AIMS Games

After three long years Zespri AIMS Games made its return. Restarting such a massive tournament with over 10000 students, 320 schools, 1800 volunteers and 23 sports is no easy task. But wider AIMS team pulled it together to get the gears back into motion once again. To read the fill article head to:


DirtSkill Registrations are open. If you register and pay before 5th October then you will receive a 10% discount. Our DirtSkill programme aims to give riders confidence, competence and understanding of a variety of skills required for healthy growth as a young mountain biker. Our sessions progress from riders as young as 7 through to our older groups for 17 and 18 year old’s. Registrations can be found at:

Adult Skills

Our first Term Long Summer Adult Skills sessions registrations are open. And to celebrate we are offing classes from $180 for 8 sessions! If you are after a variety of skills sessions at an affordable price from knowledgeable and experienced coaches then Adult Skills is the right place for you. We aim to deliver engaging through adult specific skills sessions to identify and minimize bad habits and teach correct, safe and confidence building riding techniques. This is a process, not something that is mastered in one or two sessions, but in multiple sessions over multiple terms. To find out more or to register visit:

Oropi Super D Series

We know this highly anticipated race series has taken a long time to deliver, but you’ll need to wait a little longer for full information. Right now, we can tell you that sporadically throughout later October, November and December there will be Super D racing at Oropi. This will take place roughly from 5.00pm to 8.00pm most Fridays from the main Oropi Carpark. The finer details are still being worked on. More information can be found real soon at:

Network & Mapping Evening

If you are or have an Intermediate school aged rider then we strongly recommend you come to our network and mapping evening on the 28th of October. DirtCraft families $40, other families $60.

We will kick off with an information presentation to parents to outline what DirtCraft is working on beyond skill learning. This includes developing both the rider and the person as your child progresses through their teenage years.

Our second presentation will demonstrate the programmes we offer and how this assists riders development. It will also outline to the kids all the opportunities we have on offer for DirtCraft riders going forward.

Finally, we will wrap the evening up with a shared dinner and chance for meeting new faces and finding some new riding buddies. For more information check out:

Development Squad

If you’re year 9 to 12 in 2022 you may want to consider applying for the 2023 Development Squad. The 2023 focuses of the squad are:

  1. To make high level NZL and International racing more accessible.
  2. To assist character development with situational learning in the MTB environment.

The Development Squad has a focus around developing the character of the rider as they develop through Highschool. Camps, training and racing present the perfect opportunity for growth and development of the individual. Our focuses to assist this include –

Maturity – Riders are able to keep a level head and open mind in new environments.

Independence – Riders are in positions where they are encouraged to develop Independence.

Resilience – Riders face adversity and assisted with developing resilience.

Send your applications to

or for more information visit:


We are having a big merchandise sale on at the moment. Selected items and sizes need to go. Head over to our Merchandise page to find some sweet deals. In particular our larger sized short sleeve trail tops need to go!

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