Te Ara o Mahurangi closed until further notice

posted May 10, 2017, 2:53 PM by Bill Russell

The Te Ara o Mahurangi trail in the Manawatu Gorge Scenic Reserve at Woodville will be closed until further notice. The trail is being realigned by Southstar Trails and the work is expected to take 2-3 weeks. For your own safety and to allow the new trail to settle, please respect this closure until the work has been completed. Some parts of the original trail are being retired and culverts recovered to be reused, so the retired portions of the trail will be unrideable.

The goal of this project is to realign the steeper portions of the trail to make a true grade 3 experience, suitable for families. Some of the steeper sections have been retained combined with around 300m of new trail to create a Grade 4 trail.  Both trails now join at a new safer exit onto Hall Block Rd. Overall around 1km of new trail will be created and 500m of unsustainable trail will be retired.

Funding has been provided by the Te Apiti Project Governance Group. The project is sponsored by DOC and jointly managed by MMBC and DOC.

Working bees will be scheduled in the next month to fine tune the new trail and de-vegetate the top part of the trail corridor. Over winter we will replant the retired portions of trail.

Skills Development for 17th November has been cancelled

posted Nov 16, 2016, 7:35 PM by Manawatu MTBClub

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!

Update - Sidetrack is open again

posted May 24, 2016, 3:30 AM by Manawatu MTBClub   [ updated Jun 4, 2016, 1:28 PM ]

***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.

*CANCELLED* Tuesday 1st December - Trial race - Valley Views

posted Nov 27, 2015, 1:49 PM by Tony Carne   [ updated Nov 30, 2015, 2:57 PM ]

This Tuesday night, 1st December, we are trying the concept for the upcoming relay event.
We are inviting confident riders about 8 years and over to come and help.

We will place you in a team of 5, 4 of your team will be riding at once, with one team member in a holding area (pits). As your 1st rider finishes their lap they tag their team member in the pits for their turn. This continues for the entire race.

For this practice there is a short lap for riders not capable of riding to the top.

Start time 6:30, race duration 45 min.
Registration from 6, gate open from 5:30. Please park in paddock.

Race course, 1 Valley Views, off Tiritea road, Palmerston North

Cheers Lynn.

Trek Santoft Sizzler Result

posted Aug 10, 2015, 1:23 AM by Bill Russell

Results for Sundays 5-Hour relay are now on the Results Page

Winter riding & racing schedule

posted Mar 25, 2015, 1:53 AM by Manawatu MTBClub   [ updated Mar 25, 2015, 1:54 AM ]

If you haven't already noticed, we have added a range of events and rides to the calendar to kick start the winter riding.
These include:

Raumai Working Bees 12th April, 3rd May

Women's Night riding skills, 4 sessions between 7th & 16th April.

Winter Series begin 17th May - Raumai. A mix of races at Raumai and Foxton scheduled.

Family MTB rides, first up 13th June

iBike4kids, the fun event for kids who just love getting out on their bikes. 24th May

Santoft sizzler 5 hour relay. The highlight of mid-winter. 9th August.

Skills Development begins 12 Feb

posted Feb 1, 2015, 10:38 PM by Manawatu MTBClub   [ updated Feb 1, 2015, 10:39 PM ]

Thursday’s, 12th February – 26th March

5 different sessions
U13 session 5-6PM, All other riders 6-~7 PM

-Beginner Skills. This training is designed for people who are new to mountain-biking. We will do sessions each week to teach some basic riding skills that will help you enjoy your riding so much more and cope with more difficult situations.

-Intermediate development. These sessions are for those who have completed our basic skills training and/or already have good riding skills. You will continue to develop your skills and challenge yourself in a fun and friendly environment.

-Race focus. (6-7pm only) - These sessions are for those who have well developed bike skills and who have a strong race focus in their mountain biking. They will be designed to be fun but quite high intensity; working through a range of disciplines that will sharpen the body and mind for race course.

Meeting place, Carpark at the end of Maxwells line, Palmerston North.

Contact Colin or Raewyn 06 3235230

Skills Development begins 23 October

posted Sep 30, 2014, 12:47 AM by Manawatu MTBClub   [ updated Oct 7, 2014, 12:38 AM ]

NEW - Race focus programme - coordinated by Ben Somerton.
IMPROVED - Intermediate development - Jim & Lynn have a whole of cool fun things for you do on bikes
BACK for MORE- Beginner skills - Raewyn and Colin are keen to get more people skilled up to ride this summer.
Details are available here.  Skills Development Programme
Meet on Centennial drive by the Fitzherbert bridge to register on Thursday 23rd October. Bring your bike for a ride.

Contact Colin 3235230 or 0275080138

Trek Santoft Sizzler Results

posted Aug 4, 2014, 2:53 AM by Bill Russell   [ updated Aug 4, 2014, 2:53 AM ]

The results of the Sunday's relay are now posted on the Results Page.

View here
Download here

Series results updated

posted Mar 13, 2014, 1:12 AM by Manawatu MTBClub

Brent Boddy Prestige Summer Series race 6 results and series points have been updated to reflect some feedback.

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