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Rock Up ‘N’ Ride - Ho Pui DH and Contour Trail

 

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..  

March’s Rock up ‘n’ Ride

 

Route Summary: HO PUI DH and CONTOUR

If you like a bit of technical riding, this Rock Up N Ride will take you on the fast and thrilling Ho Pui Downhill. If a more gentler technical ride is your thing, the option of enjoying one of the parks best trails - The Ho Pui Contour, is still possible by splitting up into smaller groups.   Both Groups will rejoin and finish up riding Tai Lam Reservoir to the Gold Coast Piazza.  By and large though the route seems to be make it up on the day!

 

Route Mileage:

22-25km approx 4hours (Last time was nearer 6 but it was extremely hot!)

Difficulty Level:

Ho Pui DH – Moderate to Advanced.  We advise that only experienced riders tackle this trail due to the nature of the technical features.

Ho Pui Contour – Moderate.  A fairly gently contour, can be quite testing in parts.

 

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.

  

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December’s Rock up ‘n’ Ride:
Project X, Lamma Island - Sunday 7th Dec.

 

Route Summary:

Upon arrival at Lamma's Yung Shue Wan ferry pier, a quick dodgem ride through the bustling narrow streets will lead you up the hill to our first stop at Tai Peng Village.  Here we will split into two groups. The more hardcore riders will tackle Project X while the leisurely group will enjoy the 'Cable' Roads and village paths looping back eventually to Yung Shue Wan Main Street.

 

Route Distance:    5-7km approx. 2-3 hours

Difficulty Level:

Moderate-Advanced. At this time of year the cooler temperatures mean keeping hydrated is not the  major concern. At least 1.5-2 litres will be suffucient in a hydration pack or a few water bottles in your bag. Nearby shops can also provide refreshments.

The trail is a test for any level of rider. Technical climbs and rock gardens are a key feature of Lamma rides. Those who would like to take in the sights, an optional route via the village paths will offer a less testing ride.

Project X can be ridden in a few variations, the most popular starts with undulating technical singeltrack resulting in a difficult climb of rock gardens and switchbacks. A short breather at the top and then a 4 minute adrenaline rush of steep boulder fields and dusty singletrack. Choose your line wisely, the obvious route just may be the most difficult.

Some of the local riders will be on hand to support the ride and offer advice on how to approach specific sections.

What to Bring:

Helmet & gloves, shin & elbow pads are well worth considering if you’ve never ridden here before. Sunscreen, as most of the trail is exposed with minimal tree cover.

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.
 

Start Time & Meeting Point:

We will meet outside the Central Pier No.4 to Yung Shue Wan at 8:45am.

Ferry departs every 30 minutes on Sunday's. You will have to pay extra for your bike before you get on at the booth next to the ferry exit ramp. The pier offers some shops for last minute supplies.

It is possible to reach the pier by taxi or train with a bike. If you decide on the train, use the Hong Kong Station Airport Express  exit. make sure you use the ends of the train so as not to inconvenience other passengers. You may also need to remove your front wheel. 

          

Finish Point:

Yung Shue Wan Main Street. A huge array of eating and drinking options are available only a few minutes away from the ferry back to Central.

If you require any further information please send an email 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.

 

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:

 

 

 

Specialized Action Asia XC Mountain Bike Festival 2013, 9th-10th November 2013

This 2 day event covered the popular Tai Lam Chung and technical Chi Ma Wan trail.  A huge congratulations to AAE and all who participated.

 

           

 

Champion System Adventure rider Jay Kiangchaipaiphana broke the course record on day 1 to put on a show of force at the 2 day Specialized Action Asia XC Mountain Bike Festival upstaging Hong Kong’s top national mountain bike riders.

 

After 2 days totaling 54 km of riding at the Specialized Action Asia XC Mountain Bike Festival it was the Champion System Adventure riders that stole the show winning the event overall.

For more information on: Tai Lam Chung Race - Day 1

For more information on: Chi Ma Wan Race - Day 2

A full race report, results and pictures can be seen on ActionAsiaEvents webpage.

