CONTACT EPIC – NZ’S ULTIMATE MTB CHALLENGE: April 18, 2015
The Contact Epic is a journey of discovery, circumnavigating the shores of Lake Hawea, Wanaka, NZ. Sited as NZ’s Ultimate MTB Challenge, this is more of an adventure than a race.
You have the choice of 125km, 95km or 35km legs
Starts on the Hawea Dam and finishes in the garden bar of the Lake Hawea Hotel.
The event houses breath-taking scenery of the Southern Alps, Mt Aspiring and two high country stations.
While achievable for the weekend warrior, it is also regarded as NZ’s test piece MTB race for endurance athletes and people with a sense of adventure.
This race is about mountain biking as it was. Do it all on your terms.
- no compulsory bike checks,
- no gear lists,
- no cotton wool
- no excuses.
Determination, preparation and planning will get you to the finish line with a sense of satisfaction that will be hard to beat.
Get a bunch of mates together and enjoy the ride or set out on your own ride that is unforgettable. Situated just over the hill from Queenstown international airport this race is now all the more accessible. Entries close March 30. For further information, to see some of the terrain for yourself and to enter go to www.contactepic.co.nz or contact Danielle at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0064 3 443 6090
What are people really saying about this race?
A must do, well organised and fantastic
Awesome, interesting, rugged, challenging, through beautiful country
Toughest day you have ever had, but one of the best – stunning scenery, excellent riding and a real feeling of achievement at the end
An adventure. The kind of day you never forget. Challenging and fun
This is a Must Do Ride – Great Challenge that has something for everyone, from racing, doing a PB, to just completing. A very well organised event, lots of fun!
Challenging, long, hard, hilly, rocky, beautiful, awesome, well run, addictive