All competitors must read the rules and safety information.
Event Day: Saturday 16 February 2019
Event Cost: Early Bird $70, Late Entry Fee $80 (from February 1st) . This includes a t shirt, a free beer/ginger beer and food at the end of the race, plus other sponsor products.
Registration: Friday 15th February from 12.00pm - 8.00pm at the Gravity Nelson Container on 53 Bridge Street, Pocket Park, Nelson (behind Westpac Bank) or Saturday 16 February from 8.00am at the event.
Event briefing: 9.30am at the start line.
Event start: 10.00am
Prize giving: As soon as the last rider crosses the finish line. Performance and spot prizes will be awarded. Entertainment, coffee and food is available to purchase on the day (mostly cash only).
Event Village: from start to finish we will have the Sprig and Fern Ginger Beer games, The NEW Log Pulling Competition and the famous Coin Toss to win the Santa Cruz Chameleon bike.
How to get to Nelson: By car, Ferry from the North Island or if your're flying into Nelson, check out the airline policies for travelling with a bike: Air NZ, Jet Star
Note that Jet Star also do group bookings.
Where to stay: A complete list of accommodation to suit all budgets can be found at www.nelsonnz.com. However, very conveniently the race village is right next to the Maitai Valley Motor Camp.
How to get the event: The event starts at the Maitai Esplanade Reserve, approx 5km up the Maitai Valley. Follow the "MTB Event" signs up the Maitai Valley Road. See map below.