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Bust a lung!
Starting at the cattlestop near Evans Pass, climb the singletrack to the stile on the Summit Road (i.e. do not take the option that heads to the summit of Mt Pleasant).
Starting at the first gate (near the end of the tarseal) on Rapaki Road and climbing to the top gate on the shingle road. Resist the temptation to deviate onto the adjacent singletrack (yes, we realise we are the ‘Singletrack’ club – there plenty of other segments to scratch that itch!).
This is a busy track so please be very courteous around other users.
Starting from the Crocodile XC MTB Park main noticeboard, head down C2 to the ponds then climb following C2, Crocodile, Take the Low Road, Dan’s Dash, and Siberia singletracks. From here climb the Kennedy’s 4WD route to the Summit Road stile.
The Cross Country Segments
Settle in to a steady pace and push your endurance. How long can you go?
Finally – all the hard trailwork has paid dividends. The Crocodile XC segment is ready to go. We think the wait has been worth it!
The segment comprises three laps. Starting at the Crocodile XC MTB Park main noticeboard (just through the cattlestops from the dog park), dive down Download, all the way up C2 and continue up the Crocodile until doubling back over the bridge onto Deviation and straight on to Lower Deviation. Climb up the start of Crocodile, hooking back down on Crocpot onto the start of C2. Up (again!) on Elegator. Then you have the option of the fast line down Spurious, or take the more cautious route down Off the Cuff (coming soon!), flowing into Down and Out. Then momentarially onto C2 before climbing Uppercrust to where it meets Murphs. Down Murphs, skirt the ponds on C2, then up Upload. Repeat!
Confused? Study the Crocodile XC Segment Map.
Living Springs XC is now open as lambing season has come to an end. However, please use common sense and don’t ride trails if they are wet and prone to damage.
2 laps of the singletrack circuit, starting and finishing at the Totara Gully intersection (anticlockwise).
2 Laps. Starting at the entrance to the tracks from the main carpark. Two laps of the Full Loop (Tresillian Loop and Coringa Loop), using the shortcut from Coringa to Tresillian between laps 1 and 2. Then return along the track to the carpark, finishing at the end of the singletrack.
This is a long segment- follow the route carefully or your effort may go to waste! A GPX file is provided below which you may wish to download if your navigation device supports turn-by-turn directions.
Starting from the Crocodile XC MTB Park main noticeboard, head down C2 to ponds then climb following C2, Crocodile, Take the Low Road, Dan’s Dash, and Siberia singletracks. From here climb the Kennedy’s 4WD route to the Summit Road.
Ride along the Summit Rd and then climb Worsleys Rd to Flying Nun. Exit at Dyers Pass and head up the road to the Vic Park entrance.
Ride East on the Bowenvale Traverse and then continue on the Mt Vernon track above the Summit Rd to the top of Rapaki.
Ride down Rapaki to the Taramea Track on Montgomery Spur. Complete the Taramea Loop and head back up Rapaki using the singletrack along the fence line to the low point and rejoin the 4WD track to climb up the top section of Rapaki.
Continue east along the Witches Hill singletrack.
Ride up the road to Castle Rock and then ride down the Castle Rock track to the top of the Bridle Path.
Continue on Summit Rd around and under the Gondola to the Mt Pleasant Track at Cavendish Saddle.
Climb Mt Pleasant track and then descend via Greenwood Park Track to Evans Pass.
Cross the intersection and after the cattle-stop, continue on the singletrack above the road out to Godley Head cattle stop.
Return from Godley head on the track below the road to meet Anaconda. Descend Anaconda to Taylors Mistake.
The segment finishes at the fence line before the grassed area at the back of the Taylors Mistake carpark.
Download GPX route file here: Port Hills XC – Singletrack Gold Segment Series.gpx. (NB: strip off the ‘odt’ file extension before uploading to your navigation device.)
A test of speed and bike handling
Starting from the bottom of the Witches Hill trail, just past the gate at the Rapaki Saddle, head along the trail until you meet the tarseal. A quick U-turn and back to where you started, via the MTB track. (No cheating on this one … we will be checking!)
Start at the second cattle stop after the track leaves Rapaki. One anticlockwise loop to the cattle stop before coming back to the 4WD section.
Starting at the second switchback (tight left) heading uphill on Bowenvale Bonus (Hidden Valley Link / Pylon Link), continue up to the power pylon and down Bowenvale MTB Track to the finish where it rejoins the Bowenvale Valley 4WD track.