Bridge to Bridge (North)
Sunday 25 Jun
Bridge to Bridge "North" is 2 mountain bike rides on the Northern Bank of the Waimakariri river. The 58km ride starting at the Waimakariri Golf Course on Thongcaster Road, 1km north of the Gorge and the 30km starting off Downs Road halfway down the river.
- 58km Mountain Bike Ride
- 30km Mountain Bike Ride
The 58km race will start at the Golf Club, come out on to Thongcaster Road, turn east to Browns Rock Road and go into the river at the Intake. The ride will then travel east right through to the finish going past the State Highway One river bridges and finish at the end of the road just above where the Kaiapoi River meets the Waimakariri River.
The 30km event will start at Downs Road and travel east past the State Highway One river bridges and finish at the end of the road just above where the Kaiapoi River meets the Waimakariri River.
The 58km ride is on shingle except for the Thongcaster Road portion. Ecan gates for the ride will be open and you won’t have to get off your bike to get over the gates, these are easily managed to keep other traffic out of the area. The 30km ride will be on shingle all the way.
Directional marking will be by Pink paint on the roads and other directional arrows where required. This will be a fast mountain bike ride, great for a mid-year ride especially as it is downhill all the way.
Start time for both races is 10:00am