Maxi Enduro

Distance

640km

Date

29th Nov

Entry Fee From

$189*
*Pricing details Click Here Event map Enter event

Overview

Not for the faint of heart, the second of our Enduro series is a whopping 640km ride - four times around Lake Taupo!

You'll start out on Friday morning to complete this awe-inspiring event so we can welcome you at the finish line on Saturday!


Details

Start Time 8:00am
Start Line Tongariro Street, Taupo, outside the Great Lake Centre
Finish Line Tongariro Street, next to Taupo’s Great Lake Centre from 10:0am - 7.00pm (outside these hours finish is at Caltex)
Registration The Green Room of the Great Lake Centre on Thursday 28th Nov from 5pm-7pm and Friday 29th Nov from 7am-7:30am followed by a briefing at 7:45am at the start line.

 

Course Profile

ROUTE THROUGH TAUPO

Welcome and congratulations for entering one of the multi lap distances for the 2019 BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge.  Completing two or four laps of this spectacular course is an amazing achievement!   

Although the event is timed, our first measure of success is your safe completion of the event.

The following information is designed to help make your challenge safe and enjoyable. Please read before entering the event and contact BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge if you have any questions.

 

Weather Conditions

Taupo is approximately 370 metres above sea level.  Temperatures can be warm or be as cold as 0 degrees during the event.  Adding the wind chill factor means it can be even colder.  Be prepared for cold conditions by taking appropriate clothing such as thermals and wind and rain barriers.

 

Food and Water

The only shops on the course are in Tihoi and Turangi.  From 7:00am Saturday there will be numerous aid stations throughout the course offering water and electrolyte drinks.  All other nutritional needs must be supplied by the rider.

 

Timing

All Enduro events will be electronically timed.

Maxi Enduro riders must check in at the Caltex Service Station on Heu Heu Street, Taupo at the end of each lap. Maxi Enduro riders can finish in the official finish chute between 10.30am – 7.00pm on Saturday but must finish at the Caltex if finishing at any other time.

 

RAAM

The Maxi Enduro (4 lap) is a qualifying ride for entry into the Race Across America.  For more information on qualifying criteria please refer to www.raceacrossamerica.org

 

Reminder of General Entrant Participation rule #13. 

13.    Disqualification from the Event

13.1. Any entrant who, in the opinion of the organisers, fails to comply with the event terms and conditions may be disqualified from the event. Disqualification will result in the offender’s name being completely removed from the event database, including from the prize draw, and may result in a refusal, by the event organisers, to accept entry to future BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge events. No refund will be granted.

Reminder of General Entrant Participation rule #16.

16.3   These terms and conditions are binding on entrants relatives, personal representatives, support crew, heirs and successors.

Course Description

The Maxi Enduro event complete four full laps of the lake which is approximately 640km using the Poihipi/Marotiri loop. Last year the winning male time was 21 hours 45 minutes. The winning female time was 36 hours 34 minutes.

Note that riders must take a specific route through the Taupo town centre (to avoid the road closures and large masses of Solo starters on Tongariro St) This route applies to every lap except the last lap. The finish line for this event will be in the main finish chute between the hours of 10.00am – 7.00pm Saturday 30th November or at the Caltex petrol station any other time.

 

Schedule

Date/time

activity

venue

Thursday 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Registration and safety gear check.

Please bring front and rear lights and hi -viz reflective clothing.

Green Room, Great Lake Centre

Friday 7:00 – 7:30am

Last registration

Green Room

Friday 7:45am

Briefing

Tongariro Street

Friday  8:00am

Start

Tongariro Street

Saturday 9:00pm

Final cut off

Anywhere on the course

 

REGISTRATION:

Registration for collection of Maxi Enduro packs is from 5pm to 7:00pm on Thursday. If due to an emergency or unforeseen circumstance you have not collected your registration pack by 7:00pm you will need to collect it at the Maxi Enduro start area between 7:00am and 7:30am on Friday.

 

EVENT SUPPORT (supplied by LTCC)

-          Lead vehicle to Poihipi road

-          Electronic timing

-          Race communications support for the duration of your event

-          Pit stop and check in at the Caltex petrol station on the corner of Titiraupenga and Heu Heu Streets

-          On course safety official for Friday night hours of darkness

 

PARTICIPATION RULES (Maxi):

All of the BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge Event Terms and Conditions 2019 apply, with the exception of rule 6.1.  In addition, the following rules apply:

  1. All riders must wear the official PINK helmet cap – issued by BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

  2. NZ Road Code rules apply. During the hours of darkness all riders must have a strong front white light and 2 rear red lights so they are visible to oncoming and following traffic. One red light must be fitted to the bike and the other on the helmet. We recommend that one or both of the rear lights are set to flashing mode if riding at the back of a bunch or alone. Riders should also have a back-up front light or spare batteries.

    At night all riders must wear high viz, reflective clothing including reflective bands on their ankles so they are clearly visible to oncoming and following traffic. 

    Lights and clothing will be checked by the organisers on the start line prior to the start. Riders who do not have lights and clothing as specified as above will not be allowed to start. A marshal will be on the course at night to ensure that riders are clearly visible to oncoming and following traffic. The marshal is authorised to remove any rider from the course who is not clearly visible. Riders who do not have lights and clothing as specified as above will NOT start.

  3. All riders must attend a final riders briefing on Friday morning at 7:45am iat the start, Tongariro St.

  4. There will be a cut off at 9:00 pm anywhere on the course. Riders not finished by 9:00pm Saturday night may be removed from the course.

  5. All riders must have a support vehicle with a minimum of two drivers to provide food, clothing and support.

  6. No support vehicles are to depart the Caltex past 6:00am on event day Saturday.

  7. It is a police and event requirement that Support vehicles must not follow directly behind their rider.  Drivers must leap frog their rider and drive to the next available area where the vehicle can pull off the road completely and cause no hazard to other road users.  Support vehicle driver behaviour will be monitored.

  8. If you pull out of the event for any reason you MUST notify Lynley McCaughan on 021 402 699

 

All riders must have a support vehicle to provide food and clothing and support. Support vehicles must have a minimum of 2 drivers. Support vehicles must contact the Enduro Event Coordinator every 4 hours stating the position and status of their rider.

It is a police and event requirement that Support vehicles must not follow directly behind their rider.  Drivers must leap frog their rider and drive to the next available area where the vehicle can pull off the road completely and cause no hazard to other road users.  Support vehicle drive behaviour will be monitored. No support vehicles are to be on the course (associated with their rider) past 6:00am on event day Saturday

From 7:00am Saturday there will be numerous aid stations throughout the course offering water and electrolyte drinks.  All other nutritional needs must be supplied by the rider.

BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge look forward to hosting an Enduro and Cadence Breakfast at 9am Sunday 1 December at the Lake Taupo Yacht Club. Tickets for this must be bought through our online shop. A minimum number is required by 31 October so please book early.

The Maxi Enduro is a recognised qualifying event for RAAM (Race Across America) Those qualifying for RAAM, must be UMCA members and notify them on Raam-qualifying@ultracycling.com.