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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. 

Track Updates

If you want more information on track updates, join the club to find out what’s open and working bees etc. Click here to find out more about membership.

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. 

Mandy

Thanks AKtive!

Much thanks to AKtive! and their Covid-19 Community Resilience fund for the generous donation of $4800 to PCBC for our spring trail maintenance programme.

Prospectors, Fools Gold and Screamers have been getting some maintenance work.

https://aktive.org.nz

Lockdown Level 3

Maraetai Forest remains open through the latest level 3 restrictions. Forest management would like us to wear a face mask and socially distance.

Only ride the Forest roads or trails well within your capabilities. The tracks are mint at the moment so get in there!

Working Bee

This Sunday 2 August 9am. Rewa Road gate will be open, drive up to opposite the Upper Nile-on the way to the container. Bring a spade or similar -building some berms bro ..!

AGM

PCBC AGM 2020. Whitford Tennis Club.

Monday 6th July – 7pm
Come along and get involved in the club or just to hear what going on and what’s planned.

Queens Birthday Weekend Update

Maraetai forest will be open for riding on Sunday and Monday over the long weekend. Closed Saturday and Tuesday onwards but reopening for good, hopefully, by next weekend.

Whitford Block remains closed Please keep out. Remember cameras are operating in both forests!