19.9 miles
Distance
4,086 ft
Climb
-6,276 ft
Descent
2,349 ft
High Point

The Long Course of the 2023 Gearshop Aorere event by Nelson Mountain By Club.
All riders will be shuttled to the top of Fringe Hill from the race village.
Shuttled optioned riders will receive another shuttle from Brook St to Firball Skid and The race village to Keyboard Warrior and Loam Ranger

Detailed Description
2023 AORERE with Gearshop - Long Course is a 20 mile less popular advanced race route located near Nelson. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 13 trails. This route climbs 4,086 ft with a max elevation of 2,349 ft then descends -6,276 ft.
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Route Sections

1 Liaison 1 - Shuttle Drop-off to Butters
  • 1,086 ft distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -126 ft descent
2 Stage 1 - Butters
  • 4,954 ft distance
  • 3 ft climb
  • -1,179 ft descent
3 Liaison 2 - Butters to Te Ara Koa (Lower)
  • 3,182 ft distance
  • 333 ft climb
  • -167 ft descent
4 Stage 2 - Te Ara Koa (Lower)
  • 1 mile distance
  • 77 ft climb
  • -918 ft descent
5 Liaison 3 - Brook St to Koata Marama
  • 3 miles distance
  • 966 ft climb
  • -268 ft descent
6 Stage 3 - Koata Marama-Smasher
  • 1 mile distance
  • 19 ft climb
  • -834 ft descent
7 Liaison 4 - Koata Whenua to Top Dog
  • 2 miles distance
  • 875 ft climb
  • -54 ft descent
8 Stage 4 - Top Dog-Hot Box
  • 4,019 ft distance
  • 5 ft climb
  • -748 ft descent
9 Liaison 5 - Hot Box to Race Village
  • 1 mile distance
  • 85 ft climb
  • -57 ft descent
10 Liaison 6 - Race Village to Keyboard Warrior
  • 5 miles distance
  • 1,297 ft climb
  • -45 ft descent
11 Stage 5 - Keyboard Warrior-Mr Chomper
  • 1 mile distance
  • 6 ft climb
  • -1,232 ft descent
12 Liaison 7 - Maitai Valley Rd to Loam Ranger
  • 3 miles distance
  • 529 ft climb
  • -12 ft descent
13 Stage 6 - Loam Ranger-Maitai Face
  • 1,883 ft distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -514 ft descent

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Details

  • Featured
  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Sunday April 30, 2023 at 12:00am
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Advanced
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM
More Stats for 2023 AORERE with Gearshop - Long Course mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    5 hr 17 min
  • Altitude change
    -2,189 ft
  • Altitude min
    98 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,349 ft
  • Altitude end
    161 ft
  • Grade
    -2.1%
  • Grade max
    -102.3%
  • Grade min
    51.6%
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile

