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The Trailblazer

Event: 4 years ago

Lake Taupo, North Island

The Trailblazer is a Mountain Bike event which will be held in the newly opened “Timber Trail’ in the Pureora Forest in the heart of the King County.

There will be 3 different rides on the day, 85km, 45km and 25km for those that just want to get a taste of it. Whatever you choose to do, you will be exposed to some absolutely brilliant track and massive swing bridges. You'll love it!

The Timber Trail is located in the Pureora Forest which is best accessed via SH30 between Te Kuiti and Mangakino. The forest itself is a hidden wonderland of giant Totara, Rimu, Kahikatea trees, clear rivers and rare wildlife. It covers 78,000ha and straddles the Hauhungaroa – Rangitoto Ranges between Lake Taupo and Te Kuiti.

This is truly and amazing place and there is no better way to experience it, than on your Mountain Bike! This is your chance to be one of the first, to take part in an event on the full Timber Trail. The Trailblazer is for anyone and everyone so dust off that Mountain Bike and get training for this unique event.

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