The forest will be closed this coming Sunday 29th November 2020 for the Funduro event. You will be able to access the forest however after 4pm.
If riding in the forest on Saturday, from 10am we will be in their setting up for the race so there will be vehicles driving around. There will be tape closing some tracks so please respect this and DO NOT pull the tape off to use the track. Just avoid those tracks please.
If you are racing this Sunday have an awesome time and we will see you up there. If you are not racing there is 1 entry left in the 7-stage and 3 left in the mini but they will not last long.
Just a reminder that tomorrow is the opening day for the PCBC Teens Academy.
When: 10am Where: Meet at the start of Eastern Spice (top of the first hill from Rewa Road). There will be a marque set up and a sausage sizzle.
Timetable for the morning is as follows:
10-10:15 Arrivals 10:15-10:40 Welcome Overview of H&S Group bike check 10:45-11:30 Fill out/collect registration forms Skills rides Bike maintenance Bike game? 11:30/45 Leave for shuttles 11:30-1:30pm Shuttles
If you can not make the opening day, that’s ok, flick us an email if you have not already, and we will get you on the mailing list for the regular rides.
PCBC Teens Academy is back and we are holding an open day in Maraetai Forest at 10am on Sunday 11th October.
The PCBC Academy is for intermediate riders ages 10-18 and we will be meeting at Maraetai Forest on Tuesday nights 5-7pm, beginning 20th October.
Come along to our open day to register for the Academy, meet the coaches and get your bike and helmet checked. We will have a sausage sizzle and will be going for a group ride after the event. There will be shuttles also.
We will be set up at the entrance to the Eastern track. You will need to be a member of PCBC or have a day pass to attend. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Walkers/Runners We are noticing an increasing number of walkers using the MTB tracks, in particular Ground Zero during peak times (Sunday morning). We have had a few near misses and lucky it hasn’t ended in tears yet. This track is fast and it would not end well if a mountain biker collided with a walker, especially if they are barreling down long drop. So please use the road or up tracks.
Funduro It is coming up to that time of year again for our annual Funduro, so clear your schedule on 29th November 2020.
So what is a Funduro? The Funduro is an event for everyone young to old, who loves riding their MTB, cruising up the hills and racing down. That’s right you are only timed on the “down” section.
You will be provided with a map before the race and you select your own route to complete (in any order) the 6-7 ‘Race Stages’ within 4 hours. The race stages selected are a combination of flowing and technical Grade 3 and Grade 4 single track. We will also have a King/Queen of the Mountain on our newest up track.
This year is going to be a little different and we will be ditching Strava and doing things proper, yes that is right proper timing – no more Strava f-ups missing your stage or adding 10 min on.
We are super stoked to announce that Mount Eden Cycles will be our major sponsor again – cash prizes for place getters and pizza…yippee.
Entries will be open soon….
If you would like to help out on the day by being a marshal please get in touch.
Memberships We have had a load of new members this year!! Its been hard work trying to keep up with processing as there are so many people joining. Please bare with me, I get to them when I have spare time, which is very limited. If you have joined the club but have not received your sticker please get in touch as you should have it (note this does not include those joined in the last week – haven’t got to yours yet).
Awesome well that’s my quick update. Have fun on the trails.
Over the years from time to time we’ve been able to order club shirts from Ultimo. The latest designs are up on the Ultimo website below. (Sneek peek at some of them – long and short sleeved – there’s kids ones too.)