Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Saturday 16th March 2013
There are now 4 events held with the Rainbow Rage still being the most popular. The RAINBOW RAGE is a 106km mountain bike ADVENTURE RIDE. From the start of the Rainbow Valley at the head of state highway 63, through to Hanmer. The road itself, is mostly loose metal and very rough in places. The scenery is spectacular as the route makes its way alongside the Wairau River heading back up into the Canterbury high country. Patches of beech forest give way to sub-alpine growth leading to high country splendour as the riders approach Island Saddle. This saddle is the most significant climb of the whole ride. From there it’s mainly downhill past Lake Tennyson, alongside the headwaters of the Clarence River and up Jack’s Pass above Hanmer. From the top of Jack’s Pass it is an exhilarating 6km downhill to the finish in the Hanmer Domain. Being an ADVENTURE RIDE the emphasis of this event is - participation. It is rideable by most with a reasonable level of fitness. Also there are the Rainbow Rage EPIC- 144kms, the St James Loop - 70kms & the Tennyson Return - 42kms. The Tennyson Return is very family friendly. Go to - www.rainbowrage.co.nz for full details.
Nelson Lakes / Murchison
The start of the Rainbow Station at the head of the Wairau Valley on S.H.63
13 years and and above for the Rainbow Rage and the St James Loop, the R/Bow Rage EPIC is from 18 years but for the Tennyson Return lower ages will be allowed. Contact Mike about this.
Tickets from www.rainbowrage.co.nz
Ph. 03 5475677