TCB will be supporting with a bike mechanic at event HQ for the day but there is no guarantee they will be available just when you need them so carrying basic tools and spares is a smart plan.
Aid stations at Pipiriki will have water, bananas, jet planes and other goodies. You should not rely on these and carry sufficient hydration and nutrition with you.
Transport from Raetihi - Pipiriki
Dempsey's Buses will take you and your bike to the start if you are doing the 25km option. Pickup is at 8:45 am at the corner of Seddon and Duncan Streets, outside Ruapehu Vets. Please no use of private cars, vans etc either to follow riders or drop off. These roads are narrow and traffic associated with jetboats, mountain bikers etc is already sufficient. Adding to this may put riders at unnecessary risk. Either grab a bike and join your mates or wait for them at the Waimarino Museum and enjoy the hospitality on offer.
Dempsey's are an expert in transporting cyclists as they are a key provider on the Mountains to Sea - Nga Ara Tūhono trail (to both Ohakune Old Coach Road and Mangapurua)
Maximum of 20 bikes.