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EVENT:   Green Rider 2014 - Chi Ma Wan, Lantau

 

For the second year running, HKMBA and Hong Kong Conservancy Association are teaming up to bring you Green Rider 2014.

Two categories will be available to choose from, Green Adventure and Mountain Challenge. This year the "Challenge" will be held around the technical Chi Ma Wan course and catchment road, while the "Adventure" course will take the less testing catchment road towards Shek Pik Reservoir.

***SPECIAL OFFER***

All mountain bikers entering the "Challenge" race can receive a special entrance fee discount when you enter this code: GR20141968.

Original Price HK$860, Special Offer Price HK$500.

 

Event Date: 19th October 2014 (Sunday)

Enrollment Deadline: 29th September 2014 (Monday)

For full details go to HKCA website :

http://www.cahk.org.hk/fund/green_rider_2014/main.htm  Chinese version

http://www.cahk.org.hk/fund/green_rider_2014/mainE.htm  English version

 

As this event is co-organised by HKMBA, we will be providing volunteers as First Aiders, Marshalls and running the water stations. If you would like to be apart of this and volunteer, please contact us 

 

 

 

September’s Rock up ‘n’ Ride:

Chi Ma Wan, Lantau Island - Sunday 7th Sept.

 

Route Summary:

Leaving  Mui Wo behind us we follow the roller coaster mix of trail & concrete (although not that technical) that serves as a somewhat brutal cardio appetizer to what lies ahead, the Chi Ma Wan loop…  Few if any of the 12km could be described as a relaxing ride but for those with a thirst to be ‘Technically Challenged’ this is world class stuff. If you can ride here you can pretty much ride anywhere.  Depending on abilities we again may split into 2 groups with a slightly less technical route known as the ‘Buffalo Horns’ being an option for novices actually wanting to ride their bikes more than walk them… 

Route Distance:

18-20km approx. 4hours

Difficulty Level:

Moderate-Advanced. Heat fatigue will still be a big factor in early September so enter this ride fully hydrated! The trail is one of the most challenging in the region, mainly boulder riding and rock gardens, tree roots, steep downs and steep ups so as we always say know your limits rather than blindly following the guy in front… 

What to Bring:

Hydration pack  of at least 2-3 Litres of water, as with many trails in HK there are no shops on this route & only a couple of freshwater streams. –Snack food including something salty as you will likely be sweating a fair amount.

Helmet & Gloves, shin & elbow pads are well worth considering if you’ve never ridden here before. Clear lens glasses are worth bringing on muddy days.

Sunscreen.  You can also bring a change of clothes/towel that can be left in the truck that will be meeting us near the finish point.

Those bringing your own bike please ensure it has been recently serviced and used paying particular attention to essentials such as effective brakes, steering and tires that are in good condition and pumped up. Please also bring at least one spare tube, pump and allen key tool.

 Your MTB Permit, these are free and a legal requirement on designated trails within HK Country Parks. 

Visit AFCD site for details: https://www.afcd.gov.hk/english/country/cou_vis/cou_vis_mou/cou_vis_mou.html

 

Start Time & Meeting Point:

We will meet outside the China Bear pub in Mui Wo at 8:30am.

By Car: Unless you have a Lantau Permit you cannot drive beyond Tung Chung.

By Ferry: Ferry departs from Central. Only ‘Ordinary’  ferries take bikes, you will have to pay extra for your bike before you get on at the booth next to the ferry exit ramp. The 7:00am ferry will get you to Mui Wo for 8:00am in time for light breakfast & a trip to 7-11.

By Taxi from Tung Chung: Blue taxis can be extremely hard to find, there is a blue taxi rank outside Exit D at Tung Chung MTR but this will be busy on a Sunday so do get there early.

By Taxi Van from Tung Chung: On a first come first served basis I will have space for 4 people & bikes in my truck leaving from Tung Chung MTR, Exit D at 7:45am at $50 per person one way,  email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.to reserve a place. 

A Lantau Taxi van is also available and can be booked in advance on 2984 2268 approx cost HK$300 per trip.

 

Finish Point:

Back to Mui Wo either via the coastal trail or by road from Pui O. Ferry times back to Central: 2:00pm, 4:00pm & 6:00pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rock up ‘n’ Ride

 

First Sunday of every month it’s  ‘Rock up ‘n’ Ride’ with HKMBA  - A chance for riders new and old to HK’s shores to join us for a regular group ride.  

