Cross coun­try bik­ing in Feb­ru­ary

Taupo & Turangi Weekender - - News -

If you’re keen on moun­tain bik­ing, check out the Ruapehu Ex­press, an old­school cross coun­try moun­tain bike event in the cen­tral plateau in Feb­ru­ary.

The 60km event starts at the Tu¯ kino Ski Field Rd and takes riders across army land, Kar­ioi pine for­est, Ran­gataua na­tive for­est and farms then on to the fin­ish at the Pow­derkeg, O¯ hakune. The event is of­fer­ing more choices for 2019 with the ad­di­tion of an 80km MTB and Combo re­lay. Or have a crack at the Ex­press 80, which starts at the Tu¯ kino Ski Field Rd and in­cludes all of the cross-coun­try ter­rain plus 20km of ex­tra fun. There will be an ex­tra aid sta­tion with elec­trolyte and lol­lies to help keep your en­ergy up.

For riders keen to do the Ex­press 60km, but who want to share with a friend, try Ex­press Combo. Rider one starts with the 60km riders and then 35km through army land and Kar­ioi For­est to the MTB start.

Rider two com­pletes 25km through Kar­ioi For­est, Ran­gataua For­est and farm­land to O¯ hakune.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.