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Thursday, December 01, 2016

November Update

Hi Folks

Life has gotten in the way of regular updating on the site, but don't be fooled into thinking nothing is happening!

The tracks and trees are both growing!

At the moment we are fighting the initial spring growth, so be patient as we cut back the trail corridor, spray the grass and scrub cut the top slope. Haven is very fertile which makes spring a challenge.

We have a couple of trees down blocking Zig & Zag and Eagles Nest, but we should have them cleared up asap. The rest of the network is running well and there are no issues.

There are a couple of new tracks Give it a Go and Pork Pie, and a couple more in the pipeline....

There's always a reason to come and ride at Haven.

Happy Trails
Mr Haven

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Haven MTB Park Tee Shirts

Haven MTB Park Tees

Look cool, help us celebrate our 10th birthday and contribute to more trails!

See how Bob is transformed into an uber cool singletracker just by wearing the shirt!!”
Available in a selection of colour!

Caribbean Blue 

Green Apple     

Heather Blue 

Heather Grey   

Heather Purple      

Mandarin Orange 

Pink (womens sizing)

Spring Yellow 

$40 including P&P anywhere in New Zealand.
Orders close on 6th June.

What you have to do:
1. You must prepay in full to the McQueens Valley Mountainbike Club (Inc.) - 38 9005 0381982 00
Please put your name and Haven Tee in the reference.

2. Check out your sizing with this sizing chart.

SIZING - MENS   S             M           L             XL           2XL         3XL
WIDTH (CM)       46           51           56           61           66           71
HEIGHT (CM)      71           74           76           79           81           84

SIZING - LADIES  S             M           L             XL           2XL
WIDTH (CM)       43           48           53           58           64
HEIGHT (CM)      64           66           69           71           75

3. Send us an email to with a physical address for us to post your tee, your name, the quantity, colour[s] and your size[s]. Please please be specific.

4. Sit back and relax and expect your flash new tee in the week starting 27th June.

Thanks to Bob for sorting this all out. :-)

Happy Trails
Mr Haven 

Friday, May 13, 2016

February - April Update

So I've been a bit slack on the web front and the digging front - Mr Haven has been officially banned from digging until he gets his dodgy digits fixed. But the park is looking and riding really well.

Ali and I scoped out a new track - Give it a Go - and you will see I took some preliminary photos, he has continued on, of course, and has pretty much finished it!!

The long long long long autumn has meant that whilst we are dry, the riding is super. The great news is that the new loop should be fairly winter-proof particularly with the new bridges across the creek in place taking away the biggest hazard.

Lots of exciting plans to come to fruition shortly. It's our ten year birthday in 13 days, so stay tuned on Facebook and here for lots of information and fun stuff.

It's annual subs time, $15 for an individual, $20 for a family for a WHOLE year's access to the park!

Check out the awesome drone video footage of parts of the park - it's looking super!

Video One:

Video Two:

Here be some photos of the place as well.

Don't forget we have a B&B&B and it will be open all winter too! Mr Haven is happy to take people round the park if needed as well. Check it out here >>

See you soon
Mr Haven

Sunday, January 31, 2016

January Update

Happy New Year!

It's been a funny ole summer so far, plenty of rain, plenty of cold, plenty of sun, but also plenty of trail building and maintenance.  Not as much riding as I would like though!

We've finished Squeeze On In, our newest trail, and it's going to be super duper fun. With all the recent rain and sun, we should be able to open the trail in the not too distant future.

We now have some sweet singletrack on both sides of the creek, which will form the basis of our starter loop, with plenty of other options.

Lots of work has been done beating back Spring, taming back the top slope, cutting back overhanging branches and stuff, as well as the spraying and mowing of the trail network.

A warning that our number one hazard - Onga Onga - New Zealand Native stinging nettle is in full flight and is prevalent on the entire property but it particularly likes the creek. We work hard to ensure the trail corridor is clear of it, but you will encounter it if you go exploring. It is evil shit, don't let it touch you. Here is some more info

Great news is that the broom beetle bug is doing it's thing and there is significant die back on our resident broom population, the catch is we are and will continue to get broom droop over the tracks, so a timely reminder to take it easy on your first lap of the place.

We have a host of native bird life with heaps of bell birds, wood pigeons and fantails, we have just had a wee family of magpies move in, so will look to send them to heaven shortly.

We are now planning out new tracks and riding them of course!

Here are some pretty pictures.

See you soon
Mr Haven