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Royal Albany Mountain-bike Trail

The Royal Albany Trail is over 20km of tight, twisting single-track through the bush at the back of Massey University's Albany Campus.

Originally built 'underground', with no obvious entrances, the trail was discovered by surveyors in 2009. Massey authorities have since given their blessings so the trail is now fully legal. However, while the university generously allows us to use their land, they are not involved with funding or building the track, so Massey University is not in any way responsible for any shoddy construction which causes damage to you and/or your bike, if you crash. More about the RAT

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We need YOUR help

The trail is 100% maintained and improved by a volunteer group of local riders. If you ride the RAT regularly, particularly in winter, please consider helping us dig drains, barrow gravel, and clear new growth that constantly threatens to impede progress. Next Working Bee details here.

Working Bees

On the second Sunday of every month we meet at the Bush Rd entrance at 9.00 AM. We also organise informal construction sessions from time to time. Members can receive regular emails about up-coming projects, or you can subscribe to our RSS feed.

Donations gratefully accepted

If, anywhere along your ride, your rear wheel slipped into a water-logged rut and made it a little deeper, you have incurred a karmic responsibility to help repair the track. If this is not feasible, you will be pleased to learn we are able to offer indulgences in return for cash donations to help purchase construction materials.

Whet your appetite

Very cool 2011 video thanks to farhorizonz:

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Latest comments:

  • John Potter { I went for a ride today through all but Westie. Many small branches on trail, but I cleared everything I found. It certainly is very... } – Aug 03, 9:03 PM
  • John Potter { Please don't use any more of our hard-fill, or drain pipe either! } – Jul 17, 12:09 PM
  • Al { Anybody up for a digging/gravelling session tomorrow (17th July)? txt me on 027 809 9279 if you wish to rebuild your stocks of trail karma...... } – Jul 16, 4:33 PM
  • Al { There's always a long list, Nick. The best place to start is whatever is pissing you off the most. Perhaps a phone chat (027 809... } – Jun 15, 11:25 AM
  • Nick { Wasn't able to make it on the weekend, but keen to do some work on the tracks, anywhere in particular that requires some work? } – Jun 14, 5:14 PM
  • Al { Many of the regulars required leave passes this month, but some good work was done nonetheless. Thanks to our latest recruit, Matt, several niggly problems... } – Jun 13, 12:20 PM

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