3,967 ft
Distance
38 ft
Climb
-129 ft
Descent
00:05:04
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Challenge Roadside Trail

Challenge Roadside Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #306 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain 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.

Bike Park

More Stats for Challenge Roadside mountain 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
    00:05:04
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:06
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Status:
on Apr 22, 2020
Very Dry
Avg: 4.3 (25 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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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to challenge-roadside trailhead (-38.168020, 176.265410)
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      Challenge Roadside Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Apr 22, 2020 @ 7:06pm
      Apr 22, 2020
      reporter Some resurfacing to do
      Mar 30, 2020 @ 8:36pm
      Mar 30, 2020
      reporter Needs at trim
      Mar 20, 2020 @ 4:58pm
      Mar 20, 2020
      reporter Brake bumps. Vegetation ok
      Mar 7, 2020 @ 8:09pm
      Mar 7, 2020
      Minor erosion (trail braiding, brake bumps)
      Feb 28, 2020 @ 6:20pm
      Feb 28, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 40 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,202 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 4,629 rides
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      Mar 21, 2018 @ 4:55pm
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      Jan 9, 2018 @ 5:56pm
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      Aug 1, 2017 @ 3:14pm
      Aug 1, 2017

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      1 Review & Comments

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