The Waiheke Mtb Club have put in many volunteer hours to develop a mtb trail network at the Onetangi Sports Park, super popular with local residents and visitors to Waiheke Island.
The Ground Effect Slush Fund donated the $1700 required to purchase a leaf blower to keep the trails spick and span, especially on the grassy sections after the Auckland Council have been through with the lawn mower.
The club run skills clinics, guided rides, and collaborates with the local high school to coach new young riders. Currently they are in the middle of building three large table tops to give the trail network a bit more ooomph. The club are incredibly lucky to have two experienced trail builders running this project on a voluntary basis.
The annual 'Round Rangihoua 4 Hour Relay Challenge' is back for 2022, in its 15th year the event is pretty popular with the Aucklanders.
Back in 2015 the call went out for IMBA books from the club. The Slush Fund sent the books plus wrote a cheque for $1000 to purchase tools and a first aid kit for the club, and topped this up in 2016 by $600 to help out with the purchase of signage.