Ruapehu MTB Club
Eat. Sleep. Mountain Bike. Repeat!
The RMTBC is Ruapehu's local mountain biking club that is ran by a small team of local volunteers. Part of the club's duties is looking after and caring for the Uenuku Pines MTB Park and liasing with the Uenuku Iwi and NZ Forest Managers.
Over the past couple of years the club has been working on creating programs and social rides, increase club participation and memberships, and continuously grow the mountain biking trails in the Uenuku Pines MTB Park!
The years of 2020 and 2021 saw a growth of membership and club activity for RMTBC. Regular weekly rides for riders of all ages and abilities took off with great turn outs and interest, and we saw people come from all areas of the Ruapehu region to join us every week!
In 2021, our Wednesday Night Social rides became a very popular attraction with numbers continuously growing every week with stoked riders. There was heaps of good times and high fives shared! We also introduced our Women's Social Rides on Wednesday nights which brought together an amazing group of talented females - of all ages and abilities!
Unfortunately 2021 was also a tough year with tree felling operations in the Waikune Forest which resulted in a large portion of trails being effected. However, the club is keen to be back riding their bikes in the Uenuku Pines MTB Park and has been busy with the tidy up process and trail building efforts to create new trails - first on the list is a new trail called Boost!
Nearly completed, Boost is a fast paced trail with jumps and berms through the recent clear cut, dropping into a native bush section and traversing through some existing pine before jumping out into a cleared section and reconnecting with an access trail called Rakehead.
Over the winter months, the club will be hosting a series of working bees and ride days that all club members are welcomed to join! We'll also be working hard towards planning spring and summer rides and activities, so keep a watch on our website and social media pages for more details!