3,967 ft
Distance
38 ft
Climb
-129 ft
Descent
00:05:23
Avg time
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Challenge Roadside Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #342 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #332 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking

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.

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More Stats for Challenge Roadside mountain bike trail 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
    00:05:23
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:52
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Status:
on Sep 5, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4.45 (36 votes)
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      Challenge Roadside Trail Reports

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      Sep 5, 2022 @ 1:38pm
      Sep 5, 2022
      May 31, 2022 @ 4:37pm
      May 31, 2022
      reporter
      2 Trees Cleared CK/AF
      May 27, 2022 @ 7:18pm
      May 27, 2022
      Mar 7, 2022 @ 5:23pm
      Mar 7, 2022
      reporter CLOSED WEEKDAYS, 4am to 4.30pm for logging nearby. Ok to ride after 4.30pm.
      Feb 19, 2022 @ 6:35pm
      Feb 19, 2022
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 48 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 615 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 10,308 rides
      • Last: Sep 27, 2022

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      Mar 21, 2018 @ 4:55pm
      Mar 21, 2018
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      Mar 21, 2018 @ 4:55pm
      Mar 21, 2018
      48 |
      Jan 9, 2018 @ 5:56pm
      Jan 9, 2018
      88 |
      Aug 1, 2017 @ 3:14pm
      Aug 1, 2017

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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      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
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      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!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Scoobywho (Dec 3, 2019 at 11:58)
      Love this track. Ride it as fast as you want.
      [Reply]





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