11 February 2017
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.
Registration for the 2017 event will open on 1 September 2016.
2016 Round Up
kings and queens
The King and Queen of the Mountain for the Coppermine, each taking away $100 each were Cameron Jones and Naomi Whitehead.
Chris Sharland is the King of the Epic course, while Ingrid Richter retains her title as Queen.
the Winners on the Day
Breaking two hours for the Epic course has yet to be done, but 2016's winner's gave it a good crack! Congratulations to Ingrid Richter and Henry Jaine who walked away with $750 each. The Coppermine course was won by youngster Cameron Jones by five seconds. Naomi Whitehead won the women's section in a close race with Liv Bishop - congratulations to everyone.
Most of all congratulations to all those who took part in an epic day, including riders, volunteers and sponsors. It was magic!