MTB Race

Tombstone Mountain Bike Race

6 Dec 2020 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Tombstone Mountain Bike Race provides a cross-country mountain bike challenge for all abilities and takes competitors on a stunning journey through Hanmer Forest.

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Dates
6 Dec 2020 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Price
$35 - $65  (NZD)

The Tombstone Mountain Bike Race provides a cross-country mountain bike challenge for all abilities and takes competitors on a stunning journey through Hanmer Forest.

Take your pick from the 17.5km Long Course (1 and 2 lap options) or a less technical but equally enjoyable 7km Short Course.

The Long Course (1 & 2 lap options) incorporates the newly completed ‘Tombstone’ track, which has been lovingly handcrafted over the last 4 years. This advanced single-track with 185m of climbing provides stunning views from the highest point (698m) followed by an exciting 240m descent with multiple twists, turns and drops.

 

Race Options:

Long Course | One Lap | 17.5km | 500m elevation gain

Long Course | Two Laps | 35km | 1000m elevation gain

Short Course | 7km | 180m elevation gain

 

Race Categories:

Solo - Male and Female

Junior (12-17)

Senior (18-39)

Veteran (40-19)

Masters (50-59)

Classic (60+)

Courses:

The Long Course is 17.5km in length with 500m of elevation gain and starts with a gradual climb up Clarence Valley Road. After a short stint along Flax Gully the course then starts climbing up Yankee Zephyr before eventually joining the newly created Tombstone track. After a gradual climb with some 25 switchbacks you will reach the highest point of the course (698m). Please not this is an advanced track which includes some technical downhill sections. After an epic descent on the Tombstone track the course then joins Detox, Mach 1, Base Camp, Western Link, up Swamp Track, round the back of Conical Hill and then down Lucas Lane to the finish line at Hanmer Springs Domain. For those brave enough to take on the 2 Lap option, it’s time to repeat!

The Short Course consists of a less technical 7km loop with 180m of climbing that uses mostly intermediate trails (Swoop and Swamp) and is suitable for bikers of varying abilities. The Short Course also starts with a gradual climb up Clarence Valley Road. After a short stint along Flax Gully the course then heads down Swoop and then all the way up Swamp Track before connecting with Lucas Lane and back to the Finish line at Hanmer Springs Domain.

 

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42 Amuri Avenue
Hanmer Springs
New Zealand

Email: info@visithurunui.co.nz
Phone: +64 3 315 0000
Free phone : 0800 442 663 (NZ only)