 

      

 

2013-Specialized AA XC MTB Festival- Tai Lam Chung, Yuen Long, N.T.

30K Top 3 Overall Men (2 Loops)

Rank

Race#

Name

Team/ Sponsor/ Charity Name

Category

Time

1st

3

Jay Kiangchaipaiphana

Champion System Adventure

M 16-29

1:17:34

2nd

8

KEUNG Tsz Hing

ProBike

M 30-34

1:20:40

3rd

14

Alistair Haigh-Smith

2XU Adventure

M 35-39

1:21:27

30K Top 3 Overall Women (2 Loops)

Rank

Race#

Name

Team/ Sponsor/ Charity Name

Category

Time

1st

42

Baby Marites Bitbit

Champion System Adventure

W 30-39

1:45:38

2nd

44

Lee Nga Yin

/

W 30-39

1:47:37

3rd

45

Dennex Lui

/

W 40+

1:55: 02

 

2013 - Specialized AA XC MTB Festival - Chi Ma Wan, Lantau, Hong Kong

54 km Top 3 Overall Men (Tai Lam Chung & Chi Ma Wan) combined time

Rank

Race#

Name

Team/ Sponsor/ Charity Name

Category

Time

1st

3

Jay Kiangchaipaiphana

Champion System Adventure

M 16-29

2:49:58

2nd

8

Tsz Hing Keung

ProBike

M 30-34

2:59:58

3rd

4

Andrew Stevens

 

M 16-29

3:01:56

54 km Top 3 Overall Women Tai Lam Chung & Chi Ma Wan) combined time

Rank

Race#

Name

Team/ Sponsor/ Charity Name

Category

Time

1st

42

Baby Marites Bitbit

Champion System Adventure

W 30-39

3:55:22

2nd

45

Lai Han Dennex Lui

/

W 40+

4:22:19

3rd

43

Mavis Chau

Axis Cycling Club

W 30-39

4:45:58

 

All images, race reports and results are taken from www.actionasiaevents.com website.  Published with permission from AAE.

International Mountain Bike Association Trailbuilding Workshop

23rd & 24th November 2013

 

This is it, the BIG one.  Its what we have all been waiting for - a new full length downhill trail !!

Expert professional trailbuilders HM Lim from Singapore and Chris Kehmeier from IMBA in the US leading 1-hour workshops followed by full days of work on Tin Man, aka 'Kuan Kiu'. We'll meet at the Tai Mo Shan Visitor Centre at 9am, and finish around 4pm. NEW BUILDERS WELCOME!

HM is the brains and brawn behind DirTraction. He has built excellent trails here and in Singapore, and organized events like Red Bull Dark Knights.

Chris is a trails project manager from Colorado who has helped build all those trails we read about in bike magazines. You can read about some of his projects at his blog: http://www.imba.com/blog/36

New volunteers who attend the workshop will be welcomed by AFCD as part of our dedicated trail stewardship crew - so PLEASE spread the word, and invite your friends and anyone you have met or will meet who might be interested in helping us to build more trails.

Rumors suggest that this will be the most hardcore of all the new trails built in recent years and is expected to take 12 months to complete.  We really need all your help to make this another huge success for trailbuilding and mountain biking in Hong Kong.

If you are interested in joining any of the days please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. your name, mobile phone number and which day you are available and we will register you with AFCD.

HKMBA will be giving out a number of prizes for all success registrants.  Places are limited to 25 people only so be quick and let us know!!

 

Thank you

HKMBA Team

 

 

EVENT - Green Rider 2013, Tai Lam Reservoir.

Hong Kong Conservancy Association and HKMBA bring you the "Green Rider" race.

Although not a hardcore Downhill race or gut busting Enduro style event, riders may want to use this as a build up to other events or simply as a fun competition.

 

Date: 27 Ocotber 2013

Location: Tai Lam Reservoir (Trail and Road)

Organiser:  www.cahk.org.hk

 

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

 

 

 

Team Chiru takes on the Mongol Hordes in the Ghengis Khan Challenge 2013.

After recently returning from the Mongolian Steppe, Ed Cluer of Team Chiru tells us about his experience.

                         

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