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By: Kennett Brothers  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Mountain Bike

This is the bible of New Zealand mountain biking written by the three Kennett Brothers. Available in all good bikes shops and book stores.

Recommended retail price $39.90

Published 19 October 2011

Bike historian Ian Gray brings you a celebration of the Taranaki Round the Mountain Classic cycle race. New Zealand's longest-running race, the mountain circuit has been a prestigious yardstick for top amateurs and professionals to compare themselves with past and present champions since 1911.

Recommended Retail $20.00

Published 1st October 2011

BikeNZ CEO Kieran Turner and cycling author Jonathan Kennett have teamed up to write a comprehensive guidebook to the best 100 recreational road rides in New Zealand. The book provides everything you’ll need to choose a trip that best suits your favoured style of riding.

Recommended Retail $39.90

Published November 2010

Louise was a small woman with a big heart. She knew virtually nothing about bicycles, except what really mattered. She was the first person ever to cycle right across the Amazon Jungle.

Recommended Retail $20.00

Published November 2010

A New Zealand guide to forest carbon sinks for investors, farmers, foresters and conservationists

"Full of practical advice about the business of carbon farming" - Rod Oram

Recommended Retail $29.90

Published November 2010

Tramping, Camping, Rafting, Mountain Biking and Running in Tararua Forest Park. Available in book shops and adventure stores around Wellington, Manawatu and Wairarapa.

Recommended Retail $24.90

Published August 2010

"I’ve lapped it out with the Cannibal in the Tour de France, and I’ve struggled just for the dubious Red Lantern. I’ve beaten Holland’s best to claim their road championship title, and I’ve risked everything to win a classic, almost following Tommy Simpson’s fate. It was madness. I can say that now."

Published 2009, RRP $20.00.

Dalton excelled at all distances. He won 11 New Zealand track titles, the North Island Six-Day Tour, the Round-the-Mountain, the Tour of Southland, plus many overseas events.

Published 2008. RRP $20.00

Wiremu Paratane's cycling career began in 1926 and spanned an astounding seven decades.

Published 2007. RRP $20.00

The inspiring story of the first New Zealander to race in the Tour de France.

Published 2006. RRP $20.00

Phil O'Shea won every track and road cycling title he set his mind to, during a time when competitive cycling was one of the world's most popular sports.

Published 2005. RRP $20.00

Wellington’s Best Bike Rides guides you to over 60 local mountain bike tracks and 10 popular road rides – all within 100 kilometres of the capital.

Published mid-December 2009 and available in all Wellington bike shops.

Recommended retail price $12.00


Out of print

The story of cycling in New Zealand, from 1860 to 2004. Published 2004. Sold out and no current plans to reprint.


Keep down the quantity of your luggage. Take only what is absolutely necessary. A change of stockings, a couple of extra singlets and tennis shirts, a few handkerchiefs, and a rain cape is all that is required.

Green's New Zealand Road Book, ca. 1897


The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

Keywords: Mountain Bike

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We've been building and maintaining multiple-use tracks since the early 1990s and have developed Track Prescription reports for the Department of Conservation and local councils. We have been employed to help develop sustainable mountain bike policies for councils in Wellington, Auckland and Brisbane. We helped organise the 2006 XC World Mountain Bike Champs in Rotorua. Totora Park, Auckland (peer review of concept and design), 2008.