Many of you will already know, but I am sorry to say that the past year, 2019, was the last time we would organise the Okoroire ride. After 21 years my enthusiasm has run a little low, not to mention that my age has increase as has that of my helpers. Thank you all for riding with us over those years, it has been fun, although a little challenging at times.
Keep riding and stay safe out there.
Thank you all. Cliff Kingston.
ALL ENTRIES WILL BE ONLINE.
EARLY ENTRIES (NON ELITE) JUST $70
Elite Class only (Early Entry $75):
There will be prize money! (ELITE CLASS ONLY – hence the additional $5 on the normal entry fee)
1st over the finish line wins $150
2nd over the finish line wins $100
3rd over the finish line wins $50
(Please note – there must be 10 or more entries or prize money will reduce to $100/$75/$25)
The ELITE ride will be ‘Gun’ timed while the 70km and 40km Fun Rides will be ‘mat’ timed.
Special E-Bike Class (40km)
Standard entry fees apply. This group will start at the back of the field, about 5 minutes after the normal 40km.
All classes, except the ELITE
Timing will be “Mat” times. This means your ride is timed from when you cross the beam at the start of the ride and again at the finish. So it is very likely that your RIDE time will be different from those finishing around you, if you did not start alongside them.
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 ($80 / $85 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
10:10am (or close) 40km E-Bike Class 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 21st 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 $70, Elite class entry fee is $75. Entries received after WEDNESDAY JULY 24th will be charged at $80 Fun Rides/$85 Elite (including those on the day). Online entries will close midnight THURSDAY 25th JULY 2019.
ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED ON THE DAY ($80 Fun Rides/$85 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.