The 2020 Mega Grind

The fourth annual Mega Grind will start at 0700am Friday 13th November 2020 from The Government Gardens, Rotorua.

This year we have a totally new course, included will be some new MTB trails in the Whaka network before heading east via Lake Waikeremoana to take in some of the best Northern Hawke Bay gravel roads inc the infamous Cricklewood Rd from last years HBAT.

We have added in some more gravel north of Tiniroto along with Rakauroa Rd north of Rere to extend the gravel into Matawai before heading back towards the Bay Of Plenty via the Motu Rd and Pakihi Track.

The Mega is a 710km “self supported” dirt brevet, and has around 12,000 M climbing.

As in previous years, the Mega is an opportunity for experienced brevet riders to “test themselves” against the event clock, but we also welcome riders with more of a causal approach.
Is it a race? The answer is yes, but it doesn’t have to be. In previous years we have had a good mix of riders, some pushing the limits out front, while [with no cutoff time] others happy to take more time and enjoy their surroundings.
All riders MUST carry a Spot GPS tracker or similar device connected to the Maprogress tracking site, Spot devices can be hired if required. The Mega is free to enter, but Maprogress will charge a nominal fee for their tracking and hire of Spot device if riders don’t own their own. Further details under the rules tab.

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