Coaching – Shuttles – Events – Riding
Jentree is a 100-acre property in Marlborough located 15 minutes from Blenheim on the Taylor Pass. It was originally planted in forestry and had an extensive network of mountain bike tracks. In its heyday, Jentree was a mecca for riders in the area and a venue for multiple national and regional races. Jentree was a hive of activity for locals and visitors riding and building tracks. This fostered a strong sense of community, support, and engagement. This environment was pivotal in shaping Justin’s passion for riding and his future achievements, winning Junior and Pro Elite National titles at the property. He then progressed on to an international career as a professional mountain biker spanning 16 years.
With Justin’s planned retirement from the racing circuit in 2017, it was serendipitous to have been offered the opportunity to purchase Jentree. Since taking ownership of the property a year ago we have replanted the trees, which had been milled and have started to rebuild existing tracks and develop new ones.
Come and ride
We are already seeing a supportive grassroots network of riders coming together to share in their passion for riding.
Jentree is our family home, however, we are happy for riders to come up and ride anytime, just give us a call prior on 03 5777-635 to arrange. THERE ARE RIDING RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE DUE TO THE FIRE RISK CURRENTLY.
All riders must comply with Health and Safety policies on the property.
Leov’s moving on
It is bitter sweet that we are posting this, but we wanted to let you know that things are changing for Jentree and the Leov’s. We have seen it as a privilege and a calling to reinstate Jentree as a world class riding venue. In our time here we have hosted international races and talent camps, club champs, inter winery competitions and seen some epic riding. We have worked super hard to build some super fun tracks and along the way have met some incredible people. It is now time for us to focus on new adventures and this will see us selling the property (hopefully to another keen rider). As a family, we are starting a new adventure in Hanmer and plan to move our passion for riding and the coaching side of things down there. This means that we would love to hear from you when you are coming through and if you want some coaching don’t hesitate to get in touch.
It has been amazing getting to meet all the people that have come through the property and thank you all for your time, contributions, presence and just being EPIC people. We look forward to extending out MTB family further down the South Island.
Look after yourselves and keep up the sweet shredding.
Jentree wouldn’t be possible without the support of some awesome people and organisations.