Ride the Wilderness
Ride the Wilderness

2017 Race Highlights Video

Ride the Wilderness was the first official cycling event on the trail. Held on Saturday 18 November 2017, this was a great opportunity for riders to see the West Coast beauty. Next year's event is being planned for Saturday 17 November so watch this space for details and any changes to the format. There are likely to be four events again and lots of categories:

  • Ross to Greymouth - 131km
  • Hokitika to Greymouth - 100km
  • Cowboy Paradise to Greymouth - 64km
  • Kumara to Greymouth - 26km

For more info, and to enter visit: www.ridethewilderness.co.nz

Ride the Wilderness starts at Ross at 8:00am and travels through to Greymouth with a cut off point at 4:00pm at Greymouth. There will be 30-40 marshals out on the trail including being located at every entry point.

On the day, there will be 4 events with the following start times that will see numerous cyclists on the trail heading North in what may be a fast pace. All riders on the trail will need to be mindful of this event and the location start times and estimated through times of each location.

Start times:

Ross to Greymouth start 8:00am

Hokitika to Greymouth start time 9:00am

Cowboy Paradise to Greymouth start time 10:00am

Kumara to Greymouth start time 11:00am

We're anticipating 600+ riders on the day being on the trail and could be upward of 1,000.

Key points of note will be that riders will be heading north on the day and to be aware of the event and the likely number of riders coming towards them in these times and destinations.

We anticipate all riders to be through the following destinations in the following times:

Hokitika by 9:30am

Cowboy Paradise 11:30am

Kumara 2:30pm

Greymouth cut off is 4:00pm

If you have tours or people looking to ride south it may pay to wait until the estimated times of riders getting though the various points.

If you're driving out of Cowboy Paradise we ask that this be left until after 11:15am as there will be 3-400 riders coming in up the valley between 9:15 and 11:15am.

For more information please go to www.ridethewilderness.co.nz

Thank you

John Moore

Race Director

Ride the Wilderness

CJM'S Events Limited

027 2267769

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