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Crankworx heads south for second summer series
15 Nov 2022   /

Crankworx heads south for second summer series

Cardrona, Central Otago, Queenstown and Wānaka are set to host the Crankworx Summer Series of mountain biking events in 2023.


Hawke’s Bay celebrates 10 years of Great Rides
14 Nov 2022  

Hawke’s Bay celebrates 10 years of Great Rides

Hawke’s Bay Trails is celebrating its 10th anniversary since its inclusion in New Zealand’s 23 iconic Great Rides in New Zealand.


Feedback sought on proposed mountain bike park
13 Oct 2022   /

Feedback sought on proposed mountain bike park

Marlborough District Council is seeking public feedback on a proposed mountain biking skills area and tracks in the Wither Hills Farm Park.


Safety video addresses popular Lake Dunstan Trail challenges
11 Oct 2022   /

Safety video addresses popular Lake Dunstan Trail challenges

Tourism Central Otago has released a new video highlighting key safety messages along the popular new Lake Dunstan cycle trail.


Whakarewarewa launches exclusive electric experience
30 Sep 2022   /

Whakarewarewa launches exclusive electric experience

Whakarewarewa – The Living Māori Village and Electric Bike Rotorua have partnered to offer an exclusive Whaka E-Bike Trail experience into previously non-accessible areas of the Whakarewarewa Valley Reserve.


Cycle Journeys rides circa $1bn boom to expand on West Coast
8 Sep 2022   /

Cycle Journeys rides circa $1bn boom to expand on West Coast

Significant investment sees the operator position to reap the rewards from cycle tourism, which has seen spend jump to $951m on the Great Rides.


Rotorua mountain bike visitors worth extra 600 jobs by 2026 – report
6 Sep 2022   /

Rotorua mountain bike visitors worth extra 600 jobs by 2026 – report

Mountain bikers could be generating more than $200m in annual visitor spend in the region in four years.


Gisborne cycleway gets $1.5m boost
15 Aug 2022   /

Gisborne cycleway gets $1.5m boost

The Taruheru cycleway in Gisborne will receive $1.5m for its continued development.


Crankworx secures $8m for Rotorua, Otago events…
13 Jul 2022   /

Crankworx secures $8m for Rotorua, Otago events…

The money from the Major Events Fund will support 30 mountain bike events over the next six years.


DOC empowered to consider more Otago cycle trails
4 Jul 2022   /

DOC empowered to consider more Otago cycle trails

The Department of Conservation has been granted additional capability to consider bicycle trail proposals across public conservation land in Otago.


Merit in new Picton tourist attractions – study
28 Jun 2022   /

Merit in new Picton tourist attractions – study

Marlborough District Council will consider a new hot-pool aquatic facility, a heritage or environment centre, and a mountain bike park to boost tourism opportunities and increase economic benefits in Waitohi Picton.


Upgraded cycleway re-opens after $14m upgrade
11 May 2022  

Upgraded cycleway re-opens after $14m upgrade

Auckland’s Tamaki Drive Cycleway has officially reopened after a $14.4m upgrade.


Rotorua, Central Otago trails added to Great Rides network
6 May 2022   /

Rotorua, Central Otago trails added to Great Rides network

Two new cycle trails in Rotorua and Central Otago will join the Ngā Haerenga Great Rides network, the first to be added in more than a decade.


Bike hub opens at Auckland’s Queens Wharf
26 Apr 2022  

Bike hub opens at Auckland’s Queens Wharf

A new bike hub on Auckland’s Queens Wharf has been set up to support locals and visitors with tools, products and advice on bikes and cycling.


Great Rides closing in on $1bn spend
20 Apr 2022   /

Great Rides closing in on $1bn spend

New Zealand’s cycle trails and cycle tourism are driving economic activity, according to two reports released by Tourism Minister Stuart Nash.


