13 September 2017
Deadlines, Deadlines, Deadlines!
The deadline for registration is Wednesday 13 September 2017. That’s less than a week away.
Remember, no registration, no ride! No exceptions.
This also applies to riders who have sent us entry forms but who are yet to lodge funds with us. The details for those payments are on the entry form located on the Distance Riders web site.
The registration deadline is at this time in order to get badges made, T-shirts printed, catering arrangements finalised, and so on.
North Island 800 & 1,600 updates
As advertised in the last newsletter, we’ve got a yet another crackling route in store for this year’s 800 and 1,600s, featuring some rare and exotic locations and roads.
All will be revealed to registered riders (and sundry others) at Turangi Event HQ at 7:00pm on Friday 6 October 2017 in readiness for the start at 1:00pm on the following day.
More details and registration forms can be found here.
Registrations for the 1,600 are currently about 30 riders. More would be most welcome!
If you’re keen to ride with your mates, please let us know who’s likely to be in your group so that the Event Marshalls can start you together.
Registrations for the 800 are currently about 20 riders.
1,600 & 800 accommodation
If you need accommodation in the cabins at the Turangi Kiwi Holiday Park, please contact them directly and let them know that you’re part of the Distance Riders’ events that weekend. Their website has online booking. http://www.turangiholidaypark.co.nz/ or phone them on 07 386 8754.
Those who have registered and not yet paid, please make payment ASAP. We’re a not-for-profit organisation and cash flow is important to us.
Support Crew Volunteers
We still need about five more people to help with our catering team at Turangi. This is a shift-work arrangement, catering for the returning riders from the 800 ride and then (several hours later) the riders returning from the 1,600. There’s breakfasts in there too for the weekend.
We’re well set for scrutineers, administrators and checkpoint people. Many thanks to all of those folk!
If you’re keen to help out with this October’s Turangi rides, please let us know. We’re a few frills, low cost, volunteers-driven team focused on providing great events. This means we can provide T-shirts, food and beverages and social interactions for our Support Crew but can’t help with travel or accommodation costs.
Hamilton & Wellington 1KC rides
Make sure that Saturday 4 November 2017 is in your ride calendars!
This November will see two 1,000km Cruise rides on the same day – the 1KCs. One will start and finish in Wellington, the second will start and finish in Hamilton. The routes for each will be different, with briefing, instructions and checkpoint information sent to registered riders one week prior to the event.
Rider entries have been received so far for about 20 riders planning to start at Hamilton and almost 10 for the Wellington ride.
Pillion riders are allowed on the 1KC. So too are trikes. There is no formal scrutineering of machines. Riders are expected to ensure that their bikes are legally roadworthy.
These are social rides, with plenty of opportunities for riders to stop and yack with each other. After-ride hospitality will be available at a pre-arranged venue. There will be commemorative badges and certificates awarded. As well as being a great day out for riders and pillions, these events contribute to a great cause, with proceeds raised donated to Muscular Dystrophy New Zealand.
1KC rides start and finish on the same day. Riders usually start from 6:30am until 7:00am. Most are generally home by 8:00pm, with stragglers returning at up to 10:00pm.
More details and event registration forms for the Hamilton and Wellington 1KC rides can be found here.