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      After a lengthy process, the Waipa Mountain Bike Club gained approval to begin building tracks in the Sainsbury Road forest in 2010. Since then around 8 kilometres of single track has been built near the forestry road which climbs the mountain from the end of Sainsbury Road.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      AKA: Mt Pirongia
      Sainsbury Road Parking google parking directions
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 3
      • 3
      • 6
      • 1
      • 3

      Region Status
      Open as of Jan 14, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      16
      Trails Mountain Bike
      20
      Trails E-Bike
      6
      Trails Hike
      12
      Trails Trail Running
      12
      Total Distance
      12 miles
      Total Descent
      3,987 ft
      Total Vertical
      820 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,442 ft
      Reports
      84
      Photos
      8
      Ridden Counter
      1,895

      Photos of Sainsbury Road Mountain Bike

      trail: The Sorcerer
      4 |
      Jan 21, 2022 @ 11:41pm
      Jan 21, 2022
      report
      6 |
      Oct 24, 2021 @ 3:57pm
      Oct 24, 2021
      report
      4 |
      Oct 24, 2021 @ 3:48pm
      Oct 24, 2021
      trail: The Sorcerer
      40 |
      Feb 18, 2021 @ 2:22pm
      Feb 18, 2021
      24 |
      Sep 29, 2020 @ 8:36pm
      Sep 29, 2020
      65 |
      Jul 29, 2019 @ 1:49pm
      Jul 29, 2019
      report
      61 |
      May 12, 2019 @ 1:21am
      May 12, 2019
      269 |
      Dec 21, 2015 @ 5:17pm
      Dec 21, 2015

      Videos of Sainsbury Road Mountain Bike

      Mini bike mashup
      trail: Lockdown
      0:57 | 75 | May 7, 2020
      Slow-mo - entering lockdown New Zealand
      trail: Lockdown
      0:10 | 99 | Mar 23, 2020
      Mt Pirongia ride - The Sorceror
      3:58 | 162 | Apr 24, 2017
      The Sorcerer
      2:40 | 165 | Feb 10, 2016
      youtuber Pirongia MTB trails: Part 2 - Too Close For...
      8:51 | 353 | Mar 12, 2020 , My City
      Liam Brierly X MTRC
      607 | Dec 30, 2016 , Pirongia
      The Sorcerer Sainsbury Rd Pirongia
      589 | Dec 30, 2016 , Te Awamutu
      Pirongia Trails - Trick or Treat
      901 | Dec 30, 2016 , Te Awamutu

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2747719Sandygulangaddphoto in My City
      Jan 21, 2022 @ 11:41pm
      Jan 21, 2022
      user #1883639Homy-DaddtrailDELTA
      Jan 18, 2022 @ 3:04pm
      Jan 18, 2022
      user #2945072ChannapriddentrailHome And Away and 5 more
      Jan 15, 2022 @ 1:24pm
      Jan 15, 2022
      user #1767522rockrolladdreportHard Labour and 5 more
      Jan 14, 2022 @ 5:52pm
      Jan 14, 2022
      user #1518856SeanLallyriddentrailLockdown and 1 more
      Dec 25, 2021 @ 8:46pm
      Dec 25, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1419998timreynoldstrailAlchemyClosed till level1 of Covid-19 lockdown. Trail...
      Jun 7, 2020 @ 7:32am
      Jun 7, 2020
      user #2055697LeamarktrailTrick or TreatGreat ride. Some technical parts and one...
      Mar 8, 2020 @ 12:15am
      Mar 8, 2020
      user #1589847JdunntrailTrick or TreatFun trail fast flowing fun
      Jan 7, 2020 @ 12:05am
      Jan 7, 2020
      user #18843248722547trailTrick or TreatA few puddles but not too bad, good ride
      Oct 29, 2019 @ 10:29pm
      Oct 29, 2019
      user #1518856SeanLallytrailThe ApprenticeSick trail. ????????
      Mar 31, 2019 @ 12:06am
      Mar 31, 2019

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2012 miles3,986 ft8 miles820 ft
      #1,558#608841,262
      E-Bike64 miles1,109 ft2 miles797 ft
      7073
      Hike128 miles2,671 ft5 miles791 ft
      #1,488#467916
      Trail Running128 miles2,671 ft5 miles791 ft
      #1,495#46791
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      • sainsbury road activity log | embed map of Sainsbury Road mountain bike trails | sainsbury road mountain biking points of interest

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