Our Mountain Bike Community
The hub, heart &
of Bike Glendhu
It only takes one look from the top of Glendhu Station to see why we just couldn’t keep this stunning slice of New Zealand to ourselves. This land was born to be shared amongst two-wheeled explorers from near and far, and our ethos is designed to make darn sure it stays that way.
We began by building a network of mountain bike trails that welcome riders of all abilities. Next step was creating a supportive and friendly vibe that flowed from our staff and ambassadors all the way down to our riders. Back patting and up thumbing are highly encouraged. Then we needed a place for you all to share tips, quips and a hearty meal, so created an off-the-grid hub for hangouts, workshops and events.
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What’s going on out at Bike Glendhu
The finale of ‘The Slowest race Ever’
Tom and Kep from Elevate Trail Building will build their teams of riders and race the newly build Dual Slalom course AKA Toogood Trails – against the clock.
There will be racing, competitions, food, drinks and music. MCed by Ed Leigh, it should be an epic day out and celebration of opening our newest trail.
Entry is free for foot traffic, $5 shuttles will be running (all going towards our tree planting initiative) and biking entry is as per normal rates.
Hope to see you all out at Jack’s Spot on the 26th of September. More details to follow!
Night riding is a heck of a good time. Due to our location on the globe and long daylight hours, there are two small windows where we can run night riding; September and May. Pop back here for dates when the time comes.
You’ll need to provide your own lights, and you should bring a backup light (either a head torch or your phone) as there is only the moon to guide you off the hill if your lights go flat.
Velo cafe put on some food, there is music, braziers and beer. You can grab tickets on the night for $20 / $15 for season pass holders (and if you’re a season pass holder you can grab a band and head into the park any time you like).
SEPTEMBER 2020 NIGHT RIDE DATES:
WHYTE DEMO DAYS
Need a new bike? Come along and try out the latest bikes from Whyte.
Keep an eye out for summer demo dates here, or register your interest by emailing Niall@solis.nz
THE FOLK HELPING US BRING BIKING DREAMS TO LIFE
Whyte Bikes are an award-winning British bicycle company with a focus on performance and design. Superb aesthetics combined with the best handling.
Every Whyte is designed to create a unique chemistry with its rider to let you go faster, further and more comfortably in total confidence.
Whyte were an obvious choice for our rental fleet for many reasons – they’re committed to giving people the best riding experience possible, and have a vested interest in growing the biking community.
Whyte’s NZ base is in Wānaka, meaning the level of service for our rental fleet is second-to-none, as the Whyte staff frequent the trails on any occasion possible and can often be found in the workshop talking bikes with Alex and the team.
Designed from the mountains, for the mountains.
Born in Wānaka in 2009, Mons Royale designs performance merino clothing for the mountains. Merino baselayers are breathable, warm, and anti-odour, and with Mons being bold and edgy, suddenly base layers that were purely functional in the past became acceptable for après.
Mons quickly grew beyond winter baselayers to include active apparel for the summer and eventually, a range of mountain bike garments. Today, Mons offers the most comprehensive layering system for your snow sports, high performance bike apparel for your time on two-wheels and merino for the life in between.
Mons used ZQ certified Merino. ZQ stands for a better quality of life. For animals, for our planet and for you. ZQ farmers believe in farming sustainably and live for the ZQ values. Animal Welfare, Environmental Sustainability, Social Responsibility, Quality Fibre that is Traceable.
Partnering with Mons is a no-brainer for us. Not only is their gear perfect for the conditions at Glendhu, but having them based just down the road means we have a great relationship and the brands can support one another on many levels.
The Mons team have set up an epic space at the park, so pop in and pick yourself some sweet kit for your biking wardrobe.
The legends that we support that support us!