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Old Chevy

 

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GRADE: 3 LENGTH: 4.5km in total. 2.8km if taking the shortest route.


BUILT: Planned and started in 2007 by Rick Todd helped by a big crew of volunteers - a lot of them were also involved in the planning and early days of Hot X Buns. Rick has been involved in trail building for a long time and was course designer and builder of the XC course for the 2006 World Champs - and it shows.


GETTING THERE:

Old Chevy starts from the corner of Ring Rd and Reservoir Rd

To see the satellite view of this trail tracks.org.nz


TRAIL DESCRIPTION: Old school, old heads, Old Chevy. The trail meanders up and down and around with great scenery in the larch trees.

After a sharp climb in (The Radiator) the trail rolls down the ridge line with Hill Rd way below - this is the Chassis.

This first section of Old Chevy really sums the trail up - a mix of climbs and fast flowing downhills. The last section - The Exhaust - is a ripper and by the end of it you have forgotten the steeper pinch climbs! 

Just before you exit there is a gap jump into a G-out, with a faster singletrack option to the left of it.

Above the run into the jump and to the right, there is an alternative trail that is a little longer. It is also fast and flowy with a couple of sharp tricky corners thrown in to keep you on your game - nice berms at the start of this section. This merges with the original trail just before the exit.

There are a couple of other alternative lines - they all meet up eventually so you won't get lost, have an explore and check them out.

Part of this stand of forest has natural springs and so is protected from harvesting. 


GETTING OUT:  Exits onto the Hill Rd/Reservoir Rd intersection at the 8 Mile Gate entry to the forest. Yellow Brick Road is virtually opposite Old Chevy's exit. 

 

Mapping thanks to Magellan GPS NZ...

 

TRAIL PROFILE (click to enlarge)

 


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 to find an xc trail with some challenges on it. Nice

 

allan - 18/10/11 09:18pm

 

Old Chevy is a good course that goes on and on. It has some technical parts with clear alternatives for the amateur

 

Eden Chapman - 30/05/11 06:09pm

 

awesome trail - long and flowy, unlike much of the park the ride is generally smooth regardless of whether it has been raining. A must ride.

 

Adrian - 23/05/11 07:35am