It’s been an action-packed month.
On the events front, it all began with the Dirt Merchants Polhill Enduro on April 1st. Wellington turned it on, and we were all treated to stunning day racing in the Capital. This past weekend kicked off in Miramar with the third Red Bull Pump Track World Champs Qualifier event, and unlike the previous weekend, Wellington reminded us why it's known as the Windy City. And on Sunday, a record number of riders turned out to race Makara Peak for the Kim Jong Un-duro.
More on each of these below, and information about upcoming Wellington Enduro Series races seven and eight. We’ve also got information about discounts that Wellington MTB Club members can grab around the city and abroad. And to cap it off, some entertainment reminding us #WhyWellington is where it’s at.
Dirt Merchants Polhill Enduro
Photo: Dan Sharpe
The annual Dirt Merchants Polhill Enduro has become a staple on the Wellington calendar. This year, over 150 riders turned out to race on closed public trails - a rare extravagance. Thanks to everyone that came out, including a good contingent from the Manawatu, and to our sponsors and volunteers for their continued support.
Check results here.
Red Bull Pump Track World Champs Qualifier
The Red Bull Pump Track tour visits cities all over the world, with winners at each venue scooping up a trip to Switzerland in September for the World Finals. Much to the excitement of local riders, the Velosolutions pump track in Miramar was selected as the venue for the New Zealand qualifier. The competition was hot, and spectators were treated to a show - the first of its kind in Wellington.
Congratulations to Billy Meaclem of Christchurch, and Shanaia Rawson of Tauranga - each off to the big event in Switzerland.
Shout out to Sydney Wainwright capturing the action.
Kim Jong Un-duro
Photo: Lisa Ng
Now in its fourth year, the satirical Makara Enduro last weekend hit a new peak (pun intended) with close to 200 riders pre-entering for the event, and raising close to $4,000 for the mountain bike park. But not before we had to overcome the tyranny of PayPal - read more on Chainslap.
Check results here.
Revolve Super V
Coming up on ANZAC Day, Wednesday 25th April - Revolve Cycling host their annual Super V in the Polhill Reserve, also the penultimate Wellington Enduro Series race.
As with the Dirt Merchants Enduro, this is rare opportunity to race on closed trails, normally shared with public. Competitors will also enjoy shuttles to the top for as many practice runs as possible, before a single timed run to Aro St.
For more information and online registration, head to Revolve.
Revolve are also seeking feedback on their membership structure, and would appreciate five minutes of your time to complete a short survey. If you're keen to help keep the Revolve movement alive and growing, take the survey here.
The final race in the 2018 Wellington Enduro Series will take place next month in Wainuiomata. The competition in some Series categories is running down to the wire, and could be decided on this race. Keep a close eye on Facebook and Instagram for an announcement shortly.
Club Member Discounts
Local businesses play an important role in our community. They keep our bikes running when they’re run-down, keep us appropriately clothed when it’s cold, and provide us with a range of other important services to make sure we all get the most out of the time we have on our bikes. Please show your support.
Cactus Outdoor, 241 Thorndon Quay
At Cactus Outdoor, WMTBC Club Members now qualify for Cactus Pro-team Pricing. In-store, simply mention that you’re a WMTBC Member. Alternatively, shop for Cactus Clothing online, and simply email or phone to confirm your WMTBC Club Membership.
Follow Cactus Outdoor: Instagram / Facebook
Burkes Cycles, 16 Coutts St
The team at Burkes Cycles have come on board with a generous offer for our members. Visit them in store for 10% off all non-sale product and bikes. Simply provide your name and email to confirm your Club Membership at the counter. Excludes labour, applies in-store only.
Follow Burkes Cycles: Instagram / Facebook
Capital Cycles, 84 Dixon St
To show their appreciation for your contribution - the friendly team at Capital Cycles offer 10% off parts and accessories for Club Members in store. At the counter, simply provide your name and email to confirm your Club Membership. Applies to non-sale items only, excludes labour and bikes.
Follow Capital Cycles: Instagram / Facebook
Kahuts Shuttes, Arapuke MTB Park
A short two hour drive from Wellington lies the Arapuke Trails Mountain Bike Park. The expansive Arapuke network boasts 30 km of trails from beginner Grade 2, through to expert Grade 6. With thanks to Kahuts Shuttles - Wellington Mountain Bike Club members can now enjoy discounted shuttling in the park.
- 5 pass / $25 (save $5)
- 10 pass / $50 (save $5)
- 20 pass / $90 (save $10)
- 40 pass / $150 (save $10)
- Sat & Sun 9.30am-4.30pm
- New schedule from Sat 28th April - Sat 1.30pm-5.30pm, Sun 9.30am-4.30pm
For bookings and more information head to Kahuts Shuttles
Bryn Dickerson shows us what’s on offer in Porirua
Follow: Bryn Dickerson / Joram Adams
On the road with HighLow racing