The 85km-long Old Ghost Road is Aotearoa’s longest single-track backcountry trail. The multi-day adventure takes riders and trampers back in time along the long-forgotten shared-use goldminers’ road. This impressive track weaves through diverse rugged environments from long alpine sections to exposed hills. Combined with the infamous West Coast weather ranging from heavy rain, strong winds, snow, and freezing temperatures, even in the height of summer, means trail users are often challenged. The new video highlights these varied conditions mountain bikers can expect, covering important tips including how to pack a balanced bike, a suggested packing list, the common risks, and hazards, and outlines key decision-making points and pit stops.