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Three very different trail projects – in Asburton, Hawke’s Bay and Wellington – are benefiting from Trail Fund’s latest general funding round, and no doubt a variety of riders will benefit as well. Trail Fund is pleased to provide funding to first-time recipient Rotary Rivers Pathway Trust, who have raised more than $600,000 over the past three years to create ‘The Tukituki Trial’, a network of walking and cycling trails near the Tukituki River. The network includes a 12km limestone pathway for the leisure cyclist, a 35km hand-built singletrack along the river and Gum Tree Farm MTB Park, which currently...

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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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