Pioneer Motorcycle Club

Pioneer history

Based in Christchurch, the Pioneer Motorcycle Club is one the largest motorcycle trials clubs in New Zealand. In the past our club was involved in all types of motorcycle events from beach racing to enduros and road trials but it it has now evolved into a club which specialises in the running of moto trials. The club holds events once a month during the year at properties on Banks Peninsula and in north Canterbury. The club also hosts the annual Kaikoura 3 day event which has been run uninterrupted every Queens Birthday weekend since 1946. This makes it one of the longest running multi-day events in the world.

Events cater to all ranges of ability from beginner to expert riders. For more information contact us via our contacts page or come along to one of our events posted on the upcoming events calendar page. We are affiliated to Motorcycling New Zealand (MNZ), which regulates all motorcycle competition events. As part of the riders registration fee MNZ provides riders insurance and club third party insurance.

Our club originally started out in 1907 as part of the Pioneer Sports Club and was called the Pioneer Cycle Club, then with the advent of motor cycles and cars became the Pioneer Motor Club and later the Pioneer Motorcycle Club. This group was part of a much larger club of many sports groups housed in a building on the corner of Gloucester and Oxford Terrace. When the club building was sold in 1977 the proceeds from the sale were donated toward the building of Pioneer Stadium. Today only three of the original clubs still exist: the Pioneer Badminton Club, the Canterbury Mountaineering Club and the Pioneer Motorcycle Club. Our group holds committee meetings on the first Thursday of each month at the Stadium.  

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