The RMTBC 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 180 kilometres, flowing and undulating through a unique landscape and environment, just minutes from town. We've got it all - from gentle grade one beginner’s trails, to grade three bermy flow, to techy natural forest trails and grade six national level downhill tracks that test the very best.