|Sat 31 Mar 2012, 8:30am–3:00pm|
Additional fees may apply
100km.... what a fantastic milestone!
You will ride through magnificent countryside from one world famous tourist destination to another using private sealed forestry roads, SH5, peaceful country roads and even parts of the famous Ironman course finishing inside the Taupo Events Centre.
A great way to spend a weekend, with 3500 riders annually. There are over $100,000 worth of spot prizes and giveaways up for grabs. With options for solo, tandem and relay riders this event is open to everyone with a bike!
From Ward Ave, Rotorua the first stage heads south on Fenton St for 3kms before turning left onto private forest roads for 7km, including a good steady climb for approx 3km. The course then joins SH5 and travels south through rolling countryside for 27km turning left into Reporoa Rd. The first relay transfer point/aid station is located 2kms along Reporoa Rd at Reporoa Primary School, (Massey Rd entrance), a total of 39km.
Flat, fast country roads for the next 31kms, which include the following Birch Rd, Longview Rd, Campbell Rd, Forest Rd, Sangro Rd, Strathmore Rd, East Rd and Broadlands Rd before the second relay transfer point/aid station at Broadlands School. The final 30km stage is relatively flat for 20km then a short climb before the final downhill run to the finish on Tauhara Road near the Taupo Events Centre.
Participants must wear an approved safety NZ cycling helmet while riding in this event. All road rules must be obeyed at all times and all roads are open to vehicle traffic. Riders must keep left at all times.
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