PNP Summer Fun Ride Series

Rice Mountain 

Gladstone

Saturday 7 March 2020

Race 4 of the third edition of the PAK'n'SAVE PNP Summer Fun Ride Series.  Here's what you need to know:

Time/Date | Race 4 is held on Saturday 7 March 2020.  Please be registered no later than 9.45am to enable racing to start from 10am. 

  • Long Course start is 10am, start-line briefing at 9.55am.

  • Short course start is 10.15am, start-line briefing 10.10am. 

Registration | Gladstone Sports Complex, 585 Gladstone Road, Gladstone, Wairarapa.

Courses | There are two courses to choose from, both finishing at the top of Admirals Hills.  The short course is 60km, the long course 90km. 

Starting Waves | Two starting waves will be available for the long course.  The first wave is for more experienced and faster riders.  Wave 2 is for newer riders who would like a challenge and be able to gain experience from riding in a bunch. 

 

Team Entry | A 'free' team competition is available with points awarded across all age ranges, gender and courses. 

 

Entry | Online entry (inc fee confirmation) is now open.  Please register before Thursday 5 March 2020 to avoid the late fee.  Early Entry is $30 for PNP members and $45 for non-members.

Late Entry (Fri or on the day with cash) is $60 for PNP members and $75 for non-members.

Rice Mountain

Long coursse

Course Description | 87km | 1680m elevation gain

A challenging hilly course in the back drops of the amazing Wairarapa Countryside. Undoubtedly one of the best hill-challenge courses in New Zealand.  Remember to look up, it is beautiful country you are riding in!

Riders will make their way to Te Whiti Rd where the event will start as you travel north on Te Whiti Rd. After approximately 9km you’ll turn right on to Lees Pakaraka Rd and continue until you reach Masterton Stronvar Rd after about 15km. Turn right onto Masterton Stronvar Rd and climb Limeworks for 1.4km and 91m gain. The course follows Masterton Stronvar Rd until turning right onto Westmere Rd at approximately 26km, then follow Westmere Rd until you get to the Tupurupuru Te Wharau Rd junction at about 36km and turn left on to Tupurupuru Te Wharau Rd. Note: this is where the short and long courses split – so make sure you turn left here to complete the long course.

​Continue on Tupurupuru Te Wharau Rd to the turn-around point in Te Wharau at approximately 50km, and then ride back the way to have come on Tupurupuru Te Wharau Rd turning left at the Westmere Rd junction at about 65km.

Ride up Kourarau for 1.5km and 167m gain, then take care on the descent to Te Whiti Rd at 74km. Turn left onto Te Whiti Rd and get ready for the final test.

You’ll turn left onto Admiral Rd at about 76km and after a false flat of 2km will take on the famed Admirals climb to the finish at 87km for a well deserved coke! (before riding back down)

https://www.strava.com/routes/12081379

Rice Mountain

short course

Course Description | 58km | 1129m elevation gain

A challenging hilly course in the back drops of the amazing Wairarapa Countryside. Undoubtedly one of the best hill-challenge courses in New Zealand.

Remember to look up, it is beautiful country you are riding in!

Riders will make their way to Te Whiti Rd where the event will start as you travel north on Te Whiti Rd. After approximately 9km you’ll turn right on to Lees Pakaraka Rd and continue until you reach Masterton Stronvar Rd after about 15km. Turn right onto Masterton Stronvar Rd and climb Limeworks for 1.4km and 91m gain. The course follows Masterton Stronvar Rd until turning right onto Westmere Rd at approximately 26km, then follow Westmere Rd until you get to the Tupurupuru Te Wharau Rd junction at about 36km.

 

Turn right and ride up Kourarau for 1.5km and 167m gain, then take care on the descent to Te Whiti Rd. Turn left onto Te Whiti Rd at 45km and get ready for the final test.

You’ll turn left onto Admiral Rd at about 47km and after a false flat of 2km will take on the famed Admirals climb to the finish at 58km for a well deserved coke!

https://www.strava.com/routes/11794859

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