About the Nelson Mountain Bike Club

The Nelson Mountain Bike Club (NMTBC) is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organisation that works to improve mountain biking in the Nelson region, at the top of the South Island of New Zealand.

Created in 1989 (the details of the first meetings are hazy and shrouded in mystery) we now have an annual membership of over 3500 individuals, of all ages and abilities. The club is active in all disciplines of mountain biking.

We have fun riding our bikes, we build and maintain a fantastic network of over 100km of trails and organise a wide range of events throughout the year. The club also acts as advocate for the interests of all Nelson’s mountain bikers.

NMTBC’s Vision:

For Nelson to be an exceptional place to mountain bike.

NMTBC’s Mission Statement: (e.g. central purpose and role of our club):

To facilitate, advocate, promote and encourage mountain biking in Nelson. To foster local mountain bike trails and events, and create distinctive and valued community assets for the enjoyment of mountain bike riders of all abilities.

NMTBC’s objectives / goals:

To ensure that NMTBC achieves its vision, the committee has defined some key objectives:

  • Foster and strengthen positive relationships with land-owners, local authorities and other stakeholders.
  • Support the development and maintenance of high quality mountain bike trails and infrastructure that caters for all levels of riders.
  • Have a positive effect on Nelson’s natural environment.
  • Encourage and support mountain bike events in Nelson (racing, working bees, social etc.).
  • Be a positive voice for mountain biking in Nelson