Auckland Airport Mountain Bike Trails
Learn to fly - on your bike!
Important note: this park opens Saturday 23rd November 2013 thanks to the efforts of Auckland International Airport Ltd.
Update November 2013 - The awesome Pump Track construction has been built!
cyclewaynewzealand.co.nz's very own Gabb has been busy designing trails for the awesome Waitawa Regional Park at East Auckland (see article here), but that hasn't stopped him from stepping up to work with AIAL to create a great little MTB park right on Airport land close to the main terminals in Mangere.
To be called the Runway MTB Park, this system of short loops will be part of the big project Auckland International Airport Limited are doing to attract people to the area for more than just dropping Auntie Dot off to catch her plane. Featuring some great landscaping The District (as it is being called) will feature sports fields, an art trail, concert venue, expanded retail and a cool big playground right next to the MTB Park.
Situated behind the retail block that includes The Warehouse and Countdown, the Runway MTB Park will include a rather awesome Pump Track and well as lots of great features along the various loops that you can ride. Designed for all levels of riders (we want the whole family to enjoy!), there will be enough to keep even the most experienced rider entertained. As there are well over 10,000 people that work in the immediate vacinity, this will be a great opportunity for them to get/keep fit.
Grand Opening is 23rd November of 2013 so watch this space for pics.
A fine mix of berms and flat corners makes for a good test of skills.
There wasn't much gradient to work with, but where we could, we added some runs that should get the blood pumping!
Twist through 'Dunlop Corner' like the Speed Racer - a creative use of 'rubbish' that was lying around. Thanks to Tony 'Cyclops' Knaggs of Knaggs Construction who have built these trails.