About Us

The Manawatū Mountain Bike Club (MMBC) was founded in 1988. Since that time, the number of mountain bikers in the region has increased dramatically.  Our mission is to provide an environment of fun, friendship and challenge through a wide range of mountain bike activities that suit all abilities. We coordinate the local sporting, recreational and advocacy aspects of mountain biking.


The club is affiliated to Cycling NZ and MTBNZ and actively supports the NZ TrailFund.

The Club won the Supreme Award at the 2017 Trustpower Palmerston North Community Awards.

The Club also won MTBNZ Club of the year in 2019.


What we do

Manawatū Mountain Bike Club runs a wide variety of exciting activities for Club Members to get involved in the club. These include competitive and non-competitive Events, Rider Development courses and evening rides during summer, Social events and rides, Family Rides, Night Rides during winter and fun trips away to great mountain biking locations.


 To be a group of passionate mountain bikers who encourage, facilitate and promote mountain biking in the Manawatū region.

Strategic Plan



The club will be governed and managed in a professional way in the best interests of its membership.



The club will organise a broad range of events that cater to the MTB community.



The club will facilitate development opportunities for riders of all levels.



The club will promote the development and maintenance of trail networks and facilities in the wider Manawatū region.

Life members

Tom Bamford

Colin Knight

Lynn Carne

Ross Murray

Sue Carne

Bill Russell

Tresta Russell

Phil Christmas

Phil Stevens

Sue Christmas

Phil Etheridge

Peter Wells