The main area that the HBMTBC ride at, is in Pan Pac’s Tangoio Forest, otherwise known as “Pan Pac Eskdale MTB Park“.
- landowner: Pan Pac Forests Ltd
- Club Park Manager – Ross Mepham 022 544 0069
» TARADALE DIRT PARK & PUMP TRACK
A small family friendly beginner-intermediate level dirt jump park, a full size pump track and an extreme dirt jump park – all FREE access for general public use, located over the stopbank beside the Pettigrew.Green Arena in Taradale.
The facility is located on Hawkes Bay Regional Council owned land, built & maintained by the HBMTBC, that was mostly funded by Pub Charity.
- landowner: HB Rregional Council
- Club Park Manager – Scott Richardson 021 460 247
» NAPIER PUMP TRACK
Napier City Council built this large pump track in early 2015. An all-weather concrete surface with multiple lines suitable for all ages and abilities, for MTB’s, BMX’s, scooters and scateboards. Located on Marine Parade next to the Rotary Pathway, (next to the start of the 100km speed zone). The aim is to continuously ride multiple laps without any pedalling & to just use momentum created from ‘pumping’ with your arms and body through the bumps & corners.
This track is suitable for all ages and abilities and is FREE for the general public to use at anytime.
» HAWKES BAY CYCLE TRAILS
» YEOMANS TRACK
A walking track along an old logging route at the base of the Ruahine Forest Park is open for mountain bikers as well. This track starts from the end of Wakarara Road (you need to cross the river to start the ride), which is approx 86km from Hastings.
Yeomans Track goes along to Ellis Hut (also known as Murderer’s Hut) on the edge of the PanPac Gwavas Forest, where you either return back the same way, or can follow a couple forestry roads back to the river – you will need either a topomap, or the Kennetts MTB book for these road directions. (Average riders – allow at least 1 hour each way) (For ‘hot shots’ – allow at least 45 minutes in & 30 minutes return)
» CENTRAL HAWKES BAY MTB
Currently 2 venues in Central Hawkes Bay:
- Ranui Farm Park – private farm with mountain bike trails
- The Gums – HBRC MTB Park in Waipukurau – CURRENTLY UNDER DEVELOPMENT
» TE MATA PEAK
Iconic Te Mata Peak behind Havelock North is loaded with walking tracks. There are a couple ‘shared’ use trails that allow mountain bikes and a designated MTB track heading down the main valley from the lone pine tree at the top and heading down onto the shared trails of ‘Chambers Walk’ which leads onto either the main gates carpark, or down to Tauroa Road carpark.
Please note that no-one must alter, widen or expand existing tracks or to make new ones on Te Mata Peak. ALL MOUNTAIN BIKERS MUST ADHERE TO THE DESIGNATED TRAILS
If you see other cyclists abusing the park, please explain the consequences to them of their actions (includes potential injury to other users & banning of all cyclists from the park).
NB: “Webbs Bush” is OUT-OF-BOUNDS to all cyclists.
Please respect other users/walkers at all times, riders must keep control of their speed & avoid hitting walkers, runners & dogs on leashes!
» KAIMANAWA HELI-BIKING
Once at the summit of the trail, you head down the magnificent 10km purpose built track, covering a vertical drop of 2500 ft, surrounded by sheer beauty and epic views of the Tongariro National Park. Soak up the fresh air and let your heart pound when hammering the single-track or just sit back and take your time on your trip downhill.