Contact Huka Challenge
|Start: 7 am|
This is a non-competitive 85km approx mountain bike ride on a par in time and difficulty with the iconic 160km Solo ride around Lake Taupo.
2012 Course under construction final map will be available closer to the event.
Most of the ride will be on single track of grade 2 and 3 with about 10 % grade 4. There will be a very small amount of road to ride maybe a Km and a 2km section of 4x4 track - sorry but we have to link up the single tracks somehow!
Expect to get tight technical tracks up to grade 4 all the way to From Wairakei Resort Hotel so don’t have a sleep on the job. The tracks are all in great nick and the new tracks have packed down and are real fun.
It is demanding and therefore suited to fit and experienced riders.
We will have a water point at the Hub café, you will also be able to slip in and get some food and a short black if you need one to keep you going. This will be approximately 30Km into the ride. We will have Marshals on the tracks to help pick up the broken bits but in true MTB style you have to look after yourself.
Road Access is available to:
Course for Huka approx 85 km
For distances per track click here
•River track to Cherry Island
•River track to Spa park
•Paraiwi road to Rotary ride start
•Daynighter backwards (can only be riddin on the day this way)
•Rotary ride to Huka falls
•Huka falls to Aratiatia track
•Aratiatia to Contact
•Contact track to Wairakei Hotel
•Tunnel to Craters
•Debs down and up
•Mr and Mrs
•All SH Fun
•Tunnel to Hub cafe
•J and D
•Control gates down
•Up over the overpass
The Huka Challenge course is a mix of the Waikato river Course and the Craters of the Moon tracks to view the map for Waikato river sections map of Cruiser course 2012 and for the Craters of the Moon click here.
Times are recorded by electronic disposable timing strips which are built into your bike sticker and will record times as riders cross the start and finish lines.
Download training doc for MTB