“We will go even if you are the only one” is Gravity Nelson’s slogan for its Guided Orientation Rides.
The Codgers and Sharlands ride hubs in Nelson provide a fantastic range of trails for mountain bike riders of many levels. However the layout and grading of the trails, the basic nature of the signage, and the less than obvious layout of connecting routes can be confusing to people new to the area. Even with maps or Trailforks it can be hard to pick the best loops of trails for a given level of ability.
Gravity Nelson Ltd offers Guided “Orientation Rides” which will be aimed at introducing riders new to Nelson to the range of rides in the area for their level. The ride itself will consist of a custom curated loop of 2-3 trails depending on the riders’ level over the course of several hours. The emphasis is on pointing out and talking about other rides, loops and connections. The objective at the end of the ride is not only that the rider has a great time, but also that they would subsequently be able to ride in the area confident of their navigation in that hub.
For those riding from the Gravity Nelson bike shop at 140 Bridge st, the standard format of the Guided Orientation Ride is as follows.
Beginner: Recommended ride – Codgers entrance, Dun mountain trail, pipeline, jacks track, middle road to Fireball skid, Firball trig climbing track, Firball.
Intermediate: Recommended ride – Codgers entrance, dun mountain trail, pipeline, jacks track, middle road to Fireball skid, Turners, Takeme2YourLeader, beer bottle to picnic table, Top Dog, climb back to fireball skid, Hulknhogan, lower Firball.
Advanced: Recommended ride – Codgers entrance, dun mountain trail, pipeline, jacks track, middle road to Fireball skid, Turners, Takeme2YourLeader, beer bottle to picnic table, Top Dog, climb to (if level is clearly NOT advanced then revert to Intermediate program) Hot Box, Maitai valley to Sharlands, climb to top of Loam, do Loam and ride back.
Where riders are interested in bring introduced to Silvan, Richmond, Kaiterteri, or The Wairoa Gorge, we can discus custom programs.
Pricing and Packages:
Expertly guided mtb rides around Nelson
- 4-hr Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced Nelson Trails Orientation Ride
- Half-day Beginner or Intermediate Coaching session
- Guided Coppermine/Dun Mountain Loop (approx. 4-6hrs)
We’ll go even if you are the only one! 1-2 people $199 each, and $75 per person after that. Add half-day premium mountain bike rental for the special price of ONLY +$75 per bike! Ask about ebike rental options too!
Ask about guided and/or shuttled trips like: Rameka, Involution, Intermediate Sharlands or Codgers trails and much more…