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Mountain bikers flock to dedicated Waitangi park

Northland’s first dedicated mountain bike park has attracted 16,000 riders and created at least 14 jobs just a year after its official opening.

Waitangi Mountain Bike Park opened on October 16 last year with an initial 20km of trails in the hills behind Waitangi. Since then it has expanded to 40km, with trails catering to children up to advanced riders, and will have 70km of trails once complete.

The bike park is a mostly volunteer-run project by community group Focus Paihia. The aim was to create an attraction that could be used in any weather, boosting the Bay’s economy in the shoulder season especially. Read more…

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