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      Popular Trail Networks

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      Victoria Park 7 18 8 9
      Haven Mountain Bike Park 18 27 3
      Christchurch Adventure Park 7 16 11 12
      Hanmer Forest Park 12 11 2 1
      Mt Hutt Bike Park 5 15 3 1
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      Region Details
      • 134
      • 79
      • 215
      • 210
      • 65
      • 66
      • 34
      • 3

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      1,093
      Trails Mountain Bike
      867
      Trails E-Bike
      476
      Trails Horse
      22
      Trails Hike
      869
      Trails Trail Running
      865
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      5
      Trails Observed Trials
      1
      Trails Snowmobile
      10
      Trails Snowshoe
      14
      Trails Downhill Ski
      99
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      28
      Trails Nordic Ski
      13
      Total Distance
      1,374 mile
      Total Descent
      269,594 ft
      Total Vertical
      6,787 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      6,789 ft
      Reports
      10,137
      Photos
      5,780
      Ridden Counter
      209,161

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      Popular Canterbury Mountain Biking Trails

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      Old Dyers Road (Lower Choir Boy)
      Christchurch Adventure Park
      Summit Connection
      Christchurch Adventure Park
      Loess Rider
      Christchurch Adventure Park
      Bowenvale Traverse - East
      Port Hills West
      Sesame Street
      Victoria Park
      Chairlift Access Road
      Christchurch Adventure Park
      Brake Free
      Victoria Park
      Askins
      Christchurch Adventure Park
      Choir Boy
      Christchurch Adventure Park
      Rāpaki Track
      Port Hills West
      The Worm
      Victoria Park
      Gum Trees
      Victoria Park
      Gung Ho
      Christchurch Adventure Park
      Bowenvale Traverse - West
      Port Hills West
      BT Connector
      Victoria Park

      Canterbury Mountain Bike Routes

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      Port Hills Traverse Loop
      Crocodile XC MTB Park
      36 miles
      Luge Loop
      Craigieburn Trails
      5 miles
      Port Hills Traverse
      Crocodile XC MTB Park
      22 miles
      Crocodile - Flying Nun - Mount Vernon
      Port Hills West
      24 miles
      CAP Lap Through Vic Park
      Christchurch Adventure Park
      4 miles
      Craigieburn trail with Edge Track
      Craigieburn Trails
      17 miles
      GC Novice Race 2022
      Victoria Park
      1,811 ft
      Haven Loop v3.0
      Haven Mountain Bike Park
      2 miles
      Christchurch to Double Fenceline and Little River Rail Trail
      Christchurch
      77 miles
      Kaikoura Trail
      Kaikoura
      29 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 58 rides
      Yesterday
      • 110 rides
      Past Week
      • 833 rides

      Photos of Canterbury Mountain Bike

      trail: SMC
      107 |
      May 4, 2021 @ 3:01pm
      May 4, 2021
      trail: SMC
      94 |
      May 4, 2021 @ 3:01pm
      May 4, 2021
      95 |
      Mar 3, 2021 @ 6:44pm
      Mar 3, 2021
      trail: Zombie Lurch
      79 |
      Feb 13, 2021 @ 5:53pm
      Feb 13, 2021
      trail: Zombie Lurch
      65 |
      Feb 13, 2021 @ 5:53pm
      Feb 13, 2021
      trail: Fenceline
      231 |
      Oct 22, 2017 @ 6:39pm
      Oct 22, 2017
      247 |
      May 6, 2017 @ 12:57am
      May 6, 2017
      316 |
      May 10, 2008 @ 1:46am
      May 10, 2008

      Videos of Canterbury Mountain Bike

      Pork & Puha Crash
      35 | Dec 23, 2023
      BM10
      1041 | May 29, 2023
      Windy Bro Zone
      59 | May 16, 2023
      ford at Jollies Pass Rd after few days of rain
      | Mar 6, 2023
      NZ National Round 2: CHCH - Stewpid TV
      287 | Jan 22, 2023
      Pick n Mix Squirrel Catcher
      trail: Pick n Mix
      | Jan 18, 2023
      brake free
      trail: Brake Free
      | Jul 26, 2022
      heathcote teaser

      | Jul 26, 2022

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Gung Ho
      Christchurch Adventure Park
      May 19, 2024 @ 3:12am
      1 day
      IdealbryanmmchCrisp and clean, running hard and fast.
      Loess Rider
      Christchurch Adventure Park
      May 19, 2024 @ 3:12am
      1 day
      Idealbryanmmchmuch zoom to be had!
      Upper Cut
      Akatrax MTB Club
      May 9, 2024 @ 2:34am
      May 9, 2024
      DryAkaroa