Support urged for $50m cycle trail
11 Mar 2022  

Support urged for $50m cycle trail

Matakana Coast Trail Trust is urging people to make a submission to Auckland Council to support the proposed $50m Pūhoi to Mangawhai cycle trail.


Kiwi Journeys expands to e-bike retail as tour business booms
24 Feb 2022   /

Kiwi Journeys expands to e-bike retail as tour business booms

Nelson e-bike rental company Kiwi Journeys is opening an Electrify NZ store on surging demand.


Wellington hopes to jump onto mountain biking map
14 Feb 2022   /

Wellington hopes to jump onto mountain biking map

Wellington will host in April an Enduro World Series mountain bike qualifying round race for the first time, which is expected to attract 500 competitors.


13 Great Rides secure $850k funding
2 Dec 2021   /

13 Great Rides secure $850k funding

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Lake Wānaka Tourism, Destination Queenstown launch Dirt Report
26 Nov 2021   /

Lake Wānaka Tourism, Destination Queenstown launch Dirt Report

Lake Wānaka Tourism and Destination Queenstown have partnered this biking season to produce Dirt Report, a weekly round-up of all things biking in the district.


NZ Tourism Awards: MDA revisits past with eye on future
23 Nov 2021  

NZ Tourism Awards: MDA revisits past with eye on future

With the international market drying up, tourism and event company MDA Experiences decided to go back to it roots as a community driven operator.


Cycle trails to share $650k for repairs
4 Oct 2021   /

Cycle trails to share $650k for repairs

Cycle trails on four of New Zealand’s Great Rides will share just under $650,000 for repairs following extreme weather in June and July,


Nelson seeks feedback on walking routes, bike trails
15 Sep 2021   /

Nelson seeks feedback on walking routes, bike trails

Nelson City Council is seeking feedback on proposals to increase the number of family-friendly walking routes and mountain biking tracks in the region.


Great Walks set for summer surge, Whanganui Journey tops growth
10 Sep 2021   /

Great Walks set for summer surge, Whanganui Journey tops growth

The unique Whanganui Journey experience is topping demand growth this summer for the Department of Conservation’s Great Walks.


DWC tries to soften blow to tourism in year of Covid
2 Sep 2021  

DWC tries to soften blow to tourism in year of Covid

The EDA has international spending in the region for the year to March 2021 had dropped 93% to just $6m compared with $86m in the previous fiscal year.


Doors creak open for handful of operators at level 3
1 Sep 2021   /

Doors creak open for handful of operators at level 3

A few mountain bike parks and golf courses will take customers today, albeit in a limited way.


Central Otago on-track to beat pre-Covid visitor spend
3 Aug 2021   /

Central Otago on-track to beat pre-Covid visitor spend

Central Otago visitor spend for 2021 is tracking above pre-Covid levels and looks on track to beat 2019, says Dylan Rushbrook.


Auckland’s $26.6m safe cycle route opens
2 Aug 2021   /

Auckland’s $26.6m safe cycle route opens

The opening of two bridges across the Northern Motorway marks the completion of the government’s $26.6m Northcote Safe Cycle Route.


New spring offerings as Ruapehu expands events line-up
1 Jul 2021   /

New spring offerings as Ruapehu expands events line-up

Visit Ruapehu hopes for more new events stemming from February funding round.


Nelson mountain bike trails under audit
18 Jun 2021  

Nelson mountain bike trails under audit

Signage and marketing materials to be updated with new grades.


Scenic Hawke’s Bay off-road cycle trail opens
17 Jun 2021  

Scenic Hawke’s Bay off-road cycle trail opens

Waimārama Road off-road cycle trail jointly funded by MBIE, district councils and community trust.


Govt backs $785m bike, walking Auckland harbour bridge
4 Jun 2021   /

Govt backs $785m bike, walking Auckland harbour bridge

A new walking and cycling bridge is expected to become tourist attraction for the city.


CEDA to seek investment for key tourism assets
26 May 2021   /

CEDA to seek investment for key tourism assets

The agency will look for funding for two tourism-related developments in the Manawatū.


