When + Where

Saturday 10 December 2022

8.30am -4.30pm

at the Waitangi Mountain Bike Park

Categories

Four People to a Team

Bike Categories:
– Male
– Female
– Mixed
– Under 18

E-Bike Categories:
– Male
– Female
– Mixed

*Minimum age to enter is 13yrs old.
Teams wishing to enter with children between the ages of 10-12 yrs old will be at the discretion of the event organisers. Please contact us directly before registering so that we can advise the criteria for entrance. All entrants Under 16 yrs old will require guardian permission to enter too*

 

***If anyone in the team is riding an E-Bike, you need to enter the E-Bike Category***

 

Registrations go live SUNDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER 5PM

Is it for me?

MAHI TAHI = TEAMWORK!

The event is aimed at all fitness levels from families to groups of co-workers to corporate teams.. This is going to be a day of Unforgettable Fun with some amazing prizes to be won!

This is a fun day out, in a team environment doing as much or as little riding as you like.

The aim is for your team to work together to complete as many laps as you can in 8 hours

RACE SUMMARY

  • Setup from 06:00am, race starts at 08:30am

  • Each team will be allocated a 3x3m space at the event base to setup as you wish.

  • Teams of 4 people complete as many laps as they can in the time limit.

  • The lap starts and finishes at the Event Hub and is an achievable Cross Country course on Grade 2 Mountain Bike Tracks. It is approximately 7.5km and should take on average 20-30 minutes to ride

  • Teams decide who rides which lap and in what order. It is totally up to you if you prefer to take a break and enjoy the atmosphere and food at the event hub. Each individual is NOT riding for 8 hours ūüėä It is a fun but competitive event

  • Each person in the team must complete at least one lap

  • Only one person from each team is riding the course at any one time

How many laps can your team complete before the time is up?

LOCATION

The Waitangi Mountain Bike Park

33 Bayly Rd, Waitangi

Only 4km out from Paihia. Please park as directed

Timetable

Race Pack Pickup

Saturday 10th December: 6.00am – 7.30am

Tent Setup

From 6.00am

All Cars out of carpark by 7.00am

Race Briefing

8am

Event Welcoming

8.25am

Start

8.30am

Finish

4.30pm

Prize Time!

5pm

Even if you have finished your laps for the day, stick around at the Event Hub there will be plenty of fun surprise activities and keep cheering all the other riders on!

The Course

The Course will remain a surprise until the day of the Event. However, here is what you can know

The Lap is approximately 7.5km and should take on average 20-30 minutes to ride

Only on Grade 2 Mountain Bike Cross Country Tracks

Lap times will begin/end under at the Start line

You will swap out with your teammate at your appointed tent site and when they cross over the Start Line again, the next lap timing will begin

Teams

Teams to be made up of 4 people

Age Requirements:

Minimum age to enter is 13yrs old.
Teams wishing to enter with children between the ages of 10-12 yrs old will be at the discretion of the event organisers. Please contact us directly before registering so that we can advise the criteria for entrance. All entrants Under 16 yrs old will require guardian permission to enter too

E-Bike Teams:

If anyone in the team is riding an E-Bike, you will be in the E-Bike Category
Please note that there will be no access to battery charging stations onsite
Electric Bikes need to be pedal assist, rather than throttle driven

Bikes:

If you do not have four bikes between the four riders in your team, remember only one of you are riding at one time, so you can share your bike amongst your team.

CATEGORIES

Analog Bikes

Male  |  Female  |  Mixed  |  Under 18

Electric Bikes

Male  |  Female  |  Mixed

The Key Rules

  • Ride as many laps as possible within the 8 Hours
  • Only one rider from a team on the course at a time
  • Riders can do as many laps in a row as they like before switching to another team member
  • The changeover of teammates for the next lap will occur outside your tent site. However, the lap time continues, until the new team member crosses the start line
  • No non-competitors on the course
  • No personal aid/pacing during a lap (the only support location is at the event base). This means kids taking part must be confident enough to ride the lap by themselves, no parents to ride alongside them.
  • Slower riders ‚Äď please allow faster riders to pass. Move to your left
  • The winning team has the most¬†complete laps in the team category entered
  • In the event of top teams having the same number of complete laps, the time of the last lap that was completed will decide the winner
  • We are on DoC Land so no cats, dogs or other domesticated animals allowed onsite
  • No Smoking Permitted on Event Premises

E-Bike Teams

  • One E-bike in a team means you are classed in the Electric Bike Category.
  • Electric Bikes need to be pedal assist, rather than throttle driven
  • There are no charging facilities onsite, so make sure your bike is all charged up!
Full Race Rules and Waiver can be found here

Aid Stations

The laps are only 7.5km so there are no aid stations out on the course.

Compulsory Gear

Due to this being a short lap course there is no compulsory gear to take whilst you are out on the lap; apart from your helmet and bike

Bike Safety

All Bikes will be safety checked on the morning of the race. Please make sure your bikes have the following:

  • Front and back brakes – both working
  • Pumped up tyres – we recommend 20-25 psi
  • Tight grips, handle bars, headset and pedals
  • No open ended grips (must be capped)

We recommend checking your bike in for a service, at Paihia Mountain Bikes before the race, to make sure it is running perfectly on the day. No one wants their day to finish early due to a mechanical!

Tent Sites

Each team will be allocated a 3m x 3m site within the event base. A section of the course will weave amongst the tent sites allowing teams to transition right outside their site before continuing to the start/finish line.

Team sites do not have power or water

No vehicles will be allowed on the tent sites during the race. Cars are only allowed onsite to drop/pick up gear pre 7.00am and post 4.45pm

Bring your own gazebo/tent or perhaps some comfy chairs –¬† Make other people jealous of how good your setup is! No Generators are Permitted

Please remember we are on DoC Land so no pets allowed onsite

Teams requiring neighbouring tent sites (2 or more teams entered such as corporate teams, riding clubs or extended families) can request this by emailing the event organisers at connect@unforgettablefun.co.nz

Prizes

Best Dressed Team

Fastest E-Bike Lap

Fastest Analog Lap

Most Laps in the Day for each Category

+ Spot Prizes to be won throughout the day

Event Hub Entertainment

Food and Drink Providers

Details Coming soon..

Music

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Massage

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Chill Zone

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