Sunday 8th April 2018
Wairoa Gorge Bike Park: 784 Wairoa Gorge Road, Nelson, New Zealand
A pairs enduro event - race with a buddy, average time between both riders is what counts. Multiple stages. Shuttle access (with some pedaling). Limited places.
Here are the details:
Event Type: Multi Stage Enduro. Shuttle assistance to access all stages with a small amount of pedaling to access some stages. Riders must be in teams of 2, times are combined to determine
overall placing. Very casual format - this is more of a big social shuttle day with timed sections rather than a hardcore race.
Duration: approx. 7 hours
8am – 8:20am Riders sign in and get numberplates (no registration on the day – all rego and payment done online)
8:30 Rider Briefing – front gate closed – don’t be late!
8:45am First shuttle convoy leaves razor bridge for Irvines (arrives 9:05)
Convoys continue all day.
3pm. Last convoy leaves razor bridge
3:45pm Timing closes
5pm. Everyone leaves site, gates locked
Will not be announced until race briefing. Probably four stages - TBC. Trail difficulty will be mixed and could involve sections of grade 4 and 5.
All racers must be in teams of 2 and must stay together all day, the combined time of both riders in the team is used to determine the overall winner and rankings. The shuttles will run all day and
riders can do as many uplifts and descents as they want to do. There will be double the number of riders to shuttle seats so waiting at the bottom is highly likely, meaning that most riders will get 4 – 5 top to bottom laps if they keep moving all day.
Riders can do any race stage in any order on any lap. Timing chips operate by RFID so anyone recording two starts on a stage on their timing chip will get a DNF for that stage – basically, anyone trying to restart or do a race stage twice will automatically lose the race.
There will be no course marshals. Riders have to sort themselves out at the top of each race stage. If riders fail to give each other sufficient gap that will be their problem. Race stages will be open all day.
Minimum rider age is 16 years – however riders under the age of 18 must form a team with a parent or legal guardian, and they are the responsibility of that parent at all times.
As per normal WGBP rules all riders must have helmet (full face recommended), kneepads and gloves. There is no smoking permitted on site.
Weather: The event will run in light/intermittent rain. If heavy rain or strong winds are forecast it will be cancelled.
Nelson Mountain Bike Club
47 Arrow Street, Nelson, Nelson