Gravity Canterbury


keep an eye out for the 2018/2019 race calendar - coming soon!

past events...

dual slalom - April 29

Gravity Canterbury is stoked to be supporting the opening of Outspoken Cycles, a new online bike consumables store. To help them get on their feet, we are assisting them in running a low key dual slalom race. Bring your mates and go head to head on the track. Its going to be a chilled out event and a good time for everyone.

- Old school type DS race with stopwatch timing

- Race track off Summit Road on private land. Directions provided closer to the time.

- Free BBQ provided by Outspoken Cycles

- Open to any rider, any ability, any age. Parental consent required if under 18.

- Spectators encouraged! Come make some noise!

$5 entree fee for GC members, $10 for non-members (this covers a day-membership). Another MTBNZ affiliated club membership will also suffice.

Keep an eye on the FB page for updates!

Gravity canterbury agm

Are you interested in racing with Gravity Canterbury this season? Do you want to see more races? More dig days? More shuttle days? More enduro?

Do you have a great idea for the club? Are you curious what Gravity Canterbury is all about?

The AGM is for you. We want to hear from racers and volunteers! The more dedicated help we get, the more races and events we can put on. 

If you are keen to help over the upcoming season, please come to the AGM and make yourself known.

Nibbles provided.

May 17, 2018 @ 6:30pm at South Christchurch Library

66 Colombo St., Beckenham


mt pleasant


An intermediate level event, ideal for people ready to give enduro a go, but enough to keep the seasoned racers happy. Approximately 20 mins of timed stages with a total ride time of 3-4 hours.

Electronic timing on all stages. First Aid cover provided and after race BBQ. 

Open face helmets ok, knee pads and full finger gloves compulsory. No feed/water stations during the race so riders need to be self-sufficient.

All competitors should pre-register to secure a spot – there will be limited entry on the day. These entries will go live 1-2 weeks prior to the event. Please cancel your entry if your plans change to allow other riders to register. 

Registration from 8:30am. Race base Taylors Mistake.

$40 entry fee to be paid on the day plus $20 club membership if not already purchased.

Race Categories
Under 19
Senior/Open 19-29
Master 30-39
Veteran 40+
Women - split as numbers allow

Port Hills Enduro Nov 26

An intermediate level event, ideal for those who have some experience with steeper and varied terrain. Around 25 mins of timed stages for the fastest riders with a total ride time of 3-4 hrs at a leisurely pace.

summer series #3- Dave's race - dec 10

In memory of Dave Balderstone, a beloved GC member who passed away tragically. Dave's Race is sponsored by Dave's mum & boss, and is a beloved tradition of Gravity Canterbury.

Check back for more info closer to the date.

club race sept 24

Register on the event page.

We have combined our Novice Race and Club Race together, making a course suitable for novice riders and fun for everyone... and we'll put on a shuttle day on 23 September so you can all practice the track.

We are happy to hold your race entry fee over but if you can't make Sept 24th and want a refund, please email us at with your name and bank account details and we will sort it over the next few days.

Thanks for your support and understanding and hope to see you all on 24 September!!!


U18 riders must have parental consent form signed. 

If you signed up online and did not pay, you need to bring $40 on the day. If you are not a member of GC or another club you'll also need $20 club membership (paid once yearly) on the day.

Race format is: 

Race check-in at the bottom of Bowenvale Ave, from 8am (rego closes at 9am. Please come early if you need to fill out paperwork).
- practice runs from 9:00am - 12:00pm, 
- BBQ lunch for the riders from 12:00pm, 
- Riders briefing at 12:30pm
- seeding runs from 1:00 pm
- race runs from approx. 2:30pm
- prize giving at 4:00pm. 

Age categories (subject to change depending on numbers): 

U12, U15, U17, U19, Open Men (20-29), Senior Men (30-39), Vet Men 40+, Women U19, Open Women, & Trail Bike.

Full face helmets, gloves, and knee pads are required. Elbow pads and body armor are optional. 

Girls on dirt enduro


Gravity Canterbury is excited to have teamed up with local ladies' riding group Girls on Dirt to bring your our first ever women's specific MTB event!

The Girls on Dirt Enduro is a 5-stage mountain bike race. There will be leisurely climbing stages in between timed descents. The tracks are suitable for beginner level racers with some mountain bike experience, but definitely interesting enough to keep more advanced riders entertained. This event aims to be an ALL-LADIES fun filled day of riding and general MTB camaraderie!

Electronic timing for all stages will be provided, as will a post-race BBQ, podium prizes and spot-prizes.

In addition, a post-race demo day has been set up for ladies (and gents!) keen to try out Juliana, Trek, & Giant's trail bikes.

Race entry is $30

Racers must also join Gravity Canterbury ($20 additional, membership form here) or be a current member of another MTB NZ affiliated club

Skills clinic 

watch this space 

Keen to sharpen your skills? Learn race technique? This 3 hour clinic is open to anyone, but the focus will be on downhill MTB skills, technique, and racing. Led by professional MTB athletes, this is your chance to learn from the best. 

Those who have registered please meet 8:45am: at the skidder site (park at the Ranger's Station)
BBQ to follow!
Racing experience not required. 
Helmets and knee pads required.
Questions? Flick us a message.


This is your chance to give back to your club and back to CCC who allow us to run the events. The trails need maintenance badly. You will be rewarded with a BBQ and the awesome feeling of doing good :-)

Please keep an eye on Facebook for weekly details but the usual scene is meet at the Rangers Station at 9.00am.

Tools provided. BBQ to follow all dig days.

Ride hard and ride well!

women's clinic

New clinic date: SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 16


CLINIC FULL! You guys are awesome!

This is your chance to walk the course, learn new skills, and ask questions in a low-key, no pressure ladies-only environment. We will check out the novice DH course that will be used for the race on following day. You do not have to be racing to come, but you might leave with a hankering to sign up!

Led by (female!) seasoned racers. We will begin with a general MTB skills session, and then proceed to walk the novice course and give tips along the way. Lastly, you can practice full runs of the course in an environment free of the boys!

9am: meet at the skidder site (park at the Ranger's Station)
BBQ to follow!

Racing experience not required. 
Some MTB experience preferable, though any skill level encouraged to come out!
Helmets required.
Knee pads strongly, strongly recommended.
Additional body pads, armor not required, but by all means wear if preferred. 

Questions? Flick us a message.