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  • North Island 1,600 -- 11 & 12 October 2014

    North Island 1,600 - 11 & 12 October 2014

    Are you a rider who enjoys riding long distances? Do you love riding through the night? Would you like to see some of the North Island's more obscure sealed by-ways? Enjoy the company of others afflicted by the same disease?

    The you should open your calendars and mark 11 & 12 October 2014.

    The North Island 1,600 is on its way!

    It's not a race. It's an endurance ride, intended to capture the spirit of previous similar North Island events. Yet it's also all new, and will have it's own personality and way of getting things done.

    There's more information about this event on the website www.distanceriders.org.nz

    Sign up for the newsletter on the website so you get regular updates.

    We'll need a capable non-riding team for this event to make sure everything runs smoothly, so volunteers for those roles will be highly valued.

    There's a lot of work going on getting this organised.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: North Island 1,600 -- 11 & 12 October 2014 started by Hitcher View original post
    Comments 68 Comments
    1. Hitcher's Avatar
      Hitcher -
      Arrangements for this year's North Island 1,600 event are well underway.

      NZ Distance Riders' March newsletter sets out the details. http://bit.ly/1nXTcOp

      Download a registration form off the website and make sure you're at Turangi on Saturday 11 October ready to roll. You know you want to! http://bit.ly/1ijO1a6
    1. cafe's Avatar
      cafe -
      Fantastic ! Well done guys, hope it all comes together. Nothing compares with a Grandy !

      Already in Calendar, see you there !
    1. nonie's Avatar
      nonie -
      I'm there
    1. Hitcher's Avatar
      Hitcher -
      It's getting closer to 11-12 October. If you're keen to join up with some elite riders on a distance event, then you'll need to register!

      http://bit.ly/1kFpJoy
    1. roy.nz's Avatar
      roy.nz -
      Sounds fantastic. I am in.
    1. Wiki Drifter's Avatar
      Wiki Drifter -
      Sweet....will register once I get my leave confirmed.

      Will there be 5 checkpoints like the GC?
    1. Hitcher's Avatar
      Hitcher -
      Quote Originally Posted by Wiki Drifter View Post
      Will there be 5 checkpoints like the GC?
      7:00pm on Friday 10 October will reveal all. Remember that the North Island 1,600 isn't a Grand Challenge. It will develop its own "traditions".
    1. MarkH's Avatar
      MarkH -
      Hmmm, this event is something that I'll consider!
    1. Hitcher's Avatar
      Hitcher -
      Quote Originally Posted by MarkH View Post
      Hmmm, this event is something that I'll consider!
      What's to consider? Fill out an online form or download one from www.distanceriders.org.nz and make it happen!
    1. Zapf's Avatar
      Zapf -
      I'll be there!
    1. Hitcher's Avatar
      Hitcher -
      The Distance Riders' latest newsletter is just out! Read a copy at this link.

      http://bit.ly/1tFzR5H

      Spread the word and get your riding mates excited. Get yourself excited too -- aroused enough to complete and send in an Entry Form!
    1. Ulsterkiwi's Avatar
      Ulsterkiwi -
      disappointed I cannot take part as I am on my restricted, riding through the night clearly presents a problem .....duhhhh......
    1. Graelin's Avatar
      Graelin -
      I used to love riding through the night in NZ.

      I will be riding around Australia 26July to 26 August 14,500 kilometres Black Dog Around Australia Ride raising awareness of depression and suicide prevention.
    1. Hitcher's Avatar
      Hitcher -
      Check out our latest newsletter. http://bit.ly/1pP5byd

      Remember that we're not only looking for lots of keen riders for October, but also a bunch of keen volunteers prepared to work behind the scenes to make sure this is an outstanding event!
    1. shafty's Avatar
      shafty -
      Great to see this event/organisation happening and I'd be either entering or volunteering, if I wasn't still in the US til November

      All the best with this
    1. Hitcher's Avatar
      Hitcher -
      NZ Distance Riders latest newsletter is out!

      Time to get entered people! Or to volunteer for our Support Crew!

      http://bit.ly/1rD9sGN
    1. awa355's Avatar
      awa355 -
      Have applied to get the time off work. Cant get leave okayed untill August. Will help out as a support person if the leave is granted.
    1. Hitcher's Avatar
      Hitcher -
      Quote Originally Posted by awa355 View Post
      Will help out as a support person if the leave is granted.
      Send Distance Riders an email or use the feedback form on the Contact Us page at www.distanceriders.org.nz if you'd like more details about the support crew roles we're looking for.
    1. GrayWolf's Avatar
      GrayWolf -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hitcher View Post
      NZ Distance Riders latest newsletter is out!

      Time to get entered people! Or to volunteer for our Support Crew!

      http://bit.ly/1rD9sGN
      I'm waiting to see if they csn get some local garages open along the route... I cant achieve the long leg spoken of, and will not carry petrol in soft panniers (my only option)
    1. Hitcher's Avatar
      Hitcher -
      Quote Originally Posted by GrayWolf View Post
      I'm waiting to see if they csn get some local garages open along the route... I cant achieve the long leg spoken of, and will not carry petrol in soft panniers (my only option)
      Read the newsletter. The gas gap has been closed from 240km to 165km. We're now expecting your entry...