Southstar Shuttles commences Uplift Charters in Cougar Park Tokoroa
Southstar have begun operating uplift charters for Mountain Bikers in Cougar Park, Tokoroa. The charters are for groups of 2-13 riders. We have two vehicles available to charter - the iconic ex-Army Southstar V8 Landrover - uplift's 7 riders, and the modern Yamaha Viking uplifts 5 riders. Charter cost is $140/hr for either vehicle with most groups doing 3-4 hour sessions.
Cougar Park has 10 shuttleable descents with a range of grades 2-5. It' a quick turn-around, so it's possible to ride all 10 in a 3hr session, and hit your favourites twice with a 4hr session.
Book by calling or texting Jeff on 021619954
Bookings available Friday/Saturday/Sunday, 9am, 12:30pm, 4pm
Group Meeting Point: Public Parking at end of Newell Road, Tokoroa
A portion of uplift income is passed on to the local Tokoroa MTB Club and used for trail maintenance
COUGAR PARK FEATURED ON STUFF 09/2019
"A Tokoroa mountain bike park is quickly stealing the limelight from Rotorua's Redwood Forest. Cougar Park, the South Waikato town's 68 hectare mountain bike park, has become the place to go for Waikato mountain bikers.
The Tokoroa Mountain Bike Club, which operates the park within a pine plantation off Mossop and Newell Rd, is now set to seek $1 million in funding to further invest towards its transformation into a world class facility over five years.
The club has access to 300 hectares of Hancock Forest Management forest in which to expand into.
"With the amount of visitors we are getting regularly and new people in the carpark, Cougar Park has become where they ride," he said.
"They are from Cambridge or Hamilton and Cougar Park is now the only place they will ride. They are not even going to the Redwoods because of the scope of the tracks that are in there now.
"We were around 1500 visitors a month and I am picking it has got to be double now."
The South Waikato District Council invested $350,000 towards the development of the park.
"In 2018 the guts of park was harvest so all our tracks were decimated and now we are back into the realm of putting new tracks in," he said.
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Trailmapps Rotorua Smartphone App
The Trailmapps App is available in the Apple App Store, and in the Google Play Store for $12.99. The killer feature of this app is that it uses the phone's GPS to show you where you are on the map. With this app you tap the GPS button at the bottom of the screen and an icon shows you your current location. The GPS can be used with your phone cell data service turned on or off, so once you've initially downloaded the app, there's no data charges from your carrier (i.e Spark/Vodafone/2degrees etc), the GPS doesn't need data to work as it uses satellites.
New trails are added to the app via free updates, so you constantly have the latest info.