About the Rotorua Mountain Bike Club
The Club's mission is broadening
The Club's mission over recent years has been to maintain the reputation of the Whakarewarewa Forests magnificent trail network south of the city as one of the worlds premier mountain biking destinations. While the club will always be a voice for mountain bikers on what trails you want, the responsibility for trail development and maintenance now sits with the Rotorua Trails Trust. The club president sits on the Rotorua Trails Trust.
The Club's mission continues to be about fostering the talent of riders who have learnt their craft on our trails. We are growing this part of our mission to establish strong rider development pathways, from affordable skill sessions for the everyday rider through to a development squad programme. We see this as one vision from zero to hero.
Club members want to share the passion for riding. As a club we want to be involved in community outreach to do what we can to get more people enjoying the sport of mountain biking.
We are bringing back our focus on mountain bike events for club members. Remember the triple crown? We ran that. For those riding looking for a bit of fun there is the Low Key Super D's and the Club XC races. For those looking to test there skills the Giant 2W Gravity Enduro is the key event. It is a widely recognised event that attracts hundreds and sells out every time.
We want to improve and support the existing emergency response for injured riders in Whakarewarewa forest. The First Response Team has been set up and we are continuing the improve this service.
The Club is home to successful riders across the spectrum
We are affiliated to MTBNZ and Cycling NZ, the national advocates for mountain biking, and have close ties with the NZ Mountain Bike Performance Hub.
Our riders at elite level are licensed to race through MTBNZ and CyclingNZ for national and international events.
The Rotorua Mountain Bike Club was founded in the mid-1990s with all the above in mind. We are an Incorporated Society and are registered with the Department of Internal Affairs-Charities as a charitable organisation giving the club a status in law and commerce.
In our short history we have run a range of events from club races right up to the 2006 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships - all driven by the community members and by core groups of dedicated enthusiasts, who are mountain bikers, first and foremost.