FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHY SHOULD I ENTER?
Mainly because its heaps of fun and you can do it with your friends from school. There is a cool medal for everyone who takes part, a bunch of stuff just for entering and the chance to win cool prizes, like mountain bikes, helmets and cool scooters
HOW DO I ENTER?
To be in the draw for prizes and to make sure you get a medal, you need to enter before the event. You will need to get Mum or Dad to help you enter on-line, by clicking on the "Enter Now" button. Get in early as there are limited places
WHO CAN ENTER?
The event is open to Primary or Intermediate aged kids. If you can ride a bike you can enter. If you need mum or dad to help you must ride the short course with them at the back. If you ride with trainer wheels or balance bike you can do the special balance bike course with a helper. Entries are limited to 600.
WHAT EVENT SHOULD I ENTER?
Please choose the course carefully. Consider how long it would take your child to ride the course. We will close each course off in time for the next to start.
Use the following as a guide.
Long course 9km – (3 x 3km laps) under 15mins each lap. Closed by 9.55
Medium course 6km – (2 x 3km laps) under 25mins each lap. Closed by 10.45
Short course 3km – (1 lap) no limit, but they would have at least 35mins.
Balance bikes 1km – (1 lap) have got about 20 mins to get around. Must meet the criteria below.
ABOUT THE COURSE
Balance bike Course-A short 1km lap for those with Balance Bikes (bikes without pedals) or 16in wheel bikes with trainer wheels AND must be under 5 years. Note: We encourage all pedal bikes, even under 5's, to do the short course if possible.
Short Course- If you are not a confident rider but could pedal around a nice easy 3km the short course is ideal. Under 6's should be accompanied by an adult. *
Medium Course - If you have had a bit of practice riding a bike and can get up little hills and can ride 6-7kms the Medium course is for you.
Long Course - If you can ride a bike confidently up and down small hills and some obstacles and can handle 9-10km the Long course is for you.
* If you need an adult to ride with you, the only option is the Short course or Balance bike course. No adults to ride on the Medium and Long courses please.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
Just $15. You can order a cool event t-shirt as well. Price $22.50 each for Cotton Tees.
WHAT TIME IS THE EVENT?
Times listed below. You need to go to registration on-the-day to pickup your event pack and you may have a spot prize.
Registration Opens at 8.15am
09:00 - Long course
09.55 - Medium course
11:00 - Balance bike course
11:15- Short course
Events Start at
09.15 - Long course
10:10 - Medium course (in 2 waves)
11:15 - Balance bike course
11:30 - Short course
There will be a briefing just before each category starts. EVERYONE must attend, so make sure you are there and listening hard!
WHERE IS THE EVENT?
The event is in the Victoria Esplanade, Palmerston North. Here is a map below to show you how to get there and where the course goes.
Balance bikes - Mostly flat, no obstacles. Approximately 1km. Recommended for under 5 year olds on balance bikes( no pedals).
Short - Mostly flat, no obstacles and one short downhill section. 2.6km. Recommended for 5-6 year olds.
Medium - 2 laps of the short course, 5.2km. Recommended for 7 years + or beginners.
Long - a slightly longer course which includes obstacles, a short set of steps, steeper climbs and descents. 3 laps of a 3km course. Recommended for 9 years + competent rider
See a larger version of the map below here