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Trail Fund’s annual conference shed light on upcoming mountain bike-related guidelines for guiding, instructing and trail building Held in Rotorua, the annual Trail Fund Conference again provided attendees with a chance to ride together, dig together and find out more about what’s going on in the trail building space around the country. It was co-hosted with the newly formed NZ Professional Mountain Bike Association. After a morning spent riding the Whakarewarewa Forest, almost 50 attendees from varying trail building backgrounds came together for a series of ‘lightning’ talks. Andrew Wilson from Rotorua Trails Trust kicked off the conference with a...

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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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