Tombstone

Mountain Bike Race

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Race Info

6 December 2020

The Tombstone Mountain Bike Race provides a cross-country mountain bike challenge for all abilities and takes competitors on a stunning journey through Hanmer Forest.

Take your pick from the 17.5km Long Course (1 and 2 lap options) or a less technical but equally enjoyable 7km Short Course.

The Long Course (1 & 2 lap options) incorporates the newly completed ‘Tombstone’ track, which has been lovingly handcrafted over the last 4 years. This advanced single-track with 185m of climbing provides stunning views from the highest point (698m) followed by an exciting 240m descent with multiple twists, turns and drops.

Race Options

Long Course | One Lap | 17.5km | 500m elevation gain

Long Course | Two Laps | 35km | 1000m elevation gain

Short Course | 7km | 180m elevation gain

Race Categories

Solo - Male and Female

Junior (12-17)

Senior (18-39)

Veteran (40-19)

Masters (50-59)

Classic (60+)

Courses

The Long Course is 17.5km in length with 500m of elevation gain and starts with a gradual climb up Clarence Valley Road. After a short stint along Flax Gully the course then starts climbing up Yankee Zephyr before eventually joining the newly created Tombstone track. After a gradual climb with some 25 switchbacks you will reach the highest point of the course (698m). Please not this is an advanced track which includes some technical downhill sections. After an epic descent on the Tombstone track the course then climbs up Big Foot via a series of switchbacks followed by a flowy descent before joining Detox, Mach 1, Base Camp, Western Link, up Swamp Track, round the back of Conical Hill and then down Lucas Lane to the finish line at Hanmer Springs Domain. For those brave enough to take on the 2 Lap option, it’s time to repeat!

The Short Course consists of a less technical 7km loop with 180m of climbing that uses mostly intermediate trails (Swoop and Swamp) and is suitable for bikers of varying abilities. The Short Course also starts with a gradual climb up Clarence Valley Road. After a short stint along Flax Gully the course then heads down Swoop and then all the way up Swamp Track before connecting with Lucas Lane and back to the Finish line at Hanmer Springs Domain.

Course Maps

Short Course- click here

 

Long Course- click here 

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On the Day

Location

The race village is located at Hanmer Springs Domain, Jacks Pass Road. Access will be available from daylight on Saturday morning. Please park your vehicles in the designated parking area.

Race Times

Short Course

Race Briefing: 8am

Race Start: 8.30am

Long Course (one & two lap races)

Race Briefing: 8.30am

Race Start: 9.00am

Kit

Hanmer Springs is an alpine village and can experience a wide range of weather conditions. We recommend you consider carrying the following. Layered clothing, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, hydration pack, survival blanket, energy bar. Please do not wear headphones as this limits your ability to hear directions from marshals and hazards. Helmets are mandatory.

Prize giving

The Prize giving ceremony will be held at Hanmer Springs Domain at approx. 12pm or as soon as the last rider has completed. There will be spot prizes. If you place then you must be at the prize giving to receive your certificate and prize.

Enjoy Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs has accommodation for you from camping through to 5-star luxury. Book your accommodation online at www.visithurunui.co.nz, www.hanmerholidayhomes.co.nz, or www.alpineholidayhomes.co.nz

Due to liquor licensing Hanmer Events do not allow BYO to their events. Please do not bring dogs to the event unless they are assistance dogs or with our marshals.

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Registration

Registrations open

Short Course
$35
Long Course | One Lap
$45
Long Course | Two Laps
$65

Online Registrations close on Thursday 3rd December 2020, after this date you will need to register at Monteith’s Brewery Bar in Hanmer Springs from 6.30pm - 8.30pm (Friday 4th December 2020) or between 7am-8am on Saturday 5th December 2020 at Hanmer Springs Domain. Late registrations will incur a fee of $20.00.

Changes and cancellations incur a fee of $10.00. No changes can be made to your registration after 6th November 2020. No refunds will be given after 6th November 2020.

For all juniors completing an indemnity form will need to be completed by a parent or legal guardian.