INFORMATION

Race Times

Sunday 24th January 2021

08:30am - Registration Opens

09:50am - Brent Boddy Prestige 35 km Race Briefing

10:00am - Brent Boddy Prestige 35 km Race Starts

10:15 am - Torpedo 7 25 km Briefing

10:30 am - Torpedo 7 25 km Race Start

11:05 am - Steve's Wholefoods 13 km Race Briefing

11:15 am - Steve's Wholefoods 13 km Race Start


Entry Fees

This year we are offering our reduced entry fee to members of any MTBNZ affiliated club. If you are not a member of the Manawatu MTB Club or your local club please join now and enjoy the reduced entry fee.

Early Bird Fees (Until 6th December 2021)

Members of any MTBNZ Affiliated Club: Under 19 - $15, Adult - $30, Families - $80

Non-Members: Under 19 - $20, Adult - $40, Families - $80


Standard Fees (7th December to 17th January 2021)

Members of any MTBNZ Affiliated Club: Under 19 - $25, Adult - $40, Families - $100

Non-Members: Under 19 - $30, Adult - $50, Families - $100


Late Fees (18th January to 23rd January)

Members of any MTBNZ Affiliated Club: Under 19 - $35, Adult - $50, Families - $120

Non-Members: Under 19 - $40, Adult - $60, Families - $120


Special Offer for Anyone Riding the Slicks and Stones

Arapuke Classic Entry Fee: Under 19 $10, Adult $20

Entries

Prize Money

For those at the pointy end of the race we have $250 and a trophy for the King and the Queen of Arapuke. And for the first time this year $250 for the first EBike, provided you can beat all of the pedal only riders.

For the rest of us there is a great range of spot prizes to be drawn at the conclusion of the race.


Location

Arapuke Forest Park, Kahuterawa Rd Carpark, Kahuterawa Road, Palmerston North

Grades

        • Brent Boddy Prestige 35 km Course U19, Senior, Vet 1, Vet 2, Vet 3

        • Torpedo 7 25 km Course U17, U19, Senior, Vet 1, Vet 2, Vet 3, Vet 4

        • Steve’s Wholefoods 13 km Course U15 , U17, U19, Senior, Vet 1, Vet 2, Vet 3, Vet 4

Grades are determined by age on December 31st 2021.

Riders younger than Under 19 or older than Vet 3 may enter the 35 km Course by entering U19 or Vet 3 grades.

Rules

The series will generally be run under the rules of the UCI and MTBNZ.

Specific rules that apply include;

* All riders must wear a correctly fitting helmet.

* All repairs must be made by the rider.

* Bike changes are not permitted.

* No headphones to be worn while racing.

* E-Bikes in E-Bike race only.

* Passing Etiquette;

Please use common sense and courtesy when passing and being passed.

We are all sharing the same track with a wide range of speed and skills.

Front rider has right of way but must not unnecessarily impede a faster rider.

Passing rider should call clearly when a passing opportunity arises and it is safe to pass.

When being lapped please move aside for faster riders as soon as possible.