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Posted on 31/08/2021 by Christy Lambert

APS Mountain Bike Wash Station for Ride Coromandel

Ride Coromandel engaged with APS to help design and build a purpose built Kauri Dieback wash station for bikes. 

The brief was to reduce any transfer of  microscopic fungus-like pathogen called Phytophthora agathidicida that kills most (if not all)Kauri it infects from cyclists entering the bike park. 

A collaboration between the Department of Conservation, APS and Ride Coromandel Bike Park produced the first specific Kauri dieback wash station to ensure riders have a fun and easy experience when cleaning bike wheels and sterilising tyres. This reduces any transfer of pathogens at the entry to the trail, before entering the trail and protecting the Kauri, and it increases the efficacy of the wash station usage. 

APS designed and manufactured the wash station and has set the precedent for the future protection of terrestrial biodiversity in New Zealand. 


We were particularly pleased with the innovation and flexibility to achieve the desired outcome shown by APS within a short timeline.  

Excellent service, easy to deal with, reliable and professional.”


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