Rides & IMBA Gold Ride Centre

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:

To read more about IMBA's Model Trails program, and for a full list of accredited Ride Centres around the world, check here.

Rides (Regional)

For regional ride information, click on the sub menu headings:

Short Rides, Long Rides, Forest Road Rides and Rides in Other Regions.