This is a fantastic, picturesque course traversing iconic Hawke's Bay landmarks. It meanders up and down the three main peaks of Mt Erin, Mt Kahuranaki and historic Te Mata Peak. Much of it on private land, this course provides a unique Hawke's Bay experience meeting the needs of beginners and experienced participants alike.
For those of you participating for the first time it is a real challenge. The hills are hard and steep both up and down. There are several fences to climb and gates to be negotiated depending on stock movements. Be prepared to carry your bike on certain sections. There are two river crossings that will require arm linking or bike shouldering depending on how you are travelling. The weather on the tops can be adverse even on nice days, with exposed, windy ridges and you need to be adequately prepared for snow, rain or blistering sunshine.
Online entries: online entries will close 12 midnight Tuesday 13th March 2012
Please Note: A $10 late fee will apply to any entries received after 10th March 2012
Registration: Friday 16th March 4:30pm – 8pm at Revolution Bikes 8 Donnelly Street Havelock North, (all race packs need to be picked up by a representative of that team or individual).
Note: competitors who do not register or pick up their Sportident on the Friday will be unable to compete.
Race briefing: 6:30pm Friday 16th March at the Havelock North Domain.
Important note: all competitors need to be at start line 10 mins before their start to check in.
Race start times (Saturday 17th March 2012 at The Havelock North Domain):
Race start times:
6:45am Mountain bikers
Prize giving: 6:00pm Havelock North Domain
An important note on pre race training: yes train heaps, but not on the private land that makes up big chunks of the course. Anyone caught training on the private land on the course will be disqualified. Because if you abuse it we lose it.
To enable us to run this event we have sought permission from a number of local landowners. It is important that we treat the land that we pass through with respect.
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