Outer Core Network

  • Next progression once you have mastered the core network
  • For intermediate and advanced riders
  • Good level of fitness required
  • For those who love exploring

The terrain is undulating, so still no major hill work with a variety of mostly intermediate trails. These are also the trails that will link you to the outback networks.

A slow return ride on the beautiful dual-use Puarenga Track. Weaving over the stream via several short bridge crossings, take in the big pongas and carvings along the way. Mind the walkers!

These trails are part of the Outer Core Network:

  • Double Down – Grade 6
  • Pigeon Run – Grade 6
  • Grinder – Grade 3 – 4
  • Pig Track Link – Grade 2 (Dual-Use)
  • Piglet Track – Grade 3 (Dual-Use)
  • The Tickler – Grade 3
  • Be Rude Not 2 – Grade 3
  • Mad If You Don’t – Grade 3
  • Dragons Tail – Grade 3
  • Te Ara Puna – Grade 3
  • Bunny Jugs 1 and 2 – Grade 3
  • Sweet N Sour – Grade 2
  • Spring Roll – Grade 3
  • Chop Suey – Grade 3
  • Old Chevy – Grade 3
  • Yellow Brick Rd – Grade 2
  • Ball and Chain – Grade 1
  • Puarenga – Grade 1 (Dual-Use)

To find out about these trails and more, check out the trail descriptions written by bikers, for bikers on RideRotorua.com. If you are a beginner remember to click the tab at the top of the track list to search by Trail Grade.

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