Saturday, 18th January 2020 – Ngamatapouri Trail Ride – Taranaki

Classic Trail Ride Fun

Ngamatapouri Trail Ride
WhenSaturday, 18th January 2020
Where: Ngamatapouri School, 4301 Waitotara Valley Road 
District: South Taranaki
Sign in from: 8:00am
Riders Briefing: 8:45 am
Starts at:9:00am – 3pm
Directions: 32 km north-west of Whanganui, heading towards New Plymouth on SH3, turn onto Waitotara Valley Road. Will be sign-posted on the day.


– Dirt Bikes/2 wheelers and Quads/ 4 wheelers 9:00 am -3:00 pm

– Side by Sides will have a guided ride starting at 2:30 pm. Sign in and briefing for side by sides no later than 2:00 pm.

Terrain: The Trail Ride tracks (a 45km and 20km loop) are on hill country farm tracks and single tracks suitable for intermediate riders and up.
There are 2 A-loop options for more advanced riders and a kids/ beginners track.

Other details:

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A fundraiser for the Ngamatapouri School.

Free camping available for Friday and Saturday night. Toilets and showers available.

The bar will be open at the community hall from 5:00pm on the Saturday and meals can be purchased there.


  • 16 years and up: $40
  • Under 16: $20
  • Side by Side passengers: $20

NO PILLION PASSENGERS.* Entry fee allows riding on the designated tracks AND FOOD – Burger or sausage sizzle. Drinks available for sale.

All riders: Protective gear is compulsory – includes boots (no gumboots), helmets, full length pants and shirts. Also recommend to wear goggles, chest protectors, gloves and knee pads. NO GEAR – NO RIDE!

All motorcycles: must be in a sound state of repair. Riders are responsible for own motorcycles. No safety checks.

All riders: must obey marshals and stay on marked tracks at all times. NO PILLION PASSENGERS. Quad bikes and Side by Sides allowed. Wearing a seatbelt in a Side by Side is compulsory.

  • Please note that there is no mobile phone coverage in this area.
  • Dangerous riding will not be tolerated. The first lap is to be a slow sighting lap.
  • Riding track in reverse flow against traffic is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN.
  • Roving marshalls will be riding around the tracks.
  • All riders must strictly adhere to a 5km/h limit around the carpark and staging/ camping area.

Proudly sponsored by: Wanganui Farm SuppliesEast Town Timbers and Beadles Panel Products. More sponsors to follow soon……

 Paragon Motorcycles as the main sponsor  –

Please check with the event organiser prior to the event to confirm any cancellations or changes to the event.