Knocking Nicols Off!

$7,955 of $15,000 goal
Given by 78 generous donors in around 6 months

Please donate if you want to see Dunedin's iconic Nicols Creek Switchback Track completed and gravelled.

Otago

The end is in sight! After 10+ years of hard work by Hamish Seaton and dedicated bands of volunteer (fuelled by Pam's muffins); Nicols Creek Switchback track is nearing completion.

When the track is finished, several adventurous loop circuits will be available for all users to enjoy; extending north and south along the historical Swampy Ridge Track.

Make no mistake, this is a challenging project made more difficult by the lack of road access. We have exhausted our range in moving gravel over land and now, to finish the project, we must continue applying gravel with a helicopter. This is a hugely expensive commitment for a small volunteer organisation like ours.

We are seeking financial help to make the connection. Please understand, we cannot realise this vision without the support and generosity of people like you!

About us

MBO was founded in 1989. The club's objectives are ‘to be a pro-active advocate for issues affecting recreational and competitive mountain bikers in Otago, in particular to work for improved land and trail access for mountain biking'.

Use of funds

Donations will be used to fund heli-gravelling of the new top section of hand-cut track.

We thank you for your generous support – we can’t wait to see you up there; it’s going to be great!

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Latest update

Looks like we made it!!!  8 December 2020

Thanks to all you generous folk, excellent sponsorship from local cycle shops, local and national companies, the Dunedin City Council and the Dunedin Rotary Club we have achieved our goal, somewhat earlier than expected!

Currently we are fully engaged with building the Easy Down at Signal Hill, but hope to be able to schedule the heli-gravelling in the new year. Standby for further announcements...

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Latest donations

Mark
Mark on 08 Jan 2021
Down from Chch - a great effort to build this track
$25
Ali
Ali on 29 Dec 2020
$10
Graeme
Graeme on 21 Dec 2020
$100
Joshua
Joshua on 20 Dec 2020
$20
Ruth
Ruth on 20 Dec 2020
I enjoy running this track - thank you so much for all the work you do!
$200

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