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.

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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/

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

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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 (4+)

[MTB] Night Ride Woodhill Forest Mountain Bike Park

Needs a location

It's that time of year again and time to dust off the bike lights, charge up the batteries and get back into Woodhill Wednesday's!

We will meet up at the tables 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.

We have QR codes and Txt In options to make it easy and simple. Please stop at the riders gate to show your confirmation. We have an Ipad for those without mobile access.

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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 $25/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 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]

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] Kev's 59th Birthday Ride FourForty Mtb Park - Auckland

Needs a location

Spring is here and so is my birthday so lets celebrate both in style at FourForty Mtb Park!.. All the trails have either been fully groomed or rebuilt and there also some new trails that were built over Winter that must be ridden and after the ride we'll have a sausage sizzle at the onsite bbq! Btw that's me in the centre of the photo with the confederate plate at the first NZ Bmx Nationals in 1983!

FourForty is a mountain bike park one hours drive from Auckland City boasting downhill descents of 440 meters in vertical height. The trails cater for beginner to expert riders, and have a dedicated uphill trail to access the lower half of the park as well as a shuttle uplift service.

LOCATION
Fourforty Mountain Bike Park is located about 1 hours drive south east of the Auckland CBD between Kawakawa Bay and Orere Point.
For GPS purposes the address of the park is 521 Kawakawa - Orere Road https://goo.gl/maps/RK9vF8KJ9Bu, but please don't enter the actual driveway of 521 instead take the next driveway south of this address - that is the entrance. We will meet at the big wooden shed which is the park office and the shuttle loading point.

PASSES & PARK RULES
You will need to purchase a day pass to be able to ride here - you can see the pass options available in their shop, including pre-bookings or private group shuttle options: https://www.fourfortymtbpark.co.nz/page/Park_Information/

Single uplift $[masked] uplifts $[masked] uplifts $[masked] uplifts family/shareable $[masked] uplifts $[masked] uplifts $325.00
Park access and uphill trails
Park access only $10.00
Park access and 2 uplifts $25.00

An uphill pass gets you access to approximately half the parks elevation and trails - includes access to uphill trails/roads and trails, asphalt pump track. Excludes shuttle access.

Please take note the following details:

  • You must sign a waiver before riding at FourForty
  • There is no access to the trails without a pass
  • Riding up the shuttle road is not permitted for safety reasons
  • Appropriate gear must be worn at all times. Helmets compulsory, knee pads strongly advised (Full face helmets compulsory when riding the Ruapehu DH track only)
  • They reserve the right to deny access to the trails if any gear to be used is unfit for use in the Bike Park.

WHAT TO BRING
The park does cater for beginner riders but its a good idea to bring adequate protection. Please remember to bring the following when visiting the park.

The following gear is recommended when visiting the park.

  • Knee pads
  • Gloves
  • Certified helmet, this can be an open face or full face helmet.
  • A well serviced and safe bike that is suitable for serious off road use
  • Solid riding shoes, no jandals/flipflops or open top footwear.

Besides your usual riding gear bring a tube, pump and tools to make basic repairs if required and enough water for about 3-4 hours of riding and snacks during the ride as well as a packed lunch.
There is a cafe/bakery in Clevedon if you want to grab something on the way. Bring a chilly bin if you like to keep your lunch and drinks cool as we will probably go back to the car for lunch at about 12:00 for around half an hour.

BIKE HIRE
If you would like to hire a bike they have a fleet of full suspension Transition Patrol 160mm or Spire 170mm travel trail bikes for rent. They are available in sizes small, medium and large. No booking required. Pricing and details are as follows.
Transition Patrol/Spire trail bikes

  • Half day $85
  • Full day $139.00

POST RIDE
We usually stop in at the recently opened Hallertau Beer Garden in Clevedon on the way home for a craft beer, wine or non-alcolohic drink
and a chat about how the days riding went...

CANCELLATION
Also beware that if there is bad weather/rain the Bike Park sometimes closes for safety reasons. Be sure to check their Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FourfortyMountainBikePark page or website before heading out to get the latest updates.

I'll see you there!
Kevin[masked]

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[MTB] WOODHILL/RIVERHEAD SOCIAL SUNDAY RIDE

Needs a location

This a social ride. It is perfect if you have just done Rick’s course and want to work on those skills. It is also suitable for beginners, building up your fitness/confidence or if you just want a social ride.
We will ride at either Woodhill or RIVERHEAD depending on where conditions are best for our ride. Riverhead rides may involve an early start. A decision on the venue will be made on Thursday.
We will warm up on on an easy trail and then head up into the hills and may 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.

9am start due to summer temps. Will go back to 1pm once cooler.

Riverhead is free.

Look forward to riding with you.

Linda

[MTB] Night Ride Woodhill Forest Mountain Bike Park

Needs a location

It's that time of year again and time to dust off the bike lights, charge up the batteries and get back into Woodhill Wednesday's!

We will meet up at the tables 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.

We have QR codes and Txt In options to make it easy and simple. Please stop at the riders gate to show your confirmation. We have an Ipad for those without mobile access.

***

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 $25/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 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]

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

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