Do I have to be an expert mountain biker? NO (though please practice riding off road before the event)
What type of bike can I ride? Any bike you like! However, a full suspension bike is recommended, many participants choose to ride a hardtail. We don't recommend a downhill style bike or a skinny tyre bike. However, one or two participants have been known to race Triple Peaks on a cyclocross bike!
Is there a cut-off time/s? Yes. There will be one cut-off time. At Transition (before the start of Leg 2). Leg 2 cut-off will be 4.5 hours (12:00pm) If a competitor does not reach the transition by this time, they will be transported to the finish line (if you are a solo competitor who has entered 2 peaks, your time will be moved in to the 1 peak).
How do we use the timing transponders? The timing transponders are straps that go around your left ankle. They are waterproof and very simple to use.
Is there water and food available on the course? There will be water and fruit on the summits and at the transition (an Aid Station with food and water) but please treat these as backups of your own supply. Please carry sufficient water. We highly recommend that you carry an electrolyte solution and nutrition, and if you are doing it solo that you encourage a friend to support you at the transition.
Are there toilets on the course? Yes, toilets are on the course at the transition point at Matangi Road, as well as the event start/finish.
Are there River crossings? No, not this year due to the damage caused by Cyclone Gabrielle we are forced to stay on the western side of the Tukituki River.
Will there be a Bag Drop option for all entrants? Yes, this will be made available. Details to be confirmed in email communications leading up to the event.
Is there a compulsory gear list? No, there is not (and there is no gear check the night before) but we do strongly recommend taking gear to suit changes in weather, with adequate water and nutrition, and sun protection. The weather can change quickly on the course, and you must be prepared for this.
Will sunscreen be available on the course? There will be a limited amount of sunscreen available at the start/finish and the transition point at Matangi Road. However we do advise that you take a small sachet of your own, if you feel you will require it.
Are electric bikes permitted on the course? Electric bikes are permitted on the course, (strictly under 300 watts) and do have their own category. Please ensure you are comfortable riding rough terrain if you wish to embark on this challenge with an e-bike.
What is your Withdrawal, Cancellation and Refund policy?
DUE TO PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCES:
Competitors will receive a full refund less a $20 admin fee if we are notified of their inability to compete by midnight 31 March 2024.
Refunds after this date until midnight 7 April 2024 will be reimbursed at 50% entry fee.
There are no refunds from midnight 7 April 2024 until race day.
Entries cannot be deferred to other years.
If you wish to make changes to your entry (e.g. change of name or other alteration), a $20 admin fee MAY apply. You must inform the Event Directors of any changes or withdrawals. This policies are applicable in ALL circumstances, please do not ask for exceptions.