7.9 miles
Distance
1,548 ft
Climb
-1,548 ft
Descent
1,209 ft
High Point

A figure 8 loop incorporating bull-A-Varde, Bull Run and Borderline. Borderline is more of a grade 4 trail.

Drive to the very end of Stratton St and park your car. Ride back up Stratton St, turn left on to Cottle Park Dr, left at Normandale Rd and left again where Normandale Rd meets Sweetaches Dr.

At the ending the start of OCR. Ride along OCR until you get to a farm gate. Bull-A-Varde ( the link trail for Bull Run) begins approximately 200 meters further on.

At the bottom of Bull Run turn up Hill Rd. Continue past the farm house. At the first WWII past the farm house take the first farm gate on the left that leads on to a grass farm track. Continue along this track until you reach a ridge.

The ridge has 4 exits - east up along the ridge, west up along the ridge, south down and south east along the farm track. Continue along the farm track. At the farm gate, continue along the farm track past the entrance to Bull-A-Varde and back to the first farm gate to came to. Borderline begins at this first farm gate.

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    DH
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    26
More Stats for BBB Fig 8 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    386 ft
  • Altitude start
    504 ft
  • Altitude end
    505 ft
  • Grade max
    -55%
  • Grade min
    41.6%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,255 ft
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Borderline
Borderline
trail: Borderline
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Jul 20, 2021
Borderline - Belmont
Borderline - Belmont
trail: Borderline
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Over-The-Bars Bull Run Crash
Over-The-Bars Bull Run Crash
trail: Bull Run
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Apr 23, 2021
Andrew loses his footing and has a soft over the handlebars crash into some bushes. He's getting good at doing that! #FridayFails #NewZealand...

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Borderline
Oct 24, 2021 @ 1:30am
2 days
Trail is great, a couple of areas have reasonably deep ruts which tend to make tricky sections a bit more challenging, but otherwise don't spoil the fun too much
Bull-A-Varde
Oct 24, 2021 @ 1:26am
2 days
Bull Run
Oct 24, 2021 @ 1:22am
2 days
Has dried out a bit and running nicely. Looks like some work has been done on the berms at the top end. Thanks BAMBA, this is a great trail and an asset to the park
Hill Road
Apr 9, 2020 @ 6:48pm
Apr 9, 2020
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Hill Road to Old Coach Road connector
Feb 27, 2020 @ 6:24pm
Feb 27, 2020
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