An easier ride back
The Waitangi Mountain Bike Park now has a dedicated shuttle van to give riders a lift back to the top of the park after their downhill run.
The shuttle is aimed at those who enjoy exploring the tracks but find the climbs a challenge, as much as those who want to hone their downhills without losing time riding back to the top.
From the top the park offers a range of tracks from easy and beginner grades to intermediate and advanced, each shuttle loop taking 15-20 minutes.
The shuttle runs most weekends, most school holidays and specific days over summer (go to www.facebook.com/paihiamtbshuttles or paihiamountainbikes.co.nz/waitangi-mountain-bikepark-shuttle-service for the schedule).
Shareable tickets, valid for one year, can be bought on the Paihia MTB website or from the driver with cash.