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XS Storage Bannockburn MTB Classic
XS Storage Bannockburn MTB Classic

Sat, 30 Dec



XS Storage Bannockburn MTB Classic

The XS Storage Bannockburn MTB Classic forms part of the action-packed Subway Cromwell Summer Series that comprises this event, another MTB ride, a triathlon and a half marathon. An opportunity to take in the fantastic rugged landscapes, whilst challenging yourself physically & mentally.

Time & Location

30 Dec, 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Bannockburn, Domain Road, Bannockburn 9384, New Zealand

About the event

The XS Storage Bannockburn MTB Classic forms part of the action-packed Subway Cromwell Summer Series.

Rides vary in starting time, distance and skill levels per below:

Adventure Ride – Start time at 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 riders who want to try somewhere new with unsurpassed views. The Adventure Ride will start earlier than the other races. 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 18-39
  • Veteran Male/Female 40-54
  • Masters Male/Female +55

Cost: $55 (adults), $30 (juniors)

Classic Ride – Start time at 4pm

Approximately 35 km of fantastic 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 18 -39
  • Veteran Male/Female 40 -54
  • Masters Male/Female +55

Cost: $55 (adults), $30 (juniors)

e-Bike Adventure Ride

Take it easy on this fun ride over 35 km through the Bannockburn hills. 

Open to all ages.​

Cost: $50

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 18 – 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 on the Bannockburn Domain on Bannockburn Road, across from the Black Rabbit. 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.

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

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