Where we started
Mountainbike Tauranga (MTBTGA) was started in October of 2007 with the original purpose of forming a user-group that would build the mountain bike trails in the new TECT All Terrain Park.
The Club was formed by Steve Barker, who took the role of Club Secretary. He gathered together a number of local mountain-bikers to form the Club Executive.
We became Mountainbike Tauranga Incorporated on the 17th of July 2008. Membership had risen to just over 60 and we voted unanimously to become an incorporated society.
Then we took on
A structured training programmes will be set up under the guidance of qualified coaches and is available to High School aged riders along side this a development programme for younger riders. More details to come.
At Oropi Grove MTB Park we have very recently undertaken rebuilding of tracks, erected new signs with marked trails, upgraded the car park with thanks to our local Councils and now planning is underway for our next trail improvements.
In May we had a family fun 3 hour race at Summerhill Recreational Park and with this success we will hold similar events in the future. Some lucky ladies from our Club got to upskill their riding with a Ladies only skills clinic which was a throroughly enjoyed and we hope to repeat this again soon.
Where we're going
Join MTB Tauranga
We welcome membership by anyone, membership is available as an individual or as a family.
We offer a social network of like-minded riders, regular organised rides both in Tauranga and around New Zealand, discounted entry to club events, discount at local bike shops and many other opportunities are also in the pipeline as the club continues to grow.