Waiouru Discoverer – 1-day Mountain Bike ride
December 1 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Waiouru Discoverer Family MTB event
Saturday 1st December 2018
Registrations Open at 4pm on 12th September 2018
1 December 2018 is the confirmed date but as always, it is subject to New Zealand Defence Force training activities All bookings must be made online. This trail ride is strictly limited in numbers and bookings are on a first received basis.
2018 will be the 4th annual Waiouru Discoverer. Each year the event has had steady growth and it has reached the size now where we have brought in some specialist mountain bike people to organise and refine the event even further. Watch this space for some exciting developments for the 2018 event.
We have listend to your comments and are planning some exciting Landscape and more user friendly routes for this years event.
We would love to have your company in 2018 at the Waiouru Discoverer.
The Waiouru Military Training Area is a restricted military zone with unique flora, fauna and geographical features that can only be experienced by the public via events such as this.
The 63,000 hectare training area runs from part way up Mt Ruapehu in the west to the Rangitikei River on the eastern boundary.
This year, we plan to be in a new area of the 63,000 hectare training area so we can explore new sights and new challenges. Keep watching for developments. There will be three course options: 70km, 40km and 20km. Each will have a good mix of gravel road and dirt trails and exciting central plateau views.
We encourage participants to camp on the sports ground at Waiouru. We have hot showers and toilets available.
The trails will be marshaled and we will have recovery units on the trails for those who may need assistance. Our marshals will have radio contact with ride control and other marshals as well as comprehensive first aid coverage.
This is a fun ride and is not organised as a race- but of course you may travel at whatever speed you feel comfortable with. All we ask you to do is be courteous and respect other riders. There are no prizes as such other than the breath taking panorama and the brilliant company of your fellow mountain bikers
The courses will be finalised over Labour Weekend once we have seen the impact of winter and military activity on our trails. We will provide detailed information on grades and course lengths after Labour Weekend.
See You There!!
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