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Around Brunner Cycle Ride

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This event is in its 13th year with some course changes in 2019 taking riders through Greymouth to avoid traffic issues experienced in the past. The event consists of two distances of 130km and 260km through some of the most stunning scenery in New Zealand!

How to enter the Around Brunner Cycle Ride

  1. Around Brunner - 130km

    Bike 130km
    NZD $99–NZD $189
    Event passed
  2. Enduro Ride - 260km

    Bike 260km
    NZD $119
    Event passed

Around Brunner Cycle Ride routes

Around Brunner is a 130 km sealed circuit cycle ride which takes cyclists through some of the most stunning scenery the West Coast of New Zealand has to offer.

Starting from Moana on the banks of Lake Brunner, cyclists ride an undulating and winding course through the picturesque Arnold Valley to Stillwater. A flat ride beside the banks of the Grey River takes cyclists to Greymouth.

As the riders leave Greymouth they ride along the edge of the Tasman Sea, then turn inland at Kumara Junction. At Kumara the Teams will changeover. The riders then climbs gently through alpine rain forest to Jacksons and take a left toward Inchbonnie.

Through Inchbonnie heading north for a breathtaking flat ride through the stunning scenery of Lake Poerua, Rotomanu on their way to Moana and the Finish at the Moana Hotel at the tranquil Lake Brunner.

Around Brunner is a cycle ride for everyone – from the first timer to the experienced, whether as an individual or in a two person team.

Those wanting to see the scenery twice, you get the chance to do the Enduro Ride, doing 2 laps for 260km.

Around Brunner is Race 3 of the Series with Bay Cycle Challenge and Ride the Rakaia

Event Details

Raceday Logistics

Friday 3rd May 2019

Race pack pick up: Monteith's Brewery, Herbert Street, Greymouth. 4pm to 8pm.

Collect your competitors race pack. The race packs include detailed race instructions, timing transponder, cycle helmet sticker, cycle sticker and sponsors products/information.

If you are unable to pick up your race pack at the above times please email us to make special arrangements - [email protected]

You are more than welcome to pick up packs for other competitors. Please email the race organiser at [email protected] so they can have these all together ready for you for bulk pick up.

Saturday 4th May 2019

Enduro Ride:

4:45am: Enduro Ride Race Brief

5:00am: Enduro Ride Race Start, Moana Hotel Lake Brunner

8:45am: All support crews and the stage team member cycling from Kumara to Lake Brunner must have departed Moana before 8:45am. Absolutely no exceptions.

Around Brunner:

Start: Moana Hotel Lake Brunner

8:45am: Around Brunner Race Brief

9:00am: Around Brunner Race Start. Individuals and Teams, controlled start. Those riders with fastest estimated times will start at the front and slowest at the back.

This will be a mass start in a controlled start with a lead vehicle for approximately the first 700 metres.

Finish line: Moana Hotel Lake Brunner

12:00noon: First 130km finisher

12:15pm First Enduro 260km finisher

Encourage your family and friends to come to the finish line in Moana with music, catering, West Coast hospitality and commentaries to entertain you and your supporters. Swapping yarns and race results.

Prize Giving: Moana Hotel Lake Brunner

Last rider is estimated to be finished by 3:00pm therefore prize giving will be at 3:15pm - Spot and performance prizes – you must be there to collect both performance and spot prizes.

Kit List

All Enduro riders need to have front and rear lights on their bikes and to be self-supporting for the event. This is spare tubes and being able to change tyres by yourself.

Enduro riders are to have a mobile phone with them throughout the ride to be able to call for help if required. We appreciate that for some of the ride cell phone contact is unavailable but with starting at 5:00am this gives you the opportunity to have the first lap finished before the 130km Around Brunner starts at 9:00am and for the riders to be amongst this field of riders for support.


General Event Information


Line up in the appropriate area based on your own estimated finish time. All competitors for Around Brunner will start together, fastest riders at the front, slowest riders at the back.

Race brief will be at 8.45am for Around Brunner entrants. All riders must be present; if you’re not present you will not start. First team riders are to be present for this Race Brief; second leg riders will receive their Race Brief at Kumara at 9.30am.

Race starts 9.00am.

Team riders will start with individuals and you should start in your estimated finish time.

At race registration you will receive a transponder on your Race Number. DO NOT remove the transponder from your number. If you think you can use your normal transponder from other cycling races, you are wrong; our system will not pick them up.

No transponder on NO TIME!!!!

Race Numbers:

Race numbers are to be placed on your seat post and each side of your helmet and one at the front of your helmet. NO NUMBER on helmet NO START! This is required to confirm placing’s via video finish and transponder timing. It is not for media.

Team Riders; will receive 2 numbers the odd number is what the second leg rider crossing the finish line should be wearing as the transponder is on this.

All second leg riders and support crew members to depart from Moana before 8.45 because of Traffic Management as we don't want vehicles trying to pass the riders on there way to Kumara. Absolutely no exceptions, your race brief is at 9.30am at Inchbonnie.

One Lane Bridge Crossings:

There are Stop/Go controls on these but treat them with normal road rules and give way where appropriate.

Railway Crossings:

On railway crossings watch and listen for warning Bells on each crossing. With the change of start/finish the likelihood of meeting a train at Inchbonnie has increased, please be aware at this crossing. There are now only 2 railway crossings in the race.

Yes; if you hear bells ringing stop to let a train cross, trains are running throughout the day so please take care.


When you reach the Kumara Domain, tag rack your bike and then tag your team member. Obey the marshals. You are to rack your bike before tagging your team member is to continue on the ride.

Please Note:

There are 2 roundabouts as you travel through Greymouth.

The first is by McDonalds; we will have this coned for cyclists and should give you a clear ride through the roundabout.

The second is as you go past New World, while marshals are at the roundabout with Stop/Go signs, watch for traffic and be prepared to stop.

If emergency services need to get through they will have priority.

Around Brunner Cycle Ride weather forecast

Possible light rain in the evening.

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