The QMTBC have recently affiliated to the national cycling body BikeNZ for another year. This enables us to stay in touch with the sport on a national level and allows us to take advantage of the great insurance cover that BikeNZ offer affiliated clubs. This insurance covers all our tail building activities as well as events so is essential for the club to perform these activities as landowners (like DOC and QLDC) require several million dollars of liability cover including rural forest fire insurance before they will agree to allow us to do anything! It also allows club members to register for a national racing license by adding direct BikeNZ membership using their membership portal. You can join BikeNZ by going to their website http://www.bikenz.org.nz/Join. There is several options for joining starting for free and allowing you to choose additional options including donating to TrailFund the nationwide trail building fund available to all participating clubs. When you join you can tell them that you are already a member of the QMTBC without having to pay extra.