Due to private land forming large parts of the course, the route is subject to change.
The daily stages will vary between 70-100km’s and can be completed by well prepared riders from novices to the experts. With around 7600m total climbing you will need to have done some training.
The race route will start and finish from the Hawkes Bay Show Grounds, in Hastings.
The race village and route are subject to change should the race organizers deem it necessary to change to an alternative .
The daily stages will start/finish at the race village at Hastings Show Grounds with the routes passing through the Hawkes Bay greater region including iconic trails with incredible scenery. A few have had limited access to mountian bike races. So there are some spectacular and breathtaking trails to experience.
Over 200km's of Hawke's Bay Bike Trails will be used to link the exceptionally beautiful routes around the areas of Haveloc North, Hastings and Napier.
Prologue 24km 730m ascent
78km 1280m ascent
70km 985m ascent
65km 320m ascent
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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