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34th Annual Brass Monkey Rally May 31st - June 1 Idaburn Dam, Oturehua, Central Otago www.brassmonkeyrally.org.nz The Otago Motorcycle Club invite all motorcyclists to the 34th ANNUAL BRASS MONKEY RALLY. No Glass No Cars No Dogs 15km/hr on site speed limit No car trailers on site Helmets to be worn when riding No bike- no badge No attendance – no badge No Cancellations No Refunds No stockpiling of wood No BYO Alcohol
The nearest petrol station is Beckers Transport at Oturehua, (1km). This petrol station is open all weekend, from dawn till dusk and you WILL be able to fill up there. Please support the locals as they support us. Food is available and you can pre-order the meals when you register.
There are also the shop and food stalls and complimentary soup.
The Rally is one of the last great motorcycling adventures in New Zealand. The Rally is always held over Queens Birthday weekend at Oturehua.
Oturehua is in the heartland of Central Otago.
The reason this site was chosen was because of the climate extremes.
The site is as close as we could get to Ophir, which holds the record for both cold and heat for New Zealand.
It can get as cold as Minus 10 deg C to Minus 20 deg C.
Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey, hence the name.
While we cannot guarantee it, it does snow quite often over the weekend.
This makes the challenge even greater.
The other reason for this location is the help we get from the Oturehua Winter Sports club people. They provide the food for the rally. Because of the cold you must be prepared.
Warm clothing, sleeping bag and approprate tent.
Remember liquids can freeze including fuel in your petrol lines and especially water in the radiator.
Ensure you have anti-freeze if you don’t want a split radiator.
We are now required to have a designated licensed area on site.
This is around the bonfire and bar, it will be patrolled. Please note that BYO alcohol and underage drinking will not be permitted in this area.
Highly intoxicated people will be asked to leave this area and return to their camp site. Breathalyser Testing: Voluntary breathalyser tests will be available on Sunday morning so come check out if you are safe to ride before you head home.
The Dunstan Trail Stay on the Trail. If gates are locked, the trail is Closed. THIS IS FOR YOUR SAFETY. Plan to arrive on site during daylight hours. The escort will be provided from Ida Valley Back Road at its intersection with Ida Valley - Omakau Road, continually, from 1pm to 5pm on Saturday 31st May 2014.
The route from Moa Creek to Ida Valley Back Road will be marked with fluoro arrows. Child Safety: Due to multiple hazards on the rally site and the amount of traffic, please ensure adequate parental supervision is provided.
All children riding on site are required to wear appropriate safety equipment.
Refreshments including beer, RTD’s and nonalcoholic drinks are availble to purchase on site and eft-pos is available. Please note that glass is not permitted on site. Liquor License Requirements: