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Trail Fund NZ support helps Opotitiki mountain bikers revive historic track through Bay of Plenty bush Buried in dense and stunning Bay of Plenty jungle, a track that was once wide enough for horses is being revived by mountain bikers – albeit after the bush has mostly reclaimed it as its own! Efforts to restore the Whakaumu Track, a historic military route built in the late 1870s, began in January this year. More than 600 volunteer hours have already gone into making 5km of the 8km track 90% rideable and, with some financial support from Trail Fund secured, the volunteers...

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Don’t panic! It’s not what you think … Scott Kuegler is an ex pro-elite downhiller and (for his sins) New Zealand roadie – in his words he reckons he has literally spent his life behind bars... 

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Mondays aren’t known by most as a favourite day of the week – but for the 20-odd Dunedin riders working hard to build and maintain the Whare Flat network of trails, it’s by far their most productive! “We’ve been digging Monday nights for the past three years,” says Mountainbiking Otago member and committed track builder Gareth Hargreaves, who has been buildings trails in the area for more than a decade. “We started with an uphill track called Fir Trader, then moved onto our newest downhill track Bermageddon, and now we’re starting the rebuild of a local favourite, The Green Mile.”...

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4 raffles, 4 very happy winners, over $12,000 raised for trails.     A huge thanks to the organisers of the NZ Enduro, Anka and Sven Martin for hitting up their many sponsors for swag that we were able to raffle away in support of the trails used by the NZ Enduro now and in the future.  For the record, the winners were: Raffle One : Neil Sinclair, Malborough Raffle Two : Steve Arker, Christchurch Raffle Three : Maddy Sinclair, Malborough Raffle Four - Santa Cruz Bike Frame : Christopher Whiting, Dunedin So a clean sweep for the South Island. ...

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Nelson’s epic trail network becomes more accessible to out-of-towners thanks to improved signage Looking to ensure local and visiting mountain bikers find the tracks they’re looking for, Nelson Mountain Bike Club (NMTBC) applied for a Trail Fund grant to improve signage at Sharlands Forest, a popular trail network located 5km from the CBD. Building on the success of similar signage put in at Codgers MTB Park (also assisted by a Trail Fund grant), this is part of NMTBC’s broader plan to improve signage on all the trails it manages. “Nelson has an amazing network of trails to suit all abilities,...

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