The Maraetai block still has some logging to go and thus remains closed. It will open around March. Most of the tracks are intact but there will be a lot of maintenance to clear growth and new entrances and exits to be built for some of the tracks. We will also try and get a couple of new tracks in there in 2019.
The Whitford block is fully open with the logging crews to come back in January sometime. We have a few new tracks that are in various stages of completion. I will try and get some signs up over the weekend. Trailforks app is best way to find tracks-although new tracks not on there yet!
Bullet Train –now starts south-eastern corner of Archery building-head down the first line of trees and then turn right, it’s a raked line with a few extras and then joins up to old (new) Bullet Train. Track is pretty rough but will bed in ( they are going to fell that block in 2019).
Postie-Off main forest road and head down to Roam (up track coming out of Roam).
Milk Run –XC track that comes off Postie.
Abyss -Jump line, with granny route, at the end of Milk Run.
Waikopua DH -starts at high point on main road-opposite small rd with bee hives.
Grim Raker-where old Grim Raker was (where main road divides and you can head south to WCCT/Wild Turkey etc) or continue east to Link track and leads into Waikopua XC.
WCCT-start a bit rough but will try and tidy that up soonish..! tends to be wet and will disappear soon with logging.
Get a Perm –way out of WCCT or way into…
Charging Pig-was very rough but getting better as more people ride it.
Wild Turkey/Mad Cow-as good as ever.
Pig Route-old farm track that runs next to farm, north of forest block, from Link track to road at the end of Waikopua XC-two way track but is best down.
Link Track –north east corner of forest near bee hives (potential way to get up to McGazzas and 3 Blind Mice and Maraetai tracks when open-it is not open now).
THE MAIN ROAD ENTRANCE (SIBERIA HILL) TO WHITFORD WILL BE CLOSED JAN 7 TO AT LEAST JAN 18 while the construct a new entrance PLEASE ENTER FOREST VIA WAIKOPUA RD ENTRANCE DURING THIS TIME.
Thanks for everybody’s help this year, especially Mandy and Rodger. Thanks also to everyone who turned up to the working bees, special thanks to our track builder’s: Greg for his stunning piece of track art and Tane, Blake, Rob and Jesse for new additions. Have a great Xmas and New Years, don’t be an idiot, be safe and see you on the trails!