Hawkes Bay Technologies Gentle Annie Bike Ride- Saturday 24th March 2018
Welcome the Hawkes Bay Technologies Gentle Annie Bike Ride.
This edition will be the 7th edition of iconic ride from Taihape to Hastings, travels the length of the Gentle Annie road, unsealed until 2011.
Featuring 2500m of ascents, it is the hilliest one day ride in New Zealand, with epic ascents, and breathtaking decent while traveling through stunningly beautiful countryside, as it winds it’s way through high country sheep stations to finish outside Roosters Brewery in Hastings.
Entries now open for Saturday 24th March 2018. ENTER NOW
Enter before 25 Dec and receive 20% off by using the code jinglebells
Your event timeline:
REGISTRATION: Friday 23th March 4-6pm at Roosters in Omahu Rd Hastings. This is also when you drop your bike off if you have selected the transport option.
If you are unable to come to registration at that time, please contact us for other options .
RACE DAY Saturday 24h March
6:10am Assemble at Roosters in Omahu Rd Hastings and check in for transport
6:15am First transport van leaves for Taihape, early start riders need to be on this bus.
6:45am Second and third transport vans leave for Taihape
10:15am Race briefing - all riders must attend
10:25am All riders travel together along Huia St and assemble on Hautapu St before start
2:15pm approx. First riders finish
4:30pm approx. Last riders finish
4:30pm approx. Final results, category placings and podium photos for grades.
Celebrate with us all you have done it!
The Gentle Annie doesn't believe in fastest times. It gives out personal bests.
Fastest times come, and go, a tail wind, a favorable group, a downhill ride, but they are fleeting, and ultimately unrewarding. Personal bests are earned, worn like a badge of honour and they don't differentiate between ability. They tell of a struggle, a reward, a time when you've tested yourself 100%, or tried to go way beyond what you've ever been able to do before.
The Gentle Annie won't give you a fastest time, but whether you're fast, slow, large or small, somewhere between Taihape and Roosters Brewery (Hastings), you'll find a personal best.
This year we are including Ambassador Riders, a Grupetto and post event celebration at Roosters Brewery