I finally got some riding in on Sunday. I rented a car from Jucy Rentals and drove up to the local mountain bike park – Woodhill Bike Park. They really don’t have any trails in Auckland – you pretty much need a car to get to any of the trailheads. So if you want to ride in NZ, either plan on buying a car or picking up a rental.
Driving in New Zealand was a whole new experience in itself. They drive on the opposite side of the road and sit on the other side of the car. Everything was backwards to me – but I managed to get to the bike park without any problems. I did review the laws of the road here before I jumped in the car. I would recommend doing so if you plan to drive in New Zealand, as the rules are similar yet different. If you want to read up on it check out this gov site.
I was so happy to finally be back on my bike. It’s been about 3 weeks since ive been able to ride some good trails and I was stoked to get out! The park was awesome – lots of different terrain – all levels of track. From beginner to expert there was something for any and every rider. They had a massive dirt jump park, lots of north shore skinnies, plenty of drops and step-ups, some nice flowing single track, a little downhill – pretty much everything a mountain biker would want. It was only $7 to get into the park and you could ride all day. I brought my bike with me to NZ, but if you want to check it out and don’t have a bike you can rent one from their shop. Can’t wait to get back out to the park again. Most likely next weekend! Maybe next time I will remember my camera and Ill get some shots of all of the features. Just Giver!