At the time of writing we have 218 people entered to ride in the challenge as either individuals or part of a team so it is set to be the biggest field in the history of the event.
Remember – It’s not too late to enter!! Entries available on the day at Manfeild (No EFTPOS sorry).
We have participants coming form all over the lower half of the North Island. The first lap is scheduled for 9am and will be at a pace set by local MP and Patron of Bike Manawatu Ian McKelvie.
A heap of spot prizes are up for grabs this year including a special prize draw for Bike Manawatu members. Included in the prize draws are 2 flights in the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter.
Tim Neal the Potato Guy will have his Baked Potato cart on site. He is fundraising for Nick Dunne who is competing in the challenge as a solo rider and later this year is competing in the worlds toughest endurance cycle race. RAAM or Race across America. All proceeds from Potato & Hot Soup ” donations “ on the day will go to Nick and towards the estimated $100,000 required to compete in RAAM
To learn more about RAAM and Nick please visit these official sites.
For those coming to the event please remember to use the Rata St entrance. The main gate will be locked.