20 February 2016
The coppermine mountain bike event weaves through some of nelson's best back country trails and traverses the spectacular Coppermine mineral belt and dun mountain. There are two courses to cater for different riding abilities.
The Coppermine course is a stunning loop of the Dun Mountain Trail all the way to the mineral belt at Coppermine saddle, where this unique event takes its name from. The Coppermine Epic course has the extra climb to the top of Fringed Hill (900m) and the amazing native forest singletrack descent of Black Diamond Ridge added to the mix and is suited more to the experienced mountain biker. Both courses descend the Boulder Valley, catering for all abilities, with an incredibly fun and flowing piece of single track.
This amazing bike, featuring updated geometry for 2016, will be given away as a spot prize to one lucky entrant.
for the first time...
This year the first male and female of the Coppermine course will win $500, and there will be a King and Queen of the Mountain for the Coppermine, each taking away $100 each.
Increased Prize Money thanks to our new Sponsor - Camelot
The challenge of the Coppermine Epic is recognised as always, with the winners taking away $750 each. The King and Queen of the Mountain will each receive $150 thanks to Solander Seafoods!
Want to set a personal best for the course or have a crack at the top prize? Training programs are being developed by a course record holder - watch this space.
More Reasons to Enter...
Make it a family day out and enter the "Family Team" category. Or make a weekend of it and book a package for the weekend. Either way, just enjoy being in one of the best regions in the world (as rated by IMBA) for mountain biking.