The Manawatu Mountain Bike Club (MMBC) was founded in 1988 and has grown to be the largest Cycling Club in the region.  We provide a range of activities, from fun events to organised adventure weekends.  MMBC has constructed and maintains 30km of trails in the region.  Find out more on our What to Do and Where to Ride pages.

To join the Club go to the Join page and fill in the online form. Membership is inexpensive with a single person membership $30 and a family $50 per annum. Contact a Committee member if you have any questions.

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  • Skills Development for 17th November has been cancelled IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT THURSDAY EVENINGS SKILLS EVENING (17/11/2016) - Unfortunately, due to the amount of rain over the last week and the currently conditions at Paneiri Park and the surrounding trails, the call has been made to cancel tomorrow evening's Skill Development.  We are, however, on track to be back next week so keep your fingers crossed for some sunshine before then!
    Posted Nov 16, 2016, 7:35 PM by Manawatu MTBClub
  • Back track and Pupu Rahi Please be aware that Back track and Pupu Rahi are closed!Scott is into some steep terrain above it in the digger and from time to time rocks could fall. Please obey the signs, they are for your safety. These tracks are closed from 7am till 5:30pm weekdays till further notice.Use ZigZag Road to access the park from Kahuterawa Rd carpark.
    Posted Oct 31, 2016, 2:12 AM by Manawatu MTBClub
  • Update - Sidetrack is open again ***05/06 - Due to SouthStar Trails finishing up, Sidetrack is open again.Sidetrack will be closed during the week from 7am to 5pm, as the digger will be working at end of Rhythm and Vines, above Sidetrack. Please respect the signs, we don't want you being hit by falling trees or rocks.
    Posted Jun 4, 2016, 1:28 PM by Manawatu MTBClub
  • Back Track is now reopened Back Track is now reopened for riding during the week.We will keep you up to date if there are any further changes,
    Posted May 15, 2016, 2:56 AM by Manawatu MTBClub
  • Back Track Temporarily Closed Temporary Closure of Back TrackThe mountain bike track construction contractors at Arapuke Forest Park are now working in relatively close proximity to Back Track with resulting risk that debris may be falling down onto Back Track.As a result Back Track will be closed to all users during working hours for safety reasons. 7am - 5pmSigns are being installed today advising of the closure. Mountain bikers and walkers are advised to use Zig Zag Road for both entering and leaving Arapuke Forest Park while Back Track is closed.The Forest Park itself and all existing internal MTB and walking trails remain open.Sledge Track is unaffected.
    Posted Apr 26, 2016, 5:55 PM by Bill Russell
  • Back Track Closure Back Track Closure It is likely from later this week we may have to close Back Track as SouthStar Trails are working on a face directly above it building our new uphill.  There will be signage at Black Bridge, start of side-track (trail we share with walkers that starts at end of Kissing Rock) and the top of Back Track. Closure will be from 7am to 5pm, but you can still access the Arapuke Trails from Zig Zag road and side-trail. Please respect the signage.  It will only be for a short period of time and the trail that they are building will be well worth the wait. Thank you.
    Posted Apr 24, 2016, 2:50 AM by Manawatu MTBClub
  • Jeep Kahuterawa Challenge 2016 Results - Jeep Kahuterawa Challenge 2016 are ready to view by clicking here!Also, check out photos from the event via the links below:K Loop Challenge photos are available in Google DrivePlus check out more KLoop Challenge photos on our Facebook page.
    Posted Apr 14, 2016, 2:07 AM by Manawatu MTBClub
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Trails Status
Arapuke (K-Loop) 
Open - More info latest trail map can be downloaded here

Open Weekends and after 4:30pm weekdays. 
9km of trails have been developed.  You need to be a member of MMBC to access this area. Map at

Te Ara o Mahurangi
Open - best ridden when dry -