Puhoi MTB Marathon

75k/50k/30k Mountain Bike race
Sunday Feb 6th 2011:
Puhoi Village.
Hibiscus Coast,
Auckland, New Zealand
Entries closed 12.01pm Jan 21st

This is a fun and challenging event open to anyone with a mountain bike. But you better do some training! Beginners, novices, veterans and elite riders are all invited to come out and enjoy a great day of riding/racing.

If your planning to ride the Colville Connection/Karapoti or any other endurance MTB event this is the perfect pre-event training.

The Puhoi Marathon starts at the Historic Puhoi Village.
This NEW awesome course is challenging (not to technical, although there are a couple of tricky descents) with a nice combination of 55% private forest tracks and roads, 42% dirt roads, and 3% sealed road. NEW additional 4k of magic forest single track in 2011!

Both courses are challenging (just look around you! the country side is steep in places). The views are amazing from both sides of the valley.

The 75k does the first loop through the forest twice, the 75k/50k and 30k also do the additional fire rd loop on private property on Moirs hill. All courses make their way back to Puhoi on the secret track and ridgeline fire rd.

Elevation stats:
75k (Approx 2350 metres of Climbing/Decsending)
50k (Approx 1800 metres of Climbing/Decsending)
30k (Approx 900 metres of Climbing/Decsending)

We have decided to NOT put up the course maps to protect the privacy of the various private property owners and stakeholders.

Please note: All private properties (5) cannot be accessed at any other time other than this event. That means NO PRE riding or POST the course. Do not mountain bike through these areas from any direction or you will face fines and prosecution. Some areas have poision laid and continuing animal control taking place.

Click here for a bigger picture of Scott Noyes railing the forest single trackClick here for a bigger picture of the Magic forest trail

Event Programme:
Sunday 6th Feb: (Race day)
Registration Opens at 6.30am.Puhoi Memorial Domain park.
(Turn right when you get to Puhoi Village across the single lane Memorial bridge)

Riders briefing:

Marathon Start:
8.00am (75k/50k)

8.45am (30k) (Note new start time)

75k/50k/30k Age Categories:
Open to riders solo and team riders 14yrs and above.
Please note: 14 – 16yrs may only enter the 30k event.
17yrs+ can enter the 75k or 50k event.
Solo Man/Women/2 person Teams
14 – 16yrs
17 – 29yrs
30 – 39yrs
40 – 49yrs
50 – 59yrs

2 Person Teams (NEW CATEGORY!)
2 person Team (Men)
2 person Team (Women)
2 person Team (Mixed)

2 Person Team rules:
This is a new category in this event. Team entry fees are $10 less per person than solos.

Directions: How to get there
Traveling from the South: Take the Northern Motorway north and onto the NEW NORTHERN Motorway extension through the tunnels you emerge. Turn left to Puhoi, then turn right across the Memorial bridge when you get to the village. Start is at the Puhoi Memorial domain. Its that easy.

Traveling from the North: Take Highway 1 south, turn right to Puhoi.

“Start on tunnel rd”

Share your car:
Coming to the Puhoi marathon? There is limited parking space in Puhoi. Be ecologically and economically wise and share your car/transport with another rider.

Parking at the Puhoi domain. Turn right across bridge opposite the store.

Accommodation in Puhoi: (Support our sponsors!)
Stay a while in Puhoi … at Kauriglen, Puhoi’s Only Country Lodge. Just 1 KM on the seal from the village the Lodge features fully equipped private facilities with self- contained accommodation, a fabulous new entertainment area by the bush, one HUGE Spa and a wood-fired hot tub tucked in amongst the giant Kauri. Great for easing any aches and pains!

Two night group deals at special rates (average $60 per person per night for groups) … arranged by Larry the Lodge keeper an exclusive offer for the Puhoi MTB Marathon February 6th cyclists.

Numbers up to 16 (pillows), all bedding supplied, Spa’s, BBQ’s, Pizza oven and catering by prior arrangement … first come best dressed.

Contact Larry at 09 4220598 or at Click here for Kauri Glen lodge
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Camp before/after the event:
Beautiful Wenderholm Campground Camping site
Max Persons: 40
Bookable: Yes
Location: On the Puhoi Estuary side of Park.
Directions: From the park entrance follow the signs through the wooden gate down the metal road (Approx: 250 metres) to the campground.
Cost: Adult $10 per person per night. Child $5 per person per night
BBQ: 1 wood burning BBQ, bring your own wood
Toilets: vault toilets
Drinking water: potable water

To book contact ARC: 09 366 2000

up to $3000+ in prizes and giveaways.
[Volume Entry Cash Bonus (VECB) If 100 or more riders enter in any given event we will pay Cash prizes for Top 3 Men and Women]

Lunch served from 11.30pm, prize giving at 1.30pm

Entry fees:
75km Marathon: $85 (includes Maxxis Tube and after race lunch/drink and goodies)
50km Marathon: $75 (includes Maxxis Tube and after race lunch/drink and goodies)
30km Marathon: $65 (includes Maxxis Tube and after race lunch/drink and goodies)

2 Person Team 75k Marathon:$150 ($75 each)(includes Maxxis Tube and after race lunch/drink and goodies)
2 Person Team 50k Marathon:$130 ($65 each)(includes Maxxis Tube and after race lunch/drink and goodies)
2 Person Team 30k Marathon:$110 ($55 each)(includes Maxxis Tube and after race lunch/drink and goodies)

Entries Close Jan 21st (Midday).

(Note: All riders are responsible for their own Insurance and medical )

Tell your friends, get your mates together for a great weekend and start training!