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      Christchurch is the gateway city in the South Island. Christchurch itself is flat but just a few Kilometers away are some great hills with trails on them. Head over to http://www.singletrack.org.nz/ for more info
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of 3 days
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      336
      Trails Mountain Bike
      311
      Trails E-Bike
      107
      Trails Hike
      218
      Trails Trail Running
      220
      Trails Horse
      2
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      3
      Total Distance
      246 miles
      Total Descent
      60,906 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,676 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,677 ft
      Reports
      4,651
      Photos
      3,684
      Ridden Counter
      87,020
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Christchurch Mountain Bike

      trail: Rapaki Track
      80 |
      Jan 22, 2019 @ 1:22am
      Jan 22, 2019
      190 |
      Dec 24, 2018 @ 3:10pm
      Dec 24, 2018
      201 |
      Dec 24, 2018 @ 3:08pm
      Dec 24, 2018
      trail: Yoda
      175 |
      Oct 22, 2018 @ 2:43am
      Oct 22, 2018
      trail: Yoda
      390 |
      Oct 2, 2018 @ 11:57pm
      Oct 2, 2018
      | 2 comments
      29 |
      Jul 25, 2018 @ 1:03pm
      Jul 25, 2018
      trail: Fenceline
      181 |
      Oct 22, 2017 @ 6:39pm
      Oct 22, 2017
      255 |
      May 10, 2008 @ 1:46am
      May 10, 2008

      Videos of Christchurch Mountain Bike

      Shralp fail
      52 | Apr 8, 2021
      Gung Ho night ride crash
      trail: Gung Ho
      56 | Jan 28, 2021
      Ending the week with a bang
      trail: Pono's
      140 | Jan 15, 2021
      TILTED ROAD GAP ON HARDTAIL
      | Dec 26, 2020
      Bayley Smith shreds Vic Park Christchurch
      55 | Nov 19, 2020
      Alex sends sketchy gaps in Christchurch
      trail: Fenceline
      22 | Nov 19, 2020
      Throw the goat
      22 | Nov 13, 2020
      Loess at Cap (RAW)
      56 | Oct 21, 2020

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Kaiapoi Island Trail - Forest Route
      Jul 6, 2021 @ 2:41am
      Jul 6, 2021
      VariableErikTheBikingClosed after recent flooding - see...
      Murph's Trail
      Jul 5, 2021 @ 9:57pm
      Jul 5, 2021
      UnknowncraiglovesdirtTrail closed for maintenance. Missed the...

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Rapaki Track
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 3:42pm
      2 days
      Idealbryanmmch
      Mt Vernon
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 3:42pm
      2 days
      Idealbryanmmch
      Bowenvale Traverse - East
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 3:42pm
      2 days
      Idealbryanmmch
      Bowenvale Traverse - West
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 3:42pm
      2 days
      Idealbryanmmch
      The Worm
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 3:42pm
      2 days
      Idealbryanmmch
      BT Connector
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 3:42pm
      2 days
      Idealbryanmmch
      Thompson's Track - Upper
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 3:42pm
      2 days
      VariablebryanmmchGreasy and wet sections.
      Thompson's Track - Lower
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 3:42pm
      2 days
      VariablebryanmmchGreasy and wet sections.
      Choir Boy
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 3:42pm
      2 days
      VariablebryanmmchGreasy and wet sections.
      Name This Trail
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 3:42pm
      2 days
      IdealbryanmmchCorner starting to get blown out, with...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1065289blackapturphotoaddphotoCaitlin Titheridge at Lava Flow in Christchurch, New Zealand and 9 more
      Aug 1, 2021 @ 4:56pm
      17 hours
      user #2704300ameliemainguyriddentrailFlying Nun
      Aug 1, 2021 @ 11:33am
      22 hours
      user #1975140Eavee5126addreportCaptain Cook and 8 more
      Aug 1, 2021 @ 11:19am
      22 hours
      user #1975140Eavee5126addreportBrake Free
      Aug 1, 2021 @ 11:19am
      22 hours
      user #1121426bryanmmchaddreportChoir Boy and 1 more
      Aug 1, 2021 @ 9:56am
      24 hours

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #142441kyleluvsdhtrailName This Trail"Ngāi Tahu" would be really cool too! Named...
      Mar 25, 2021 @ 8:17pm
      Mar 25, 2021
      user #2610931BencNrYWYtrailName This TrailTried it yesterday, should be called - The...
      Mar 7, 2021 @ 5:03pm
      Mar 7, 2021
      user #1213913MarkWestBiketrailCaptain Thomas TrackDon't try it as an uphill - not much fun!
      Mar 6, 2021 @ 3:02pm
      Mar 6, 2021
      user #142441kyleluvsdhtrailName This Trail"Heavy Flow"
      Feb 10, 2021 @ 10:12pm
      Feb 10, 2021
      user #142441kyleluvsdhtrailName This Trail"Flowmometer"
      Feb 10, 2021 @ 10:11pm
      Feb 10, 2021

      Local Badges

      Bike & Skill Parks

      nametypecityrating
      Christchurch Adventure Parkbike parkChristchurch
      Airtearoa Lower Jumpsskill parkChristchurch
      Bottle Lake Skills Parkskill parkChristchurch
      Burwood Pumptrackskill parkChristchurch
      CAP Skills Areaskill parkChristchurch

      Pinkbike Articles

      Aug 26, 2020
      Photo Story: Sam Blenkinsop &amp; Brook Macdonald Ride Christchurch in June for the First Time in Over a Decade Photo Story: Sam Blenkinsop & Brook Macdonald Ride Christchurch in June for the First Time in Over a Decade
      Neither racer has spent June at home in New Zealand in over ten years.
      Feb 14, 2019
      Destination Showcase: Christchurch, New Zealand Destination Showcase: Christchurch, New Zealand
      Sam Blenkinsop and Billy Meaclem guide us around the trails and show us what can be achieved in a day’s riding.
      Feb 4, 2020
      Round 2 Voting Closed: 2019 Pinkbike Photo of the Year Contest Round 2 Voting Closed: 2019 Pinkbike Photo of the Year Contest
      We started with 32, and now after more than 160,000 votes have been cast, we've narrowed it down to 16 photos battling for the $10,000 in cash.
      Feb 1, 2020
      Round 1 Voting Closed: 2019 Photo of the Year Contest Round 1 Voting Closed: 2019 Photo of the Year Contest
      Here are the 32 photos vying for the $10,000. At this point, it is up to you to determine which becomes the 2019 Pinkbike Photo of the Year!
      Jun 12, 2021
      Reader Story: Mountain Biking &amp; Autism Reader Story: Mountain Biking & Autism
      Max Hides was diagnosed with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Hypersensitivity Disorder, and Autism at a young age, but still went on to race downhill and...

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike311221 miles57,523 ft92 miles2,677 ft
      #29#33,6844,6382583,754
      E-Bike10773 miles19,259 ft30 miles1,755 ft
      #48#53,84571,712
      Hike218169 miles31,932 ft64 miles2,677 ft
      #77#24,059604
      Trail Running220171 miles32,631 ft65 miles2,677 ft
      #78#24,06012,178
      Horse23 miles36 ft2,349 ft499 ft
      1,747
      Dirtbike/Moto313 miles259 ft3 miles558 ft
      1,7476
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