March 24th, 2018
Alas, no Rainbow Rage for 2019. But 'like' the Facebook page for info & progress on the 2020 edition.
CAMPING AT THE START AREA IS ALLOWED & ENCOURAGED. More info on this in the middle column.
ALPINE LODGE ST ARNAUD 03 5211869
ALPINE MOTELS ST ARNAUD 03 5211887
ST ARNAUD COTTAGES ST 03 5211197
WAIRAU PASS B & B 03 5211148
OWEN RIVER TAVERN 03 5239273
HAMPDEN HOTEL MURCHISON 03 5239008
MURCHISON MOTELS 03 5239026
MURCHISON LODGE 03 5239196
MURCHISON MOTORHOME PARK 03 5239666
KIWI PARK MOTELS MURCHISON 03 5239248
MATAKI MOTELS MURCHISON 03 5239088
OLD BANK ACOMMODATION MURCHISON 03 5239421
COMMERCIAL HOTEL MURCHISON 03 5239696
AWAPIRITI LODGE MURCHISON 03 5239889
WOODBOURNE TAVERN & MOTELS RENWICK 03 5728007
FINISH - HANMER
THE PINES HOLIDAY PARK - Right next to the finish line. Book early! 03 3157152
VIBRANT LIVING RETREAT - 0212 802442
A few changes for the 2018 edition.
Amongst them are...
Camping at the start on the Friday night before the event. Porta-loos will be provided at the camp site but you are expected to be totally self-sufficient otherwise, including water. This is free so just add the details to your entry form of the number intending to overnight & the registration number of the vehicle staying. Camping is permitted only on Friday night and all camping must be part of the event.
For those who want to carry on the camping theme contact Dianne at THE PINES HOLIDAY PARK, right next door to the finish at the Hanmer domain. 03 3157152. They have cabins, camping sites & caravan sites, too.
Suitable 4WD vehicles will be allowed, for the normal road fee, to drive through an hour before the event starts. There is to be NO stopping to feed or assist your rider or take photographs. It is straight through to Hanmer. You can return that way on Sunday or Monday, if you wish, and take the photos when there is no chance of any riders catching you.
There will be a "Race" start for the racers amongst us.
This start will be before the Adventure Ride / Social Ride start. This way we'll let the speed bunnies go first and we can then enjoy our ride.
The speed bunnies will be racing for cash prize money. 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall - Male & Female.
You can ride a MTB or a Gravel Grind bike. There will be a category for both in the Speed Bunny section.
This will make it one of the longest, if not the longest, Gravel Grind race in the country.
The emphasis is still on the "Adventure" aspect of the Rainbow. Just getting out there and doing it.
E-Bikes are welcome - Pedal Assist Only.
Fat Bikes are welcome.
Single Speeds are welcome.
Tandems are welcome.
Uni-cycles are welcome.
Standard MTBs' are welcome.
YOU are most welcome.
Share this info with anyone that you think needs to know.
Any queries please let me know. Cheers, Mike.
03 5475677. 0273 151138. firstname.lastname@example.org
Online entries close midday Wednesday, 18th March.
You can enter on STAURDAY 24th MARCH 20th at the event before 8:15am - cash only!
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