Bridge to Bridge

 Waimakariri River

Bridge to Bridge

Bridge to Bridge North - Sunday 20th June 2021

Bridge to Bridge - Sunday 5th December 2021

Covid - 19 Level 1

At Level - 1 with Covid - 19, entries are not restricted.

If this level changes to Level 2 entries will be restricted to 100 per race.  

Entries are now open for this great event.   

We also have a piece of mind cancellation insurance available for individual competitors, if you wish to purchase this.  It covers a full refund of your entry fee in the case of cancellation of the event, whether it is for Force Majure, Disease or Pandemic.  Refer Terms and Conditions for more information. 

Bridge to Bridge is two different events.  The original Bridge to Bridge is held in December on the South Bank of the Waimakariri River and the Bridge to Bridge "North" is held in June on the North Bank of the Waimakariri River.

These events cater for everyone, first time riders to elite riders.  It will test everyone.  If you want to go hard and fast or enjoy the scenery and power of the river, then this bike ride is for you.  You can race your mate or race your dad or mum, the bragging rights will be yours at the end. These amazing races are all down hill.

The rides will cater for everyone, youngsters 7 and upwards for the shorter ride and 13+ for the longer races. Plus the rides let everyone with a competitive instinct of old, to have another crack, the Clydesdales for men 100kg plus and Clydesdalesses for ladies 75kg plus and a category for Cancer Survivors. This lets everyone with a competitive streak have a crack.

The ride will see you tested by tracks that will be heavy in shingle, four wheel drive tracks, forestry, sand, some water, single track and stop bank riding.

You will take in the magic and the power of the mighty Waimakariri River.  You will at times be riding right beside the river and then be on the stop bank viewing the river, dairy farms, bare land and an aerodrome as you ride toward the finish.

Yes; both rides are all downhill and makes it achievable for anyone young or old, it will be a challenge whether you choose the 58km ride, the 30km or 12km recreational ride and new to the the December event is the Enduro up and back. That is up the North Side of the river and down the South Side to the Finish. A 115km race, this is half uphill half downhill just to balance you out.

The June race in 2019 saw the introduction of a 3rd ride being a 15km Recreational Ride starting at Harrs Road. This will be open to Children 7 and up and for those younger riders parents will be able to ride with them. All 3 races 15km, 30km and 60km will finish on Raven Quay in Kaiapoi. 

In 2016 and 2017 we had 3 runs, these won't be held in 2018 as there will be development happening around the bridges with the motorway and we recommend that runners look to the Canterbury Half Marathon at Pegusas Town on the The runs in December caters for everyone, in 2018 we will only have the 5 & 10km run, the half marathon will not place due to the Canterbury Half Marathon - Pegasus Town being held the following week on 9 December. 

The December finishes are all at Whites Crossing, with plenty of parking and a picnic atmosphere.

Video coverage of Bridge to Bridge North 2017