4,094 ft
Distance
50 ft
Climb
-278 ft
Descent
1,279 ft
High Point
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NewOldSkool Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Arapuke Forest
    Palmerston North
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Garden
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2019

NewOldSkool (NOS) is Empire of Dirt's take on a grade 4 XC style trail for the modern age of bike and rider: technical sections with rock rolls, off-camber - and a few pinch climbs to keep the lycra team fizzing. Earn the goodness, and you will be rewarded.

Please note its a hard 4, so you need to be a regular rider of Chewbacca before you should consider taking it on. It's not as steep and fast as Chewy with the first half in particular containing a few punchy climbs which make sure you are earning your turns. But the features keep coming like a greatest hits album.

Caution... in there is a gnarly roll about 3/4 of the way down that takes full commitment There is a B line ride around if you don't feel up to the task. The A line is a roll and the rollout at the bottom is really well built and doesn't have a hard compression. Just don't get it wrong as its a 4 m drop.

Access Info

The trail starts just below the Ewok Rd crossing, and continues all the way to Check Point Charlie and the start of Jack And The Beanstalk.

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More Stats for NewOldSkool bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -228 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,051 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,279 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,050 ft
  • Grade
    -5.6%
  • Grade max
    -28.5%
  • Grade min
    20.3%
  • Distance climb
    755 ft
  • Distance down
    2,707 ft
  • Distance flat
    633 ft
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Status:
on Dec 18, 2019
Wet
Avg: 4.5 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
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      NewOldSkool Trail Reports

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      Dec 18, 2019 @ 5:15pm
      Dec 18, 2019
      Tricky in spots, still drying after rain the previous day
      Dec 15, 2019 @ 1:12am
      Dec 15, 2019
      Dry with loose dirt on top. Slippery with little grip in spots. Blown out in spots too
      Nov 30, 2019 @ 8:06pm
      Nov 30, 2019
      Running good when its dry. A couple steep techy bits, and a pinch climb in the middle. Dirt is dry and dusty. Decent grade 4
      Oct 31, 2019 @ 3:35am
      Oct 31, 2019
      Slick mud after rain
      Sep 19, 2019 @ 2:27pm
      Sep 19, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 6 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 145 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 0 rides
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      trail: NewOldSkool
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      Sep 1, 2019 @ 2:37pm
      Sep 1, 2019

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Bertsbike (Nov 6, 2019 at 23:08)
       Best trail on the hill
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