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  • 28 Mar 2023 10:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This weekend at the #waimapihienduro we also had the first presentation of the Alex Chronis memorial award. 

    If we could describe Alex Chronis (or Wombat as he was known by many) in one word it would be impossible. He was an amazing man with as many talents as he had passions, he wore an infectious smile, and always had a good yarn to share that would either leave you laughing or truly amazed. He was a humble person with an honest passion for helping anyone who needed a hand and touched the lives of all the people who knew him. As a Junior National Champion in both XC and DH heralding from Island Bay this prize is support the next outstanding local rider.

    He passed away a year ago, and with the support of Giro and Worrall's we were honoured to have a lasting memorial of Wombat and what he meant to all of us. The award will be presented at the Waimapihi enduro each year for the most outstanding junior.

    This years recipient is Noah McLaughlin, who received a Giro Insurgent helmet. We were stoked that Alex‘s family was able to make it along to the presentation.

    The award will be presented each year to the most outstanding junior competitor.

    #enduro #wellytracks #alexchronismemorial

  • 28 Mar 2023 9:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thanks to everyone for coming out to the 2023 MyRide Waimapihi Enduro on Saturday. We had great weather, great trails, and some awesome smiles at the bottom of the hill.

    At the end of the day, our Queen and King of the hill were Khulan Tumen and Bryn Dickerson, with the fastest overall male and female times.

    There's plenty of photos arriving on the gram, so if you've still got some to post, make sure to tag @wellymtb and #waimapihienduro #wes2023

    Results for both the hard and intermediate courses are live now. The hard course can be found here and the intermediate course can be found here.

    We've also updated the Wellington Enduro Series overall standings, which can be found here.

    Once again, a massive thanks to everyone for coming out and supporting the event, and a big cheers to our on-the-day volunteers, the Wellington City Council and the event sponsors MyRide Wellington, Garage Project, Giro, SRAM, Charge and Riven Rock MTB Park. We couldn't do it without you all!

  • 28 Mar 2023 5:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The standings for the overall 2023 Wellington Enduro Series have been updated following the Waimapihi Enduro, and can be found on the club's WebScorer page.

    Results are close across the board, and with 3 rounds left to earn more points, there's plenty of opportunities to snatch that win.

  • 17 Mar 2023 7:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Waimapihi Enduro is happening on the 25th of March, and we're looking for a few good souls to help with marshaling on the day. You'll get a great packed lunch, post-race refreshments, all the hi-vis vest that you can handle, 

    If you're able to help, please email us at president@wmtbc.org.nz , and we'll get some details out to you.

  • 17 Mar 2023 5:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Alex Chronis (or Wombat, as he was better known) was a Wellington mountain biker, long-time bike industry stalwart, and fantastically talented rider. As a junior, he held both the junior DH and XC national champion titles. And he was passionate about helping people - there's a story of him taking a sales rep from a competing bike distributor on his rounds to bike shops when the sales rep's car was broken down

    Alex passed away in his sleep last year, and we've been working with a community of his workmates and friends to establish a lasting memorial of his life.

    We're proud to announce the Alex Chronis Memorial Prize, which will be awarded to an outstanding junior racer at the Waimapihi Enduro each year. The prize will be available to all Under-19 and younger riders in the hard course, and will have a Giro Insurgent helmet (valued at $699) as a prize. We're really thankful to Giro for their support in this award.

  • 17 Mar 2023 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Course Announced for Waimapihi Enduro

    We're pleased to announce the course for the Waimapihi Enduro, which is held in Aro Valley on the 25th of March. This year we'll be keeping things small(er), but still perfectly formed.

    The hard (longer) course will include:

    1. Barking Emu into just enough of Carparts Extension to be fun
    2. Carparts
    3. Ikigai and Serendipity
    4. The Rollercoaster
    5. One final addition to be announced on the day

    The intermediate (short) course will include:

    1. Barking Emu into just enough of Carparts Extension to be fun
    2. Carparts
    3. Ikigai and Serendipity

    The team from Brooklyn Trail Builders have been busy getting the trails into fine fettle, and a team of supergroms led by Harvey and Tom have been giving Rollercoaster a pro-level tune up, so the next week is the perfect time to get out there and find those fast lines on each of the stages.

    You can enter the Waimapihi Enduro here. Wellington MTB Club, Trails Wellington, Revolve and Manawatu MTB Club members have a discounted entry of $35. We hope to see you there!

  • 13 Mar 2023 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On the 27th of March Trails Wellington will be sharing its vision for trails across Wellington. They'll have some refreshments, including a BBQ, and the Welly MTB Club will be running a ride around some of the best trails that the Matairangi Trail Builders have been working on all over Mt Victoria.

    The ride will start at the playground at the top of Pirie Street at 3:30pm, and the Vision Launch event will happen at the Victoria Bowling Club (also at the top of Pirie Street) from 5pm.

    You can register for the launch here (it'll help Trails Wellington know how many beers and sausages to get)

  • 12 Mar 2023 7:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Waimapihi Enduro is back for 2023, supported by our friends at MyRide and Garage Project.

    This year we'll be keeping it local, with all of the race stages on the Waimapihi side of the hill, including a couple of trails that we've not raced before, some classics, and a carefully selected length of Carparts extension.

    As with all our events, proceeds from the event will be donated to Brooklyn Trail Builders to support trail building at the top of the hill.

    Entries are available now at the Welly MTB Club website, and keep an eye out on the event Facebook page for more information.

  • 11 Mar 2023 8:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Mike Evans has been doing a bunch of good work over the past few months building a team to keep the Karitane Jumps (above the zoo in Newtown) in tip-top shape.

    The set is looking fantastic, giving a great place to gain some skills and get more comfortable in the air.

    There are regular digs most weekends, so keep an eye out on the Karitane Dirt Digs Facebook group for more detail. And if you haven't checked out the zone, head over for a wee spin. You can access the jumps off the top of Truby King Park (at the top of Manchester Terrace in Newtown), or by riding up the 4WD track at the top of the path at the southern end of Coromandel Street.

  • 11 Mar 2023 6:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A bit of overnight rain made the trails at Tunnel Gully a wee bit spicy, but it was always the entertaining side of slippery (well, mostly), and the sunny warm day was appreciated

    As always, the crew from NtrailZ put on a great show, with plenty of spot prizes from supporters Angry Bear and the Cycle Centre. Also, massive thanks to the Greater Wellington Regional Council (the Tunnel Gully MTB Trails are on council land) and all the volunteers who turned out on the day.

    Results are posted up now, with the hard course (which qualify for Wellington Enduro Series Points) available here, and the intermediate course available here

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