Ride the Wilderness is a Mountain Bike Ride on the West Coast Wilderness Trail on Saturday 18th November 2023.
This event gives riders the opportunity to see the West Coast beauty and in 2023 it will give you all it has to offer while racing the fantastic West Coast Wilderness Trail. This is a Grade 2 ride and has everything from lakes, rivers, creeks, board walks, single tracks, historic bridges, forestry, wetlands, reservoirs, water races you name it - it’s all here, it is truly an awesome ride and a great opportunity to race it.
Ride the Wilderness will have four magnificent events all in one day:
- Ross to Greymouth 126km 8:00am
- Hokitika to Greymouth 95km 9:00am
- Cowboy Paradise to Greymouth 59km 10:00am
- Kumara to Greymouth 21km 11:00am
Four Great Rides, enter as an individual from all four locations, or a team of 2 from Cowboy Paradise or Ross, or a team of 4 or 2 from Ross.
It does not matter if you are Elite, or first time rider - there is a challenge here for you. First time racers, we recommend the Kumara to Greymouth ride.
In the inaugural race in 2017, the winning time from Ross to Greymouth was 4 hours 12 minutes in a three way sprint. It was an amazing effort. In 2022 Quintus Vermulen broke the 4-hour mark for the first time in the amazing time of 3 hours 54 minutes 19 seconds and in 2022 Sharlotte Lucas in the Women's Race recorded 4 Hours 12 minutes 51 seconds.
All the finishers will be in Greymouth at Hargreaves Park & Miro Street - just past the Suburbs Rugby League Clubrooms.