It has been fantastic having the opportunity to create this completely new trail up at Craigieburn, linking Craigieburn Ski Field Road with Flock Hill. Through much perseverance with weather events that thwarted some of our trail building windows and a busy season with projects on around Canterbury, the Coal Pit Spur Trail is complete! We pushed through in late Autumn to meet up with the work Ground Effect had done earlier in the season on one of their volunteer work parties, added another section of trail so that we did not have to just ride down a gravel road…and it’s done!

The end result is a flowing trail through luscious beech forest, throw in a few switchbacks, a river crossing and terrain inspired riding and you’ve now got a complete link up between Castle Hill Village and Flock Hill!

Check out the Coal Pit Spur area and environs here:
http://www.topomap.co.nz/NZTopoMap?v=2&ll=-43.133124,171.7521&z=14

Check out this link to the Craigieburn Trails – Castle Hill Facebook page for what we’ve been up to!
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.702037523169202.1073741830.154645571241736&type=1

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