17.9 miles
2,756 ft
-2,757 ft
1,343 ft
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Welcome to the Porirua Grand Traverse MTB Course for 2019

following a myriad of hidden trails around Porirua, with terrain ranging from single track to farmland, forests, ridge tops and cycle paths. Parts of the course are on private land not normally open to the public. It's starts with a loop in Takapuwahia Reserve (Ngati Toa land) with some climbing, single-track and sweet sweeping downhill. Then you pass back through HQ again before following cycle paths to the awesome single-track networks on Colonial Knob/Rangituhi, then a big climb to the top before more single-track for the descent back to transition.

Detailed Description
Porirua Grand Traverse 2019 is a 18 mile intermediate race route located near Porirua. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 11 trails. This route climbs 2,756 ft with a max elevation of 1,343 ft then descends -2,757 ft.
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  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Sunday April 7, 2019 at 12:00am
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
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  • Bike type
  • Direction
    One Direction
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More Stats for Porirua Grand Traverse 2019 mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    2 hr 15 min
  • Altitude min
    4 ft
  • Altitude start
    8 ft
  • Altitude end
    7 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 5 (2 votes)
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