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All in one day, there are 4 mountain biking events of distances of 12km, 30km, 58km, and 115km. There truly is something for everyone to experience the fun, competition, as well as the beautiful views along the South Bank of the Waimakariri River.

How to enter the Bridge to Bridge Southbank Ride

  1. 12k

    Bike 12km
  2. 30k

    Bike 30km
  3. 58k

    Bike 58km
  4. 115k Enduro

    Bike 115km

Bridge to Bridge Southbank Ride routes

The Start

115km Ride:

Bridge to Bridge Enduro Mountain Bike 115km starts on the North Bank of the Waimakariri River beneath State Highway One Bridge.

Starting on the Stop Bank by the Statehighway Bridge, riders will head west on the Stop Bank and follow this all the way to harrs Road where they will ride the riverbed road all the way up to the Intake at Browns Rock Road. They will then exit up to Thoncaster Road turn left on the tarseal road to the Waimakariri Golf Course to State Highway 6 and left towards the Waimakariri Gorge Bridge where you will cross the might Waiamakariri River, after crossing the bridge you will ride down into the Gorge. Hopefully you've arrived before or at the same time as the 58km riders are starting to get a drafted ride back down the river and a bit of company.

Your ride home will be the 58km course.

In the first 9km you will come to 6 closed gates on the stop bank, you will need to throw your bike over these gates.

This race will be a fast and exciting ride for everyone with the challenge to get to the gorge before the 58km riders start and hold them out to the finish.

You will be basically doing both Bridge to Bridge races in one day.

58km Ride:

Bridge to Bridge Mountain Bike 58km starts at the Waimakariri Gorge Bridge.

Starting beneath the gorge bridge you will travel via 4 wheel drive tracks all the way to the Waimakariri northern motorway bridge finishing in the car park area.

Throughout the ride you will be tested by the amazing tracks and scenery of the river bed, stop bank and tracks through the trees and milled forestry.

12km Ride:

The 12km Recreational Ride is for everyone 7years of age and up, this starts 9:00am at Haul Road behind the shingle pit, this is achievable by everyone and we're allowing 7-year old and up to do this ride, preferably with an adult for the young ones.

The Finish

Bridge to Bridge finishes at the State Highway One Bridge that crosses the Waimakariri River.

The finish will be in the car park area just before the Northern Motorway Bridge.

You will come out of a tree lined track into the open area and feel amazed that you’ve finished. One thing the ride does, it never tells you that you’re close to the finish, other than the one km markers throughout the track. At times you truly doubt that these are accurate as you can never see the finish until is just appears.

Both Mountain Bikers and Runners will all finish at Whites crossing

Event Details

Race Pack Pick Up

Friday 30th November - between 2:30pm and 6:00pm - Ashley Hotel Christchurch, 106 Mandeville Street, Christchurch.

Saturday 1st December - between 10:00am and 12noon - Ashley Hotel Christchurch- 106 Mandeville Street, Christchurch,

Your Race Pack needs to be picked up prior the event. You cannot pick up your race pack on race day.

If you are from out of Christchurch you can contact us to make special arrangements

Start Times

The 12km, 30km and 58km races start at 9:00am, with Race Briefing 8:45am.

The 115km Enduro will start at 7:00am, with Race Briefing at 6:50am

Categories

Men

School Boy (7-12 Recreational Ride)

School Boy (13-17)

Open Men (18-39)

Veteran Men (40-49)

Classic Men (50-59)

Vintage Men (60-69)

Seasoned Men (70+)

Cancer Survivors

Clydesdale

Single Speed

Women

School Girl (7-12 Recreational Ride)

School Girl (13-17)

Open Women (18-39)

Veteran Women (40-49)

Classic Women (50-59)

Vintage Women (60-69)

Seasoned Women (70+)

Cancer Survivors

Clydesdale

Single Speed

Enduro:

Male and Female

When entering enter the Enduro section. If there are high numbers for this we will create age groups but at this stage there are no age groups.

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.

When entering just enter the Clydesdale section. (No age group sections)

Single Speed:

Male and Female

When entering just enter the Single Speed section. (No age group sections)

E-Bikes (non competitive):

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 and all E-Bikes to be under 300 watts.

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

Prize giving:

Category prizes 1st, 2nd and 3rd will be awarded along with spot prizes. To receive these prizes you have to be at prize giving to receive both spot and category prizes.

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