Due to Cyclone Gabrielle's devastation to Hawkes Bay & Taupo MTB Parks, Youth Programmes & Womens Skill Builders will recommence in January 2024. Private coaching sessions, Duke of Ed Journeys, William Pike Adventures and Spirited Womens Clinics will operate as normal.

What you need to bring

MUST HAVES for each session:

  • Must be riding a mountain bike
  • Each riders mountain bike must be in good condition with both the front brake and rear brake working properly
  • A helmet that fits properly
  • Appropriate cycling attire and footwear (no jandals) – if in doubt please ask
  • A bottle of water (or water in camelbak)
  • Adults – snacks optional
  • Adults – charged cell phone
  • Adults – inner tube that fits your tyres or a gas cannister if running a tubeless set-up
  • Youth - A small backpack or camelbak with a small snack as we will take a short break during the session for the kids to recharge
  • Youth - Inner tube that fits their bike tyres please, or a gas cannister if they are running a tubeless set-up.  There are lots of blackberries on the trails and punctures are quite frequent so tubes are a necessity so that we can continue the sessions (and we don’t really want to have to walk all the way back!! 😊)
  • Rain jacket – weather dependent – if in doubt ask.