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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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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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