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Gravel and Tar River Path Challenge


Sat 27 Jan 2018, 1:15pm

Where: The Square, The Square, Palmerston North

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • 30 km Gran Fondo: $35.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: Bike Manawatu

The 30 km River Path Challenge is designed for recreational riders who want to be involved in the Gravel and Tar events, but feel that the 70 km and gravel sectors of the Gran Fondo might prove a little too difficult.

With only one gravel section, completely flat and comprising mostly of limestone chip or well-tended gravel, the River Path Challenge can be traversed by all riders with appropriate bicycles.

Normal road bicycles are fine to use in this event. However, participants are advised to use 28 mm or even tyres on their bicycles. Cyclo-cross bikes and mountain bikes are also a good option for the River Path Challenge. Even though the event is 30 km, each participant should carry a spare tube and means of inflation just in case the do get a puncture!

You can enter the River Path Challenge by clicking on the 'buy tickets' tab on this page or go to the website The cost is $35, but a late entry fee kicks in if you enter after January 20th. You do not need a cycling license or be a cycling club member to enter the River Path Challenge, anyone can do it! It’s best though that you do a bit of training before the event and make sure your bike is working well.

The event begins at 1:30pm on the 27th of Jan 2018 from The Square in Palmerston North.

Registration (pick up of race bag and timing chip) will be from George St in Palmerston North between 7am and 11am in the morning of the 27th. Late entries will be taken until 9am.

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