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BOUNDARY BUSTER – 2-DAY GUIDED TRAIL BIKE RIDE
December 17, 2016 - December 18, 2016
This ride is now full with 150 entrants.
Event date: 17th & 18th December 2016 Entries for the 2016 event are now closed
The dates shown are confirmed but subject always to NZ Army requirements regarding Army activities. All bookings must be made online. This guided tour is strictly limited in numbers and bookings are on a first received basis.
A unique ride that will take you to the four boundaries of the 63,000ha Waiouru Military Training Area (weather permitting). Saturday is a 120-160km ride, Sunday is 100km (distances are approximate). Limited to 150 riders!
Routes for Boundary Buster 2016 will depend on the weather on the day, however we will be putting together a trail that uses the best bits of Tussock Buster, plus the further, more remote and unique parts of the Army boundary. A guide reconnaissance ride later in 2016 will look at riding some routes that we have not used before so we can join them into the mix. Remember always that Waiouru is an alpine environment where there can be extremes in weather. Previous Boundary rides have experienced sunburn, snow, hail, rain and wind. So riding in just a riding shirt is a no go.
Army barrack accommodation will be provided on the Friday and Saturday nights, and all meals will be supplied.
Riders can choose to ride in one of threegroups depending upon your skill, riding speed and fitness. Boundary Buster is not suitable for novice riders or those on adventure bikes. Those joining the cruisers do not have to be an ‘intermediate level rider’ but they will still need to have a reasonable level of fitness and be able to ride for at least 6-8 hours. You can swap from group to group if you or the guides feel you need to. But always tell the lead guide you are swapping!
- Gung-ho: This is a group for top level (expert and pro) riders who are fit, skillful and are keen to have two days of really hard riding. This group will ride hard and fast and will encounter steep and rocky terrain plus swamps. 80% of your riding will be off formed trails, riding virgin ground, old overgrown tank tracks and horse tracks.
- Sly Dogs: This group is for highly competent riders who are perhaps not as fit as those who plan to go in the Gung-ho group. This group will ride quickly and encounter steep and swampy terrain but will have more frequent stops and may not do the same distance. You will need to be able to ride 8 hours or more on the Saturday. History has shown us that we get an awful lot of riders ending up in this group this group has (and we will split into two groups if the need arises) although quite a few would have had a more enjoyable day in the Cruisers group. So have a good think about your rider skills on riding gnarly single track. 60% of your riding will be off formed tracks, riding virgin ground, old tank tracks and horse tracks.
- Cruisers: This is for the sensible rider who wants to maintain a good steady ride pace, have plenty of stops to take photos and learn about the Army training area and its history
Fuel, water and additional items are delivered to multiple refuel sites each day. Riders will need to bring their own fuel container to Waiouru and it needs to be clearly marked with their name. Remember there will be 149 other identical red plastic fuel containers, so make yours stand out!
It is compulsory for all riders to attend the Friday night briefing. This will commence at 1900hrs (7pm – straight after dinner). The ride commences early on Saturday morning, so the Friday night briefing and being able to have a good night’s sleep then prepare your bike before 0800hr Saturday is essential.
All registered riders will receive an Email two weeks before the ride, explaining the weekend in detail, and what to bring for the ride.
The pricing for riding Boundary Buster 2016 will be $325 per rider. This price includes all Army barrack accommodation Friday and Saturday nights, cooked breakfast Saturday and Sunday, lunch Saturday and Sunday, Saturday dinner, morning tea Saturday and Sunday, bike washing facilities, bike recovery, special souvenier sticker for each rider, guides, medical support, radio communications between each group and base, plus transport of your fuel to designated refuelling sites each day.
There will be no registration on the day. All riders must be pre-registered and registration is on a first-in first-served basis. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 150 riders.
Cancellation and refunds
Events could be cancelled or modified due to military requirements, weather conditions or unforseen logistical issues which make the running of events either unsafe or unable to be conducted on the scheduled dates and in the locations advertised. Please refer to the Payments and refunds section for details on the cancellation and refund policy.
National Army Museum
Remember the legends and pay tribute to the sacrifices. Stories of courage, comradeship and honour — all this and more at theNational Army Museum. Facilities include café, gift shop, interactive Kidz HQ, kids treasure hunts, greenstone memorial, and research library. Open daily 9am to 4.30pm, State Highway 1, Waiouru.
Print off this discount voucher and present it at the Museum reception to receive discounted entry. The voucher is valid until 31 Dec 2016 so if you don’t get a chance at the time of this event, be sure to stop there next time you are passing through.
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