Ex­hil­a­rat­ing bike rac­ing in the carpark

Rotorua Weekender - - News - Shauni James

A new ex­hil­a­rat­ing race with tight cor­ners and a dif­fer­ent course is planned for the Ro­torua Bike Fes­ti­val.

The Carpark Elim­i­na­tor is be­ing held on Sun­day Oc­to­ber 28, 2.30pm to 9pm, at Puku­atua St carpark build­ing.

It costs $5 for adults. Or­gan­iser Jean-paul Gas­ton says it’s the first time the event’s been held.

“The bike fes­ti­val was look­ing at hav­ing some more events in the CBD and I’d seen a video of a Christchurch carpark race. Once I started look­ing, I found loads of clips on Youtube from races all over the world.” The event in­volves a short two-at-a-time race from the bot­tom of the Puku­atua carpark build­ing to the top.

The loser is elim­i­nated.

Jean-paul says this event is good for road­ies, moun­tain bik­ers or any bike.

“Rac­ing is short with tight cor­ners, and hope­fully quick.”

He says that with the right course it may not be the strong­est or quick­est rid­ers who wins.

“It should be a fun af­ter­noon of rac­ing, and should also be great as a spec­ta­tor. “To make it a fun af­ter­noon we’ve got mu­sic, food carts from the Sun­day Mar­ket and the Good Ge­orge combi van serv­ing re­fresh­ments.”

He says Good Ge­orge has pro­vided prizes for the dif­fer­ent grades.

For more in­for­ma­tion and the full Ro­torua Bike Fes­ti­val pro­gramme, go to ro­toru­abike­fes­ti­val.com

The Carpark Elim­i­na­tor is a new event in the Ro­torua Bike Fes­ti­val this year.

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