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Pork & Pūhā
      Christchurch Adventure Park
      May 19, 2024 @ 3:12am
      1 day
      Idealyeow. that is all.bryanmmch
      Victoria Park Link
      Victoria Park
      May 19, 2024 @ 3:12am
      1 day
      Idealhard n fast. exit to choir boy is getting...bryanmmch
      Skid Site Access Road
      Victoria Park
      May 19, 2024 @ 3:12am
      1 day
      Idealbryanmmch
      Gum Trees - Lower
      Victoria Park
      May 19, 2024 @ 3:12am
      1 day
      Idealhard n fast.bryanmmch
      Gum Trees
      Victoria Park
      May 19, 2024 @ 3:12am
      1 day
      IdealHard and fast.bryanmmch
      Sesame Street
      Victoria Park
      May 19, 2024 @ 3:12am
      1 day
      Idealhard 'n fast.bryanmmch
      Brake Free
      Victoria Park
      May 19, 2024 @ 3:12am
      1 day
      VariableWet surface, but not greasy and no tyre...bryanmmch
      Brakefree Intro
      Victoria Park
      May 19, 2024 @ 3:12am
      1 day
      VariableWet surface, but not greasy and no tyre...bryanmmch
      Access Road
      Victoria Park
      May 19, 2024 @ 3:12am
      1 day
      Idealbryanmmch
      Thompson's Track - Lower
      Victoria Park
      May 19, 2024 @ 3:12am
      1 day
      Idealbryanmmch

      Activity Feed

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      May 19, 2024 @ 3:27pm
      21 hours
      ikendothisaddpoiactivity #52841519 and 1 more
      May 19, 2024 @ 3:08pm
      21 hours
      ikendothisaddpoiactivity #52839266 and 1 more
      May 19, 2024 @ 2:11pm
      22 hours
      SeankLMTcpriddentrailactivity #52817390
      May 19, 2024 @ 4:20am
      1 day
      SpannerszdBjkIriddentrailactivity #52805033
      May 18, 2024 @ 11:15pm
      2 days

      Recent Comments

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      bryanmmchreportBrake FreeYeow. Cheers! So good :) Thanks!
      May 4, 2024 @ 10:28pm
      May 4, 2024
      ChasingNMtrailCass/Cosair Bay WalkThere are signs showing bikes are indeed...
      May 1, 2024 @ 6:24pm
      May 1, 2024
      yoreltrailAddictionDefinitely need good brakes and skills, steep...
      Apr 26, 2024 @ 9:44pm
      Apr 26, 2024
      EllawoodtrailHogs Back - Thomas Bush DownhillBig tree down on the lower end of the track,...
      Apr 26, 2024 @ 1:40am
      Apr 26, 2024
      Wiggy555trailAlps 2 Ocean: Braemar Road to Hayman Road startThe gravel road is ardous to ride. Plenty of...
      Apr 21, 2024 @ 4:37pm
      Apr 21, 2024

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike8651,095 mile185,236 ft468 miles5,246 ft
      5,64910,14182220,775
      E-Bike476434 miles92,198 ft182 miles5,948 ft
      108,7762510,832
      Horse2225 miles1,102 ft8 miles3,432 ft
      2,15012
      Hike8341,132 mile159,104 ft459 miles5,938 ft
      1168,83257,433
      Trail Running8651,134 mile160,036 ft461 miles5,938 ft
      38,852515,752
      Dirtbike/Moto524 miles673 ft5 miles3,012 ft
      12,06324
      Observed Trials13 miles1,102 ft2 miles784 ft
      1136
      Snowmobile103 miles2,986 ft2 miles1,214 ft
      Snowshoe144 miles3,773 ft4 miles3,048 ft
      46
      Downhill Ski9932 miles34,570 ft27 miles2,753 ft
      41,093
      Backcountry Ski2810 miles9,882 ft7 miles3,143 ft
      41193
      Nordic Ski133 miles3,865 ft3 miles1,214 ft
      476
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