Okoroire Mid Winter Fun Ride 2017
Will Be SUNDAY 30th JULY
more details for 2017 to come soon
This year ALL ENTRIES WILL BE ONLINE, INCLUDING THE ELITE CLASS!
At the request of some of the faster cyclists and last year’s overall success, this year we are again running an ELITE class (70km only). This class is suitable for licensed riders and will start a couple of minutes prior to the normal 70km Fun Ride. It is hoped that this will make the Fun Ride start a little more relaxed and therefore should be safer.
There will be prize money! (ELITE CLASS ONLY – hence the additional $5 on the normal entry fee)
1st male over the finish line wins $200
2nd male over the finish line wins $100
3rd male over the finish line wins $50
1st female over the finish line wins $150
(reduced prize money for the female riders is the result of poor entries last year)
(Please note – there must be 10 or more entries or prize money will reduce to $150/$75/$25)
The ELITE ride will be ‘Gun’ timed while the 70km and 40km Fun Rides will be ‘mat’ timed.
A brief ride overview…
SUNDAY EVENT DAY TIMETABLE (all riders)
8:00am – 9:45am Registration. Although most will have pre-entered you must still register at the venue.
‘On the day’ entries will also be accepted during registration but a LATE FEE applies ($75 / $80 Elite)
Please bring CASH or CHEQUE if paying on the day.
9:45am Rider briefing. ALL riders MUST attend
10:00am ELITE group start
10:03am (or close) 70km Fun Ride starts
10:05am (or close) 40km Fun Ride starts
12:30pm (or close) The Pre-purchased Hot Roast Rolls become available
1:30pm Prize giving, ELITE class and SPOT PRIZES
Choose to ride either the 40km or 70km options on flat to undulating country roads in the Waikato.
This is our 19th running of this event and it will be held regardless of weather conditions (unless considered too dangerous). Past years have seen large numbers of riders participate. Entry numbers limited to 1000. Ideal for 1st time event riders and great also for the experienced wanting to keep in shape over winter. (Please note**Normal road rules apply)
Fun Ride Entry fee is $60, Elite class entry fee is $65. Entries received after WEDNESDAY JULY 26th will be charged at $75 Fun Rides/$80 Elite (including those on the day). Online entries will close midnight THURSDAY 27th JULY 2017.
ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED ON THE DAY ($75 Fun Rides/$80 Elite) Please bring CASH or CHEQUE.
Riders briefing will be held at 9.45am. All must attend.
The 40km ride is mostly flat with a couple of gentle climbs after leaving Tirau. A very achievable ride starting 5 minutes behind the 70km ride.
The 70km ride shares the same initial 20km and then heads south along the Waikato river towards Arapuni. From here the road becomes undulating all the way back through Putaruru and Tirau.
Faster riders take around 2 hours with slower ones being in by 1.30pm in time for Elite Class prize giving and Spot Prizes.
HOT ROAST ROLLS MUST BE PRE PURCHASED FOR $8.50 each (Please order online at time of entry)
CLICK HERE for more detailed ride information and a course map.