ABOUT

Te Waitere CLASSIC

The Te Waitere Classic is a mountain bike event organised as a fundraiser for the Te Waitere Boat Club.

Te Waitere is located on the southern shores of Kawhia Harbour approximately one and half hours drive south west of Hamilton in the Waikato region. 

The 2020 Te Waitere Classic event will be run on April 11th 2020

We must thank the multiple farm owners for the opportunity to share their amazing landscape, this event could not be possible without your support.

The COURSES

The 'WAITERE'

Challenging in places. Magic views.

Course Details

Distance: 17km
Elevation Gain/Lose: 338m
Age Restrictions: 9 years and over. 9-11 years accompanied by participating adult. 12-16 years with the permission of a guardian.

Course Description

A nice cruisey start from boat club on sealed road before heading up gravel road to farm entry. Nice ride across farm before some climbing at around the 7km mark. May have to dismount a couple of times. Once to the peak of the climb (8.5km) you can spend time looking around the landscape. A few short climbs and downhills then onto the exit downhill with some neat turns. Comfortable sealed road ride back to the club. Boothill (14km) is another good opportunity for a photo opp, then zip down to finish back to the club.

The 'Taumata'

Epic climbs. Stunning views.

Course Details

Distance: 48km
Elevation Gain/Lose: 1011m
Age Restrictions: 12 years and over. 12-16 years accompanied by participating adult

Course Description

The first 4km starts with a gradual climb before entering private farmland. The scenery is fantastic at the 8.5km point. A fun climb before a zippy downhill over dry farm tracks. Nice turns with some bumps to navigate. Sealed road ride, then onto an epic uphill climb on gravel farm road. Steep with opportunities to stop and take in the view. Bit of relief at the end of the steep climb and then more climbing over farmland which was very challenging. Peak elevation: 310mtrs over 10km. Changing landscape between different farms. Some fun single tracks between patches of bush. At the 21km mark you exit onto gravel road used by local farmers only. Easy contour with more awesome scenery. Long downhill over gravelled roads for approximately 4km. Ride out to sealed road with some incline riding. Another view point around 34km mark. Fun downhill on sealed road before cruising along flat harbour road. Last little climb brings you to another sweet spot for photos and again a short fast downhill flattening out back to the boat club.

ENTRY FEES

Early Bird

Available Dec 1st 2019 – Jan 31st 2020

17km: $70.00
48km: $80.00

STANDARD

Feb 1st – March 31st 2020

17km: $80.00
48km: $90.00

LATE REGISTRATION

Applicable after April 6th 2020

17km: $90.00
48km: $100.00

Online registration will close at 11:59pm Thu April 9th 2020.
Registration may be available in person at ride number pickup subject to entry numbers.

Other Information

Ride Number Pickup

Ride number pick up will be at:

Te Waitere Boating Club, 1232 Te Waitere Road on Friday 10th April 2020 between 5pm-8pm & Saturday 11th 2020 from 7.30am

Safety Briefing

Compulsory for all riders!

48km: 8:30am
17km 8:45am

RIDE Start Times

April 11th 2020

48km
Wave 1 – 9.00am
Wave 2 – 9.10am

17km
Wave 1: 9.20am
Wave 2: 9.30am

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