December 24, 2014
There is a fun, flowing, down-sloping trail that starts near the top of Te Mata Peak Road. It's called Te Mata Flow but there is no sign on it. It's a good intermediate trail with nice curves and lots of rollers (gap jumps if you're going fast enough). About 400 metres further up Te Mata Peak Road a track called BMC starts. It goes down a gorge to join Te Mata Flow nearly a kilometre away in the gully below. You need advanced skills to ride it and you need to be a legend to make the most of it. It has an optional 4 metre road gap (soaring drop) with a wooden take-off and a short, narrow landing strip. (Ouch!)
There are a couple of good climbing singletrack trails that go at least part way up the hill. One is called Te Aratipi on the sign and Switcheroo on Strava. It starts from the Chambers Walkway near the Main Gates Car Park and goes up to the start of Te Mata Flow. A lot of riders just ride up the road.