- Slush Fund
- New Zealand (South Island)
- Hogs Back TrackCraigieburn Forest Park
- Dracophyllum Flat Track ExtensionCraigieburn Forest Park
- Sidle 73Craigieburn Forest Park
- Lake Wanaka CyclingWanaka
- Rarangi Pump TrackRarangi
- Firepit Pump Track & Jump ParkNelson
- Denniston PlateauWestport
- Christchurch Singletrack ClubChristchurch
- Poulter ValleyArthurs Pass National Park
- Cust Dirt Jump ParkCust
- Living SpringsChristchurch
- Orari RiverGeraldine
- Wharfedale TrackNorth Canterbury
- Lake Wanaka, Deans Bank TrackWanaka
- Nicols Creek TrackDunedin
- Glacier Country MTB ClubSouth Westland
- Bluff Hill / MotupohueSouthland
- Urumau ReserveChristchurch
- Lake Tekapo Recreational ParkTekapo
- Mt Hutt Mtb ParkMethven
- Golden Bay MTB ClubGolden Bay
- Kaiteriteri MTB ParkGolden Bay
- Kendal School Community Bike TrackChristchurch
- Auckland Point School Pump TrackNelson
- The HeaphyGolden Bay
- Ashburton River Track UpgradeAshburton
- Greymouth to Ross trackGreymouth
- Blue Spur TracksHokitika
- Blair Atholl Walkway & CyclewayBalclutha
- New Zealand (North Island)
- Harakeke Mtb ParkWanganui
- Whareoa FarmPaekakariki
- Belmont Regional ParkWellington
- Wainuiomata Trail ProjectWainuiomata
- Miramar Track ProjectWellington
- Carterton MTB ParkCarterton
- Rawhiti Block TracksWhakatane
- Haiaitai Zig Zag TrackWellington
- Gravity Downhill Club KapitiKapiti
- Lake Cycle TrackTaupo
- Whitianga Bike ParkWhitianga
- Levin TrailsLevin
- Tunnel GullyWellington
- Australia (WA)
- Australia (VIC)
- Blores HillGippsland
- Australia (TAS)
- Australia (SA)
- SAMBA - Eagle Mtb ParkAdelaide
- Australia (QLD)
- Australia (NSW)
- Nambucca HeadsNSW
- Port Macquarie Urban MTB ParkPort Macquarie
- Tathra Doolagharl TrailTathra
- Pomingalarna ReserveWagga Wagga
- Kiwarrak State ForestTaree
- Maulbrooks Mtb tracksEurobodalla
- Milton UlladullaMilton Ulladulla
- Awaba Mountain Bike ParkNewcastle
- Kempsey Macleay Off Road CyclistsKempsey
- Pine Creek Mtb ParkCoffs Harbour
- Australia (ACT)
- Stromlo Forest ParkCanberra
Updated 19 December 2011The Heaphy is arguably New Zealand's premier multi-day mountain bike ride... 74 kilometres of benched singletrack winding through the backcountry from Golden Bay to Karamea and the nikau palm clad beaches of the West Coast. In 1996 North West Nelson Forest Park became Kahurangi National Park and mountain biking was no longer allowed on the Heaphy and a handful of other great tracks in the area.
May 2011... the NZ Conservation Authority has approved the Kahurangi National Park Management Plan. That means mountain biking is to be trialed on the Heaphy, Flora Saddle to Barron Flat and the (full) Kill Devil tracks. The season on the Heaphy is May through September. Flora Saddle and Kill Devil are year round. Yippee.
It's fifteen long years since Kahurangi became a National Park and the Heaphy was off-limits to mountain bikes. Many have patiently battled to regain access to NZ's premier multiday singletrack mountain bike ride:
> Bryce Buckland (and Tony Lilleby) from Nelson kicked off the crusade back in 1995. In recent years Bryce often mused that progress was so slow that his body might not last the distance.
> Kevin Hague researched, authored and presented Mountain Bike NZ's weighty submission to the pivotal Draft General Policy National Parks. It was a persuasive document as the Policy was subsequently changed in 2006 to allow for mountain bikes on selected tracks. Kevin is now a Green MP, campaigning for all things cycling.
> At Ground Effect we have lived and breathed the Heaphy for longer than we dare admit.
> Sean Barnett, along with Federated Mountain Clubs' Executive, was instrumental in determining the opinion of their membership, and subsequently supporting seasonal access for bikes on the Heaphy.
> Nelson MP and former Minister of Conservation Nick Smith has publicly lobbied for bikes on the Heaphy since the late 90's.
> Brian Nathan from White Fox and Jones provided legal advice that helped establish the validity of MTBNZ's position.
> The staff at Nelson/Marlborough DOC who were always open to the notion, and thus allowed for science and pragmatism to prevail.
> And of course 1100 of you made submissions to the General Policy and the Kahurangi National Park Management Plan.
> There are plenty out there keen to see the three year trial fail. Prove them wrong by following the rules:
- Stick to the winter season - May through September.
- Watch out for walkers and other track users. In particular, resist temptation and ride with extra caution down from Perry Saddle and Mackay Huts.
- Keep to the designated track - exploration by foot only.
- Be flexible and delay your trip in bad weather - DOC may close the track after heavy rain.
- Don't hunt in packs - maximum group size is six.
- No night riding - to protect powelliphanta giant land snails and spotted kiwi.
- Keep the huts and verandahs bike-free.
- Follow the Mountain Bikers' Code. Respect Others; Respect the Track; and Respect the Rules.
More details on the ride here.