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      Oct 2019

      Emersons Whaka100

      The Whaka100 proudly holds the reputation of one of the toughest mountain bike marathons in the southern hemisphere. Challenge yourself on either the 100, 50, 25 or 10km course in the ?world famous trails of Rotorua. Saturday 26 October at Waipa MTB Carpark 11am - 5:00pm - Registration Pick up (all Distances) 1pm - 5:00pm - Whaka Shootout TT 2:30pm - Live webcast, Watch here - DJ on the main stage 9:00pm - Seeding order announced Sunday 27 October at Waipa MTB Carpark 6am - 7:00am - Late registration pick – 100km riders only 7am - 09:00am - Late registration pick – All distances 8am - Whaka 100km Official Start waves (2.5 minute gaps) 9am - Whaka 50km Start waves (2.5 minute gaps) 9:25am - Whaka 25km Start 9:45am - Whaka Kids 5.5km start 9:55am - Womens 10km Start 12:30pm - Live music on the main stage 3pm - 25km Prize giving on the main stage 3:30pm - 50km Prize giving on the main stage 4:00pm - 100km Prize giving on the main stage 4:15pm - Major Spot Prizes (must be Present or still on Course) 7pm - Course cut off Whaka100km: Start Time - Sunday 8am Taking on the Whaka100 is considered one of New Zealand’s toughest single day mountain bike event providing a true test of endurance. Those who have taken on the Whaka love the unique balance of amazing single track accompanied by the brutal 3800 metres of vertical climbing throughout the course. Push yourself beyond your limits, and chase dreams at becoming the whaka100 champion. ? Whaka50km: Start Time - Sunday, 9am The New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty Whaka 50km is every bit of goodness that we can squeeze out of the Whaka 100km distance but without the crazy hill climbs, well there maybe be a hill or two. Come and ride New Zealand’s best single track right here in Rotorua. Whaka25km: Start Time - Sunday 9:25am This event is for mountain bikers of all abilities and takes in the super fun trails of the world famous trails for Rotorua. The course is set a mixture of grade 2-3 trails with short climbs, flowing trails and a small about of logging roads set among some of the worlds best single track. Womens 10km: Start Time - 9:55am Ladies of all abilities can participate in the 10km fun ride.The course is set for an event for ladies of all backgrounds that wish to enjoy an mountain biking with out the pressure of fast riders pushing through. This is you opportunity to ride in some of the world's best mountain bike trails with the girls.It doesn't matter if you are an experienced mountain biker or looking to try your first ever event. ? Whaka Kids 5.5km: Start Time - Sunday, 9:45am ?The Whaka kids event is a 5.5km mtb for 5 to 10 year old kids. Starting at the same start line as the main events, the course is set to provide an introduction to mountain biking events taking in some of Rotorua’s famous family friendly trail. We encourage parents to ride with their child. Whaka TT Shootout: The Rotorua Isuzu Shootout Time Trial is held on Saturday afternoon during registration pick up at 1pm - 4pm on event weekend. This is not just about the top rider, we encourage all riders to take part in this free event.

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      Oct 2019

      Velocity Valley 21st Birthday bash with $21.00 Rides

      It’s our 21st Birthday, so come and help us celebrate. We’ll have crazy $21.00 ride specials available for the entire Labour weekend holiday. Drift our sprint boat course with the Agrojet, Experience Zero Gravity with Freefall Xtreme, Flick your biking experience upside down with Shweeb or Share the fear with our giant Swoop sky swing. Pure Taste Cuisine (Rotorua’s newest cuisine food truck) will be onsite all weekend to refuel you and keep you riding all day long. We’ll also have The Edge Radio onsite Saturday setting up a Chill Zone, takings selfies and doing giveaways. We will be kicking off early from Friday 4th October with 21days of giveaways through our Velocity Valley Facebook page. One gift every day for 21days “YUS” – now who doesn’t love a giveaway. Keep an eye on our Facebook Page for more details. So, if you didn’t have plans, now you do - come and spend the day with our crew. Have some crazy fun, laugh till your sides hurt and challenge yourself to experience adrenaline rides like no other. Prebook your rides now and don't miss out: https://velocityvalleyrotorua.rezdy.com/344187/velocity-valley-21st-birthday-weekend Please note: Rotorua Bungy will not be operating during this period.

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      Oct 2019

      Velocity Valley 21st Birthday bash with $21.00 Rides

      It’s our 21st Birthday, so come and help us celebrate. We’ll have crazy $21.00 ride specials available for the entire Labour weekend holiday. Drift our sprint boat course with the Agrojet, Experience Zero Gravity with Freefall Xtreme, Flick your biking experience upside down with Shweeb or Share the fear with our giant Swoop sky swing. Pure Taste Cuisine (Rotorua’s newest cuisine food truck) will be onsite all weekend to refuel you and keep you riding all day long. We’ll also have The Edge Radio onsite Saturday setting up a Chill Zone, takings selfies and doing giveaways. We will be kicking off early from Friday 4th October with 21days of giveaways through our Velocity Valley Facebook page. One gift every day for 21days “YUS” – now who doesn’t love a giveaway. Keep an eye on our Facebook Page for more details. So, if you didn’t have plans, now you do - come and spend the day with our crew. Have some crazy fun, laugh till your sides hurt and challenge yourself to experience adrenaline rides like no other. Prebook your rides now and don't miss out: https://velocityvalleyrotorua.rezdy.com/344187/velocity-valley-21st-birthday-weekend Please note: Rotorua Bungy will not be operating during this period.

