Frequently Asked Questions

  • Reduced entry fees to the Club Summer Series;
  • Discounts on goods and services at Top Gear Cycles, Huka Cycles and Central Plateau Cycles;
  • A ‘members only’ free shuttle day on Sunday 16th December 2018 taking in the Kawakawa Section of the Great Lake Trail from Orakau to Kinloch. This awesome opportunity is courtesy of Jonny at FourB and the Club will provide a BBQ at Kinloch to finish off a great day of riding;
  • Member only discounts on organised Club social trips by FourB (plans are afoot for overnight trips to the Timber Trail & Bridge to Nowhere in 2019);
  • Access to MTB Skills Clinics for all ages (new for 2019 and starting in January with a Clinic for 8 – 12 year olds); and
  • Eligibility for young riders to join the Taupo MTB Club Junior Development Squad.

Yes.  Joining the Taupo MTB Club, via Bike Taupo, will give you a membership to Bike Taupo that allows you to ride all year round at Craters Mountain Bike Park.

No, the Taupo MTB Club is a separate entity from Bike Taupo and has a different role. Bike Taupo is a cycling advocacy group formed in 2002 to create a community representation for Taupo cyclists.  Bike Taupo hold the permit to the Wairakei Forest.  The Taupo MTB Club is an Incorporated Society and is affiliated to our national body which is Mountain Bike New Zealand (MTBNZ).  Our role is to provide a range of social and competitive mountain bike events for our Club members.

At present you can join the Taupo MTB Club through Bike Taupo as they operate the permit to the Wairakei Forest.  Follow this link and tick the box to join the Taupo MTB Club – we receive a small portion of the Bike Taupo permit fee.  This is our main source of income and enables the Club to provide our members with social and competitive events, organised Club trips and skills sessions.

Taupo MTB Club members need to be easily identifiable.  In return for your support toward the Club we have partnered with organisations involved in mountain biking to provide member-only benefits.  Show your dual coloured tag and/or your membership card to our partners to claim member benefits.

Yes, you do need a permit to ride in the Wairakei Forest regularly or if visiting for a day.  Permits are available from local bike shops, online at Bike Taupo, and at the Hub area at FourB and The Hub Café.

No.  Your entry fee to a Taupo MTB Club event includes access to the park for time of the event only.

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