Suzuki Western Blast

Event CategoryEvent Type
Offroad/Trail Trail Ride

 

When: Saturday, 11th - Sunday, 12th August 2018
Where: Waihaha Rd, off SH 32 (Western Bays Rd), about 35 minutes from Taupo
District: Taupo
Directions:

The event is located on SH 32 (Western Bays Rd), about 40 minutes from Taupo.

Look for Epic Events signs & arrows from Poihipi Rd and along S/H 32 towards Tihoi.

Classes: - Suitable for all abilities
- 2 wheels only.
- NO QUADS.
Terrain:

Suzuki Western Blast is still on that fantastic pumice soil that is all weather rideable! The trails includes a mix of traditional EPIC forest trail, some single track plus some wide open farmland.

Tracks Saturday: Over 40km of main trails with a novice shortcut home, over 14km of optional EXPERT sections. Great pee wee tracks as well.

Tracks Sunday: The base moves down the road about 8km and we get a whole new area of trail! Another 30km of main trails with 5km of optional EXPERT sections. Novice and kids options. Awesome pee wee tracks.

Organiser: Epic Events
Contact:
Claire Ph: 0275 1444 19
Sign in from: 8:00am
Starts at: 9:30am
Other details:

Suzuki Western Blast is the ultimate trail ride in an epic location! Still on that fantastic pumice soil that is all weather rideable this ride offers so much variety! The trails includes a mix of traditional EPIC forest trail, some single track plus some wide open farmland.

We’ve called it Suzuki Western Blast for good reasons:

  1. Western  because it is on the western shores of the lake near Tihoi - a stunning location on one of NZ’s largest deer farms with easy access and only 35 minutes from central Taupo. There’s a mix of with fantastic, winding pumice trails amongst stands of young trees, hill climbs, drop offs, and an awesome variety of farm trails linking it all up...there's loads of extra space for pee wee tracks and great parking!
  2. Blast because we've got this amazing location for another 2 day Epic trail ride out there for you to really blast out the turns on!
Western Blast has more of an "old-school" trail ride feel to it as it has so much variety. The location is stunning, and it's still all on pumice that provides predictable traction and makes great berms!

Sign on from 8.00am. Tracks open 9:30am to 3pm.

Enter on the day by cash or cheque. No Eftpos. Mega Weekend pass discounts if bought on Saturday! Adults $60 day or $100 weekend. Kids 15 years or under $30 day or $50 weekend. Families with up to 3 children 15 years or under $130 day or $200 weekend.

Fire extinguishers are compulsory for adult riders and can be bought on the day for $30.

Food: Awesome Coffee, Great Food and Cold drinks for sale.

Suspension Tuning: MotoSR for serious ground control suspension tuning, bike set up & tyre changing are on site all day.

Motorcycle Accessories: Check out the display trailer at MotoSR with some of the latest dirt riding gear available now for the winter season.

Accommodation: There is no camping on site. Stay in Taupo or Turangi.