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Sanders Reserve – The Movie

December 6, 2011

Bike Friendly North Shore was set-up to promote everyday cycling, but just as many of us double as motorists a fair proportion of our readers are also mountainbikers.

There’s a real demand for convenient places to ride close to home and “Sanders Reserve” is one of the most popular search-terms on BFNS.

Adrian, one of our field-reporters (I just made that up) has taken some great footage of the recently opened Sanders Reserve Mountainbike Park over in Paremoremo. Yes, yes, I know it’s a “dog” and “horse” park as well but this is a cycling site. Show me a dog or pony riding a bike and I’ll put that up too!

You get a great feel for the kind of terrain in this clip although I admit I was feeling a little sea-sick by the end of it.

Here’s the blurb straight from the horses’ mouth:

Sanders is running pretty good now… the trails to the northwest are pretty sweet, nice downhills and the long and easy section with its dirt jumps and banked corners.

Manuka has been weeded a bit and it’s easier to manage. The switchbacks are almost right but need some work in places.

I find the bit in the bush is a bit too technical for me… big drop on one side and too narrow, but with a bit of time and use should improve.

Photos and some completely out-of-date impressions of Sanders are available in the Great Rides section.

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