Manawatu Mountain Bike Club


MMBC is an incorporated society formed in 1988, with a current membership of over 900. We have built and now maintain an extensive trail network in the Manawatu region, and we run a wide range of events and activities including:

  • Club Rides - to introduce club members and the public to trails in our region or to visit other trails in other regions
  • Dig Days - at our various trail venues for maintenance and to create new trails
  • iBike4Kids - event for kids aged 5-15, held at the Victoria Esplanade, Palmerston North
  • Kahuterawa Challenge - an endurance XC event held on the Arapuke Trails
  • Night rides - regular rides held over winter at various trail venues
  • Santoft Sizzler - a 5 hour fun relay event for individual or team riders at our winter trail centre, Raumai
  • Summer Development Nights - free coaching by experienced volunteers for all comers of all levels. Up to 180 riders some nights
  • Winter & Summer racing series - up to 12 events, for all ages and grades, at various venues across the region

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Arapuke Trails Team


The team is made up of MMBC committee members and general club members who will: 

  • Plan Arapuke Forest Park trails
  • Oversee, build and maintain trails 
  • Fund and promote trail building, over and above PNCC and MMBC contribution 
  • Propose funding and expenditure for approval by full MMBC committee 
  • Ensure Arapuke Forest Park offers trail diversity and opportunities for all level of rider 
  • Includes members who love building and planning trails 

So if you are interested in helping us, email or join us on Facebook Arapuke Trails.