will likely need minimum numbers for a shuttle. Please answer the RSVP questions because we need this information to work out logistics and final costs. Please make sure you have notifications turned on to receive updates on comments since we may need to get timely input from everyone while finalizing logistics. If we can't get hold of you and there is no response or RSVP questions are not answered we may change your RSVP back to "No". ITINERARY 1. Friday afternoon, 25th: Driving from Auckland to overnight somewhere close to start of Timber Trail (Bennydale/TeKuiti - TBC) 2. Saturday morning, 26th: Early start around 7am to ride the entire length of the Timber trail (87km). Expected to take up to 8 hours. 3. Saturday afternoon, 26th: Catch a shuttle around 4pm from end of Timber trail back to start to get to our cars. 4. Saturday evening, 26th: Sleep over in Taumarunui/National park - TBC 5. Sunday morning, 27th: Leave some cars in Owhango and drive to start of T42 (logistics around cars/shuttle TBC) to ride the T42 (45km) 6. Sunday afternoon, 27th: Shuttle/drive to collect cars 7. Sunday evening, 27th: Sleep over in Taumarunui/National park (probably same place as Saturday night) 8. Monday, 28th: Can maybe do a ride in the area before heading back to Auckland COST The cost is only an estimate as this point. Once we have the numbers and worked out the logistics we will confirm exact costs. Timber trail shuttle: $45 to $65 depending on numbers Accommodation: $50-$65 per night, total of $[masked] T42 shuttle: If we need a shuttle it will be $45 to $50 depending on numbers

[MTB] Night Ride Woodhill Forest Mountain Bike Park

Woodhill Mountain Bike Park

Back by popular demand - the new and improved Woodhill Wednesday's! and now we have daylight savings less make the most of the extra hour of sunlight! We will meet up at the tables in front of the shop by 5:00pm, hit the trails at 5:15pm and ride for around 2 hours... no set tracks decided on we will make a selection on the night or just follow our nose 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 $20/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 a weekly guest food truck for the famished! I hope to see you out there! Kevin... 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

Past events (949)

[MTB] WOODHILL SOCIAL SUNDAY RIDE

Woodhill Mountain Bike Park

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