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The Nelson Mountain Bike Club has released a new membership App for 2021.  This will make is easier for members to access their membership account, update their details, view trail information and be kept up to date with the latest club news.  The App will replace the old system for permits and proof of membership.  


You can join using the button above on a computer or download the App to your mobile phone using one of the links below:


Android - Google Play


Membership includes a mountain bike permit for access to all mountain bike trails on Ngati Koata land, the ability to book at the Wairoa Gorge and lots of member benefits


Please note that an additional recreational forest permit must be obtained directly from the Tasman Pine Forest Limited website to access other forests managed by them such as Moutere Forest, Lee & Aniseed Valley and Waimea Forest.


Our membership prices are as follows:

Adult membership (18yrs and older) - $55

Family membership (includes two members, with the ability of adding up to six children) - $85 + $15 per child

Junior membership (17yrs and under) - $40



Nelson Mountain Bike Club has been going for over 20 years, and we have an active membership of over 3500 members. There are three things we focus on:

Ride - helping ensure that our members have fun riding their bikes off road, no matter what skill or fitness level you are. You must be a member to be able to ride at the Wairoa Gorge.  Membership includes public liability insurance.

Dig - making sure that there are high-quality mountain bike trails in Nelson for you to ride on. We plan them with the landowners, we build them through our volunteers and contractors, we pay for the materials needed and we maintain them so they continue to be a valued resource for everyone to enjoy. NMTBC manages over 150km of trails in and around Nelson - joining the club is vital so we can keep up the good work.

Race - we host a wide variety of races and events throughout the year that cater for all fitness and skill levels, from national level downhill races to mass participation fun rides. NMTBC organises and manages close to 40 events every year so that you can come along and have some fun.

By joining NMTBC you help fund this activity. All of the membership money we receive goes back into helping make Nelson an even better place to ride a mountain bike. The profit from events goes directly back into organising more events.

As a member you also get to take advantage of loads of NMTBC member-only offers from local companies saving you money on everything from bike parts to food, beer and DIY kit!

Membership is now valid for one year from date of purchase.

By joining NMTBC you are helping us support the growth of mountain biking in the Nelson region, giving us a strong voice to effectively lobby for mountain biking with the councils/landowners, you are helping ensure loads of quality trails for you, your family and your friends to ride on and you are helping us host more fun events. Thanks.


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This is a temporary Tasman Pine Forestry Permit to ride on trails managed and maintained on Ngati Koata land by the club.  This is not a membership.

Temporary (TPFP) permit prices for 2021:

Two week permit $15 (valid from date of purchase)




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