1.3 miles
Distance
198 ft
Climb
-458 ft
Descent
00:11:48
Avg time
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About Time Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Arapuke Forest
    Palmerston North
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Jump, Roller Coaster
  • Global Ranking
    #18744 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in E-Biking
  • Land Manager
    Palmerston North City Council

A predominantly downhill flowing trail with lots of berms and a smooth surface that's fun for all the family. Running from the summit of the park this trail has has a few incarnations over the years. The berms and rollers make for great times and make About Time a great trail to get those skills dialed in on. There is even a bridge thrown into the mix to keep you on your toes the whole way down to where it meets Ice Breaker.

Keep your eyes out, at the mid point of the trail in branches. There is the option to continue on About Time to Ice Breaker, or you can split off and take a short trail section to Container Hub. This is good for riders who wish to go straight into Mr. Twister.

Access Info

Accessed from the Summit Hub, The trail starts right from the top of the park along the farmers fenceline.

Bike Park

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More Stats for About Time mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -260 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,113 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,403 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,403 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,142 ft
  • Grade
    -3.777%
  • Grade max
    -26.617%
  • Grade min
    31.023%
  • Distance climb
    1,753 ft
  • Distance down
    3,683 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,461 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:48
  • Avg reverse time
    00:25:35
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Status:
on Mar 12, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • One Direction
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      About Time Trail Reports

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      Mar 12, 2021 @ 4:06pm
      Mar 12, 2021
      Feb 22, 2021 @ 6:54pm
      Feb 22, 2021
      Feb 19, 2021 @ 12:46pm
      Feb 19, 2021
      Jan 16, 2021 @ 12:40pm
      Jan 16, 2021
      Dry and a bit over grown with foliage on both sides of the trail leading into the lower swtichbacks
      Nov 18, 2020 @ 1:29pm
      Nov 18, 2020
      Good fun.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 128 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,367 rides
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      Photos

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      Sep 23, 2016 @ 12:10am
      Sep 23, 2016
      129 |
      Sep 9, 2016 @ 1:14pm
      Sep 9, 2016
      106 |
      Sep 9, 2016 @ 1:12pm
      Sep 9, 2016

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      Videos

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      youtuber FAST FAMILY FUN - About time  Mountain Bike...
      2:29 | 31 | Feb 6, 2021 , Palmerston North
      youtuber About Time @ Arapuke Trails
      6:53 | 229 | Jul 7, 2018 , Palmerston North
      youtuber About Time @ Arapuke Trail Park
      6:45 | 328 | Aug 29, 2019 , Palmerston North
      Hard Tail E-Biking
      7:35 | 305 | Mar 28, 2020 , Palmerston North
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