25.5 miles
Distance
4,153 ft
Climb
-4,155 ft
Descent
2,197 ft
High Point

Cyclezone Winter MTB Series 2016, Event 3 (long Course)

Detailed Description
Cyclezone Winter MTB Series 2016, Event 3 (long Course) is a 26 mile intermediate race route located near Rotorua. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 53 trails. This route climbs 4,153 ft with a max elevation of 2,197 ft then descends -4,155 ft.
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40 Reviews & Comments

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mtb-tech-geek (Jun 25, 2022 at 21:51)
Trail Bunny Jugs 1
Rooty fast small and smooth tech track
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mtb-tech-geek (Jun 25, 2022 at 21:05)
Open easy singletrack
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mtb-tech-geek (Jun 25, 2022 at 17:51)
Trail Grinder
Rough trail with many lines and some drops
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Dannz87 (May 21, 2022 at 14:58)
Tree down just past skid site blocking trail
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Buzzynz (Apr 28, 2022 at 20:20)
Tried to ride this from the top of Pig Track, but it looks like it's been destroyed as part of recent logging work. The same with Soakhole. A shame, they were great tracks.
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andy766c (Jan 14, 2022 at 22:03)
Trail Pig Track
The track is now rated as grade 3.
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Baykiwiscot (Jan 3, 2022 at 15:12)
Trail Soakhole
The climb section should be marked as closed. It has been disrupted by quarrying and is unrideable for large sections.
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Tully01 (Dec 18, 2021 at 21:26)
An excellent fun G3 track with plenty of jumping chances. We rode this track as part of the Challenge network of tracks today
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Tully01 (Dec 18, 2021 at 21:20)
Trail Challenge DH
Rode today with wife as part of the Challenge network tracks, a fun downhill track to ride in excellent order.
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Tully01 (Dec 18, 2021 at 21:16)
Rode the challenge block of trails today, all in good order and fun to ride. We did take the wrong turn where trails cross so deep idea to do it again
. Average G3 track ride.
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Tully01 (Dec 18, 2021 at 20:43)
Rode this track with wife on our way back to the car park. Maybe it was because we had knocked out nearly 40kms on other tracks but I wouldn't call this track fast and flowey through its length as over the years the base soil has worn down exposing a very root exposed track. It is in good order but in places quite knarly which could catch a rider out. Still challenging and enjoyable as a G3 track
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kaiwero (Dec 9, 2021 at 13:10)
Tree down just before the end of the trail
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Peersie (Feb 2, 2021 at 21:18)
Trail Boulderdash
Should technically be a double black now because of the compulsory gap a the start. it is an easy jump and by far no the hardest feature on the track but riders should know this before riding.
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simon-ob MPS (Jan 9, 2021 at 10:45)
Ride any of the other challenge tracks. Waste of a climb
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Teresashailer (Dec 24, 2020 at 17:20)
Great track for those moving from a Grade 2. Can adjust your speed to suit. Lots of rollable jumps, enjoy!
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Teresashailer (Dec 24, 2020 at 17:19)
Nice climb uphill, not many roots at all, just a steady climb up. Good for Grade 2 who want to try a Grade 3
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Jethro1999 (Aug 24, 2020 at 2:26)
Lots of roots
Nice if that's what you into but I prefer fast and flowing
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Gonezo (Jul 22, 2020 at 22:52)
Trail New Exit
The trails has really good flow, especially the smooth berms in the top section. Some of the corners in the lower section are pretty tight, but also large and well bermed. I just wish this trail was longer, it's over too quickly.
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BecSimmonds (Jul 7, 2020 at 14:27)
Note: the second half of this route (also known as Pondy Skid) is completely overgrown as of 7/7/2020. Accessible going down from the end of Pondys elevator (just) but impossible going up.
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GeneralNumpty (May 16, 2020 at 12:58)
Free and fast flowing... Made the trip out on the Yellow brick road worth it.
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longliveenduro MTB - Augsburg (Mar 10, 2020 at 0:03)
Trail No Brains
Boring
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Simon175 (Mar 1, 2020 at 0:13)
