New Zealand MTB Race

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Photos courtesy MTBPursuits.com.

Looking for a way to celebrate the Queen of New Zealand’s birthday in style? Try manning up to the Run 79 Lake Tekapo mountain bike race on May 31. The 90Km (56 mile) undulating course goes around beautiful Lake Tekapo and features plenty of rocky stream crossings.

If you’re planning on heading down for the race remember it’s mid-autumn in New Zealand and race organizers recommend wind breakers, thermal leggings, and extra socks to keep warm on the 4-8 hour ride. The top male and female finisher each receive $1500 and the race is limited to 1500 riders. Just think, you can use that prize money to pay for your plane ticket…

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