NZDH 1 – FIST Handware – Rotorua

Yes folks – its time to see who has been training over winter or not ?

NZDH 1  – is being held in Rotorua this Saturday.  This race also see’s the ‘James Dodds Memorial Trophy’ up for grabs.  This is awarded to the rider with the fastest time of the day, regardless of category.  No doubt the local hitters will have some competition with the Bulldog and Blenki in attendance.

These 2 world cup riders have both had fantastic seasons firmly establishing themselves at the top of list, they have also offered to hook up with the under 15 & 17’s to pass on some tips and advice prior to racing.

A few house rules for the Rotorua Venue:

Vehicle Access:   is strictly limited to permit holders, these have been applied for sponsors and affiliated mountain bike clubs. Descend are running courtesy shuttles with trailers for bikes and gear from the 8 Mile Road back gate to the pits between 0700 and 0900.  The shuttles will then switch to the race transport.

Its about a 10 minute walk from the back gate, so apologies if you miss the bus !

Parking:  Rotorua Lakes Council are in negotiations with Timberlands Forest Manager about parking restrictions at the 8 Mile Road end of Waipa Mill By-pass road.  This is the area where we normally park.  With the significant increase in forestry truck servicing the mill, extreme caution and ‘COMMON SENSE’ has to be applied when parking.  Descend has a meeting prior with to put a parking plan in place.

Membership:  2018 NZDH Series is a members only event.  You can join a club of your choice, or pay an $10 day licence.  Descend will be there with membership forms, $30/year.  So if your doing 3 or more race – apply common sense.


Back gates for entry and transport with be open from 0700 – 0900

0900 – 1300 Practice

1400 – 1530 1st Race Run

1545 – 1700 2nd Race Run

1730 Prize giving.

Descend are in need of marshals for the safety of the riders – please get in touch with Dingo Dave direct to confirm attendance.

Protection – NTBNZ Protection Policy is in place.

Any other question – fire us a message on NZDH Facebook.



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