Otago Central Rail Trail Overview

The Otago Central Rail Trail is the most popular cycle trail in New Zealand with over 10 000 people cycling the full length each year and more than that number using the trail for shorts trips. The Trust website is the best place find links for renting bikes and accommodation. The new pocket guide Otago […]

New Zealand Cycleway Project

Posted by on Feb 23, 2012 in Biking Resources, Brian's Blog | No Comments

Details of all new tracks can be found on – The New Zealand Cycle Project Website This map below from the New Zealand Cycle Project Website shows the location of the new cycle trails being built – Red for planned and Green for completed. The New Zealand Cycle Trail Main Routes..>>

New Zealand Mountain Bike Blog

Posted by on Nov 7, 2011 in Biking Resources | No Comments

Travelling Light and Long Long and Light – the way of the Dirt Brevet By Simon Kennett, as published in NZ MTBer There’s a new style of mountain biking slowly spreading across the globe – call it a dirt brevet, bikepacking, or fat tyre randoneering if you like. It doesn’t matter. It’s about travelling light […]

Lifelogs publishes innovative pocket bikers guide to the Otago Central Rail Trail

When the Department of Conservation bought 150km of unused rail corridor in Central Otago 1993 and proposed a bike trail, many people laughed at the idea. Who would use it they said? Well 10 years after the full track was finished more than 10,000 people a year cycle the full trail and many thousands more […]

Rail trail still proving popular | via Otago Daily Times Online News

Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Biking Resources, Press Releases | No Comments

The popularity of the Otago Central Rail Trail shows no signs of waning, despite anecdotal reports of demand dropping or levelling off during the past season. More than 120 people attended the first workshop on the future of the trail, held at Omakau on Friday, and were told user numbers had increased for the past […]