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Mountain Biking

Trail maps and information
(Directions below and as attachment)

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Directions to various tracks:

Directions to Hunua Regional Park

Take Southern Motorway and get off at Papakura.

Turn left (towards Papakura) onto Beach Road.

Go straight through two sets of lights onto Settlement Road (past cemetery)

Stay on Settlement road till you come to intersection (without roundabout), turn right onto Hunua Road (it has a sign for Hunua)

Follow this past industrial area and into gorge, and follow road for quite along way and go through Hunua township.

Keep on Hunua road, past Head Road on left until you come to Moumoukai Road on the left (it has a big Hunua Regional park sign). Take this road. It changes from sealed to gravel.

Go past first dam turnoff (on left) and follow road until top of hills, through gate, and down the hill towards the Mangatawhiri Dam. When you get to the bottom of the hill you can take a right towards the gate, or park there or at the picnic area further along (toilets there).

 

Race HQ – start/finish will be at the camp ground car par – where toilets and Map / Information Board is.


Directions for Riverhead (Ararimu Valley Road)

 

The venue will be at the Barlow Road Picnic Area off Ararimu Valley Road in the Riverhead Forest.

 

This is northwest of Auckland city off State Highway 16.

 

Allow about 45 minutes to drive there from central Auckland.

 

If travelling along State Highway 16 from Auckland, turn right at the Allerly House and travel along Old North Road for approximately 15km.

 

Turn right onto Ararimu Valley Road and travel another 5km until you arrive at the Barlow Road Picnic Area.

 

If you reach the 2nd one lane bridge you have gone too far!



Directions to Whitford Forest Race venue

You could get to Whitford Village via Howick (then see below), or through the Flat Bush area via Otara

A longer route – but more straight forward you could use is:

  1. Travel on Southern Motorway (from city) – get off at Manakau exit, turn left onto Redoubt Road, follow this up to the top of the hill, follow the crest of hill and turn left onto Murphy’s Road.
  2. Follow Murphy’s Road past Thomas Road (on left), thought Flatbush School Road intersection, then turn right onto Ormiston Road, follow this up over the hill (becomes Sandstone Road).
  3. At the end of this road turn left onto Whitford Park Road, turn right at round-a-bout onto Whitford-Maraetai Road (through Whitford Village).
  4. Travel about 10 minutes, past Trig Road (on right), past Quarry Road (on right), past Waikopua Road (on right), travel up a hill with a passing lane – move to right hand lane at the top of the hill and turn right into small tarsealed road (Matariki Forest).
  5. Go through the gate follow gravel road till you reach the event area. You should be able to park along ONE side of “Main Road”. I will check out options on Saturday and mark parking area and assign people to direct traffic.


Resources:
MTB Trail Maps
Riverhead Trail Map
Hunua Race Map 08
Whitford Race Map 08
royalalbanybicyclereservemarch2010
SandersReserveMTBMap
MTB Trail Info
Hunua Ride - infor on climb etc
Directions to venues
Directions for Riverhead
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