Ashley Forest Mountain Bike & Gravel Rides

Access by Permit Only, NCCC permit tag to be displayed and riding only within permitted hours.

Ashley Forest Permits

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 There are some great options for riding both MTB & Gravel within Ashley Forest and these allow for an “after work quickie” single track blast or a longer “Sunday Gravel Church” style ride.

Regular group rides are held by different groups of NCCC club members and can be easy going casual to full on non-stop gravel crunching rides for those more serious training days.

Thursday Nights

Regular NCCC MTB ride mainly consisting of the club single tracks with the occasional short piece of gravel hill climb to get your legs warm! Group rides lately and through winter have seen good numbers and regularly hit upwards of 20 riders.

Winter night riding is a lot of fun and with stunning views and photo opportunities such as below, would you want to miss out?

Photo credit: David Webb


Sunday Gravel rides

Earlier this year we trialed a few Sunday gravel rides with a focus on a longer ride exploring different routes along the forestry roads. These rides give a good mix of climbs and fast downhill sections and make great training rides if you have a longer event on your schedule. Keep an eye out for more rides coming up soon.

Ashley Forest Initiation Rides

The Club holds regular “Open days” to encourage members new and old to come ride in the forest and to bring friends along for the experience. Often a BBQ is held post ride so we can mingle and tell “stories” about our riding prowess.

Ashley Forest offers many cycling routes with varying degrees of difficulty within the forest over a mix of single track and gravel roads. The club has been developing single tracks in the forest for a number of years now and we have a good mix of technical climbing tracks along with some nice flow trails and some great downhills.

All the trails are hand cut by our dedicated team of Track Fairies.

Ride events & updates are created on our Facebook page so if you are a current club member make sure you join the page to get these event notifications.



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If you'd like to help us populate the Rangiora region, feel free to get on Trailforks to update trail info, add trail reports and upload your new GPS trail data!