October 19-28, 2018

New Zealand Mountain Biker magazine - Skyline Sprint Warrior

One of the highlights of the Festival in 2013 was the Skyline Sprint Warrior - when mountain biking returned to the slopes of Mount Ngongotaha for the first time since the 2006 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships...

New Zealand Mountain Biker magazine was there...

 

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Motes of dust glow in the late afternoon sun.

Suddenly, a mountain bike blasts through the trees, clattering and banging and breaking the silence.

The trail is fast and flowing, undulating among Redwoods and mature pine.

It’s typical of Rotorua mountain biking with views out through the tree line to the city and the lake.

But it’s not in the Whakarewarewa trail network. The Sprint Warrior trail is at Skyline Skyrides on Mount Ngongotaha, just to the north of Rotorua, and mountain bikes are rolling down the hill for the first time in over 6 years....

words: Graeme Simpson & Nick Lambert

photos: Alick Saunders

 

READ THE FULL REPORT FROM NZ MTBiker magazine...