MB – OVERVIEW

"You don't often get the chance to visit a place like this. The coach ride, the barge trip, the riding...this race has it all for the mountain biker who's looking for something special and the price is cheap if you consider what you're getting. The course has a wonderful mixture of fast farm trails, single track, some challenging climbs and speedy descents. If you keep your eyes off the trail you get a birds eye view of the majestic Southern Alps with Wanaka and the finish line getting ever closer. Definitely one to tick off if you can make it."

JOHN DENHAM

What's Involved?

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Set in the spectacular Wanaka high country, the Minaret Mountain Bike offers a once a year opportunity to ride in one of New Zealand’s most prestigious high country stations.

This single stage event starts with a barge ride across Lake Wanaka, to the start line on Minaret Station and culminates back at Event HQ hosted by Edgewater Resort.

The ride itself navigates the shoreline of Lake Wanaka with a combination of undulations and a few steeper climbs. It then descends across a mixture of 4wd and single track. This is a once in a lifetime chance to experience one of Wanaka’s most sought after mountain biking experiences.

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Minaret Burn - Important Facts

  • Race Dates :: Saturday January 19th, 2019
  • Entries Open :: Monday June 11th, 2018 at 9am NZST
  • 3rd Edition of Giant Minaret Burn
  • Main Event Sponsor :: Giant
  • Categories :: Male and Female Open
  • Prizes :: Sponsor product to be announced
  • Event HQ, Registration and Finish hosted by Edgewater Resort, Wanaka
  • Competitor Limit :: Maximum of 120 riders

Mountain Bike

Set in the spectacular Wanaka high country, the Minaret Mountain Bike offers a once a year opportunity to ride in one of New Zealand’s most prestigious high country stations. This single stage event starts with a barge ride across Lake Wanaka, to the start line on Minaret Station.
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