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Seeking volunteers for February 2017

***Update*** - We are now fully subscribed, thanks to all those interested.  Do you still have some capacity in your holiday schedule? Want to ‘muck in’ and give something back in 2017? Well, here’s your chance to make a difference and live the dream! Come and help to...

Muscle & Dreams – the documentary

Created by West Coast Film, Muscle & Dreams - Creating The Old Ghost Road is an engaging documentary following a keen group of enthusiasts as they transform an idea for a gold miners road from the 1800s into New Zealand’s longest continuous single-track. The...

Spirit to the Stone available online

Spirit to the Stone, the story behind building The Old Ghost Road and written by founding trustee, Marion "Weasel" Boatwright is now available from our new web store. You can order your copy from today and have it delivered to your door. All money raised by the book...

Burke Creek Ford upgrade

We are excited to share that the Burke Creek Ford on the Seddonville end (Northern end) of the trail is getting an upgrade. While construction is in progress a 4WD rough vehicle ford will usually be available and a foot bridge will always be available. We apologise...

Announcing our Grand Opening Date!

The Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust is delighted to announce a public grand opening for The Old Ghost Road at the NBS Theatre in Westport at 2pm on 12th December 2015. At 85km, it will be New Zealand’s longest continuous single track, designed for mountain bikers...

Trail Status Update

The vision of a completed Old Ghost Road drew nearer when the southern of the two remaining unformed trail gaps was joined on the 9th October 2015 by the resident construction team.  Whilst much of the recently formed southern section requires surfacing and...

Tourism NZ releases OGR videos

Tourism NZ has produced 2 and 4 minute videos featuring The Old Ghost Road. Primarily for international marketing, they are part of a series of videos TNZ is producing on each official Cycle Trail. Check out the longer video below; links to both are on our video page....

The Old Ghost Road on Seven Sharp

Yes, that's right.  For those that didn't see it, check it out here: http://tvnz.co.nz/seven-sharp/there-s-challenge-around-every-corner-nz-longest-cycle-trail-nears-completion-video-6317657 And if you like what you see and wish to help us complete this project,...

Major fundraising milestones reached!

Momentum has really picked up in the past several days with donations triggering two major contributions to our Get Across the Finish Line fundraiser. Wow! In our effort to secure funding to complete the last few km's of the trail, we now have more than $85,000 of the...