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The philosophy of the club is simple:

To bring the exhiliration of mountain biking to as many people as possible and to continue to make Rotorua a must-ride destination for mountain bikers from around the country and the world.

The Club was formed at the start of the 1990s just as the first mountain bike specific trails began to appear in the Whakarewarewa Forest.

From those early, inspired beginnings – a 20-kilometre loop called the Challenge Trail – the club has overseen the development of a world-class network of around 150 kilometres, flowing and undulating through a unique landscape and environment, just minutes from town.
We've got it all - from gentle Grade 1 beginner’s trails to Grade 6 monsters that test the very best - and with everything else in between.

Trails like this...

Te Tihi o Tawa Trail, Rotorua from Ride Rotorua on Vimeo.

The Club is also involved in running events – from fun, club days right up to hosting the 2006 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships.
Part of the mission is rider development and encouraging everyone to climb on a bike and feel that same sense of joy that we all do.
This all takes time and the Club has a strong volunteer base that ensures the work gets done.
Successive Club committees have also put in hundreds of hours over the last quarter century to make Rotorua a better place to live, work and ride our bikes.

The outcome is that our city is now the premier, all-year-round mountain biking resort…in the world.

To continue this work we need your help

You can JOIN  the club (and you don’t have to live in Rotorua to do so, you just need to love those trails).

Or you can DONATE.

Imagine if all the tens of thousands of riders, like you, who enjoy these magnificent, handcrafted trails made a small donation every year?

Or better still, join our club AND make a donation.

We are the Rotorua Mountain Bike Club