Bike Taupō is a cycling advocacy group who aim to promote cycling as healthy, environmentally friendly and convenient form of transport and recreation. We work to improve cycling conditions, educate cyclists and other road users and to present in public debate and to relevant authorities the case for cycling. We also build and maintain awesome mountain bike tracks and have energetically developed a network of about 200 kilometres in the Taupō region since the groups formation in 2002.
Bike Taupō’s MTB tracks are well renown and were recently accredited by the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) as a Silver Ride Centre, the first in NZ. This confirms our MTB tracks are world class. Most tracks can be ridden year round as the free draining pumice soil surface means that even in wet weather there is normally little or no mud.
We are proud to have completed building the Great Lake Trail, part of the New Zealand Cycle Trail (NZCT) network. The 73 kilometre trail flows through native forest, following the western shore of beautiful Lake Taupō and offering stunning views across to Tongariro National Park, a dual World Heritage area. Riders will have the option of riding the full trail over 2 – 3 days or opt for a range of shorter rides depending on their level of experience and the time available. This is a truly amazing ride.