About the Club
We are a small Incorporated Club based in Horowhenua/Kapiti, and have been operating since 26 July 1979. We are a non-profit organisation, and our purpose is to promote the sport of off road motorcycle trail riding. Each year we organise a “Charity Trail Ride Series” which consists of between three and five trail rides. These events serve a dual purpose – to provide a fun day out for trail riders and families, and raise money for local community organisations. We run similar events on a smaller scale for our financial members, including events specifically for learners and children to promote trail riding as a family sport.
We are a family oriented club, and aim to provide safe and fun riding for our members who range from three years of age upwards. Recent years have seen a large increase in the number of families joining our club, and we have many junior members.
We are affiliated to Motorcycling New Zealand, and all our events are run under their permits. There are many rules and regulations in place, which we are bound to abide by to ensure that events are held in a safe and orderly manner. In addition we have set many of our own procedures to ensure that we meet all the safety standards and provide as safe an environment as possible for riders. The permits provide public liability insurance covering the land we ride on, including forest and rural fires, and statutory liability. As a club we are very grateful for the generosity of the landowners who allow us use of their properties, and all care is taken to safeguard landowner’s property and stock.
Our events are run in the Horowhenua and Kapiti areas, and are very popular in the lower north island with the reputation of being very well run.
We are a fairly small but active club, with an enormously busy committee who volunteer huge amounts of time organising these charity events, and of course have a lot of fun a long the way! We pride ourselves on the “polished” and “professional” way we run our events, and much positive feedback from riders, so must be doing something right!
From our trail ride series, we raise funds for community organisations such as: Koputaroa School, Ihakara Hall, Te Horo School and Poroutawhao Community Hall, and the Square Trust Rescue Helicopter.