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Mountain Safety Council’s Backcountry Mountain Biking Guide

Want to explore New Zealand’s amazing backcountry on two wheels? Who doesn’t? Before you pedal off check out this excellent guide from the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council​ for all you need to KNOW BEFORE YOU GO, from trip planning and what to take, to the skills you need on the track and how to […]

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The Timber Trail’s Trail Angels

By Bennett and Slater All 22 Great Rides benefit in some way or another from the hard work and dedication of volunteers, whether that’s track-building, pest-trapping, fundraising or any of the other cogs in the wheels that keeping the New Zealand Cycle Trail rolling onward and upward. Murray and Judy Bramald are great examples of […]

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Doing good in the Dunes – environmental restoration on the Motu Trails

By Bennett & Slater When you venture out on one of the New Zealand Cycle Trail’s Great Rides, chances are you’ll encounter one of the many environmental restoration projects that have flourished alongside the trails. They follow in the tread marks of Wellington’s legendary Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park, an outstanding example of community co-operation […]

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$13.2 million for trail network in Otago

A proposed 530-kilometre continuous trail network across Otago has been granted $13.2 million through the Ngā Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail: Enhancement and Extension Fund. The Central Otago Queenstown Trail Network will see 122 kilometres of new trail, connecting four existing Great Rides in the area and creating an additional link to Wanaka. A […]

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People on Bikes TVNZ 1

People on Bikes is a brand new television series for TVNZ designed to excite and inspire more and more New Zealanders to get out of cars and onto bikes for transport, recreation and fun. In every episode, series host Justin Newcombe explores one of our country’s world class regional scenic cycle trails, discovering the area’s […]

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Cycle Chic Film Tour

The Big Bike Film Night is an evening dedicated to the love of cycling; and pedaling alongside now is partner the Cycle Chic Film Tour, celebrating, inspiring and encouraging women who love to bike. Seeing the growing demand by female bike riders to have their stories told on the Big screen, the Cycle Chic Film Tour […]

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/Trail Updates Queenstown Trail Detour 3.8.18

Queenstown Trail – Arrow River Bridges Trail Detour

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE: Queenstown Trail DATE: 3 August 2018 ISSUE: Safety Barrier installation – Arrow River Bridges Trail   A safety barrier is being installed on the Arrow River Bridges Trail. These works will start on MONDAY 6th AUGUST. A detour will be in place whilst work is under way as per the map. Appropriate […]

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The New Zealand Cycle Trail a finalist in the 2018 New Zealand Tourism Awards

Great news for The New Zealand Cycle Trail Inc. today, named as finalists in the 2018 New Zealand Tourism Awards. This year’s awards attracted a record 109 entries. Thirty-two leading tourism operators and stakeholders from 26 organisations have been announced today as finalists in the Awards – the $36 billion tourism industry’s most prestigious awards. The […]

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A2O Repair works Section 8 Duntroon to Oamaru

TRAIL STATUS UPDATE: Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail DATE NOTIFIED:  30 July 2018 SECTION:  Rakis Tunnel Area, Section 8 Duntroon to Oamaru – Repair work and machinery on trail. Walton’s Earthworks are currently undertaking repairs on the trail in the Rakis Tunnel area. It is advised you avoid this area if possible. There will be diggers, […]

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Motu Trails – Pakihi Track OPEN

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE: Motu Trails (Pakihi Track) DATE: 20 July 2018 ISSUE:  The Pakihi Track is open again  A big thank-you to the DOC team who re-cut the track across the 40-metre-wide slip face, they have done a great job. The track over the slip is cut about 1-1.2 metres wide. The surface will take […]

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Majestic rugged mountains, spectacular glaciers, wild coastlines, emerald blue lakes - it’s all here and within reach. New Zealand boasts an amazing variety of landscapes and equally amazing biking. This ultimate 14 day adventure offers the perfect opportunity to ride 3 of the famous cycle trails allowing you to achi...
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