The Kaiteriteri Mountain bike Park arose out of a collaboration between the Department of Conservation, the Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve Board (KRRB) and local mountain bikers to create a recreational off-road biking venue on public conservation land.
In 2009, the 180ha area of conservation land was gazetted as a recreational reserve under the management of the Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve Board. It is being developed as a mountain bike park in partnership with Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park Inc. (KMBP), a body of enthusiastic volunteers committed to providing a wide range of trails to suit all users.
The track network is being created in a staged process. The first stage, completed in 2009, comprises a series of linked tracks that connect the MTB Park base at the Trailer Park with an exit beside Bethany Park.
The second stage consisted of hand-benching an Intermediate-grade higher elevation track that traverses the Park, linking existing firebreaks . It was completed in 2011.
Also completed in 2011 was an intermediate-grade, 3.5 kms, digger-benched track that climbs to the upper ridge.
Our track building programme is on-going.