Puni Working bee on Saturday 7 December

Our track in the bush is in desperate need of a tidy up, the spring weed/grass growth has taken off and the track is getting really overgrown.

So we are having a working bee this Saturday (7 December) from 12pm onwards.

If you are free please come along and lend a hand. If you have any of the following then please bring them with you: brushcutter/weedeater,  ride on or push mower

Any queries phone Clinton 021 751 871, thanks and hopefully see you there


Christmas Get Together

Hi All, just letting you know that we are planning to have a Christmas get together and bbq this Sunday – 8 December at 2:30pm onwards at Puni.

Planning to play around on the pump track, have a quick ride in the bush then fire up the bbq for some Sausages and bread later in the afternoon.

Hopefully see you there!

Digger has been in, looking good out here!

Franklin Mountain Bike Club Inc has been fortunate enough to secure some funding from Ground Effect clothing to help develop our berm section and build a new line of jumps for the kids. Thanks Ground Effect!

On Friday 25 October we had Grant Kern in with his digger for 10 hours so now we have a sweet new jump line for the kids up by the pump track. Luke has shaped them by hand but they haven’t had any rain on them yet, so may need that to let them harden up a bit.

Here are a few photos showing what it’s looking like out there at the moment, looking pretty good if you ask me! Panorama berms Panorama jumps Panorama pump track(The pictures will display in Panorama mode if you click on them individually)

Moral of the story is: it’s worth coming out for a drive to have a have a look/ride.

Pump track evenings happening again

Just a reminder that our weekly pump track evenings are happening throughout summer.

At the moment it is set down for a Tuesday from 5:30 – 7pm. Please note that this may change in the near future to Monday night, check the website for more info as it happens.

Everyone welcome, no cost, just come along and have some fun!

XC track cleared and ready to ride

Over the last few weeks Clinton, Benny and a few of the other guys have been in the bush with the blower and weedeater so now you can actually see where you’re riding!

The up hill section has also been mown so all in all the track is looking good and ready to ride!

Enjoy these long evenings and see you out there!

August Club ride date change

New date: now Saturday 24 August we have a ride at Karanghake Gorge (unless it is pouring with rain).

Please register your interest as early as possible (at least a couple of days in advance) to make sure we have enough people to make this trip worthwhile.

This track is part of the NZ Cycleway so it is about a grade 2 ride (nice and easy/enjoyable for everyone). Time 10am, meet at the Paeroa Bottle (old one at Tauranga end). Contact Clinton 021 751 871

New date also: Sunday 22 September there is a ride planned for Pukete Farm Park in Hamilton. This is also catering for all abilities/fitness levels of riders. Time and details will be posted closer to the time, please check back and come along!

Signage appearing around Puni

For those of you that have been out to the bush lately you may have noticed there are a few signs alerting you to different features – track start, Kingpin corners and Trail exit. We also have got some arrows to go up but just haven’t had a chance to nail them to the trees yet – soon though!

If there’s anyone that is keen to paint the letters on the signs let us know – thanks in advance

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Progress at Puni

Exciting news, the council is really beginning to get behind us and now we have a rubbish bin and bbq table, thanks Auckland Council!

The table is in the paddock next to the pump track and the rubbish bin is by the drinking fountain.

Remember if you ever need to use the toilet while you are out at Puni there is always (meant to be) one unlocked down in the toilet block next to the bmx track.

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We have a club noticeboard! Signage coming next!

Rob and Clinton headed out to Puni this afternoon and have erected a state of the art notice board (well maybe not state of the art but something anyway!)

This way people will actually realise there is a club and will be able to navigate their way around the reserve/bush a bit easier.

Rob, Craig and Niall have also been working on some signage for in the bush. We should have some arrows up soon to mark out the cross country track – so this will make it much easier for those that are new to the area.