Bridge to Bridge

 Waimakariri River
 


Bride to Bridge North - Mountain Bike Ride

Sunday 24th June 2018

Bridge to Bridge "North" is 2 mountain bike rides on the Northern Bank of the Waimakariri River.  The 60km 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. 

Two Events

  • 60km Mountain Bike Ride
  • 30km Mountain Bike Ride

The 60km race will start outside the Golf Club, on Thongcaster Road, travel to Browns Rock Road and go into the river at the Intake.  The ride will then travel east, through to the finish going past the State Highway One river bridges, through Waimakariri Park back on to the stop bank to Kaiapoi and finish on Raven Quay.

The 30km event will start at Downs Road and travel east past the State Highway One river bridges, through Waimakariri Park back on to the stop bank to Kaiapoi and finish on Raven Quay.

The 60km ride is a mix of shingle, stop bank and single track 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 a mix shingle,stop bank and single track all the way.

Directional marking will be by Pink paint on the roads and red 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