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2023 Aorere Enduro with Gearshop

April 29 @ 9:00 am April 30 @ 5:00 pm NZST

Image – Matt Wood

The Aorere Enduro 2023 will be held in Nelson between 29-30th April 2023.

Run by Nelson Mountain Bike Club the Aorere Enduro will take riders on a journey along some of the very best, and most demanding hand-made trails in the world. We look forward to welcoming riders and supporters to Nelson, New Zealand in 2023. 

Thanks to everyone that has entered the Aorere Enduro with Gearshop and Junior Aorere Enduro powered by Gravity. Entries are now closed.

This year it’s a new format, it’s going to be a super cruisey and fun time. As long as we’re riding bikes – all will be good!

We’ve put in heaps of effort at the race village this year so bring the family along for live music, a bouncy castle, great coffee, heaps of kai, air bags and more! Coffee from 8.30 (thank goodness!), bouncy castle will be from 12.00 and live music from 14.00 on both days! Bring the family along for an epic day out!

Short Course
Liaison 2: Shuttle to FDH skid – pedal down the classic towards the start of Butters
Stage 1: Upper Butters to the Coppermine crossing.
Liaison 3: Pedal along the Coppermine to the start of Lower Te Ara Koa.
Stage 2: Lower Te Ara Koa.
Liaison 4: Follow road down to Codgers entrance, up Jacks track and along middle road to fireball skid and up fireball Road to the cut in track to the start of Stage 3.
Stage 3: Lower Koata Marama and Lower Smasher.
Liaison 5: Pedal up Koata Whenua to the top of Topdog.
Stage 4: Upper Topdog to the road crossing, road sprint and Hotbox.
Liaison 6: Pedal along the Golf course tract to the race village where there will be a food station.
Long Course continues
Pedal to entrance of Sharlands and up central road to the entrance of Keyboard warrior.
Stage 5: Keyboard warrior into Mr Chomper.
Liaison 6: Continue out along central road to the start of Loam Ranger.
Stage 6: Loam Ranger.
Final Liaison: Head back to the event village to return your timing chips

*Course change – Stage 6 is now Full Loam Ranger and not Loam Ranger into Maitai face.

Getting here: What better way to get to an Enduro event than riding your bike! If you are nearby, head down on two wheels or rideshare if you are outside of town. The race village is at the Maitai Golf course clubrooms. Parking is available in Sharlands.

Saturday 29 April 2023 – Aorere Junior Enduro and practice shuttle day:

09.00: Aorere Enduro Plate collection and course open for practice.

Advise on the following: Practice on Stage 3 and 4 9 – 11am (pedaling!)

11.00 – 16.00: Practice shuttles – PLEASE READ

11.00 – 13.00pm: Stage 5 and 6 – Keyboard/Mr Chomper/Loam Ranger (meet at Sharlands gate).

13.00 – 16.00: Stages 1 and 2 – Upper Butters/Lower Te Ara Koa

1st pick up will be at the exit of Groom Creek – follow the signs. Pick up after each run will be at Andrews field entrance.

16.00: Practice Shuttles finish – Please note your time for seeding!

The Junior Aorere Enduro with Gravity

08.30: Aorere Junior Enduro – Compulsory Rider briefing

09.00 – 15.00: The Junior Aorere Enduro with Gravity

15.00: Junior Aorere Enduro Prize Giving

Sunday 30 April 2023:

07.30: Timing chip collection open for first wave riders

08.30: First wave – You will get your wave time at REGO (Sat)

08.30: Timing chip collection open for Second wave riders

09.30: Second wave – You will get your wave time at REGO (Sat)

15.30: Prizegiving – Epic prizes from Gearshop!

See you there!

Thanks for Nelson City Council for sponsoring this event and to NRDA for their support

Event Cancellation

The race will run rain or shine and the tracks can be altered in the unlikely event of extreme weather. In the incredibly unlikely event of having to cancel the race for a reason beyond our control, we will do our best to refund you, but a 100% refund is not guaranteed.

Image – Matt Wood

April 29 @ 9:00 am April 30 @ 5:00 pm NZST