*Get to experience firsthand the trails MTB magazines the world over are raving about*

Each month we will ride somewhere new based on seasonal conditions lead by experienced HK rider & qualified instructor Steve Coward as well as a host of other experienced HK riders.  Some routes will be challenging some a little easier though we do hope in most cases to split each ride into ‘sub’ groups based on ability levels.

If you don’t own a bike or are contemplating buying, ‘Crosscountry HK’are renting a range of Mountain bikes to try out from Hardtail  29’ers to full suss 26”ers for HK$400 each per ride.  To reserve one in your size that will be bought to the location on the day contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

August's Rock up ‘n’ Ride

Route Summary: Tai Mo Shan to Gold Coast Piazza

To get into the swing of things we’ll be starting with a couple of purpose built beginner trails half way up Tai Mo Shan. As we move into Tai Lam CP they’ll be ample opportunity to sample some of the recently built IMBA Flow trails on our way down to Tai Lam Reservoir. Probably the most popular of all trails in terms of traffic this 8km exit is mostly beginner friendly and flat whilst still providing challenge to advanced riders with its various ‘technical’ sections particularly towards the end.

 

Route Mileage:22-25km approx 4hours

Difficulty Level:

Moderate. By far the biggest factor between June and September even for experienced riders is ‘Handling HK’s Heat’.  If you can do four hours of hiking in summer then you should be able to handle four hours of biking that is mostly down or flat. The route itself is a mix of parks service road and depending on the ability group Intermediate Level Trail riding.

 

What to Bring:

Hydration pack  of at least 2-3 Litres of water, as with several trails in HK there are no shops on this route only freshwater streams! –Snack food including something salty as you will likely be sweating a fair amount.

Helmet & Gloves, If you’re a fairly novice rider knee, shin & elbow pads are well worth considering though can make things hot work in summer. Clear lens glasses are worth bringing on muddy days.

Sunscreen.  You can also bring a change of clothes/towel that can be left in the truck that will be meeting us near the finish point.

Those bringing your own bike please ensure it has been recently serviced and used paying particular attention to essentials such as effective brakes, steering and tires that are in good condition and pumped up. Please also bring at least one spare tube, pump and allen key tool.

 Your MTB Permit, these are free and a legal requirement on designated trails within HK Country Parks.

 

Start Time & Meeting Point:

We will meet at Tai Mo Shan main car park just inside Tai Mo Shan Rd at 9:00am.

By Car: If you have a car get there early as parking spots are limited. Parking is also available along the top of Route Twisk Rd.

By bus:  from Tsuen Wan the KMB 51 runs the Route Twisk rd in both directions. Alight at the top of the hill then walk up Tai Mo Shan Rd. *Buses generally do not allow Bikes*

By Taxi: From Tsuen Wan MTR it is approximately HK$50  –Taxis normally take up to two bikes once wheels are removed and charge around $5-$10 extra per bike.

By Taxi Van: Can take up to five riders and bikes and often work out a similar price to a taxi.

 

Finish Point:

Most riders opt to finish at the HK Gold Coast Piazza which has a varied selection of restaurants to replenish appetites. Taxis are plentiful, the Tuen Mun MTR is about another 20mins ride down the road and there are many bus options including the 962 which takes you directly back to HK Island.

 

Kuan Kui Trailbuilding Day!

Here’s your chance to see how the latest official “new” trail is progressing.  AFCD have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure this will be one of the best yet.

Mountain bikers will need to apply the finishing touches, everybody is invited to have a look, get dirty and get building!  Your input is not only welcome but essential.

  

 

Date: Sunday March 2nd 2014,  9:00am

Meeting Location: Twisk Management Centre, Tai Mo Shan  http://goo.gl/maps/7Jqoz

RSVP: Mark your calendars, and do us a favour to help get organised by sending an RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Public Transport to the Twisk Management Centre: AFCD will provide a bus from Tsuen Wan MTR at 8:30am and will return after trailbuilding, approximately 3:30pm.

The trail is in the middle of the country park, so please bring plenty of water, food and gloves for working. AFCD will provide transport within the country park.

Below is location for bus pick-up in Tsuen Wan:

 

 

 

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