What are the courses
4 Great Mountain bike Courses!
Recommended age: 3-6 year olds. Around the Wetlands loop. Parents are strongly encouraged to ride/walk with kids.
Recommended age: 7-9 year olds. Around the Wetlands loop, Jungle Scout Return loop, Banker.
Recommended age: 10-12 year olds. Wetlands loop, Jungle Gym, across the first bit of Labyrinth, down Snail Trail, last bit of Wetlands loop. This course is TIMED.
Recommended age: intermediate/Advanced 10-13 year olds. Wetlands loop, Jungle Gym, up Labryinth, down Downy Wowny (aka Labryinth Return), down Snail Trail, last bit of Wetlands loop. This course is TIMED.
My child wants to do a course that is above/below the recommended age
Sweet! These ages are just recommended…so if your child is feeling more confident/wants to be timed, then they are welcome to do a more difficult course. If they are new to mountain biking/feeling a bit nervous, then they can certainly do the Orange or Green
How does the Orange and Green courses work?
At check in, all kids will receive a number plate. The Orange and Green course kids will have their names on their plates and we will have an area for them to decorate it…fun! They will ride in groups of 10 with a WORD instructor at the front and back of the group. We will not keep track of positions that they come into the finish though. Parents are only allowed on the Orange course (not the Green Course).
How does the Blue and Black courses work?
The Blue and Black course kids will have numbers on their plates (they can also decorate), and they will be timed and will start all together. These courses are for the more competitive kids or older kids. There are no parents allowed on these courses. Kids should be comfortable with being on the course by themselves. We have put recommended ages for the courses,but also understand that there are plenty of exceptions. At the end, we just want kids to have fun, so choose whichever course your kid would enjoy the most 🙂
Can I ride with my child
Yes! Only on the Orange course. All other courses are closed to parents. WORD instructors will be out on all of the courses, to ensure kids are on the right track. The course is also marked with Pedal Ready banner tape, wahoo!
How do I register
Online Registrations have closed (at 5pm 24 November)
Register on the day- there are still spots availible, so come on down to register between 8-8.30am at the main Check in Tent. The check in is at the main Wainuiomata Trails carpark at the end of Waiu street
How much does it cost
$40- Family of 3 kids
What is the Timeline for the day
8-8.30am- Check in The check in is at the main Wainuiomata Trails carpark at the end of Waiu street
8.45am- Event Briefing (kids and parents to attend)
Black Course (Timed)
Blue Course (Timed)
Orange Course (parents allowed to walk/ride with this group)
11am (ish)- Spot Prizes!