Pack & Pedal Taupo SUMMER SERIES...Hey everyone, sadly we have to forego the final race in the 2020 Summer Series as the Governments announcement today that mass gatherings can increase to 100 from noon Friday is still not large enough for our very popular Summer Series which draws in around 200 people. So we are going to hold a live video draw of the major prizes this Wednesday evening (time to be confirmed tomorrow but planned for around 6pm - 6:15pm) on Pack & Pedal Taupo's FB - so tune in to see if you are a winner of one of these great prizes: 🚴♀️Win your SS entry back courtesy of the Taupo MTB Club; 🚴♂️FourB - Bed Breakfast Biking and Beyond and Timber Trail Lodge - Adventure & Comfort in Pureora Forest Park accommodation and transport package - valued at $700; 🚴♀️Mountain Bike Skills Taupo - 2 hour one-on-one skills coaching session valued at $195 🚴♂️🚴♀️...or the MAJOR PRIZE from Pack & Pedal Taupo of $1,000 TOWARD A GIANT BIKE!! Pack & Pedal Taupo also have 20 spot prizes up for grabs - we will draw these separately and notify the lucky recipients via email. The Club wishes to thank Hendon and his team for once again supporting the Summer Series - it is a great event for all ages and abilities of MTBers.
THIS THURSDAYS SUMMER SERIES FINALE IS NOW POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...sorry people but we have had to make the hard decision tonight to postpone our final race of the series scheduled for this Thursday 19th March, due to further developments today with COVID-19. We want our all our riders to be safe and unfortunately it only takes one person to present at the event with the virus and our participants are all at risk. We have a huge range of participants from the very, very young to our wonderful Tail End Charlies for the Rockets and Sprockets - the 'Old Farts', who always support our events - so at times like this we need to show our support back and protect them when we can. So together with our sponsors Pack & Pedal Taupo and the support of Jonny at FourB - Bed Breakfast Biking and Beyond and Timber Trail Lodge - Adventure & Comfort in Pureora Forest Park, Mountain Bike Skills Taupo and Mr Whippy Taupo and your TMTBC Committee, we have decided to postpone the event for now and revisit it in 4-6 weeks time when things may have settled down, with a view to holding the final race and prize-giving on a Sunday in the not too distant future if possible....so HOLD ONTO YOUR RACE PLATES...WE AREN'T GIVING UP JUST YET!🙂 However if it turns out that we are unable to celebrate the finale of the Series, we will do a 'live' video presentation of all the prizes - so do not despair as we have every intention of giving away all our sponsors awesome prizes. Again we thank Hendon @ Pack & Pedal Taupo for supporting the Club in this decision👍
SUMMER SERIES FINALE TO PROCEED, BUT IF YOU FEEL UNWELL AT ALL, DO NOT COME ALONG ON THURSDAY!! Given recent developments around COVID-19 and after discussion within the Committee and with our key Sponsor Pack & Pedal Taupo we have decided to go ahead with the final race in the Series on Thursday night, on the premise that participants will consider their health and the health of others a priority and if they are showing ANY SIGNS OF BEING UNWELL AT ALL that they will not come to the race. 🚴♂️The Committee have also decided to cancel the BBQ due to the hygiene implications around this part of the event. 🚴♀️Please note that if you are unable to come on Thursday due to illness you will still be eligible for the major prizes where you had to participate in 5 of the races - YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT AT THE EVENT ON THURSDAY TO WIN THESE - we would rather you please stay home if you are not well and we will contact you if you are the lucky recipient. All minor spot prizes will be given away on the night to those present. Our aim is to keep our biking community a happy healthy one👍
Results link below....Another great night of racing - a bit cooler for a change. Only 2 more races in the Series so make sure you attend so you can be in with a chance to win: 🚴♂️ $1,000 toward a bike from our major sponsor Pack & Pedal Taupo; 🚴♂️ a Timber Trail trip courtesy of Jonny at FourB - Bed Breakfast Biking and Beyond and the Timber Trail Lodge - Adventure & Comfort in Pureora Forest Park; 🚴♀️ a one-one-one skills coaching session courtesy of Paula at Mountain Bike Skills Taupo; and 🚴♀️ your Summer Series entry back. Summer Series RACE 6 RESULTS are up...follow this link https://www.tridentresults.com/event/657/results
See you tmrw at Race 1 of the @packandpedal_gordons_taupo Taupo MTB Club Summer Series. Registration and sign in at 5.15pm.
2020 Taupo Summer Series entries now open. Register online at Taupo Mountain Bike Club website. First race 30 Jan