Ak-Attack 26th January 2014 !NOTE! DATE CHANGE!

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Version Date: 4th December 2013
Status: Update

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2014 Date Announced!

Version Date: 23rd November 2013
Status: Update

The 2014 Akatarawa Attack will run, er ride, on Sunday 26 January.

The Akatarawa Attack is a Mountain Bike Rogaine set in the rugged wilds of the Akatarawa ranges north of Wellington. A full day's challenge for any keen mountain biker - its your chance to ride a variety of tracks from 4WD to single track at your own pace. Its a mountain bike race with a difference and where you get to choose your own course. A race where the fastest and fittest are more often out witted by sly and cunning. Are you up for the Adventure?

What is it?

It is a navigation adventure for teams of 2 to 5 riders. Points are scored by visiting locations marked on a map within your chosen time period of 4 or 8 hours. A team of volunteers have visited and plotted lots of new and some previously un-documented tracks in the area for you to seek out. The detailed map marked with the location of the points is provided on the day.

Who can participate?

The area is rugged and remote, this is a hard day therefore the minimum age is 16 and teams of two or more members are compulsory and must race and visit the control points together. You will need to be able to deal with simple bike repairs and if necessary be prepared to hike home! There is a list of compulsory gear items that must be carried by each team.

Compulsory Equipment

Each team must be self sufficient and you must have the tools and skills to perform basic repairs to your bike. A knowledge of first aid is essential. Each team must carry the following gear throughout the event.
o Rain jacket
o Hat or balaclava
o Thermal top
o Sufficient food & water for 4 or 8 hours
o Survival blanket
o First aid kit
o Compass and [Map (provided)]
o Cycle repair kit, pump, spare tube, etc

To find out more, visit the website