Directions

  1. Walk southwest on FDH Link.
  2. Continue for 30 meters.
  3. Turn right to stay on FDH Link.
  4. Continue for 30 meters.
  5. Turn left onto The Classic.
  6. Continue for 10 meters.
  7. Keep straight to stay on The Classic.
  8. Continue for 20 meters.
  9. Keep straight to stay on The Classic.
  10. Continue for 40 meters.
  11. Keep straight to stay on The Classic.
  12. Continue for 40 meters.
  13. Keep left to stay on The Classic.
  14. Continue for 60 meters.
  15. Keep right to stay on The Classic.
  16. Continue for 20 meters.
  17. Keep right to stay on The Classic.
  18. Continue for 20 meters.
  19. Keep straight to stay on The Classic.
  20. Continue for 30 meters.
  21. Keep straight to stay on The Classic.
  22. Continue for 20 meters.
  23. Keep left to stay on The Classic.
  24. Continue for 20 meters.
  25. Keep left to stay on The Classic.
  26. Continue for less than 10 meters.
  27. Turn right onto Butters.
  28. Continue for 700 meters.
  29. Bear left to stay on Butters.
  30. Continue for 800 meters.
  31. Turn left onto Coppermine Trail.
  32. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  33. Turn right onto Te Ara Koa.
  34. Continue for 1.5 kilometers.
  35. Walk northeast on Brook Street.
  36. Continue for 900 meters.
  37. Bear right onto Tantragee Road.
  38. Continue for 500 meters.
  39. Turn left onto Saddle Rd.
  40. Continue for 40 meters.
  41. Turn left onto Container Skid.
  42. Continue for 200 meters.
  43. Turn left onto Young Codgers.
  44. Continue for 200 meters.
  45. Turn left onto Codgers Hub Link.
  46. Continue for 100 meters.
  47. Walk northwest on Codgers Hub Link.
  48. Continue for 100 meters.
  49. Turn left onto Young Codgers.
  50. Continue for 200 meters.
  51. Make a sharp right onto Coppermine Trail.
  52. Continue for 300 meters.
  53. Keep left to stay on Coppermine Trail.
  54. Continue for 400 meters.
  55. Keep right to stay on Coppermine Trail.
  56. Continue for 10 meters.
  57. Turn right to stay on Coppermine Trail.
  58. Continue for 70 meters.
  59. Make a sharp left onto Tasman Journeys.
  60. Continue for 400 meters.
  61. Keep straight to take Jacks Track (lower).
  62. Continue for 40 meters.
  63. Turn right to stay on Jacks Track (lower).
  64. Continue for 60 meters.
  65. Keep left to stay on Jacks Track (lower).
  66. Continue for 600 meters.
  67. Turn right onto Middle Road.
  68. Continue for 1.5 kilometers.
  69. Walk north on Te Tirohanga Marama o Koata (Koata Marama).
  70. Continue for 500 meters.
  71. Walk north on Smasher (Lower).
  72. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  73. Walk east on Maitai Walkway.
  74. Continue for 200 meters.
  75. Turn right onto Te Tirohanga Whenua o Koata (Koata Whenua).
  76. Continue for 1.5 kilometers.
  77. Walk northwest on Fireball Rd.
  78. Continue for 100 meters.
  79. Bear left to stay on Fireball Rd.
  80. Continue for 600 meters.
  81. Turn left onto Top Dog - Hotbox Link.
  82. Continue for 200 meters.
  83. Turn right to stay on Top Dog - Hotbox Link.
  84. Continue for 20 meters.
  85. Turn right onto Beer Bottle.
  86. Continue for 200 meters.
  87. Turn left onto HotBox.
  88. Continue for less than 10 meters.
  89. Turn left onto Top Dog.
  90. Continue for 200 meters.
  91. Turn left onto Top Dog - Hotbox Link.
  92. Continue for 100 meters.
  93. Turn right onto HotBox.
  94. Continue for 20 meters.
  95. Keep left to stay on HotBox.
  96. Continue for 900 meters.
  97. Turn right onto Maitai Walkway.
  98. Continue for 300 meters.
  99. Keep left to stay on Maitai Walkway.
  100. Continue for 300 meters.
  101. Bear right to stay on Maitai Walkway.
  102. Continue for 600 meters.
  103. Walk northeast on Maitai Recreation Hub Link.
  104. Continue for 600 meters.
  105. Walk north on Maitai Valley Road.
  106. Continue for less than 10 meters.
  107. Walk north on Maitai Valley Road.
  108. Continue for 300 meters.
  109. Walk north on Maitai Valley Road.
  110. Continue for 400 meters.
  111. Walk north on Central Rd.
  112. Continue for 200 meters.
  113. Walk northeast on Central Rd.
  114. Continue for 400 meters.
  115. Walk east on Central Rd.
  116. Continue for 500 meters.
  117. Walk south on Central Rd.
  118. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  119. Walk northwest on Central Rd.
  120. Continue for 900 meters.
  121. Walk southeast on Central Rd.
  122. Continue for 600 meters.
  123. Turn left to stay on Central Rd.
  124. Continue for 400 meters.
  125. Walk east on Central Rd.
  126. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  127. Walk northeast on Central Rd.
  128. Continue for 400 meters.
  129. Walk southwest on Goat Hill Rd.
  130. Continue for 600 meters.
  131. Walk south on Goat Hill Rd.
  132. Continue for 40 meters.
  133. Keep right to stay on Goat Hill Rd.
  134. Continue for 400 meters.
  135. Walk southwest on Goat Hill Rd.
  136. Continue for 20 meters.
  137. Keep right to take Goat Hill Firebreak.
  138. Continue for 400 meters.
  139. Walk southwest on Keyboard Warrior.
  140. Continue for 400 meters.
  141. Walk north on Keyboard Warrior.
  142. Continue for 500 meters.
  143. Walk west on Keyboard Warrior.
  144. Continue for 100 meters.
  145. Walk northwest on Mr Chomper.
  146. Continue for 100 meters.
  147. Walk west on Mr Chomper.
  148. Continue for 600 meters.
  149. Walk north on Mr Chomper.
  150. Continue for 200 meters.
  151. Walk north on Maitai Valley Road.
  152. Continue for 400 meters.
  153. Walk northwest on Maitai Valley Road.
  154. Continue for 300 meters.
  155. Walk north on Central Rd.
  156. Continue for 300 meters.
  157. Walk east on Central Rd.
  158. Continue for 300 meters.
  159. Keep right to stay on Central Rd.
  160. Continue for 60 meters.
  161. Walk east on Central Rd.
  162. Continue for 400 meters.
  163. Walk south on Central Rd.
  164. Continue for 900 meters.
  165. Walk northeast on Central Rd.
  166. Continue for 400 meters.
  167. Walk south on Central Rd.
  168. Continue for 500 meters.
  169. Walk east on Central Rd.
  170. Continue for 600 meters.
  171. Walk southwest on Central Rd.
  172. Continue for 200 meters.
  173. Walk southeast on Central Rd.
  174. Continue for 30 meters.
  175. Walk north on Loam Ranger.
  176. Continue for 200 meters.
  177. Walk northwest on Loam Ranger.
  178. Continue for 200 meters.
  179. Walk south on Loam Ranger.
  180. Continue for 50 meters.
  181. Walk west on Maitai Face (full).
  182. Continue for 90 meters.
  183. Walk northwest on Loam Ranger.
  184. Continue for 30 meters.
  185. Walk north on Loam Ranger.
  186. Continue for 20 meters.
  187. Walk northwest on Loam Ranger.
  188. Continue for 20 meters.
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