Who We Are


Mountain Bike


The Manawatū Mountain Bike Club (MMBC) was founded in 1988. Since that time, the number of mountain bikers in the region has increased dramatically. Our mission is to provide an environment of fun, friendship and challenge through a wide range of mountain bike activities that suit all abilities. We coordinate the local sporting, recreational and advocacy aspects of mountain biking. We provide a range of activities, from fun events to development and support for women riders. We construct and maintain many amazing trails in the region, with more being built all the time. Find out more on our About Us and Where to Ride pages.


The club is affiliated to Cycling NZ and MTBNZ and actively supports the NZ TrailFund.


The Club won the Supreme Award at the 2017 Trustpower Palmerston North Community Awards.

The Club also won MTBNZ Club of the year in 2019.

Arapuke Trails Team

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

Oversee, build and maintain trails. Includes members who love building and planning trails

If you are interested in helping us, email [email protected] or join us on Facebook Arapuke Trails.