About the escape

20-23 February 2020

The Escape, an international mountain bike stage race that takes place in the stunning Hawkes Bay region of New Zealand’s North Island. We have ensured that The Escape, is a uniquely Kiwi event. As a local race, organised by locals, supported by local companies and councils, you will be getting a taste of what the Hawkes Bay region has to offer in every sense.


We have incorporated a few options to give everyone a taste of our amazing race.


Riders are assured of an experience like no other.  Our race village is fully catered for while the friendliness of the locals will ensure all competitors will be well looked after and supported. Hawkes Bay has stunning weather and superb beaches warm ocean and amazing sightseeing opportunities with TeMata Peak a must, along with the regions bountiful wineries for  unforgettable tasting experiences, your every need will be met.

Google search the amazing activities in this beautiful region and you will wish you had more time to discover them all.


  • What does my entry cover?

    What you will receive for your entry fee:

    • Accommodation from night 1 in the race village. (You will be based at the same village for the duration of the event)
    • 1 x 4 man tent with 2 high density foam mattresses per team/solo.
    • 3 x nutritious meals per day (please advise of any specific nutritional needs)
    • 20min daily massage – a booking system will be in place at registration.
    • 24hr coffee/tea/hot chocolate bar (self service) drinks will be available
    • 2 x fully stocked water/food points daily (except prologue)
    • Bike wash facilities
    • Bike mechanic to help sort your broken bikes (parts for your expense)
    • Race village security (ensuring your bike and belongings remain yours)
    • Amazing Goodie Bag
    • Hot showers
    • Toilets
    • Medical assistance
    • Race t-shirt
    • Daily chill/recovery zone in the race village
  • The Nitty Gritty

    All payments will be EFT

    All payments will be billed in New Zealand dollars.

    Registration will be confirmed within 24 hours of team payment.

    By entering The Escape event you acknowledge you agree our  Terms & Conditions.





e. darryl@govesportsgroup.co.nz

p. +64 21 08482542

The Escape

The Escape 3 & half day international mountain bike stage race that takes place in New Zealand’s North Island. We have ensured that The Escape, is a uniquely Kiwi event. As far as possible we have sourced nearly every service needed to organise an event of this magnitude, from within the local community.


We believe in supporting local and in turn this support will improve the economy of the Hawkes Bay areas. We use local volunteers and venues to ensure the race has a uniquely Kiwi “flavour”, while also using the local facilities and communities along the route.


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