Kaiteriteri 6hr 2012

Postby SwampThing on Fri 25/May/12 1:01am

As the shortest day comes round again, it's time to start getting your team together for the Mid-Winter Breakout!
After the success of last year's inaugural 6 Hr, the Mountain Bike Park is again playing host to the region's most popular recreational mtb event on June 17.
Because we're anticipating even greater numbers this time, we've shifted the tent city to Bethany Park, adjacent to the MTB Park at the end of Martin Farm Rd.

ImageSolo or teams of 2-4, tandems and even a unicycle class - everyone is catered for.

Imagination in devising your riding kit is rewarded over how fast your lap time is so, whether you're biking mates, a family or a corporate team, get your entry in and your creative juices flowing.

Entry forms are available from all of the local bike shops or you can enter on-line here:
www.nelsonmtb.org.nz/6-hour

There'll be spot prizes throughout the day, music & refreshments available. Last year's was great fun and this promises to be even better!

An added option this year is to join us for a Saturday Night Social Ride before Sunday's big event.

The Park is proving to be a busy place in the evenings.

One rider counted 43 others on a recent Thursday night outing with every track junction hub providing an opportunity to catch up and share stories with others who like it on the dark side.

For those travelling from afield for the event and keen to join us for the Saturday night ride, there are cabin & camping options at Kaiteriteri Beach Motor Camp  www.experiencekaiteriteri.co.nz
or you can set your tent up at Bethany Park lovetostay@bethanypark.co.nz, all ready for the morning.

The ride will start at 6pm from the beachfront and be followed by a Beer & Bite at the Shoreline Cafe & Restaurant afterwards.

You'll need to let Craig Skillicorn know at  reliance@bettaelectrical.co.nz  or  phone  him  on  035287120 / 021 728 8793 with your intention so he can advise the Cafe of numbers.

The region's growing band of unicyclists have made the Park a favourite destination. They recently made a video of themselves playing on some of the tracks & structures. I'm impressed with the gap jump!   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oid4EEStIOY

ImageA friend sent me this pic a couple of weeks ago.

It made me think of how, "in the old days" - when we sneakily built our tracks in nearby forestry blocks - such a thing could never happen within a 25yr logging er....cycle.

In this enlightened age of MTB Parks, however, where tracks are built to last, who knows what sort of tree art could evolve?

Bike Park sculpture could become a whole new medium. Ideas, anyone...?<div class="blogger-post-footer">Image


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Re: Kaiteriteri 6hr 2012

Postby mfw on Fri 25/May/12 11:03am

Thinking of joining a team to do this - hope it doesn't hurt!

Anyone know which tracks the race runs on?
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Re: Kaiteriteri 6hr 2012

Postby kaiteri on Sat 26/May/12 8:53am

mfw wrote:Thinking of joining a team to do this - hope it doesn't hurt!

Anyone know which tracks the race runs on?


I think because of the number of people who pre-raced the route in heavy rain last year, the organisers are keeping the exact course under their hats.
You won't be astray in assuming it mainly sticks to the easy tracks, tho'. Average lap around 30 mins., I'd say.
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Re: Kaiteriteri 6hr 2012

Postby kaiteri on Tue 12/Jun/12 10:35am

Just an update:
After the night ride, we'll now be homing in on The Beached Whale (next to the Shoreline Cafe) in time for the All Black v Ireland kick-off @ 7.35pm.
No need to book, the kitchen & bar will be open :-)

Entires well up - primo forecast!
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Re: Kaiteriteri 6hr 2012

Postby mfw on Sun 17/Jun/12 7:56pm

My first KTT 6 hour today - thanks to all the organisers for a great day out, even the weather didn't dampen the spirits too much! :thumbsup:

Plus great entertainment provided by all the fancy dress :lol:
Must think of a good outfit for next year...
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