Saturday 20th February 2016
The Coppermine mountain bike event offers a chance for you to ride some of Nelsons best trails and traverses the spectacular Coppermine mineral belt. There are three courses to cater for different riding abilities.
The Coppermine course is a stunning loop of the mineral belt and remains on the Dun Mountain Rail Trail all the way to the Coppermine saddle. This course has been included as part of the New Zealand national cycleway project and is suitable for the recreational rider. The Epic course has the extra climb to the top of Fringed hill (900m) and is suited more to the experienced mountain biker. Both courses descend the newly upgraded Boulder Valley which has had a major make over in 2011 catering for all abilities with an incredibly fun and flowing piece of single track. The Big Mountain Enduro races the best 3 sections of the Epic course and includes a final fourth stage on Turners. It starts with a shuttle option to the top of Fringed hill. The fastest combined time wins. With over 1300m of down hill.
There will be a limit on event numbers. Don’t miss out...
Loads of great performance and spot prizes!
Bikefest Nelson bringing you a thrilling mix of biking events to showcase the best bike riding in the Nelson Tasman. Compliment your Coppermine weekend by checking out some of the events including Carnivelo - a bike expo and celebration of bikes in Nelson city, a ride on the Great Taste Trail to the Brightwater Wine and Food Festival, or a family day at the Kaiteriteri Family Adventure Race.