The Makara Enduro, which has been steadily enduroing now for 9 years, is but a newborn balance bike to the 70 years of uninterrupted Queenery smashed out by the pro-celebrity and unelected head of state known formerly as the Queen. We dedicate the highnesses and lownesses of the 2023 WMTBC Makara Peak enduro to her memory.
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REGISTRATION IN THE MAKARA PEAK CARPARK
Pick up your timing chip from 7:30-9am in the Makara Peak main carpark.
RIDER BRIEFING IN THE MAKARA PEAK CARPARK
Briefing is at 9:15am in the Makara Peak main carpark. This is mandatory for all riders. If you’re not present for the briefing, we can’t let you race. The race starts in the carpark shortly after briefing.
RACE FINISH AND PRIZEGIVING
The race finish is in the grass area at Mud Cycles at 12:30pm.
Prizegiving takes place 30 minutes after the race finish on the turf outside Mud Cycles. Strictly no bikes allowed on the turf.
Register online and WIN with Maxxis and Marleen Wholesalers
Thanks to Marleen Wholesalers, everyone that registers online will go in the draw to win a prizepack from Maxxis featuring a set of tyres of the winner's choice. Competition entries close 5pm Friday 27 January and the winner will be announced at prizegiving on race day.
CATEGORIES (Male/Female/Gender Diverse for each category)
Masters 1 (30-39)
Masters 2 (40-49)
Masters 3 (50+)
E-Bike (no age groups)
For 2023 we’re introducing a Queen Stage for the Advanced course. Queen Stage winners in each age group will be awarded bonus Wellington Enduro Series points.
Specific details and instructions regarding the race stages will be provided at rider briefing before your start.
You will have three hours to ride your tracks in any order, after which a time penalty applies. You can also repeat any stages to improve your overall time, provided you can do so within the three hour limit. If you repeat a stage, your fastest recorded time for the stage will be counted.
WELLINGTON ENDURO SERIES POINTS
The Makara Enduro is part of the 2023 Wellington Enduro Series. Provided you're racing the Advanced Course, points from this race will contribute to your overall WES ranking.
The Makara Peak carpark will be closed during the race. This is to keep everyone safe, particularly during registration and rider briefing.
The overflow carpark will be open but very limited. If parking in surrounding Karori, please be courteous to the residents. We’ve not had a complaint yet (that we’re aware of) and we’re keen to maintain that record. Ride to the event or carpool if possible.
- Trails Wellington/WMTBC Members – $35
- Revolve, PNP & MMBC Club Members – $35
- General Entry – Non-member – $60
- Under 13s – $25
The WMTBC has a reciprocal arrangement with the MMBC, PNP and Revolve clubs, allowing discounted entry to this race if you are a member. Contact your club administration for the entry code.
If you aren't a Trails Wellington/WMTBC member already, CLICK HERE to join the Club and save on online registration.
Online registration closes Friday 27 January, 9pm.
Member* – $60 cash
Non-member – $80 cash
*Valid memberships: Trails Wellington/WMTBC, Revolve, PNP & MMBC
If the event sells out in advance, there will be no on the day entries. This has happened in most years, so book in advance!
In the event of conditions that pose an unnecessary risk to competitors, the organisers will make a decision whether or not to run the event on the day advertised, and best efforts will be made to notify registrants as early as possible. If postponed, the backup day is Sunday 29 January. See refunds and cancellation policy below.
Head over to the Facebook event page for the latest updates.
Refunds & Cancellation Policy
In the event that you are no longer able to attend (and notify us by Friday 27 January 9am) or the event is cancelled due to bad weather or unforeseen circumstances—we are unable to provide refunds, so instead we will credit your WMTBC account. You can use the credit to pay for future events, WMTBC membership or as a donation to Wellington trails.
Event terms & conditions
NOTE: If you are under 18 years of age, you need your parent or guardian to sign/agree on your behalf.
I agree to wear a NZ Safety Standards approved helmet for the duration of any runs down the tracks.
I accept the risks inherent in mountain biking and will not hold the event organisers or landowner liable for any damages.
I am personally responsible for ensuring my bike is securely on the shuttle transport (if part of this event) and will not hold the Wellington Mountain Bike Club Inc liable to any damage.
If you need to stop on a trail, pull to the side and ensure both you and your bike are well off the trail.
You may injure yourself or come across an injured rider, if it is serious, someone should remain stationary with the injured rider and then the next rider must notify a marshal as soon as possible.
I agree to abide by all rules set out by the Wellington Mountain bike Club Inc.
I agree to a fee of $100 in the event that the race timing token allocated to me is not returned to WMTBC at the end of the event