Saint Cycles Riverhead Enduro

Saint Cycles Riverhead Enduro April 19th 2015

Ride with your mates! Cruise up, race down!

We’re proud to bring you Auckland’s first entirely pedal-powered enduro event on Sunday April 19th at Riverhead Forest.

Many thanks to our event sponsors without whom none of this would happen:

What is Enduro?

Only the biggest growing form of MTB racing in the world right now! You race over several predominantly downhill stages and the rider with the fastest combined stage time wins. A combination of technical skills and fitness are key. In between stages you’re not timed so you can ride with your mates and go as fast or slow as you wish. It’s much like what we all do every weekend, except there’s a stopwatch running on the downhills!

View from start of Stage 2

View from start of Stage 2

The Stages

Riverhead roots

We’ve planned EIGHT stages, all mainly downhill. Some are more technical than others, but it’s Riverhead so expect Intermediate+ level riding.

Riverhead ruts

You have four hours from when you start to complete all the stages and get back to the finish line. Riders returning after the four hour mark will be penalised 6 seconds for every minute extra. All-up you’ll have done between 20 and 25kms by the time you cross the line and receive your complementary glass of delicious Hallertau beer.

Stage 1 – a nice little warmup. Watch out for the ruts! 0.8km, 37m descent.

Stage 2 – right from the top. Enjoy the view then hang on for the ride! 0.6km, 84m descent.

Stage 3 – the lung-buster! Starts out with a few drops and off-camber roots and ends up fast and flowy. 1.7km, 96m descent.

Stage 4 – Fun DH. Short, sharp technical descent which could catch a few people out. 0.3km, 35m descent.

Stage 5 – Richies into Gums. Classic techy Riverhead descent through beautiful native bush. 0.9km, 59m descent.

Stage 6 – Chuck’s Hill. The moto boys ride this up, we reckon it’s much more fun in the other direction. 0.8km, 58m descent.

Stage 7 – Creek DH. Roots, wet roots, off-camber roots, a few more roots and the odd fallen log. You can go fast down here, if you dare. 0.7km, 64m descent.

Stage 8 – yes, eight stages! We’re keeping this one a secret but fair to say we’ve saved the best till last! 🙂 0.6km, 62m descent.

Race Day

Sunday 19th April

  • Registration is from 8:30am-9:30am.
  • Race briefing will be at 9:40am.
  • Race starts at 10am and everyone should be finished by approximately 2:30pm.

The event village will be beside the Motocross Club at the Barlow Rd entrance to Riverhead forest, off Ararimu Valley Road (directions here).


Mens and Womens in the following age groups:

  • Juniors 16 – 18
  • Elite 19 – 29
  • Masters 30 – 44
  • Legends 45+

Entry Costs

  • Club Members: $30
  • Non-members: $50
  • Late entries on the day will be an extra $10


We will need marshals on each stage on the day. If you are able to help out, please email Edd. We’ll look after you with plenty of food and drink and other goodies.

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