Round Rangihoua Challenge – 1st Dec 2012

This year’s Round Rangihoua 4 Hr Challenge is coming up! Time to gather your team mates and register  before 1st December 2012 Race starts 11.30am go an register now!

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6th Annual Round Rangihoua 4 Hour Challenge

1st December 2012

Race classes selection.

All classes come in Junior (up to 18yo), Open (19 – 40), and Masters (41+)

  • Men’s Team (teams of 2-4 riders)
  • Women’s Team (teams of 2-4 riders)
  • Mixed Team (teams of 2-5 riders, minimum 1 female)
  • Solo Man
  • Solo Woman
  • Single Speed

Entry fee is $30 per rider includes:

  • Teams – team site

“sponsors name” Best Dressed team – to encourage teams to give it their all and enter into the social spirit of the event, we will be awarded some cool Ice Breaker gear to the Best Dressed team. The decision will be at sole discretion of the organisers and no discussion with be entered into!!!

Minimum age – there will be a minimum age for competitors of 14 years, (no maximum age!!).

PRIZES & Giveaways

There are $ of giveaways and spot prizes from the sponsors;

Merit Prizes

Prizes will be awarded to the first three teams in each category. But if there are less than five teams in a category, only the winner will be awarded.


Entries will be received online $30 or on race day $40.


The Onetangi Sports Park located on Waiheke Island .The 4.2km track has been purposefully built and it caters for all levels of mountain bikers from recreation to expert.

Round Rangihoua 4Hr Challenge 4.2km

Saturday 1st December 2012

 Registration in the pavilion from10.30am11.15am  Site will be located center stage

ALL teams to be set up on site by 11.15am

Vehicle traffic MUST all be off the course/ Race Village site by

11.15am. Vehicle access onto the field will be closed for the duration of the event.

11.15 – Race briefing – Centre Stage

11.30am – Race Start 4 hour ride

3.20 pm – Call made for cut off time for last 4 hour riders to be on course for their last lap.

3.30pm – Finish of race

3.45pm – Prize Giving at the center stage for race

Team site

Each team will be allocated a site on the course which will be your team possie for the duration of the race and where you will change riders. If you wish to have a site next to another team, then no guarantees but the earlier you register the better the chances as space is limited and will be allocated on a first come first served bases.

Because there is limited space and road access to the sites, teams must be prepared to carry their gear from their vehicle to their site.

Vehicles & Parking

Due to space restrictions teams are only able to have a tent on their 4 x 4m site.  If you wish to have a vehicle instead of a tent on your site you need to e mail [email protected]

Race Village

Tent sites will be in 1 area at the sports park
There will be lots of action in the centre stage where you can boogie to music and a live band at night, meet other teams, drink endless fair trade coffee, pop in to the sponsor’s tents or get your bike repaired for the next few laps.
Spot prizes will be given away at various times during the day & night

Kids Race – a family track is available to ride up until 11am as the 4hr event utilizes the family rack, A kids Race takes place around 10.30 through the start finish line.

The family track will be at Childs own risk as it will not be supervised at all times.

What you will need to bring

Bike, Helmet, light for bike/ helmet, gloves, glasses, rain biking gear, drink bottle and drink, blankets, food with some hot options if it is cold, BBQ


Hard shell, standards-approved helmets must be worn throughout the race.
Riders must obey all marshals and all normal road rules when on the road sections of the race.

Race Numbers and timing

Timing is done used the HL440, no need to wear transponders etc, you must have a number on your bike.


The Onetangi sports park closes at 9pm