Tree down approx 100m in. 1 March 2020
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Gonezo (Feb 5, 2020 at 19:57)
Mostly downhill, fast flowing rolling lines. Fun fun fun, for new and intermediate riders alike. Better than Yellow Brick Road itself, our 2 year old was giggling with joy the entire way down (on his front mounted "Do Little" bike seat. Can't wait to do it again.
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Gonezo (Feb 5, 2020 at 19:53)
Awesome trail, great scenery, nice and smooth not too many roots, however wouldn't really agree with the "downhill primary" label. The first 1/2 to 2/3 is uphill, and there's a relatively short downhill after that. The return trail "Yellow Brick Road Return" is much more fun, mostly downhill and flowy. We took our 2 year old on it and he was just giggling with excitement the whole way down. Definitely a great fun trail for anyone who's new to mountain biking.
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MaximusM (Jan 14, 2020 at 20:56)
Trail Dipper
Good fun on the way down
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MaximusM (Jan 14, 2020 at 20:45)
Loads of fun, did it on my first time mountain biking so good for beginners. Worth the way up.
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Scoobywho (Dec 3, 2019 at 11:58)
Love this track. Ride it as fast as you want.
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Ridgedidge (May 25, 2019 at 21:08)
Trail New Exit
This is a really enjoyable trail, great for me that enjoys cruising !
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MattWhitbyNZ (Apr 23, 2019 at 23:39)
Trail New Exit
Regarded end of April, 2019. Runs like a dream!
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Sammyp86 (Apr 8, 2019 at 14:41)
Trail The Tickler
I really enjoyed the top(downhill) section of the tickler. After about 2.5-3 minutes or so the trail starts to flatten out in sections meaning you need to get those legs pumping again. Felt a bit tedious after 5 hours of riding.Would be a good ride if you still had ample energy in the tank or where after a quick fix
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Farrar (Jan 19, 2019 at 18:04)
Sandy skid road is pond elevator, there is no road here.
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Sam-g (Dec 28, 2018 at 21:15)
Overgrown, boring track. There are much better options alongside. Your arms will thank you.
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karen222 (Nov 14, 2018 at 22:34)
What has happened?! Roots removed from the trail, now a smooth flow trail, likely a Grade 2 now! Such a shame!
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Ketzal (Jul 29, 2018 at 9:53)
Superb trail. Ride it at warp speed and it's fantastic fun.
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DDB1 (Feb 3, 2018 at 15:05)
Trail No Brains
I have always wondered about this outback trail as have lived nearby for years and never ridden it. I will not bother again. Its right out there on a limb and, the climb is a loose and fairly steep access road. The downhill trail is really naff. Not very technical and squanders elevation. Certainly not a grade 4, grade 3 for sure. The only redeeming feature is the view from the top. That said you get a better view from top of Timewarp or Kung Fu. Two thumbs down from me!
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Dizo (Aug 29, 2017 at 0:39)
One of my favourites
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trojan-ganja (Jun 8, 2017 at 20:51)
Trail Pig Track
It's one way, the opposite way now.
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Staceyz2 (May 25, 2017 at 20:32)
Very roots. Not great fun.
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Kirstyc (May 14, 2017 at 17:16)
Trail G Rock
Bottom is now no longer a track. Had to ride through ruts and mud caused by logging.
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nduronz (Aug 21, 2016 at 23:06)
NOTE: the enduro stage distance and elevation is not calculating correctly
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Route Sections

1 Lowrider Enduro Stage 1
  • 2,479 ft distance
  • 4 ft climb
  • -14 ft descent
2 Lowrider Enduro Stage 2
  • 2,193 ft distance
  • 9 ft climb
  • -97 ft descent

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Details

  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    34
More Stats for Cyclezone Winter MTB Series 2016, Event 3 (long Course) mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,093 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,095 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,093 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -50.5%
  • Grade min
    44%
  • Distance climb
    12 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 4 (2 votes)
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