[MTB] Riverhead evening ride mtb trails - BARLOW ROAD

Auckland Cycling Group
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Riverhead Old School MTB - Barlow Carpark

476 Ararimu Valley Rd · Auckland

How to find us

Turn on to old north road from state hwy 16 , then right into Ararimu valley road..travel for 5km where u will arrive at the barlow road car park. If u reach the second one lane bridge you have gone to far.

Location image of event venue


These Riverhead rides are on unmaintained rough singletrack NOT on the gravel roads and will alternate on Wednesdays between the BROWNS RD Carpark and the BARLOW RD Carpark 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.

These rides are not for beginners but for confident riders who have some mountain bike experience. 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, 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 hwy 16 - then right into Ararimu valley road - travel for 5km where you will arrive at the Barlow Road Junction/car park. If you go over the second one lane bridge you have gone to far.

See this link for an image showing the visual carpark location: ()

Google map link - https://goo.gl/maps/YKrhHDGVJGT2

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.

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.