The Manawatu Mountain Bike Club (MMBC) was founded in 1988 to meet the variety of mountain biking needs of members of the community. Since that time, the number of mountain bikers in the region has increased dramatically and the MMBC has become an important organisation for co-ordinating the increasing sporting, recreational and advocacy needs of local mountain bikers.
Rides cater for recreational riders as well as fit and skilled riders with an emphasis on fun with the exhilaration and enjoyment that is obtained when biking in the great outdoors. Please see the calendar for a schedule of upcoming ride and events.
Occasionally a weekend away trip is planned to one of the many exciting MTB areas around the country. These have included Queen Charlotte track, Redwoods Rotorua, 42nd Traverse, Taupo and Hawkes Bay MTB parks. Rides are suitable for a wide range of riders.
Where to Ride in Manawatu
Club races and events also cater for recreational and competitive riders with a range of grades available, something to suit everyone. Regular events throughout the year include Kahuterawa Challenge (Mar), Summer Series (weeknights, Feb), iBike4Kids (May), Winter Series (Sundays June - Oct) and the Santoft Sizzler (August).
But we are not all about racing. The social side of the club caters for regular night rides, family rides and a busy skills development program. If you are keen, but not completely confident with your riding, the skills development evenings during summer cater for all levels and ages and aim to have you riding all the local trails by developing fundamental skills to give you confidence in your abilities.
The club is also affiliated to the national body, BikeNZ and actively supports MTBNZ and NZ TrailFund. To join the Club fill in the on-line form or drop into one of the local bike shops for a paper form to send to the Secretary, PO Box 1991, Palmerston North. Contact a Committee member if you have any questions