Unfortunately, in 2016 we lost 35km of MTB trails to logging in the TAIT Block, and another approx 45km in 2018 with the WAIPUNGA Block closing for logging (a combined total 680ha), which we had voluntary built up by hand over the last 25 years.
Fortunately, in 2012, Pan Pac generously allowed us access into the neighbouring 300ha MILL Block. With approx 35km of trails completed in this block, thanks to a small group of dedicated club volunteers, plus some professional / specialist contractor work.
Unfortunately, our time in the MILL Block is limited, hence the redevelopment of the Tait and Waipunga Blocks need to take place as soon as we have access to them again after harvesting.
The Trailblazers Team of volunteers is run by the clubs Parks Manager, Ross Mepham, building trails most weekends (except over summer), with a specialist digging tool in their hands. They have a well structured plan, and in-depth knowledge of how to build quality, sustainable and fun trails of all difficulty levels.
|How can you Help?
Professionally built trails can cost anywhere between $4 – $14 per metre + gst, depending on the type and finish of trail !!!
Building by hand is inexpensive, however VERY slow (about 3 metres per hour – watch how they do it here)
We are seeking financial or volunteer support to help ensure the best results, and a great forest to ride in, for everyone.
OPTION 1: ——————————————————————————–
Become A Trailblazer Volunteer
If you can lend a hand, no matter how often, we would really appreciate hearing from you. Trail building is lots of fun, and very rewarding! By adding you to our email list, we will inform you of upcoming Working Bees, Trail Planning and catch up meetings that you can attend.
OPTION 2: ——————————————————————————–
Donate to our Trail Building Fund
As mentioned above, paid contractor work is very expensive, but a necessity. This is on top of the thousands of hours of volunteer time.
We desperately need funds to pay for new mountain bike trail construction, trail signage and materials (bridges/retaining walls, etc). Can you please help? Any amount, large or small is much appreciated.
All donors will be listed on the TRAIL FUND SUPPORTERS BILLBOARD (unless you prefer to be anonymous).
To make a financial donation, you have 2 options:
• CHEQUE / CASH
Made out to Hawkes Bay MTB Club & post to Po Box 8360, Havelock North, 4157, or
Deliver to the clubs office @ Gemco Construction, 13 Martin Place, HvNth
Include your details and any specific request for where the funds go to.
• BANK TRANSFER
Make payment into the clubs Westpac bank account # 03-0658-0212392-00 & enter your name & “Trailblazer” in the details and send us an email to let us know the details of your donation.
OPTION 3: ——————————————————————————–
Become a Trail Sponsor
Do you own a business? Do you think your employer could be interested in brand exposure? Or maybe your family could be keen on funding a specific trail?
Our club have over 2200 members, and reaches out to a very wide audience – both within Hawkes Bay and further afield.
For a minimum of $750 + gst sponsorship, you will receive the following:
- Sponsor name/logo on trail sign
- Sponsor name on the Parks Trail Sponsors Billboard (yet to be created)
- Sponsor name and website link on the Supporters Billboard (on this webpage & in the monthly e-newsletters)
Recognition of the sponsor will continue for the life of the trail, or until major reconstruction becomes necessary.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT