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    Riding Tauranga and Auckland area in January.....

    I need guidance on local shops in Tauranga and Auckland for hire bikes and would also like to share a ride with any locals who mountain bike and show me your trails. When you come to the States I can do the same for you. Anyone?
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    Any chance of getting over to Rotorua from Tauranga? (about an hours drive)
    I'm further north so can't help much, haven't ridden in Auckland for 5 years, never ridden in Tauranga, but Rotorua = Mecca (at least in the North Island) and you'll have more/better options for hiring bikes an riding. What sort of riding do you want to do?

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    Tauranga doesn't have bikes to hire but Rotorua does. There are a couple of MTB riding parks at Tauranga but the Redwoods at Rotorua as David R says is the mecca of mtbing. Taupo has some nice trails too.
    Depending on your type of riding, there are tracks everywhere in NZ

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    I'm from Tauranga, There is a couple of bike parks here but nothing like the redwoods.
    I have a 6 Berth Motorhome that I rent out . It is based in Tauranga, New Zealand

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    David, it's been a couple months and in two weeks we will be headed for Australia and then New Zealand. We will be in Tauranga on 22 January and I will be driving up to Rotorua with a gentleman from Tauranga. If you care to join us for a ride please let me know and I will tell you when and where we will be meeting. Thanks for the information you've shared!
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    Thanks for the reply. My wife has found information about the bike parks but I think we are going to ride the actual mountain bike trails at Rotorua. Join us on the 22nd of January, if you like!
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    Rotorua is great, I'm sure your wife would handle, Corners & Huckleberry Hound, Little Red Riding Huck, as Shuttle runs, There is also many very good & fun trails all through the Redwoods

    We spend time over there in our camper van, We have just brought an other camper van that we will be renting out.
    I have a 6 Berth Motorhome that I rent out . It is based in Tauranga, New Zealand

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