Mountain Bike Ashburton (formerly Mid Canterbury Mountain Bike Club) is a group of passionate local riders charged with maintaining and developing an 11.5km cross-country riverside loop & skills park in central Ashburton, as well as promoting a positive culture of mountain biking in the community.
The club holds an annual 6 hour race, as well as seasonal Chocolate Fish races & skills sessions and is a massive supporter of local cycling talent by way of providing grants to go towards competing costs.
Environmentally and sustainability conscious, the club is responsible for increasing the native plant population in the riverside area by almost 7000.
Productive, forward-thinking and mutually beneficial relationships with the local council, ECAN and landowners over the last ten years have resulted in an amazing community asset that continues to see over 1000 users weekly.
If you're keen to be a part of the voice for mountain biking in Ashburton, join us! AGM's are held in August and we welcome new members.
In 2018 when the last of the original committee members stepped down we decided to create a life membership status to acknowledge members of our club that have made a significant contribution to our club and local mountain biking.
Life Membership nominations can be made in writing to the secretary at least two months before an AGM. The nominated person must have been a club member for at least 5 years and have made an outstanding contribution to the club.
Life Member since 2018
President 2010 - 2015
Committee Member 2010 - 2018
From founding the club as the first president to handing the position over to focus on track development, Dell has put in huge amounts of work to give us the trails and club we enjoy today. His knowledge and contacts have been extremely useful to the club especially when it comes to gathering sponsors for the 6 Hour or organizing a working bee. Dell is responsible for creation of many of the sections of track we enjoy today as well as the care of 5000 natives down stream on SH1. The 'Lower Dell' and 'Upper Dell' were named to show some appreciation for the hard work Dell has put in.
Life Member since 2020
Committee Member (on behalf) 2018 - 2019
Andrena received a life membership on behalf of her husband Paul Skinner in 2020 following his passing. Paul was a committee member and huge supporter of the club through their bike shop (Skinners Bikes Mowers & Saws) and many hours volunteered. Paul attended many working bees, maintained the club equipment and donated prizes/cash for our races. His biggest contribution was the many riders he introduced to the sport through selling them bikes and taking them out on regular shop rides.