Coppermine Mountainbike Race
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Entry info

Entries for 2016 will open on 1 September.

All competitors must read the rules and safety information.

New Category: “Family Team”, turn the Coppermine into a family day out! Each team must include a minimum of 2 family members, and they must stay in sight of each other and cross the finish line together. Enter each family member separately.

Event Day ~ Saturday 20th February 2016

Coppermine and Epic

How to get there: The event starts at the Almond Tree flat farm approx 2km up the Maitai Valley, 10 mins by car from the centre of town or an easy bike ride to warm up.

Registration: Friday afternoon at the Carnivélo event held at Trafalgar Park, Nelson on Friday from 4-7pm (Carnivelo goes until 9pm) or 8–9 am at the race village. No entries on the day.

Event briefing: 9.30am at the start line.

Event start: 10.00am Epic. 10.10am Coppermine.

Prize giving

As soon as the last rider crosses the finish line. Performance and spot prizes. Massage, coffee and food is available to purchase on the day (cash only).

Getting Here – Bluebridge Ferry Offer

Bluebridge are keen to help North Islanders head South to attend the Coppermine Epic so they’re giving all event competitors, supporters and their vehicles 50% off travel across Cook Strait.

This offer is only available to competitors attending the event and their supporters (a supporter must be travelling on the same sailing as the competitor to be eligible for the discount too). You must present your registration confirmation email upon check-in as proof of entitlement. Failure to present valid proof of registration will result in the fare difference being required to be paid prior to boarding. Travel must take place between Thursday 12 February 2015 and Tuesday 17 February 2015. Booking cancellations are 100% refundable up until 24 hours before travel. Cancellations within 24 hours of travel are non-refundable. Transferring to a sailing outside of the applicable travel period may result in a fare difference being required to be paid. Discounted savings are based on Bluebridge Flexi Sail fares only. Full ticket terms and conditions can be viewed at

Book online at by entering the promo code that you will receive on your email confirmation once you have entered the event. Alternatively give Bluebridge a call on 0800 844 844 and quote that same special promo code to a member of their friendly crew (correct spelling matters so make sure you get this right).

Refund Policy

Withdrawals received before the 15th of January will be refunded, less a $15 administration fee. There are no refunds from the 15th of January.


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