New mountain bike track opens

30 April 2015

This Sunday a new mountain bike track, perfect for families and those building confidence, opens at Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park.

Man trying out the new Peak Flow mountain bike track

The new Peak Flow mountain bike track

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Fully funded by the Council, the new Peak Flow track is the first of its kind in Wellington and was requested by the Makara Peak Supporters to allow for easier downhill rides. 

Councillor Paul Eagle says “The Council is committed to making mountain biking accessible to families and those new to the sport by providing an easier downhill option. This track is a fantastic new addition which reinforces our commitment to keeping Wellingtonians active.”

Built in only two months by SouthStar trails, the Peak Flow track is a flow style of mountain bike track which allows the rider to flow down the wide trail with minimal peddling. 

Member of Makara Peak Supporters Councillor Andy Foster says “Makara Peak is an internationally-renowned facility and Peak Flow will just open the Peak up to a whole new group of people. I’m certainly looking forward to testing it out with my children.” 

Mayor Celia Wade-Brown will officially open the track Sunday 3 May at 1pm, followed by a BBQ and timed trials. 

Photo credit: Caleb Smith Photography