Two significant announcements were made this week. The St James Cycle Trail is open for riding now and the Heaphy Track is open for mountain biking, during winter, for a 3 year trial period
The first trail in the New Zealand Cycle Trail has been open ready for this summer. St James Cycle Trail is situated on the DOC estate near Hamner Springs. This is a serious 10 hour ride 64km, so plan for an overnight stop at one of the DOC huts along the way. more info here http://www.doc.govt.nz/features-archive/st-james-cycle-trail/
The other significant news is that the concerted campaign by MTBNZ to regain access to the Heaphy trail has met with success. Looks like the Heaphy could be our next winter club trip?? The following is a quote from the press release.
The DOC fact sheet is attached for download.