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.

------------------------------------------

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/

Subscribe to our YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/AucklandCyclingGroupACGMeetup

Follow our Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/aucklandcyclinggroupacg/

Add yourself to our Group STRAVA page - https://www.strava.com/clubs/auckland-cycling-group (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.strava.com%2Fclubs%2Fauckland-cycling-group%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR2LMjn5BgmHOhcmlRrF3SK2dMwg2KKf_KFaZFp168C6OJ1qFOpypVLhqig&h=AT1HjO9_9Bb_4vui9jc_XZeC8PMlSGSCHjrNLUz8JnuOzPvbH42i-F6-nTdBmXqgCr5f7m61EV7xxzusIRxqfqrc_nCcK_kYKe65yOXXZsTQLJVUPjSNfWrNkr-FS_e_J72sNbcSEXX0CGdHrveo0qOQ3aiv2jgbBgKFJOwmpv8)

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

------------------------------------------

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 (4+)

[MTB] Evening Ride Woodhill Forest Mountain Bike Park

Woodhill Mountain Bike Park

*THIS WILL BE THE LAST WEDNESDAY RIDE AT WOODHILL WE WILL BE RIDING IN RIVERHEAD FROM NEXT WEDNESDAY*

We will meet up 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.

As The Beerspot is still closed, we can have a beer or other drinks in the carpark after the ride if anyone is keen.

*PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING CONTRACT TRACING INFO*

The following rules and restrictions will apply:
- Masks are COMPULSORY in the courtyard, car park and shop at all
times
- Please don't congregate in groups of more than 25. That includes
car park, trails, map stations, etc.
- Day passes can be purchased in the shop or at the hire desk
- Please keep a 2m distance when inside the shop, sanitise before
entering and also socially distance when in the courtyard and car
cark
- Strictly NO equipment hire, no exceptions (that includes bikes,
helmets, disc golf discs and lights)
- NO late night Wednesday this week. Back to normal from next
week
- Bike Wash Station and drinking station are closed
- If you're sick, have been to a location of interest or waiting on a
COVID test result, PLEASE STAY HOME
- Scan Covid Tracer QR code AND sign in on our system as well
- There will be no access to tools or the workshop
- No groups bigger than 25 people (social meet-ups, birthdays,
school teams)
- All of the staff will be wearing masks

********************************************************************************

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]

[MTB] MARAETAI TRAILS [18KM]

100 Okaroro Drive

DUE TO THE COVID19 SITUATION THIS RIDE IS ONLY FOR FULLY VACCINATED PEOPLE.
Please don't feel offended if I ask for proof of vaccination. It is for everybody's safety!

It has been awhile and there has been new trails built since we were last there so lets go and check them out! Grade 4+ trails are still closed but there are plenty others we can ride. Day passes are valid again too.

All the logging has finished so the forest is open for the next 20 years! So let's go have fun before we get too old. Assuming the forecast is okay and there hasn't been too much rain of cause😜

This is a ride for fit technical intermediate mountain bikers only. And everybody so far agrees its WAY more exciting than Woodhill!!

Some of the trails are like Riverhead and others like Rotorua but the climbs to them are steeper. They are either fast and flowy, steep and technical, rugged, rooty or rocky with optional jumps thrown in.

This ride is ONLY for those who are confident riding at Riverhead and are fit enough to climb 700m over 18kms. Yes, rest stops included👍

The forest is private property so a day pass ($10) is necessary for non PCBC members ($60 annually). The money goes towards track building. See www.pcbc.co.nz for details.

Day passes are available at Whitford Merchants and Gas Maraetai service station or I can collect passes in advance for those definitely going.

If you are up for the challenge please RSVP and be in for a treat! Lunch and beer at "The Stables" on the Whitford roundabout is also on the cards. Assuming they are open in the current level/colour...

[MTB] WOODHILL SOCIAL SUNDAY RIDE

Woodhill Mountain Bike Park

COVID: Auckland is at the red traffic traffic light setting so you need to be able to present your My Vaccination Pass and get a green tick to attend this ride.

Please bring your vax pass and please don’t be offended if asked to sign in on the vax checker, either by Woodhill staff or ACG.

*******************************************************************************

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

Riverhead Gravel Ride 40km with Coffee Break in Waitoki

Forestry Road

DUE TO THE COVID19 SITUATION THIS RIDE IS ONLY FOR FULLY VACCINATED PEOPLE.
Please don't feel offended if I ask for proof of vaccination. It is for everybody's safety!

DESCRIPTION
Meeting is at Forestry Road/Deacon Rd and we will be heading on gravel towards the northern boundary of the forest.
At Bald Hill Road we will be exiting the forest into Dairy Flat towards Waitoki to DD's Country Cafe' for nice stopover.
The way back will be via Blackbridge Road entering the forest at Spinley Road.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Riverhead boasts a network of gravel roads. There will be lots of hills and around 600m of elevation in total. Great downhill rides too. A good opportunity to improve ones fitness.

WHAT TO BRING
Spare tube, tools, pump, snacks and water.

LEVEL OF FITNESS
This is not a beginners ride! A good level of fitness is required or E-bike.

WHAT KIND OF BIKES
Mountain and gravel bikes or E-bikes with gravel tires because due to logging operations the roads might be a bit rough in places.

Past events (1,276)

[MTB] WOODHILL SOCIAL SUNDAY RIDE

Woodhill Mountain Bike Park

Photos (4,807)