New shared path opens in South Auckland
25 May 2021  

New shared path opens in South Auckland

Bike, scooter and pedestrian path to be expanded another 4km as part of Papakura to Drury South project.


Queenstown bike trails close for winter
21 May 2021  

Queenstown bike trails close for winter

Bike trail charity asks riders to avoid Hot Rod and Rude Rock to minimize winter damage.


Cycle Journeys to donate $45k per year for trail upkeep
18 May 2021  

Cycle Journeys to donate $45k per year for trail upkeep

Cycle Journeys aims to unburden ratepayers and reduce reliance on council funding.


New $7m Otago trail opens, Nash commits more funding
10 May 2021   /

New $7m Otago trail opens, Nash commits more funding

Another $7m will fund new and upgraded cycle and walking trails in Central Otago.


Cycle trails secure $6.75m in govt funding
7 May 2021   /

Cycle trails secure $6.75m in govt funding

The government is investing $6.745m in the Queenstown Trails Realignment Project,


Up to $190m from NZTA to fast-track walking, cycling route
28 Apr 2021   /

Up to $190m from NZTA to fast-track walking, cycling route

Construction on shared path between the Hutt Valley and Wellington City to begin this year.


Safety first for Heaphy Track mountain biking – DOC
23 Apr 2021   /

Safety first for Heaphy Track mountain biking – DOC

Mountain bikers can ride the Heaphy Track in the Kahurangi National Park from 1 May to 30 November.


Work starts on Auckland walking, cycling connection
20 Apr 2021  

Work starts on Auckland walking, cycling connection

Work is to start replacing Auckland’s Old Māngere Bridge and restoring a walking and cycling connection across the Manukau Harbour.


Construction of Project Wave cycleway to start in Auckland
15 Apr 2021  

Construction of Project Wave cycleway to start in Auckland

Route will connect Nelson Street and Quay Street cycleways in downtown area by mid-May.


Wellington’s harbour-side walking, biking path opens
16 Mar 2021  

Wellington’s harbour-side walking, biking path opens

A morning blessing ceremony has marked the opening of Wellington’s new Cobham Drive walking and biking route.


Tourism boost expected after shared path project secures consent
9 Mar 2021  

Tourism boost expected after shared path project secures consent

Hutt City Council says it has reached a ‘major milestone’ with resource consent granted for its Eastern Bays shared path project.


Cruise excursion firm pivots, plans for growth
3 Mar 2021   /

Cruise excursion firm pivots, plans for growth

With the industry yet to revive, one BOP excursion company aims to expand as far as the South Island with a new product.


Alps 2 Ocean challenge raises $25k for charity
17 Feb 2021  

Alps 2 Ocean challenge raises $25k for charity

Two cyclists have raised $25,000 to support the family of a friend who died after being struck by a car.


New West Coast heli biking experience lifts off
11 Jan 2021   /

New West Coast heli biking experience lifts off

GCH Aviation’s Coastwide Helicopters has launched a new heli biking experience after purchasing a set of helicopter bike racks from Canada.


New $1.7m walking, cycling path for Punakaiki
18 Dec 2020  

New $1.7m walking, cycling path for Punakaiki

A new $1.68m shared walking and cycling path will be built at Punakaiki through the Jobs for Nature programme.


Advisor appointed to Remutaka Cycle Trail
18 Dec 2020   /

Advisor appointed to Remutaka Cycle Trail

Kim Young, who previously worked at Te Papa, would help develop the Remutaka Cycle Trail into the next “Great Ride” along the lines of other popular Great Rides such as the Otago Central Rail Trail and Alps 2 Ocean.


New trail provides West Coast tourism boost
7 Dec 2020   /

New trail provides West Coast tourism boost

The trail would eventually traverse 55 kilometres of West Coast scenery from Westport, around Cape Foulwind to Charleston.