IMBA Gold Ride Centre
The trail network within a defined radius of the Richmond town centre has been accredited by the International Mountain Bicycling Association as a Gold Ride Centre (August 2015). This is the highest category available, and places the Nelson/Richmond/Tasman trail network among the very best places to mountainbike anywhere in the world.
The Ride Center™ designation represents IMBA’s Model Trail recognition for large-scale mountain bike facilities that offer something for every rider. Bring your full arsenal of bikes to these destination-worthy areas. From backcountry adventures to shuttle-served gravity trails, and from expert-only to family-friendly, you’ll encounter the best the sport has to offer.
These trails form that accredited network:
- Sharlands Creek (Hira Forest)
- Codgers MTB Park
- Fringed Hill
- Dun Mountain Trail
- Sunrise Ridge
- Marsden Reserve (Involution/Widdershins)
- Silvan Forest
- Richmond Hills
- Hackett/Browning Hut
- Rabbit Island
- Kaiteriteri MTB Park
To read more about IMBA's Model Trails program, and for a full list of accredited Ride Centres around the world, check here.
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