Registrations open 1st October.
Trail Boss: Tim Hawkins. 4 Days. Fully Catered and supported. MTB and Eco-Bikes welcome. Ride out by 8am, typically in by 3pm. Good days riding mostly over high country/farm 4WD tracks.
($30 discount for OGHT members – contact office for discount code.)
When do I need to be where? Patearoa Domain – (Click here for a map to the meet up point) From 4pm Tuesday 25th February 2020
How hard will the days be? Between 25-40km per day, some days have climbing of 500m, some sections of down hill are a wee bit technical. This is NOT A RACE! You will have some amazing and in places quite challenging riding. Most days will have additional options for anyone who wants to ride a bit further.
What can we expect en route? AMAZING VIEWS, interesting gold mining and historic sites/relics, capable leaders, friendly support people and a great bunch of other like minded outdoor nutters! Really bloody hot temperatures! 30 degrees plus. Freezing cold temperatures! -5 degrees maybe colder with the wind chill factor – You can get all sorts of weather in these Central Otago Mountains. At this time of year it is typically warm/hot but southerly storms can blow through (short lived) at any time.
What do I need to bring? A bike! (We can source rentals if required), spare tubes/repair kit… Helmet, gloves – cycle gloves and a warm pair of gloves. Warm hat or Buff that can be worn under your helmet, various layers of clothing – thermal underwear (legs and tops) t-shirts, fleece/Merino mid weight tops, SEAM SEALED water proof jacket. Toiletries. Couple of changes of undies. Your own plate/cutlery/mug. Sleeping bag and mat. One large pack per person and your sleeping matt/bag will be transferred for you each day. You will need to ride with a decent day-pack that can carry 2L of water, snacks, jacket, emergency blanket…
Oh and don’t forget your dress-ups for the parade! Items of ‘period’ costume to be brought and left in your car to be changed into before the grand parade 12pm on the Saturday.
Where are we going? (TBC)
The trail is suitable for riders of little experience and will be adapted for those with more experience if the weather and conditions see fit. Reasonable fitness will be valuable.
We will be fully catered from dinner on the 25th Feb until Breakfast Saturday 29th February. Tents will be required for some nights, other nights may have woolshed options.
Family/friends in support vehicles are welcomed at the overnight accommodation but they will have to pay for the food on an individual basis should they wish to join in. They will not be permitted to follow in vehicles, only the trail support vehicle will have this privilege.
Questions specific to this trail? Ask The Boss – firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions about the Cavalcade in general and entry process, support… Ask the organiser email@example.com Or call the office 03 445 0111