WE CARE ABOUT THE COMMUNITY
“Ma ahau anake e whakapaingia te Ao”
It is my responsibility, and mine alone, to make the world a better place
- Takurua Mutu, Mountain Bike Rotorua Director
MOUNTAIN BIKE ROTORUA FOREST ACADEMY
The Mountain Bike Rotorua Forest Academy is being established to formalise and professionalise the athlete development and community support that we offer. The mission of the academy is;
To be world leading in combining business with positive community, environment, economic and cultural impacts
To best serve the Rotorua community
To support the development of mountain biking in New Zealand both competitively and recreationally
To provide pathways for people to develop their mountain biking both competitively and recreationally
For more information see our Mountain Bike Rotorua Forest Academy page.
MOUNTAIN BIKE ROTORUA IN THE COMMUNITY
The MDA Experiences Whanau have been active members in community service projects since its inception in 1989. Whether it be social or environmental initiatives, we pride ourselves on being strong advocates of Kaitiakitanga. As part of the MDA Group, Mountain Bike Rotorua are dedicated to being involved in the community. Here are just a couple of examples of how we get out and about:
Major Sponsors of the Rotorua Mountain Bike Club, providing over $30,000p/a of both cash and in-kind support to ensure regular operations can take place.
Sponsors of the Rotorua Trails Trust, providing cash, shuttles and promotion for the trust.
Mountain Bike Rotorua Forest Academy - Sponsors of a number of athletes and community leaders, providing a mixture of shuttles, equipment and cash to a number of athletes.
Funders of Trees that Count, planting native trees when tours are booked.
Share the Ride Programme owners and managers. This includes Share the Ride with Whanau, Share the Ride with Schools, Share the Ride for Xmas.
MOUNTAIN BIKE ROTORUA SHARE THE RIDE WITH WHANAU
Share the Ride with Whanau take families from the community who don’t have the means to buy new bikes and teaches riding skills, basic bike maintenance, provides familiarity of the forest services and trails and on successful completion of the 10 session program, brand new bikes and helmets.
For more info check out the Share the Ride with Whanau page.