Mountain Bike Cup Series - Round 2 XC

Type: Open
Level: All Levels

Race Distance:

Womens Youth Masters CyclingNZ Endorsed
Feb 03
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The 2013 NZ MTB Cups series will host four downhill and three cross country events, starting in Bluff on January 4 and concluding at the series finale in Hunua, Auckland on February 10 where the series champions will be crowned.

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Course description

Distance per lap - 4.4km, altitude gain 240m

All Classes:

Start loop: only done once

Start from the bottom at the tennis courts and climb tarseal road

Acute left, up through gate

Ride clockwise on the dirt track around the outside of the Velodrome

Normal course

Head north through the car park

At Marist St Pats, turn left up 4wd to top

Head north staying on the right hand side of Alexandra Rd for 25m

Cross Alexandra road saddle obeying Marshals commands

Jump up kerb between fence and big tree

Continue climbing on track heading north up grassy rise

Down thru gap in green fence

Acute left, 10m on tarseal, then right down S bend

Head south on Super D course

Down rooty section

Veer left onto Dovetail and climb to top

Veer left on track out on to grass to Alexandra Rd saddle

Sharp right before post and back towards Green Seat on track

First left descent behind the Green Seat

Veer right at first Y, then turn left down roots

Head downhill on singletrack to meet 4WD track at LOTR tree

Head north on this 4WD and take 2nd track on left downhill

Go thru chainsaw gap in large macrocarpa over bridge

At bottom ride north, then make 180 degree left

Ride 30m south and turn right down smooth drop off

Downhill over roots and turn left over wooden water bar

Very steep climb up, staying left at Y

Right onto 4WD that you just left

Head south climbing 4WD track back to Alexandra Rd saddle

Go straight up either side of steps to Mt Alfred knoll heading south

Right down Mt Alfred Switchback

Join flat track heading north towards Alexandra Rd saddle

Just before Alexandra Rd, turn left down wide walking track

Veer left on to narrow rough track

Follow rough track south down and up

Just before Alexandra Park, acute left uphill

First right down steps to Rods Drop to Alexandra Park

(Rods drop is closed until Feb so go straight ahead and downhill to the right using the Chicken Route down to Alexandra Park)

Up rise and turn right to head south

Up singletrack between rocks up ridge

Around water tower roof

Steep downhill with ramp over pipes and turns

Exit outside Chest Hospital

Cross road obeying Marshals commands

Climb knoll then head south straight ahead over rough roots

Take acute 150 degree left to head north on flat rooty track

Right descending for 10 metres before veering right again

Left and descend through mature pine trees to walking track

Left and continue to the Velodrome.

Stay left around the back of the Velodrome

At northern end of inbuilt seats turn right and descend seats diagonally or left down nanny line (nanny line will be longer to slow progress).

Repeat seat descents further south

Ride around to south eastern entry in Velodrome.

Follow track marked in Velodrome

Exit at Velodrome North east exit by clubrooms

Do your next lap.