How to enter the Bridge to Bridge Southbank Ride
- Bike 12km
- Bike 30km
- Bike 58km
- Bike 115km
Bridge to Bridge Southbank Ride routes
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.
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.
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.
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
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