1 miles
Distance
349 ft
Climb
-866 ft
Descent
00:10:19
Avg time

Red Tape Details

  • Riding area
    Whareroa Farm
    Paraparaumu
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All year
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Roller Coaster, Skinny, Wallride
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking

Red Tape, received its name from all all the complex issues KMBC had to go through to be able to build the bridges and be able to open the trail.

Starts off in some nice jungle forest before long crossing a couple flood washed creeks (Bridged). It then sidles a hill (steep drop off in places) with a bit of a roller-coaster feel and tables built into the mix. Finishes off in open grasslands.

Access Info

From the top of the zig zag track

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Red Tape mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -517 ft
  • Altitude min
    137 ft
  • Altitude max
    681 ft
  • Altitude start
    667 ft
  • Altitude end
    150 ft
  • Grade max
    -82.109%
  • Grade min
    94.149%
  • Distance climb
    1,538 ft
  • Distance down
    4,597 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,252 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:19
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Status:
on Aug 6, 2017
Variable
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Red Tape Trail Reports

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Aug 6, 2017 @ 11:03pm
Aug 6, 2017
Riding really well
Jul 8, 2017 @ 9:05pm
Jul 8, 2017
In mint condition. Watch out for the work being done to the last 2 bridges.
Jun 16, 2017 @ 9:34pm
Jun 16, 2017
Trail riding so well
May 27, 2017 @ 1:50pm
May 27, 2017
Tree across track just before first bridge.
May 13, 2017 @ 1:25am
May 13, 2017
Muddy as. Bushes could do with a trim. Best to let dry if possible
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Jun 10, 2017 @ 4:39pm
Jun 10, 2017
Red Tape, Wellyville
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Mar 25, 2017 @ 2:45pm
Mar 25, 2017
Red Tape, Paraparaumu
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Mar 25, 2017 @ 2:45pm
Mar 25, 2017
Red Tape, Paraparaumu
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Mar 25, 2017 @ 2:45pm
Mar 25, 2017
Red Tape, Paraparaumu

6 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag Mattox (Dec 16, 2016 at 23:41)
 Track is mainly dry and fast but some ground moisture in first section.
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flag KiwiXC (Mar 6, 2017 at 22:27)
 The 2nd bridge is now complete. There is a bit of loose rock on the first left bend after the bridge but other wise the track is dry and fast.
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flag Mattox (Mar 25, 2017 at 1:36)
 Anyone know why track status is RED:closed or major issue?
Red banner at top of page states:This trail is permanently closed/decommissioned,***This track is not complete yet*** Stay off this trail until it is complete, or it will be shut down permanently.
Please clarify if open or not and if so why,
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flag mccmartini MCG (Mar 25, 2017 at 14:51)
 I'm pretty sure it is algood now. There were a lot of issues regarding consent and neighbouring landowners that were upset. The bridges have now been consented and built so all fully ride-able now. Hopefully they have a cool official opening sometime!
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flag Mattox (Mar 25, 2017 at 17:04)
 Yeah i was only up there a couple of days ago and was allgood,even then trailforks didnt have warning about it being closed until I saw it last night.
Be dumb if it was closed as track is primo.Cheers
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  • + 0
flag Mattox (May 27, 2017 at 13:49)
 Tree cross track just before first bridge.
Be ready to DUCK!!!!
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