Kids' mountain bike ride.
The event is all about participation: It's about getting out there, having a go and achieving a personal best. In another word, just for fun.
And lots of prizes, including a brand new mountain bike for a lucky young biker! Bouncy castle, sausage sizzle and more should keep your parents sane for a while.
Located at Arrowtown, beside the Chinese settlement, the courses will vary by distance and difficulty, depending on age groups, be off road, and generally on established tracks (mt biking / walking), so kids need to be confident on a two wheeler bike. The courses are unsuitable for trainer wheels.
Whilst the event is primarily aimed at 5 - 14 year olds, children younger or older can participate. For those under 5 years they must be competent off road on a two wheeler.
The courses will be categorised as below:
Short - aimed at younger kids and those new to off road riding, recommended for 7 years and under. Approximate distance 2.5 kms.
Medium - aimed at 7-9 years, who have done some off-road riding. Approximate distance: 4kms.
Long - minimum age 9 years, kids who are confident riders and reasonably fit. Approximate distance 7kms.