Bridge to Bridge

 Waimakariri River

Bridge to Bridge

Bridge to Bridge North - Sunday 24th June 2018

Bridge to Bridge - Sunday 2nd December 2018

Bridge to Bridge is 2 different events, the original Bridge to Bridge is held in December and the Bridge to Bridge "North" is held in June.

These events cater for everyone, first time riders to elite riders.  It will test everyone.  If you want to go hard and fast or enjoy the scenery and power of the river, then this bike ride is for you.  You can race your mate or race your dad or mum, the bragging rights will be yours at the end. These amazing rides are all down hill.

The rides will cater for everyone, youngsters 13 and upwards for the 30km and 58km rides and 7 years for the recreational ride in December. Plus the rides let everyone with a competitive instinct of old to have another crack, the Clydesdales for men 100kg plus and Clydesdalesses for ladies 75kg plus and the great category for Cancer Survivors.

The ride will see you tested by tracks that will be heavy in shingle, four wheel drive tracks, forestry, sand, some water and stop bank riding.

You will take in the magic and the power of the mighty Waimakariri River.  You will at times be riding right beside the river and then be on the stop bank viewing the river, dairy farms, bare land and an aerodrome as you ride toward the finish.

Yes; both rides are all downhill and makes it achievable for anyone young or old, it will be a challenge whether you choose the 58km ride, the 30km or 12km recreational ride. Plus the amazing scenery right from the start to the finish.

The June race will see 2 rides the 30km and 60km ride, with the change of finish to downtown Kaiapoi.

The runs in December caters for everyone, in 2018 we will only have the 5 & 10km run, the half marathon will not place due to the Canterbury Half Marathon - Pegasus Town being held the following week. Both runs are out and back course on a track beside the river and then stop bank running, enjoying the scenery of the river and small settlements to the south as you enjoy the run. The run starts and finishes at Whites Crossing the same place as the mountain bike ride finishes, plenty of parking and a picnic atmosphere at the finish.

Video coverage of Bridge to Bridge North 2017