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The Challenge Mini Network is comprised of four tracks: Challenge, Challenge Roadside, Down the Guts, and Boulderdash.


GRADE: 3 LENGTH: 1.2KM


BUILT BY: Originally built in 1993 by Fred Christensen. Completely rebuilt in 2011/12 by Empire of Dirt for the Rotorua Mountain Bike Club after the area was harvested.


GETTING THERE: Entrance to all the Challenge Block trails is from the high point of Radio Hut Rd.


TRAIL DESCRIPTION: The Club’s brief for the extensive rebuild of the trail was to retain the shape, length and the style of the original as much as possible. While generally following the original line it now features a lot more berms, rollers and jumps (all safely table-topped) while still retaining the flowing nature of the original.

As with the Challenge Roadside trail, the jumps are designed to be safe to roll over at slow speed, but as rider's speed increases so does their ability to clear the tabletops. There is one gap jump shortly after the start of the trail which is clearly marked with an easy line to avoid it.


GETTING OUT: After the initial downhill there is a climb with a choice to veer right (Challenge Uphill) onto Radio Hut road and either into Boulderdash or back to the trail start. Or veer left to complete the Challenge trail which exits onto Pohaturoa Road.

 


Please ride within your limits, and be aware that trails can change with weather and heavy use from race events effecting their difficulty. Ride Rotorua will in no way be liable for any injury or damages arising from riding any of the trails listed on the Ride Rotorua website.

 

 

RIDERS COMMENTS:

Great track perfect condition, so fast and flowy my favourite trail a must ride

 

John - 10/10/16 09:12pm

 

nice trail but no were near as well maintained as in the video. there are potholes all along it that hadn't been filled in so unless you have a full suspension bike it is very bumpy compared to video.

 

This comment is correct. Note that funding is set aside to refurbish this trail. It does get hammered. Being exposed to baking sun in summer and frosts in winter means it will deteriorate quickly. Editor - Ride Rotorua

 

otta - 22/02/16 09:26am