During the early part of 2013, Ground Effect took on a project to extend to the Drac' Flat Track at Craigieburn Forest Park. The Craigieburn trails lie just an hour and a half drive west of Christchurch in the foothills of the Southern Alps. A blend of high country and beech forest singletrack, it is outrageously good mountain biking in a stunning location.
Over a weekend in March, a burly bunch of Ground Effect staff and customers gathered for the weekend. A group of forty crafted over 2km of fresh singletrack, sweated buckets, replenished with beer, spent a balmy Saturday night at Forest Lodge, ate too much lasagne, squeezed in some riding and had a generally exhausting time. The Craigieburn Trail network is pretty flash now with over 30km of continuous singletrack between Broken River Ski Field and Castle Hill Village. If you haven't experienced, much sure you fit in time to check it out. Click here to see other tracks in the Selwyn District.