NB: Visitor Permits are FREE for 12yrs and under, ONLY providing they are accompanied by an adult who has current permit.July 2015 – June 2016 Membership
NOTICE: Tait Block is now CLOSED for logging. Please Keep Out of this Area at all times.
Hawkes Bay Mountain Bike Club Incorporated (HBMTBC), was founded in 1991; gained full time access into the privately owned Pan Pac Tangoio Forest in 1995; and became an incorporated society in 1998. The HBMTBC is affiliated to Mountain Bike New Zealand (MTBNZ) and is New Zealand’s largest cycling club with an annual membership of around 2000 members.
The club’s ‘home’ is the internationally famous Pan Pac Eskdale MTB Park, with over 100km of trails spread over 1730ha, located just 10 minutes drive north of Napier.
To promote, facilitate, encourage and develop Mountain Biking in the Hawke’s Bay region.
To provide and maintain the current off road facilities within the Hawke’s Bay region and to develop new facilities if or when the opportunity arises; for the purpose of mountain biking for financial club members and visitors. To fulfil the purpose of the sport for social enjoyment, exercise and/or competition; for members to participate in social outings, park maintenance and events at a club level through to National Level.
For at least 80% of the year, the clay/dirt based trails in Hawkes Bay are sprinkled with pine needles and are hard, dry and ride very fast, creating an awesome riding experience on the open and flowing style single-track.
Refer to the PARKS page for more detailed information on all our off-road cycling areas in the Hawkes Bay region.
The HBMTBC is very grateful to the generosity of Pan Pac Forests Ltd for allowing the club access onto their land. Due to being a privately owned, commercial ‘working’ forest, a permit is required for access.
This is obtained, by either joining the HBMTBC, or by purchasing a MTB ‘Visitors Permit’ (valid for 3 weeks) from any of the main cycling shops, Info Centres, Bayview 4 Square or online – See the full list of retail outlets on the MEMBERSHIP page.
Pan Pac Eskdale MTB Park is now listed on the World Bike Parks website – direct link HERE