Mud Maidens and New Zealand Mountain Biking join forces on an epic riding weekend.
Don't miss your chance to join the Mud Maidens on an epic weekend in Whirinaki Forest
GRADE 3-4 INTERMEDIATE
DEPART WHIRINAKI REC CAMP
ARRIVE WHIRINAKI REC CAMP
COST NZD 450
TRIP DATES April 5-7 2019
Hey Maidens, it’s time to get away! Working with NZMTB we are hitting the road and getting into the backcountry. That’s right, a ladies weekend! We are going to the amazing Whirinaki Forest to hang out, ride bikes, do some yoga, drink some wine and learn some new skills. This is an all inclusive weekend away where you just need to show up with your bike, wine, and sleeping bag and we take care of the rest. By now you will have received your confirmation from the NZMTB team, so all you need to do is complete the online forms you’ve been sent and we’ll see you in April!
DAY 1 Arrive Whirnaki, Welcome dinner
DAY 1 – April 5
Arrive Welcome Dinner
Get in touch with Cati for exact directions to arrange carpooling for today, with a view to meet at our home away from home at around 4pm. No worries if you’re a little late – we’ll be waiting for you! Our hosts from NZMTB will make sure dinner is fantastic tonight, and our accommodation is warm!
DAY 2 Skills, riding and yoga!
DAY 2 – April 6
Skills, riding and yoga!
We’ll kick the morning off with a full spread breakfast, and then kick into things with skills workshops, specifically working on maintenance, body position, trail scanning, cornering and breaking. We’ll then delve into Whirinaki Forest – quite possibly one of the THE most beautiful forests in the world and home to some pretty amazing single track! Lets put those skills to use!
Later we’ll finish off the afternoon with a Yoga session. Dinner will follow, and no doubt a glass of your favourite drop.
DAY 3 Yoga, skills, ride and home!
DAY 3 – April 7
Yoga, skills, ride and home!
We’ll do it all again today, albeit mixed up a bit! We’ll limber up with a yoga session before diving into a continuation of our skills workshops. We’ll do some more body position and cornering, as well as foot positioning, angulation, rotation and getting creative with line selection. After lunch we’ll head into another Whirinaki trail gem for an epic ride before packing up and heading home. We hope you’ll have been able get away from it all, share new trails with new friends and gain a few skills along the way!
The Dirt on the Details
RIDER SKILL LEVEL
Grade 3-4, upper intermediate to advanced
WHAT TO BRING
Bike, helmet, yoga mat, camera sleeping bag, towel, toiletries, Eating utensils – Knife fork spoon plate cup wine glass, medication
We’ll be staying at 3 DOC huts that are side by side in an awesome secluded setting. You’ll definitely need your sleeping bag for the DOC huts! There are two showers there and flushing toilet. You won’t have to worry about meals as these are all being prepared by the NZMTB crew!
All breakfasts, lunches and dinners, but bring some baking if you like!
Riding snacks – because you need fuel
Guiding, hosting and accommodation
All park entrance fees, yoga instruction A few wines at the end of each day
Travel to and from the forest
Personal riding gear. Eg. elbow pads, water/hydrations system backpack etc
“Five days of pure riding heaven was what we got with Jamie and the team. Great rides and not a thing to worry about. Can’t wait to come back.”