Wed, 30 Dec


Bannockburn Hotel - Wine Country Restaur

XS Storage Bannockburn MTB Classic

Some of the best mountain biking Central Otago has to offer.

XS Storage Bannockburn MTB Classic

Time & Location

30 Dec 2020, 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Bannockburn Hotel - Wine Country Restaur, 420 Bannockburn Road, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand

About the event


Adventure Ride – Start time 2 pm 56km of the best Mountain Biking Central Otago has to offer.  This new ride is courtesy of local farmers who give us access for this once a year ride including a long steady climb with one steep pitch approximately 600m long then the most enjoyable 7km downhill you will experience.  This ride is for the more experienced who want to try somewhere new with unsurpassed views. The Adventure Ride will start earlier than the others.

Follow this link for a map and gradient of the new ride:

Look long and hard before you enter this ride, the climbs after 25km are the “Classic” course so you can compare. The predicted winning time will be around 3 hrs+ with the slower riders taking up to 6 hrs which means you should carry food and water! There is water at the top of the course around the 15km mark which is safe to drink. This is an awesome ride especially if you intend doing GODZONE or RED BULL DEFIANCE.

Junior Male/Female U18 (have to get approval from race director first); Open Male/Female 19-39; Veteran Male/Female 40-54; Masters Male/Female +55 Cost: $55 (adults), $30 (juniors)

Classic Ride – Start time 4pm Approximately 35 km of great mountain terrain, including metal roads and undulating 4WD tracks with a climb of about 600m. Estimated ride time 1.5 – 3.0hrs. This category will suit riders looking for a more relaxed challenge whilst still wanting to enjoy the holiday atmosphere.

Junior Male/Female U18; Open Male/Female 19 -39; Veteran Male/Female 40 -54; Masters Male/Female +55 Cost: $55 (adults), $30 (juniors)

Sport Ride – Start time 4pm Approximately 22 km of great mountain biking including metal roads and 4WD tracks with a climb of some 350m. Estimated ride time 0.75 – 1.75 hrs.

Junior Male / Female U18 ; Open Male / Female 19 – 39; Veteran Male / Female 40 – 54 ; Masters Male / Female + 55 Cost: $45 (adults), $30 (juniors)

Recreation Ride Approximately 10 km of gravel road/farm tracks. Ideal for first-timers or families with children over ten years. Estimated time 0.5 – 1.0 hours.

Cost: $45 (adults), $10 (juniors), $55 (family team)

The Start The race starts at the Bannockburn Hotel on Bannockburn Road. Registration is from 12:00 pm but please try to register before 3:30 pm. You will be given a number at Registration. The briefing will be at 3:30 pm adjacent to the hotel. Competitors must listen carefully at the briefing, and note that an ‘Event Plan’ will be available for inspection. Copies of the ‘Race Briefing’ will be available at the Registration Desk. Note that persons who do not sign the ‘Entry Form’ nor attend the ‘Race Briefing’ will not be allowed to enter the race. Parking, refreshments and social facilities are available at the Bannockburn Hotel.

Coffee cart and entertainment will be provided… stay awhile and enjoy the festive season at the Bannockburn Hotel.

Note: The event involves riding on metal and sealed roads and tracks. Riders are to keep as far to the left side of the roads as possible and NORMAL ROAD CODE RULES APPLY! No roads have been closed for the event.

The XS Storage Bannockburn MTB Classic is proudly brought to you by Subway Cromwell. 

In conjunction with XS Storage Cromwell & NZ Community Trust

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