MOUNTAIN BIKING

MTB Season:

PNP runs MTB Races from Spring through to Autumn, that attract around 120 people per/race. We cater to all ages (under 11 to 60+) and abilities, from recreational riders through to elite.

You can enter our events without being a member, but we encourage you to join to be part of our family, and enjoy the member discounts – join PNP.

We focus on cross country riding, for downhill please visit the Wellington MTB Club wmtbc.org.nz

Connect with us to keep up with all the latest from PNP Mountain Biking facebook.com/PNP-MTB-Club

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2021 Updates:

23 Aug: Due to Covid restrictions R1 at Waiu Trail Park has been cancelled, but R3 has been moved from Tunnel Gully to Waiu Trail Park, so you can still ride here on 3 Oct instead (hopefully). 

1 Sept: Series entries are re-opened with a $20 discount for entering the series (instead of 5th race free).

6 Sept: R2 at Te Rangituhi, Porirua, will be raced under Level 2 protocols. Importantly, Social riders,  U11, U13, U15 will race the Short Loop starting at 9:30am.  Open, Masters, U19 and U17 will race the Long & Short loops starting at 11:00am.

The little kids race is cancelled at Level 2 (sorry!).  See the race page for details.

2021 Giant Wellington MTB Spring Series:

PNP are one again excited to bring you another Spring Series of

Cross Country (XCO) MTB Racing.  Again we expect a great series of races,
but are making sure that there is enough variety to ensure that MTB riders

of all grades can join in and enjoy the events. We did hope to get to a new venue

but our old foe Covid has had the last laugh on that one. 

We are going modern with using the OneTime electronic timing system with start/finish mats and even some living timing.  This also means that there is a new Registration site, which you can log onto.  The advantage is that it can then keep your details so that you don't have to keep re-entering them in again. The keen-eyed will notice that we have increased entry fees by $5-$8 to help cover this additional cost.   

 

We want to give our youngsters encouragement (who's been to Hutt Cross?) so we are wanting to give them a race prior to the prizegiving, when most riders have finished, so we can cheer them on.  We expect to get a good team together to help get a course marked out and have everyone cheering them on.

Volunteers: 

To get events like this happening takes time and efforts. We would LOVE to have some of your time to help out with:

* Marshalling:   If you are not racing and wish to get a 'on the course' spot.  (Please pre-volunteer so we can manage allocations).

* Pre-ride guides:  If you want to do a pre-ride the week before, with others, we would love to help you get to know the course so well you can help others around it as well. 

* Course marking:  This is a great way to stretch your legs the day before the race, and get familiar with it.

* Course clean-up:  After the riding it would be great to have assistance with bringing the markings in, by doing part of a loop and collecting some tape and any missed signs.  Leaving stuff out there is very unpopular with us and the fantastic trail builders.

The Race Events:

Click the links below to get details on each of the races including links to download the course descriptions and maps (PDF), and links to the OneTime registration page for that event.  Race1 also has links to do a Series Entry where you will get the 5th race free.

R1: Wainuiomata, Trail Park. Sun 5 Sept. (Cancelled)

R2: Rangatuhi, Porrirua. Sun 19 Sept.

R3: Waiu Trail Park, Wainuiomata. Sun 3 Oct.    (Originally scheduled for Tunnel Gully, Upper Hutt)

R4: Stratton St, Belmont.  Sun 31 Oct.

R5: Makara Peak, Karori.  Sun 14 Nov.

We look forward to seeing you there.

2021 Results:

R1: Wainuiomata, Trail Park. Sun 5 Sept. (Cancelled)

R2: Rangatuhi, Porrirua. Sun 19 Sept.

Trail building and track maintenance

The Wellington region is blessed with an abundance of great trails from Grade 1 to 6.

Some are funded by our wonderful Councils and we thank them for continued funding, guidance and support.

Clubs and Councils regularly meet to discuss trail plans. Priorities at the moment are Grade 1 and 2 trails for recreation, learners & children. PNP makes a donation to the trail building group associated with each location we race at – it's based on a set amount per/rider per/event.

Most trails are built by hand and maintained by volunteers like you and me who love to ride them. We encourage you to contribute to the labour force required, and give a little back.

Trail building is terrific fun in a gang and very rewarding. You will be fed and watered and good stories will be told. There are plenty of opportunities to help out. No experience needed and tools are provided.

Unofficial trail building is frowned upon, please check with your local club or council if you have a good plan for a trail.

Check out the websites and facebook pages below for scheduled work parties and join in!

Belmont Area Mountain Bike Association (BAMBA)

Brooklyn Trail Builders

Makara Peak Supporters

Mana Cycle Group

Miramar Track Project

Wainuiomata Trail Project

Wellington Mountain Bike Club