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Te Anau’s small but committed MTB club has big plans for the area and, thanks to grant from Backcountry Trust, trail design is underway If it doesn’t exist, build it yourself. While this quote may not have been born in Southland, it certainly resonates with the people who live there, particularly one of the recent Backcountry Trust funding recipients, Te Anau Cycling Incorporated (TACI). With many keen mountain bikers as members, TACI has been working to develop a local trail network for years. Over the past five, the group helped develop the Perenuka MTB Park, a 7km network of trails...

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Editor’s Note: Specialized has taken its support of trail building to he next level by hosting dig days around the country. Trail Fund has been fortunate enough to partner with them on a number of these days. If you have been wanting to have a go at digging trails but are not sure how to go about it or whether you will have anything to offer – a Specialized Dig Day is just the ticket! The bike company has been running the dig days for two seasons after going along to a Trail Fund NZ conference and talking to people...

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BUY YOUR TICKET HERE The annual Trail Fund NZ Conference and AGM provides an opportunity for volunteer and professional trail builders, land managers and interested mountain bikers around the country to come together and discuss all that relates to trail building – from land access to signage to safety obligations This year, Trail Fund NZ is stoked to co-host its annual conference in Rotorua with NZ Professional Mountain Bike Association, a newly formed group that advocates for bike parks, guides and instructors in Rotorua on Saturday 22nd/Sunday 23rd September 2018. On Saturday, we’ll have a chance to ride some great...

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*Editors Note: Following the 2017 edition of the NZ Enduro race organisers Anka and Sven Martin approached Trail Fund NZ with the goal of raising funds to support the trails used by the event today and in the future. And now thanks to the generosity of the Martin’s and their loyal sponsors including Santa Cruz Bicycles, SRAM, RockShox and Bontranger (full list of awesome people here), and of course riders like you who bought tickets to our raffles, approximately $10,000 has been raised so far to support the trails! Nice work team. The NZ Enduro is fast becoming a must-do...

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If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. In the case of Old Ghost Road, where gold lust failed, modern vision prevailed, albeit more than a century later. In mid-December 2015, thanks to more than one hundred thousand hours of work, and support from government, individuals and groups such as Trail Fund NZ, the much-anticipated 85km mountain biking and tramping track is set to open. “It’s strange to think that a project which begun so long for one purpose could be completed more than 130 years later by a group with an entirely different agenda,” says Rhys Bowen, a...

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