The Sacred Ride

Once a year, the scared land of Motatapu is temporarily available to riders. Keen mountain biker Malcom Dawson headed down south this year to take advantage of this window, and was blown away by the event. After my regular riding mate did the Motatapu in Otago a couple years ago...

Riding the Ghost

Competitive mountain biker James Kirkham unsurprisingly spends a lot of his free weekends exploring New Zealand’s trails. Here, he takes us through a recent trip to one of the best: the Old Ghost Road… Not far from the sleepy town of Murchison lies some of the best multiday mountain biking...
Malcolm Dawson takes a break on Motu Trails Pahiki Track.

Rocky Road. Pahiki Track

I got into biking a few years ago, writes Malcom Dawson, more as a fitness thing than anything else. Friends were riding a bit and I thought, hell, let’s give it a go. I am not really the gym sort of person: I don’t like running and finding the time...