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34th An­nual Brass Mon­key Rally May 31st - June 1 Id­aburn Dam, Oture­hua, Cen­tral Otago www.brass­mon­ 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:

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