Ride the Wilderness

Mountain Bike Ride
 

The Epic - Ross to Greymouth

The Ride: In Brief

  • Saturday 17th November
  • Ross to Greymouth
  • 131km 

Experience the West Coast Wilderness Trail at an exhilarating pace. Racing through Hokitika, Cowboy Paradise, Kumara and finishing at Greymouth. An exciting 131km ride which should be on every Mountain Biker's Bucket List. 

The Start

8:00am
Ross, Bank of New South Wales (i-Site). 

The Finish

Greymouth

Cut off finish time is 4pm

Race Packs

Your Race Pack will contain your Race Number, Race Information and Sponsors Product.

  • Your Race Number must be secured to the front of your handle bars

Note: Every entrant has a Race Pack and NEEDS to be picked up in order to compete. 

Race Pack Pick Up

Friday 16th November - between 3:00pm and 8:00pm – Monteith's Brewery, Herbert St Greymouth

Your Race Pack needs to be picked up prior the event.  You cannot pick up your race pack on race day.  If this does not suit you can contact us to make special arrangement - cjmsevents@xtra.co.nz.

You are more than welcome to pick up 'bulk packs'.  Please email us with a list of all the names so we can have these all ready for you so speed things up - cjmsevents@xtra.co.nz.

 

Course Map

Course Map Coming Soon

Categories

Mens:

  • Junior Men (13-17)
  • Open Men (18-39)
  • Veteran Men (40-49)
  • Classic Men (50-59)
  • Vintage Men (60-69)
  • Seasoned Men (70+)  


  • Cancer Survivors
  • Clydesdale 

Womens:

  • Junior Women (13-17)
  • Open Women (18-39)
  • Veteran Women (40-49)
  • Classic Women (50-59)
  • Vintage Women (60-69)
  • Seasoned Women (70+)


  • Cancer Survivors
  • Clydesdale 

Teams: (of 2 or 4 people)

  • Male
  • Female
  • Mixed


Cancer survivors:

Male and Female
When entering enter the Cancer Survivor section. (No age group sections)

Clydesdale and Clydesdalesses:

One for the big guys and girls in the mountain bike section, males over 100kg and females over 75kg (without the bike) and you will be weighed after the race if required, so you have to be a solid 100kg or 75kgs. If we need to weigh you we will.
When entering just enter the Clydesdale section. (No age group sections)

E-Bikes:

E-Bikes pedal assist can be ridden in the event. This will be a non competitive category and have to be pedal assisted only. This is a rule that has to be respected, no E-Bikes with throttle assistance will be allowed to be ridden on the Trail and all E-Bikes to be under 300 watts. If this works well we may introduce this as a competitive event next year. 

When entering, enter the E-Bike section. (Non competitive)

Pricing

  • Individuals (18+)

Early Bird
Standard
Late Entry

$99.00, Closes 16th September 2018
$109.00
Closes 11th November 2018
$129.00, After 11th November

  • Children (13-17)

Standard
Late Entry

$45.00Closes 11th November 2018
$55.00
After 11th November

  • Team of 2

Early Bird
Standard
Late Entry

$169.00Closes 16th September 2018
$189.00
Closes 11th November 2018
$209.00
After 11th November

  • Team of 4

Early Bird
Standard
Late Entry

$229.00Closes 16th September 2018
$249.00
Closes 11th November 2018
$299.00
After 11th November

  • Transport to the Start - Before the Event
    (per person & bike)

                 $65.00



There will be no refunds if you cannot participate in the event, but for a $20 fee you can transfer your entry to someone else or to another event.    Transfers cannot be made after the Wednesday prior to the event. To transfer race categories there is a $10 fee.

Enter Now

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Prize Giving

5:00pm
Regent Theatre Greymouth

The Ride: In Detail

If you're doing the whole shebang, sheesh, bloody good job, it's a great ride!

Starting at the Old New South Wales bank, you'll quickly leave Ross on your way to Hokitika.  It will be fast as you head onto the old Ross Rail route, this is straight and you can get up some great speed here.  You'll cross the Totara Bridge built in 1908 just for this race, shame it's taken 109-years to organise it for yah!

After this straight ride you do have a 2.5km ride beside the State Highway 6 on a new portion of the trail. After you turn on to Woodstock Road you'll have a bit of tar-seal and then into the fantastic Mahinapua Tramline. This will have you thinking you're part of nature, taking you through wetlands and boardwalks and along past the water ways, all the way through to the Golf Course, with another new portion added, getting rid of some more tar-seal.  Riders this year will go into Hokitika and as you come off the bridge you go on to the road and around the round about "normal road rules apply here" and then back on to the trail by the railway line.  Then along the Kaniere Tramline toward Cowboy Paradise.

Those riders doing it as a Team of 4 will changeover at Hokitika, down by the dairy factory at Livingston Street.

Then the next goal is Cowboy Paradise if you're doing it as an individual or team of 2. 

This leg is an easy journey, suitable for cyclists of all ages.


Finish Cut Off

Cut off for all rides to be finished is 4:00pm.

Transport

There will be transport to the start at Ross and Hokitika before the event. Leaving Greymouth at 6:00am.

Terms and Conditions

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