RIDER UPDATE

This email was sent out today to all riders :

Hello !!!

We hope your preparation for the 3 Peaks Enduro is on track ! Its now just two weeks to go, so we thought we would give you a quick update on how things are going, and share some important info.

The weather here in Dunedin has been a little average unfortunately, but based on the rule of averages, that should means we’ll be getting another scorcher of a weekend in two weeks. Is that how it works? Just incase, do pack a good rain jacket and rain pants. We won’t be cancelling the race unless its biblical out there!

We have already noticed some riders out practicing some of the tracks used in previous years. As usual, we will not announce the final route until Thursday evening. Please note that under NO CIRCUMSTANCES are you to practice riding the Pineapple track or Mt Cargill. These tracks are strictly forbidden for cyclists. Please don’t be a dick.

If you are allergic to bees, please be aware there is a bee hive at the bottom of one of the stages. Please ensure you bring your Epipen.

Entries will close on the 25th November incase you or anyone you know is still keen to enter. If you have hurt yourself and need to pull out, we are no longer offering refunds sorry, but we are happy to switch you out for another competitor if you can find someone.

Schedule

Friday

  • Practice will be open on many trails all day. This is not ‘official’ and we have no medical staff, so please ride easy. This is just so you get a glimpse of what you are racing. We will send out maps and more info on exactly what trails we are using on Thursday evening around 8pm.

  • Registration will be open from 4-7pm at Signal Hill. If you can not make it to Friday registration for any reason, please let Robbie know (robbie@bikeotago.co.nz)

Saturday

  • The start (and finish for the Challenger race riders) will be at the Bull Pen (click for map), on Flagstaff Road Riders. If possible, please car-pool or get dropped off. We will return those that need back to cars afterwards, but its a hassle for all, so eliminate the need if you can!)

  • Riders will leave in waves, with the faster ones going first at 9am. The final riders will leave around 1030am. We will provide you with your start times the day before.

  • The first 3 stages are in the Whare Flat area (click to see on Trail Forks). Exact trails will only be announced the day before.

  • Feedzone and Timing station (yes, we will be able to give you your first 3 stage times at this point, plus we will put this info up on our live feed) will be back at the Bull Pen. This is the end of day one for the Challenger riders. We will ask the leading riders to wait here for a while, so we re-group a little before heading off for the last two stages.

  • There will be a BBQ, music, good vibes and final timing station at Woodhaugh gardens to finish the day off.

  • Shuttles will be taking those back to their cars every 30min or so.

  • We will not be having an evening dinner this year, as Emersons no longer have enough space to host us.

Sunday

  • The final day will be based at Signal Hill, from the newly gravelled MTB carpark next to Logan Park High School, yeah!

  • Start times will be in reverse order, based on the previous days results. Start times will be published latish on Saturday night.

  • First riders will setoff pedalling up the hill at approx. 9am. (NOTE : All riders MUST check-in at the MTB Carpark. Do not go to the top !)

  • We will have three stages on the hill, with riders needing to pedal back to the top between each stage. (absolutely no shuttles allowed, except for our sweeper!)

  • At the finish we will provide an epic feed, Emerson’s (and alcoholic options). For anyone wanting to purchase food, there will be limited amounts available.

That’s it for today’s update. Make sure you like and follow our facebook and instagram as you can expect regular posts building into the race.

Please flick me any questions you may still have on kashi@blackseal.co.nz

Cheers

Kashi