Dirt Responsibility Code
- Ride within your limits
- Ride only on marked trails or designated freeride zones
- Stay within resort boundaries
- Riding in closed areas will result in loss of pass
- Carry a trail map & cell phone – Dirt Patrol can be reached on +64 3 443 7341 ext. 721
- Be aware of unmarked hazards
Check out the Mountain Bikers' Code for more information.
Daily Bike Checklist
- Make sure your helmet is in good shape & adjusted to fit you. At Cardrona we recommend the use of full-face helmets
- Inspect your bike frame for cracks, dents or other damage
- Make sure you have enough brake pad to stop your bike on a steep downhill
- Front & rear axles should be tight
- Headset & stem should be secure with no movement
- Tyres should be in good condition, with no tears or cuts in the sidewall & plenty of tread
- Handlebars & grips should be tight (not spinning)
- Seat & seat post need to be fastened securely
If you’re not sure your bike is in good enough nick to be riding the trails, pop in and see our friendly Cardrona Workshop team. They can look after most usual repairs right on the mountain while you grab a bite and a coffee!
It always helps to bring a bag with water, sunscreen and windproof/waterproof layers for a day riding at Cardrona. Mountain conditions can change rapidly and it always helps to be prepared.
Make sure you warm up before you tackle anything too far out of your comfort zone – build up to more gnarly trails, take breaks and keep yourself fuelled. Mountain biking can be pretty taxing on your body, so you'll make the most out of your day if you pace yourself and ride within your limits.
We recommend heading out with the Bike School for a lesson! We have courses to cater for beginner, intermediate, and advanced riders.
If you have any questions about mountain safety, feel free to have a chat with one of our Patrollers!