Singletrack Club
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CMBC

We encourage members looking for a riding group to head out with the Canterbury Mountainbike Club.  They have agreed to allow paid-up members of the CSC to join them on their local rides.  Head along to their website to see what rides they have coming up.  If you want to join them on one of their longer ventures (eg weekend away) you will need to join their club.

Here is their upcoming calendar for 2017

Every Wednesday and Tuesday evening locally in chch.
3-5th June – Reefton away trip
18th June – South Canterbury MTB Club hosting, location TBD
2 July – Local
16 July – Wharfedale
30 July – Local
13 Aug – Hanmer
27 Aug – Local
10 Sep – Clearwater
24 Sep – Local
8 Oct – Craigieburn/Hogsback

Informal Rides

If you are looking for someone to go for a ride with and you have a facebook account, post a message in here https://www.facebook.com/groups/238214799566092/ for general riding or here https://www.facebook.com/groups/109980812438163/ for girls riding.

Ride Reports

Interested in the Old Ghost Road?  Here is a link to a trip the Tregurtha’s recently did, thanks to the Christchurch Singletrack Club and the businesses involved.

Kids Rides

Due to lack of personnel to look after this area there is nothing currently in line specifically for kids.  However, our Short Track Races in spring are suitable for most kids and at the Port Hills Classic in 2015 we held seperate races for all level of children (from balance bikes up).  We intend to continue this in future main races.  If you have any interest in organising this area of the club email rebekah@singletrack.org.nz

PAST RIDES

November 2011  – Saturday 5th November from Governors Bay to Living Springs and back, will start riding at about 1.30pm and will be riding for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours depending on how many laps of Living Springs Lower Loop we do.

Will assemble at car parks on Jetty road opposite Governors Bay Hotel from there we will ride around the Foreshore track to Allendale reserve then up into the start of Living Springs Loop track in the Farm Park, will ride one complete loop including new tracks currently being built ( may do 2nd lap depending on amount of enthusiasm shown ) then return to Governors Bay via Foreshore track again.

This is a social ride for all existing, new and potential CSC members & people who haven’t ridden Living Springs before “ it is not a race “. An intermediate level of riding ability & fitness would be recommended for this ride. Please also bring some local currency with you as there will most likely be a need to Re-hydrate and tell stories at the hotel after the ride.

For further information or to register your interest in coming on the ride contact Glenn on 027 669 1835 or email jarrett@paradise.net.nz

January 2011 – Sunday 9 January is a return trip to Living Springs. Meet at the bottom of Old Dyers Pass Track (layby 1.3km up from Sign of Takahe) at 8am. Riding up ODP Track, down Wooff’s Track to Governors Bay, around the Foreshore Track to Allendale, 1-2 laps of Living Springs, then return the same way. Expect 2.5-3 hrs riding which will get us back in time to watch most of the elite road nationals race. Phone/txt Craig on 0274 571 074 or 322 7886 to indicate your intention to be there.

December 2010 – Sunday 19 December  is in to Packhorse Hut. Meet at PMH at 9:00am to car pool, drive to Motukarara (Blue Duck Cafe) and ride from there.  Grade 3-4, a comfortable 500m climb with a couple of short pushes to the saddle with great views over Lyttelton and south over the Peninsula. Lovely swoopy downhill. About 22km/2 hours peddling plus stops. Phone Dave on 3385962 or 021 1801523 to indicate your intention to be there.

November 2010 – Craigieburn weekend

October 2010 – Monday 25 October – Graham is planning on leading a trip in to Wharfedale – for those club members who might not have been there before (and others who have).  It will be a low key, not fast, no pressure trip.  If you are interested, get in touch with Graham by emailing allan.gbr at xtra.co.nz and he will try and rationalise transport options. He will aim to be / meet at Oxford and be on the bikes & on the track by 10.30. Expect 3-4 hours biking time, lazing about, eating & resting extra.

September 2010 – Sunday 26th September, 10am – meet at the Cashmere Rd carpark of Halswell Quarry.  If the tracks are dry, ride will be up the road, up Kennedys, along Summit Rd and down Flying Nun, around to Traverse and down Old Bowenvale.  If the tracks are wet, it will be just up and down Kennedy’s.  If it’s raining, she won’t be going at all.  Let Mel know you are coming by emailing her on melaniedunlop at ihug.co.nz

August 2010 – Sunday 1st August, 8.30 am, meet at Sumner surf club carpark and ride out to Godley Head and back. Ph Greg on 327 5624 or 027 480 0278

July 2010 – Saturday 31st July, 8am, meet in McLeans carpark, ride will be approx 1 hour. Ph Greg on 327 5624 or 027 480 0278