Event Information


All competitors will start together in a controlled mass start, with the faster riders at the front based on your estimated finish time. After approximately 2kms the lead vehicle will pull away.

Stage Teams - Two per team
Team member one - Sets the pace
Team member two - Gets the glory bit

Tandem - Two on one bike
Sharing the glory

Sections (Individuals, Stage Teams and Tandems)

Individual 130km Sections: 

School Boy (13-17)

School Girl (13-17)

Junior Men (18-19)

Junior Women (18-19)

Open Men (20-39)

Open Women (20-39)

Veteran Men (40-49)

Veteran Women (40-49)

Classic Men (50-59)

Classic Women (50-59)

Vintage Men (60-69)

Vintage Women (60-69)

Seasoned Men (70+)

Seasoned Women (70+)

Stage Team Sections: (two people per team)

Junior Men (18-19) 

Junior Women (18-19)

Open Men (20-39)

Open Women (20-39)

Veteran Men (40+) ( Both team members)

Veteran Women (40+) (both team members)

Family (same generation, two generations or married couple)


Junior Stage Team Sections: (two people per team) 

School Boy (13-17)

School Girl (13-17)

School Mixed (13-17) 




Age is on race day.  A mixed team will include a member of the opposite gender.  All participants must be at least 13 years of age by race day.  
A 45 year old teaming with and an 18 year old would compete in the Open Teams section.  A 65 year old teaming with a 45 year old would compete in the Veteran Teams Section.

Standard Entry Fees (including GST)

$99 Individuals
$169 Stage Team (two people)
$169 Tandem (two people)
$99 Junior Stage Team (two people)

The combo price of entering Ride the Rakaia and Around Brunner Cycle Ride is $169.

Refunds, transfers and team replacements

There will be no refunds although CJM'S Events Limited may transfer your entry to next year's event or to one of their other events.  There is a $20 transfer fee for this.

Should the event have to be cancelled due to force majure, there will be no refund of entry fee.

Stage teams may replace a team member provided the organizers are given sufficient and written notification prior to race day. They need to provide a completed entry form signed by the replacement team member.

Individual entries are not transferable to other people. 


Confirmation of entry by email will be sent on entry.