Archives for March 2014

Weekend Rides w/e 30th March 2014


Long Ride

Saturday long ride B

Ride Leader:  Adrian Jonkers

Ride Leader:  Royce Baker


Phase 4 Laps Redhills 64.58km

Ride Leaders:

Fast – Rex Lyes

Slow – Grant Blewett

If you are up for a shorter ride there will be a group doing the Rec ride of 55km.

MTB coaching April 12th – book your place!

This year we have 5 MTB coaching sessions. Each event will cater for complete beginners, novices and intermediate riders. The topics will change each time (except the beginner session) but there will be an element of flex depending on who comes along!

SESSION 1 : April 12th (register below)

Where: Woodhill  – location

When: 9am, Saturday  April 12th

Sessions on offer: 

Beginners: “An introduction to mountain biking” see below for details

Novice: ” Riding position and Balance and control”. This session is all about getting you into good habits to master the trails. Body position is key, knowing when and where to position yourself on a bike will transform your riding. Run by Royce and Jason

Intermediates “Mountain biking for roadies (and others)” – This is for you roadies out there! Come an find out if falling on the trails hurts more or less than falling on the road. Experience the freedom of riding without bib shorts, umm… actually it is more about learning tips, tricks and skills needed to switch disciplines and to get you thinking about getting those shaved legs on to the trails and into a race, this is also a good session for intermediate MTB’ers who what to learn a few skills. This session will be followed by an argument in car park about wheel size.

You will need to let us know if you’re coming on April 12th – just use the really subtle “Register now” button below, it’s that big red button, yes that one…

Register now


Next coaching events

  • Sat 14th June
  • Sat 9th August
  • Sat 4th October
  • Sat 15th November
What group is right for you?

Beginner – Never ridden a mountain bike before,just bought you first MTB or managed to borrow one for the weekend and wondering which which end goes in front? Then this is for you. These sessions are for the total beginner. They will look at the basics of MTB’ing.  The aim is to get you feeling confident to venture off the tarmac and on to the trails.  We expect that you will only do this session once. This will run at every coaching session numbers dependent.

Novices – You have ridden a few times and are happy having a go on the trails, but you still have to get off and walk more than you would like.  You have never considered things such as body position when riding, or how to enter and exit corners or brake properly. Small drop offs, basic woodwork and steep sections scare you a little, but you’d like to learn. You might be thinking about purchasing your first item of lycra or at least thinking about ditching the paint covered shorts for something a little more stylish and with more padding  – Does this sound like you? Then this is your group

Intermediates – OK, so you’ve riden quite a bit, you’ve maybe entered a race or are starting to think about it. You can hold your on on the trail, but every now an then you think;  “well I got down, but I know I could have done it better, faster or smoother”. Do you want to learn some advanced moves so you can corner better, ride drop offs with style rather than luck, maybe you’re thinking about spending more time in the air mastering your jumping – then these are the sessions for you. Oh and you’ve probably got an opinion on wheel size.

Each session will be tailored according to who turns up, but we will try and keep true the level of ability. If you’re not sure come along a bit earlier and we can make sure you are in the right group.

Happy trails, see you there.

Weekend Rides w/e 23rd March 2014 (changes)

Change to the Saturday Rides!

Saturday Rides

Saturday 35km Updated March 2014 – New Course

Ride leader – Ride leader needed please contact Darrall if you are available
Longer Ride

Ride Leader:- Lex Parker
Sunday Ride:-

Ride Leaders:
Fast group:  Jeff Webb
Other Group: Geoff Cooke
If you would like a shorter ride join the group on the Rec Ride – back at the shop by 10am

Pedallers Poker Run Sunday 13th April

DoC fun event

As promised at What’s up DoC evening the Road sub committee are putting together some fun ride events and here is the first for 2014.

Fun event open to all and you could be in with a chance to win some great prizes.

  • Sunday 13th April
  • 8am start (7.30am registration)
  • AvantiPlus Waitkakere car park
  • $20 entry
  • BBQ and Prizegiving after in Kendale Park on Universal Drive
  • There will also be spot prizes
  • course details will be announced on the day

There will be a 35km ride and you will have to pick up five cards around the course to put a hand together and hopefully win big!!

All extra proceeds will go towards DoC Mid-Year Christmas dinner.

If you would like to help or volunteer please email Darrall

Calendar Event Click here

Club Deal with Gloworm Lights – Until 19th March

Once again Jafakids has secured a HUGE deal with Gloworm lights that the whole club can take advantage of. This is a fantastic deal and a number of club members use the X1 on their helmet for mtbing and totally endorse it. X2 is more suited to handlebars. Deal closes on Wednesday 19th March.

Gloworm X1 – RPP is $249 – Club deal is $180!

Gloworm X2 -RRP is $329 – Club deal is $240!

Check out the details at:

To order please following the instructions below:

– Deposit the right amount into the JAFAKIDS account: ASB Bank 12 3085 0471250 00

– Email Jude Harris with your order and cc in Gerard Krishnan

It is expected that the lights will be available on the first Wednesday after daylight savings. Big thanks to Gerard for coordinating this great opportunity!