The Manawatu Mountain Bike Club (MMBC) was founded in 1988 and has grown to be the largest
 Cycling Club inthe 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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  • Access to Raumai for the Winter Series Round 5 A large fallen tree has blocked the road before the usual farm gate we use for accessing the paddock that we use for parking etc; for our winter races. After consultation with the farmer today, we have got permission to use another gate......located on the right immediately after the bend in the gravel section of Raumai Road. Just enter the paddock through this gate( which will be signposted) and head on up to the parking area in the the top left corner of the paddock. Please stay well away from the cows which are in a fenced off area off this paddock and treat the area with respect.C u all out at Raumai tomorrow morning.Ross M.
    Posted Sep 10, 2016, 12:20 AM by Manawatu MTBClub
  • Winter Series - Round 4 24/07 - The race today is still on.
    Posted Jul 23, 2016, 5:00 PM 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
  • Crank It Cycles Winter Series - Revised Race 1 Results - Now Online MMBC Crank-It Cycles Winter Series Race 1 Results are now onlineKeep an eye on Facebook for photos.
    Posted May 23, 2016, 3:35 AM 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
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Trails Status
Arapuke (K-Loop) 
Open - Please respect trail signage. The Southstar Trails team are starting on the top of Rhythm and Vines tomorrow, so please observe closed trail signage where applicable.    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 -