MBikers on the Heaphy?

Hello All, Has anyone been put off walking the Heaphy during the MBiking season? Any positive or negative experiences with MBikers? I don't facing to have my calf shattered by a bike but perhaps the risks are low? Thanks, Alan
Went through midweek in july 2018 and saw noone the whole way. Weekends & shoulder season may be busier. And border lockdown may have upped the numbers a bit - seems to have on the OCRT at least. Can't comment on rider behaviour, as such.
havent heard of any bad interactions, worst I've heard is the bikers tend to stay up later than the trampers...
Walked the Heaphy from East to West in May 2019 and met lots of mountain bikers and a few other trampers. Everyone was generally courteous and it wasn't an issue. One pair of bikers were so keen to bike onward and upward that they hadn't brought much food, so everyone in the huts donated spare sustenance and a good time was had by all. We even played card games together.....
Thanks very much everyone for your comments - much appreciated!
Did Heaphy both ways back in September, and saw almost as many mountain bikers as walkers, and certainly no bad experiences.
Did the track in June 2021 and after a wet and cold walk up to Perry Saddle had a mountain biker come over and offer us a lamb chop on couscous with fresh pikopiko on top (they'd overcatered) as we arrived at the hut. Very nice. Following night at Mackay hut was dreadful - a group of trampers were loud, obnoxious and totally ignored our complaints about their lack of hut etiquette. Decided to skip Heaphy hut the next day so we wouldn't have to experience their antisocial behaviour again. So very positive interaction with the MBers (came across maybe a dozen in total while we were walking and all were courteous) and negative interactions with that one group of trampers.

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On 19 April 2021
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