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      Oct 2019

      8-Ball Pool Open Singles Comp

      - If you are in Roto-Vegas Rotorua on Thursday - Do not miss this! What better way to spend a Thursday evening than an open 8 ball pool tournament at the pub?! We're providing all the excuses you need with our weekly Thursday evening Roto-Vegas 8 Ball Pool Open Singles Competition. Chalk up those pool cues (we have many here you can use) or BYO, and get ready to break and sink the black! 32+ Players/Rebuys Guarantees a pot of $210.00 24+ Players/Rebuys - $170.00 (or more) pot 17+ Players/Rebuys - $130.00 (or more) pot Top Up from Bar is by Food/Drink Bar Tab's (No Cash) For Competitions with less then 16 Players/Rebuys the pot will be entry fees only - no top up from the Bar/Restaurant Buy in is $5, Rebuy's are also $5... Don't forget to enter the $2.00 Jackpot, which gives you even more ways to win. Contact a mate who you want a showdown with and come on down here by 7pm for registration each and every Thursday. Have you got the balls to play? Got a question you need answered about this event? Phone us now on 0800 RotoVegas...or Email: 8ballpool@roto-vegas.co.nz we are here to help. - This is an Event for people aged 18+ only - 3 x 8-Ball Pool Tables open from 11am.....Free Pool Tables all day! (Save $2.00 per game) - Free Wifi - Courtesy Van Available to collect you from your address in Rotorua, and take you home. ($3.00 per person, each way) - Free Off Street Car Parking for 100+ Cars - Easy Wheelchair Access - Great selection of food available - Hot Food - Rotorua's #1 Famous Pizzas - Burgers - Chips - Wedges - Milkshakes - and Bar Snacks - Awesome bar staff! - Come on down to Rotorua's famous Roto-Vegas 8 Ball Pool - Open Singles Comp Night #RotoVegas #Rotorua #0800RotoVegas #8BallPool #Rotorua8BallPool #RotoVegas8BallPool #MitchellDownsTavern

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      Nov 2019

      Giant 2W Gravity Enduro - Race 1

      Race 1 of 3. Your 2019-20 Enduro Season starts here! We kick off the new season with a brand new format and options. Bookending the 2019 Rotorua Bike Festival we bring the party to the people for the Giant 2W Gravity Enduro presented by the Rotorua MTB Club. Choose shuttle assisted or 100% pedal power across the shorter or longer race options. The Rotorua Giant 2W Gravity Enduro Series races are events for everyone young to old, who loves riding their Mountain bikes, cruising up the hills and racing down. They draw in the riders who seek to have fun and hone their skills on flowing downhill trails. The beauty of these events is that the podium places are a battleground that can see a cross-country machine, passionate Enduro rider, mad downhill rider, or even social weekend warrior push to the front. Skills, fitness and tactics play an equal role in the execution of each ‘Race Stage’ timed run over the course of the event to decide who will be crowned Gravity Enduro champions. Encouraging riders to develop their fitness and skills through the season, each event will get progressively a little harder (fitness and skill wise), gradually challenging riders so by the end of the season they are in the best riding form of their lives. Provided with a map, inside the forest riders select their own route to complete (in any order) either four or six special ‘Race Stages’. These are electronically timed runs of roughly 3–20min duration on specific marked linked trails. On what are commonly known as un-timed transitions, riders may cycle, push their bikes or catch dedicated event shuttle bus transport to the top of hills where the Race Stage starts are located. There will be a ‘Feed Station’ and ‘Technical Zone’ in a convenient location in the heart of the forest for riders to refuel, plus get assistance with any mechanical repairs required. But keep an eye on your watch because you will be given a set time (somewhere between 4hrs–6hrs, depending on the event category entered) to complete the special Race Stages and return back to the finish before you begin to accumulate a time penalty (6 seconds per minute you are late). Division podium place-getters will be those riders with the lowest accumulative special Race Stage times, plus any time penalty for late return to the finish. Age division place getters will get podium presentations with prizing and in addition we reward overall Top 3 place getters from the Six Stage Non-Shuttled event with cash prizes. A carnival atmosphere with great beer, food and music will greet riders at the finish and there is also an enormous bounty of prizes to be given away. Riders have the choice of entering one of five event categories at each of the three races over the season. These are: - Short Stage Shuttled - Short Stage Non-shuttled - Short Stage Non-shuttled e-bike - Long Stage Shuttled - Long Stage Non-shuttled General Scope: - Start and finish times are 10am to approx 4pm - A pedal distance of the entire event 30 - 45km - Prize Giving times will start approx 4:30pm - Every race will have two registration options... - Friday evening at 5-8pm at TB venue - Saturday 7:30am – 9:30am at the race start venue

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      Nov 2019

      Sailing Have a Go Day

      The Rotorua Yacht Club and Sailability Rotorua present a family fun, have a go a sailing day. Our members are itching to give families a go sailing at our club. We have yachts that are ideal for newbies of any age to learn to sail and we also have a boat suitable for those with physical disabilities to get involved. Try sailing a centerboard yacht with one of our members helping. Bring along some warm clothes, towel, swimming costume and if its wet, some wet weather gear. If you already have a wetsuit and life jacket bring them too. Contact David Thornley on 07 3493719 with any questions.

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      Nov 2019

      Whanau Fun On Bikes - Eastside Community Event

      Whanau fun event celebrating biking. No bike, no worries! Kids bikes are free to use thanks to Mokoia Intermediate & Owhata Primary. Come on down with your friends and whanau to test your skills on the pump track or join the ‘bling your bike’ or the wheelie competition! Bring a picnic or grab a free sausage sizzle. Brought to you by Tatau Pounamu – Collectively Nurturing our Future. Register to be in the draw for some awesome spot prizes! Every registration goes in to the draw but you must be there to collect your prize!