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/Events Abel Tasman Cycle Challenge 2017

Abel Tasman Cycle Challenge 2017

Nelson Tasman cyclist’s favourite roads have been linked together to create the Abel Tasman Cycle Challenge event, and is all set for 18 November. At just under 160km the course rewards cyclists with world-class views of Mountain Ranges, Rivers, Streams, National Parks, Tidal Estuaries and Golden Sand Beaches. All cyclists are welcome to enter the […]

/Events Ride the Wilderness 2017

Ride the Wilderness 2017

Ride the Wilderness is a Mountain Bike Ride on the West Coast Wilderness Trail on Saturday 18th November 2017. This inaugural event offers riders the opportunity to see the West Coast beauty and all it has to offer while racing the fantastic West Coast Wilderness Trail. This super Grade 2 ride and has everything from […]

/Trail Updates Pakihi Track Upgrades

DOC Contractors on the Pakihi Track

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE: Motu Trails (Pakihi Track) DATE: 27 November – 8 December 2017 ISSUE: DOC Contractors on the Pakihi Track Please note that between the 27 November and 8 December 2017 DOC Contractors will be carrying out work to the Pakihi Track section of the Motu Trails. Sections totalling around 100 metres are to […]

/Trail Updates Tasman's Great Taste Trail Board Walk Detour

Tasman’s Great Taste Trail Detour

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE: Tasman’s Great Taste Trail DATE: 10 November 2017 ISSUE: Detour Update We are advised the only section of Trail closed is the NPI Boardwalk. Barriers have been put up at each end of the Boardwalk and there are detour signs at Sandemans Reserve and Lower Queen St. Please refer to the detour […]

/News Timber Trail (Sven Martin)

A New Website for the Timber Trail

If you’re keen to explore the idea of a manageable back-country ride, take a look at the super new Timber Trail website and learn a little more about one of New Zealand’s best mountain bike wilderness adventures. Since opening in 2013, the 84km Timber Trail through the Pureora Forest in the central North Island has […]

/Trail Updates Tasman's Great Taste Trail Storm Damage

Tasman’s Great Taste Trail Section Closure

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE: Tasman’s Great Taste Trail DATE: 8 November 2017 ISSUE: Storm damage has closed a section of Trail The section of the trail between Richmond and lower Queen Street has been damaged by the overnight storm and is not rideable. Anyone wanting to ride to Rabbit Island will need to ride the road […]

/Trail Updates West Coast Wilderness Trail Detour

West Coast Wilderness Trail Diversion in place

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE:  West Coast Wilderness Trail DATE: 8 November 2017 ISSUE: Trail Diversion in place A minor trail diversion is in place on the Trail near Hurunui Jacks on Lake Kaniere Road from Wednesday 8 November, for a few days to allow Trustpower to prepare for bridge works on a shared structure. The Hurunui […]

/Trail Updates Trail Open

St James Cycle Trail Open

TRAIL STATUS UPDATE: St James Cycle Trail DATE: 7 November  2017 ISSUE: The St James Cycle Trail is now open. Please note contractors will be repairing sections of the trail during the month of November, and there is still some seasonal damage. We ask riders to cycle with the utmost care. Thank you.

/News Avanti

Avanti Bike Ready Checklist

If you’re lucky enough to have your own bike to take on one of New Zealand’s Great Rides, there are a few maintenance checks you should do before heading out on the trails, especially if your bike didn’t get much use over Winter. Lube your chain. A well lubricated chain makes turning the pedals easier […]

/Trail Updates Cycle Trail Open

Timber Trail Open

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE: Timber Trail DATE: 27 October 2017 ISSUE: Timber Trail Fully Open Following the recent significant rock fall we are pleased to inform everyone the trail is now open. Thank you.

Lindy Chinnery lives in Lawrence and is our most recent winner of two super Kennett Brothers books for completing a getSmart Survey for the Trails. Lindy is a real adventurer, having recently completed a 1700 km solo biking and camping trip through Canada and the West Coast of the USA. We asked Lindy to share som...