Power up for the Alpine Energy 10 Hour Day/Night Mountain Bike Race
Race Day is Saturday 5 November 2016
Entries open 8 August 2016
10 Hour Race starts at 9.00am and finishes at 7.00pm with the prize giving at 7.30pm
6 Hour Race starts at 1.00pm and finishes at 7.00pm with the prize giving at 7.30pm
About the event
You'll need heaps of energy and enthusiasm for this epic 10 hour day/night mountain bike race around some of the best flowing single track in the South Island.
Your mission - cover as many laps as possible during 10 hours of riding. Ride as a team (competitive or social) or for those wanting the ultimate challenge, as a Solo Rider.
What you get with the Alpine Energy 10 Hour is a great ride over a challenging course, heaps of fun, with a huge campsite right in the middle of the trail. We have proven race management systems including an excellent timing system with a big screen showing individual lap times and team placings. And if that's not enough we have heaps of spot prizes, a massive party atmosphere.
The Corporate Print Challenge
The 10 Hour Race includes a great corporate challenge - the opportunity for local firms to battle it out for bragging rights. It is a friendly fun activity, where workmates can and families can train together, compare notes and set goals. It creates a great talking point and an added element of team work.
The Course is rated one of the best by one of the best, the Anton Cooper.
This great course sits in Centennial Park, right in the heart of Timaru. The tracks have been built by South Canterbury MTB enthusiasts, supported by the Timaru District Council. We link up of the best of these trails to create an 9km course with a bit of everything. Undulating terrain, a few sharp but short climbs, some tight corners, fast straights - nothing overly technical - just perfect for longer races and suitable for all levels of mountain bikers, from beginners to World Champions like Anton.
And because we're running the Alpine Energy in November, warm, fine weather has been pre-ordered.
Besides a fantastic track that is highly rated by riders, the Timaru 10 Hour is a very social event and festive occasion. A tent village is set up inside Centennial Park and the course winds its way through and past your allocated tent site. Lots of teams bring in those extra little things that help with their performance and make things a little more comfortable such as generators, lights, warm up bikes, BBQs, fridges and even couches and a spa pool!
You don't have to be gun rider. Just ride one lap, then kick back at your camp site and let your team mates take over. When you've got your breath back and had some nourishment it'll be time to get back on the trail for another lap.
You don't need to ride with night lights. The 7.00pm finish is timed so darkness kicks after the race ends.