The inaugural Trans NZ Enduro kicks off on March 7th 2015 finishing 5 days later on the 11th in the spectacular South Island of New Zealand. The Trans NZ will be a 5 day enduro event, where climbs are untimed and descents are timed. Expect a range of 3-6hrs on your bike per day with several timed sections throughout each day. Times will be added together over the span of the 5 days to get your overall result at the end of the event. Progressive daily times will be announced during dinner and briefing each evening utilising the sportident timing system (that is also used for Trans-Provence, Trans-Savoie, Andes Pacifico, BC Enduro Series and all the enduro races on the South Island of NZ). Its highly accurate with instant results. I have signed up for this event and look forward to being part of it.
Location: South Island of NZ. This spectacular scenic 5 day event will start in Christchurch and finish in famous Queenstown picking some of the best riding on the South Island. You will be based in the Canterbury area for 2 nights before moving on to Queenstown where you will be based for 4 nights.
Skill Level/Experience: Riders are required to have a strong mountain biking background with enough endurance and fitness to get you through 5 back to back days of 3-6hrs of riding each day. You are required to have solid technical single track skills. The trails and courses will be a vast variety throughout the 5 days – some faster, smoother flowier days, some technical steeper rootier days, some open terrain rock slab trail riding and everything in between.
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