Giant Wellington

PNP Spring Series – Race 3

Oct 09, 2020

10:00 AM

Giant Wellington PNP Spring Series Race 3 – Porirua Pre-ride (SAT!)

Meet at the Raiha St entrance on SAT 10 Oct and we will ride the course in groups.

Oct 17, 2020

8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Giant Wellington PNP Spring Series Race 3 – Porirua

Te Rangituhi - Porirua Mountain Bike Park

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Programme summary

Fri midnight: Online Entries close.  (No on-the-day entries) 

8:30 – 9:15am: Sign-In only

9:30am: Short-course races start! (U17 Women, U15, U13, U11)  (Earlier Time!)

10:00am: Long-course races start! (U17 Men, U19, Social, Masters & Open)

12:00pm Prize giving

Ride notes

NEW:  We are starting any Junior riders doing the Short Loop only half an hour earlier, starting at 9:30am.  This should reduce the conflict between these riders and the fast long-loopers riding down Tumeke at the same time. 

 

Courses will be made up of long loops and/or short loops. The lap configuration will depend on your category. We run a sport course catering to those who want to give the event a try or hang with their mates and be social. The age grades are for those who want to ride with or against riders of their own age. Open Men and Open women are open to anyone, but the Open Men also incorporates the seniors, so it can be highly competitive. 

Please see your age group/category below to determine your course and the number of short and/or long loops you will be doing.

Race entry

Individual race entry is $35 for non PNP member adult riders. U19 riders and members receive discounted entry by applying the codes below.

Discount codes

PNP Members (19 Yrs+) Enter "PNP" for $10 off per race (=$25)
PNP Members (U19) Enter "PNP U19" for $15 off per race (=$20)
Non PNP Members (U19) Enter "U19" for $10 off per race (=$25)

NOTE: Please check that your charges are correct before proceeding to payment.

Long Loop description

Start up FARM ROAD (4WD)

Turn right into LOOP ROAD (4WD)

Ride down BLASTER, then turn RIGHT at the end

Note: SHORT loop splits off at this part of the course

Continue downhill and turn left onto the verge of RAIHA ST
Caution: This is beside a public road, and is a shared path with walkers

Just past Camp Elsdon, turn left, ride through the carpark

Then right onto the uphill UTAWAI track
Caution: There are likely to be some walkers on Utawai track

After 6km of steady uphill you exit UTAWAI track

Ride across to a short uphill at the start of TRACK 10

Head down Track 10, and then turn left into the top of CHIMNEY SWEEP

From Chimney Sweep ride down LATERAL (4WD)

Turn right into FARM ROAD (4WD)

Then left into BOUNDARY ROAD (4WD)

Turn right into the end of THE DOCTOR

Then right-down again (off track) turning left onto the GULLY TRACK

Note: SHORT loop rejoins at this point

Turn tight left into the start of THE DOCTOR

Ride THE DOCTOR (1.4k) up to BOUNDARY ROAD 4WD on the ridge

Take an early exit onto BOUNDARY ROAD

Turn left for a brief climb into a right-turn into TUMEKE

Ride down TUMEKE, taking the left fork 2/3 of the way down

At the end of TUMEKE, do a tight left turn and a short pinch climb to the FINISH.

Short Loop description

Start up FARM ROAD (4WD)

Turn right into LOOP ROAD (4WD)

Ride down BLASTER, then turn RIGHT at the end

(Note: LONG loop splits off at this part of the course)

Turn right then ride through the Event Village

U11 Shortcut:  The U11s get to skip the start of the loop up to here and start straight
into SPICER LINK once the other Junior riders have passed through the Event Village.

Turn right into SPICER LINK and ride the complete trail (2.8k)
Caution: KEEP LEFT after the Event Village because riders will be coming out of Tumeke

The last part of CRASH PALACE (dropping off to the left toward the end of Spicer Link)
is a Grade 5 shortcut option.  This will be open if dry, but closed if wet and dangerous.

Note: This is a Grade 5 track. The easy option is to ride to the end of Spicer Link track.

At the end of either option, turn right into the BOTANIC GARDENS park

Cross the small stream and turn right into THE DOCTOR

Ride THE DOCTOR (1.4k) up to BOUNDARY ROAD 4WD on the ridge

(Note: LONG loop joins up at the bottom of the main uphill section)

Take an early exit onto BOUNDARY ROAD, turning left

After a brief climb right-turn into TUMEKE

Ride down TUMEKE, taking the left fork 2/3 of the way down

At the end of TUMEKE, do a tight left turn and a short pinch climb to the FINISH.

Age-groups and courses

NOTE: Your age is based on the age you will be as at 31 Dec 2020

10:00am Start

Open Men 2 long loops (22.4 km)

Open Women 2 long loops (22.4 km)

Masters Men 1 (30-39 years) 2 long loops (22.4 km)

Masters Men 2 (40-49) 2 long loops (22.4 km)

Masters Men 3 (50-59) 2 long loops (22.4 km)

Masters Men 4 (60+) 2 long loops (22.4 km)

Masters Women (40+) 1 long + 1 short loop (17.7 km)

Social Men (Any age group) 1 long loop (11.2 km)

Social Women (Any age group) 1 long loop (11.2 km)

U19 Men 2 long loops (22.4 km)

U19 Women 1 long + 1 short loop (17.7 km)

U17 Men 1 long + 1 short loop (17.7 km)

9:30am Start

U17 Women 3 short loops (19.5 km)

U15 Boys 3 short loops (19.5 km)

U15 Girls 2 short loops (13.0 km)

U13 Boys 2 short loops (13.0 km)

U13 Girls 2 short loops (13.0 km)

U11 Boys 1 short loop (6.5 km)

U11 Girls 1 short loop (6.5 km)

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