3,967 ft
Distance
38 ft
Climb
-129 ft
Descent
00:04:52
Avg time

Challenge Roadside Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #306 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The Club’s brief for the extensive rebuild of the trail was to retain the shape, length and the style of the original as much as possible. While following the original line it now features a lot more berms, rollers and jumps (all safely table-topped) while still retaining the flowing nature of the original.

The trail is very popular with riders of all abilities. The jumps are designed to be safe to roll over at slow speed, but as rider's speed increases so does their ability to clear the tabletops.

source: Ride Rotorua
Access Info

Entrance to all the Challenge Block trails (Challenge, Challenge Roadside, Down the Guts, and Boulderdash) is from the high point of Radio Hut Rd.

Bike Park

More Stats for Challenge Roadside bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -90 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,107 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,204 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,198 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,108 ft
  • Grade
    -2.268%
  • Grade max
    -23.884%
  • Grade min
    20.121%
  • Distance climb
    950 ft
  • Distance down
    1,690 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,327 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:52
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:25
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Status:
on Jan 16, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.45 (14 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 80%
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Directions to challenge-roadside trailhead (-38.168020, 176.265410)

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 26 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 737 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 4,629 rides
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      Photos

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      9 |
      Mar 21, 2018 @ 4:55pm
      Mar 21, 2018
      Challenge Roadside, Taichung
      7 |
      Mar 21, 2018 @ 4:55pm
      Mar 21, 2018
      Challenge Roadside, Taichung
      15 |
      Jan 9, 2018 @ 5:56pm
      Jan 9, 2018
      Challenge Roadside, Rotorua
      36 |
      Aug 1, 2017 @ 3:14pm
      Aug 1, 2017
      Challenge Roadside, Rotorua

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