Bridge to Bridge MTB Ride
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These events cater for everyone, first time riders to elite riders. It will test everyone. If you want to go hard and fast or enjoy the scenery and power of the river, then this bike ride is for you. You can race your mate or race your dad or mum, the bragging rights will be yours at the end. These amazing races are all down hill.
The rides will cater for everyone, youngsters 7 and upwards for the shorter ride and 13+ for the longer races. Plus the rides let everyone with a competitive instinct of old, to have another crack, the Clydesdales for men 100kg plus and Clydesdalesses for ladies 75kg plus and a category for Cancer Survivors. This lets everyone with a competitive streak have a crack.

The ride will see you tested by tracks that will be heavy in shingle, four wheel drive tracks, forestry, sand, some water, single track and stop bank riding.
You will take in the magic and the power of the mighty Waimakariri River. You will at times be riding right beside the river and then be on the stop bank viewing the river, dairy farms, bare land and an aerodrome as you ride toward the finish.

Yes; both rides are all downhill and makes it achievable for anyone young or old, it will be a challenge whether you choose the 58km ride, the 30km or 12km recreational ride and new to the the December event is the Enduro up and back. That is up the North Side of the river and down the South Side to the Finish. A 115km race, this is half uphill half downhill just to balance you out.

The June race in 2019 saw the introduction of a 3rd ride being a 15km Recreational Ride starting at Harrs Road. This will be open to Children 7 and up and for those younger riders parents will be able to ride with them. All 3 races 15km, 30km and 60km will finish on Raven Quay in Kaiapoi.
The December finishes are all at Whites Crossing, with plenty of parking and a picnic atmosphere.


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