The fine print.

Rules and legal issues
The word 'riders' applies to motorcycles side by side, quad bikes and mountain bikes. ‘Drivers’ applies to all other four wheeled vehicles.

  • Riders must wear an approved motorcycle helmet when riding
  • All riders/drivers must attend the riders/drivers briefing
  • Riders must not exceed first gear (under 10km/h) when in the camping area
  • No deliberate ramming, blocking or intentional contact with another rider/driver
  • All officials must be obeyed. Their decision is final
  • Never ride against the arrows, i.e. never go backwards on the course
  • Stay within five metres of the arrows/designated course
  • Do not touch exploded or unexploded ordnance in the Waiouru military training area
  • Riders/drivers participate in the event at their own risk. No responsibility or liability is accepted by the New Zealand Defence Force, Offlimits or any employees or volunteers of these organisations
  • All riders/drivers must have registered and signed the waiver form before being permitted onto the tracks
  • Riders/drivers are to render assistance to injured riders discovered on the course and report the injury to an official as soon as possible
  • Only use the trails during the hours authorised
  • Stay left at all times, especially on two-way roads
  • Obey all speed limits, especially within the military compound
  • Do not litter. Tear offs are not permitted
  • Consumption of illegal drugs is not permitted and will result in immediate removal from the activity
  • Consumption of alcohol is only permitted within the designated locations. Drinking must be in moderation. Drinking within eight hours of riding/driving , is not permitted
  • All participants are to enter the training area with sufficient equipment to repair their bikes/vehicles and to handle inclement weather including snow and zero degree temperatures
  • If you break down, push your bike to the side of the track and stay with your bike. Wait for event staff or send another rider for assistance. A recovery vehicle will be despatched when available. Vehicles are to remain where you have broken down – we will come to assist.