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Raetihi Gutbuster

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A fun, challenging cycle ride/race or run/walk on the Raetihi-Pipiriki Road.


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31.1

Miles

50.0

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Singletrack

1,702' 519 m

High

270' 82 m

Low

2,370' 722 m

Up

2,370' 722 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

8%

Max Grade (4°)

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Family Friendly All ages are catered to in this fun challenging event.

Overview

An annual fun, challenging cycle ride or run/walk on the Raetihi-Pipiriki Road in the Ruapehu region.

Need to Know

You can enter online or walk up and enter on race day. Just show up an hour before your race to register and get ready. The 50 km cycle and the 18 km fun run start at 11am. The 25 km 'downhill' cycle with a bus back, starts at 11:30am, and the 18 km cycle starts at 12 noon.

Description

Held every year on Easter Sunday, this event is a chance to celebrate the sealing of the Historic Raetihi-Pipiriki Road. There are four options for this route. There is an 18 km out-and-back cycle ride, suitable for all ages (still two big hills though), a 50 km ride that has 25 km of uphill (the Gutbuster), a 'downhill' option, for those who want to see the scenery without having to ride back up, and for those without wheels, an 18 km run on the original Gutbuster route.

For more info go to: rideruapehu.com

History & Background

This event is a chance to celebrate the sealing of the Historic Raetihi-Pipiriki Road.

Contacts

Land Manager: Ruapehu District Council

Shared By:

Peter Blakeman

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The Raetihi-Pipiriki Road cuts through rugged landscapes in The Ruapehu Region.
Jun 1, 2016 near Ohakune, NZ
Family fun in The Raetihi Gutbuster.
Jun 1, 2016 near Ohakune, NZ
Some family members get an easy ride in The Raetihi Gutbuster.
Jun 1, 2016 near Ohakune, NZ
This Gutbuster is hard work!
Jun 1, 2016 near Ohakune, NZ

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