• [MTB] Riverhead Social Ride - Strip RD Entrance Wed at 5pm
    Arrive by 4.45pm - hit the trails by 5.00pm - ride for 2+ hours. No set tracks decided on, will make a selection on the night. These rides are not for beginners but for immediate /confident riders who have some mountain bike experience. No drop policy and will wait at junctions to re group. Directions: Carpark is opposite 327 Ararimu Valley Road, Huapai Bring a change of clothes in case we go for a drink after wards sometimes we may have a few beers in the car park after the ride. 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. NOTE: this is not the same trails as the Riverhead WCRC Compound, so please don't wait at that location.

    Riverhead forest

    327 Ararimu Valley Road, · Kumeu

  • [MTB] SLOOW GRAVEL ROAD RIDE AT RIVERHEAD FOREST
    A 17k loop on gravel roads in the Riverhead Forest. Bring your lights in case it gets dark before we finish.

    Riverhead Alternative Old School MTB - Browns Rd Carpark (off Old North Rd)

    403 Old North Rd Riverhead · Auckland

  • [MTB] SOCIAL SUNDAY RIDE
    This a social ride. It is 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. Entry to Woodhill is $10 or less with a pass. Look forward to riding with you. Linda

    Woodhill Mountain Bike Park

    Restall Road, Woodhill · Auckland

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  • [MTB] Riverhead Social RIDE - SUN @ 9am BROWNS RD Entrance
    Arrive by 8.45am - hit the trails by 9.00am - ride for 2+ hours. No set tracks decided on, will make a selection on the day. This ride is not for beginners but for confident riders who have mountain bike experience. No drop policy and will wait at junctions to re group but there will be ruts and roots and lots of hills so please be comfortable with riding/technical skills . If you cant ride the hills /or trails at woodhill then this is NOT the ride for you. Location: River Head Forest, at the Browns Road car park off Old North Road Directions: When coming from Auckland city via the North Western Motorway... Turn right on to Old North Road from state hwy 16, and drive exactly 4kms north along Old North Road until you see the Water Reservoir Tank on your left (found at 403 Old North Road). Directly opposite the water tank is a brown gate which is the the Browns Road entrance to Riverhead Forest. There is a small car park at the entrance to Browns Road which is where we will meet (note there may not be a road sign for browns road since it is a forestry road - so best to use the water tank as your identifying landmark). If you reach Pinetone Road (on your left) and see either the Waitemata Clay Target Gun Club or the Paintball venues you have gone too far and should turn back. Click the map link in the event heading to use google to get your general directions etc. or use 403 Old North Rd (https://goo.gl/maps/vApEEpryNsv) as a general reference destination address. 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. NOTE: this is not the same trails as the Riverhead WCRC Compound, so please don't wait at that location.

    Riverhead Alternative Old School MTB - Browns Rd Carpark (off Old North Rd)

    403 Old North Rd Riverhead · Auckland

  • [MTB] Saturday Woodhill Bi-Weekly Ride
    Come and join us for a bi weekly MTB ride at Woodhill on Saturdays. In the unlikely event that none of the hosts can make it then a ride may be cancelled up to a few days before. SKILL LEVEL This is a blend of Intermediate and Advanced riding and I envisage we will start with intermediate and likely split up into 2 smaller groups later in the morning to allow those who want to continue to focus on an intermediate level to do so while a few in the group seek out a couple more challenging trails to end the day. You can choose which level you wish to do. TRAILS Mix of grade 3 & 4 through out the day but as mentioned above you can elect to do only 3's and the odd easy 4 if you aren't in the advanced camp FITNESS We won’t be treating these as uphill races, the ride is more focused on the ride downhill so your uphill climbing speed is not critical though you must be fit enough to climb judgement call at least 2 times. ACG operates a no drop policy which means we regroup at trail heads and trail ends to ensure everyone is safe and accounted for. We will be out there for a few hours but it will be at a comfortable pace and will regroup for each other at junctions and top of hills. ----------------- MEETING POINT Arrive and meet up at the BBQ tables in front of the main Woodhill MTB Park shop by or prior to 8.45am so everyone can have time to purchase park passes and get their equipment ready to ride by 9:00am. Arriving early means you won't be left behind - you can always grab a coffee and socialise with the other riders while we wait for the 9:00am start time. Casual pass $10 or you can buy 6 or 10 month passes.

    Needs a location

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  • [MTB] GRAVEL ROAD RIDE AT RIVERHEAD FOREST [Browns ROAD]
    WHAT TO EXPECT We will be doing a 30-35km loop ride on Gravel roads in Riverhead forest (short distance approx 3km will be on quite public road) at medium pace. We will stop to regroup at intersections. Suitable for mountain bikes or gravel bikes. WHAT TO BRING Bike Helmet Raincoat Water & Snacks

    Riverhead Alternative Old School MTB - Browns Rd Carpark (off Old North Rd)

    403 Old North Rd Riverhead · Auckland

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  • [MTB] SLOOW GRAVEL ROAD RIDE AT RIVERHEAD FOREST
    A 17k loop on gravel roads in the Riverhead Forest. Bring your lights in case it gets dark before we finish.

    Riverhead Alternative Old School MTB - Browns Rd Carpark (off Old North Rd)

    403 Old North Rd Riverhead · Auckland

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  • [MTB] Riverhead - BROWNS RD Entrance Weds
    Arrive by 4.45pm - hit the trails by 5.00pm - ride for 2+ hours. No set tracks decided on, will make a selection on the night. 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. Location: River Head Forest, at the Browns Road car park off Old North Road Directions: When coming from Auckland city via the North Western Motorway... Turn right on to Old North Road from state hwy 16, and drive exactly 4kms north along Old North Road until you see the Water Reservoir Tank on your left (found at 403 Old North Road). Directly opposite the water tank is a brown gate which is the the Browns Road entrance to Riverhead Forest. There is a small car park at the entrance to Browns Road which is where we will meet (note there may not be a road sign for browns road since it is a forestry road - so best to use the water tank as your identifying landmark). If you reach Pinetone Road (on your left) and see either the Waitemata Clay Target Gun Club or the Paintball venues you have gone too far and should turn back. Click the map link in the event heading to use google to get your general directions etc. or use 403 Old North Rd (https://goo.gl/maps/vApEEpryNsv) as a general reference destination address. 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. NOTE: this is not the same trails as the Riverhead WCRC Compound, so please don't wait at that location.

    Riverhead Alternative Old School MTB - Browns Rd Carpark (off Old North Rd)

    403 Old North Rd Riverhead · Auckland

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  • Bike Maintenance Classes with Adventure Cycles in Western Springs
    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.

    Adventure Cycles

    9 Premier Ave Western Springs · Auckland

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  • [MTB] SOCIAL SUNDAY RIDE
    This a social ride. It is 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. Entry to Woodhill is $10 or less with a pass. Look forward to riding with you. Linda

    Woodhill Mountain Bike Park

    Restall Road, Woodhill · Auckland

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