Matangi MTB Park
Types of trails in the local area
A variety of trails to choose from around the Alexandra area.
The district boasts the start of many of the NZ Cycleways trail initiatives as well as variety of off road mountain biking.
The newly established "Lake Dunstan Trail" starts or finishes in Clyde, the original cycle trail, "The Otago Central Rail Trail" also starts in Clyde. The "Roxburgh Gorge Cycle Trail" starts in Alexandra with an extension to Clyde along the Clutha River on the Centennial Anniversary Trail. What about the Clutha Gold Trails from Roxburgh to Lawrence and a new section from Lawrence to Waihola being completed in early 2023.
A selection of trails from beginners to extreme can be found in the area. The newly formed Matangi MTB Park is the latest official MTB Park in Central Otago and boast some of the best single track riding on offer. Crankworx held a section of the Summer Series on the Matangi MTB Park and the riders raved about the trails.
Airport trails offer a variety of terrain from easy to intermediate and is a local favourite for a quick 1 hour ride.
Boot Hill is handy to Alexandra and once again offers plenty of variety including single track.
Flat Top Trails on the Butchers Dam DOC reserve is a very popular area, with trails from intermediate to extreme and can be accessed by either Butchers Dam or the Roxburgh Gorge Cycle Trail.
Wednesday Nights are when groups get together to cycle the local trails. Contact the local bike shops to get the times and places we start from.
Our Weekly Meetups are something that our loyal and dedicated members always look forward to. It is always a good feeling to be able to share your interests with others, and this is one of the most rewarding ways to do so.