Milk and Honey Festival 
Labour Day Weekend  24th-26th October  2015

This is not an ordinary race!


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The Milk & Honey Festival 2015

Posted by deezal on April 9, 2015 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The good news is the Milk & Honey Race will happen once again on Labour Day weekend, on Sunday 25th October. We are also planning some extra events over the course of the weekend to give it a true Festival feeling..... watch this space....

One of the "extras" that we will be putting on an is an evening meal for competitors the night before the race. This will coincide with an evening registration window for all you keen entrants that want to spend the morning fussing with your bikes. A chance to meet other competitors, chew the fat about the course, and plan your strategy. The bonus being, a cut price meal with your race number once registered.

Helibike the Kill Devil

Posted by deezal on August 11, 2014 at 1:40 AM Comments comments (1)

On the day after the Milk and Honey Race (Monday 27 October) we are organising a helibike up the Kill Devil Track. The Kill Devil is a grade 4/5 track that descends 1000m from the drop site near Riordans Hut. There's a fair bit of up too..... and you have the option of dropping down to Waingaro Forks Hut first (awesome) but you'll need to pedal back out.

Whatever way you go, the Kill Deveil is one the great backcountry rides in NZ. You'll need to be prepped for a big day out, be self sufficient and ride with some mates. It's rocky terrain and can be pretty harsh on bikes and bodies.

Email us at [email protected] if you want to sign up. Cost will be around $120.

New final section to course

Posted by deezal on August 11, 2014 at 1:35 AM Comments comments (0)

The final section of the course into town has changed for 2014. After you come down Central Takaka Rd and cross the highway into Dodson Rd (after stopping!) you'll continue along Dodson Rd until directed to the left into the paddocks. Follow the route, crossing Kotinga Rd near the bridge, along through more paddocks next to the river until you hit a gravel road. Turn right and from here it's only 400m to the finish.... the new way is a little shorter, a bit harder and there's no traffic....

Rollercoaster upgrade

Posted by deezal on April 9, 2014 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

A slightly longer but better "Rollercoaster' section means the timings will not be relative to last years winning time. The ride, however will have less grunt at the beginning, so maybe you'll have better legs anyway!

Pimped and ready

Posted by deezal on October 14, 2013 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Last weekend a bunch of locals got up into the Rameka Track for a work party. We spent the afternoon working our way through from the Canaan carpark to the start of the Pack Track, pimping and priming the track for the Milk and Honey at Labour Weekend.

Mostly we cleaned out water tables and cleared debris from the recent wild weather off the track. As a result of doing this for the last two years, the Rameka has "hardened up" quite a bit, with much less leaf litter on the track. A bit less picturesque, but more able to handle the heavy traffic days like race day.....enjoy.

Cheers to Rob, Brian (x2), John, Emma, Clare, Harry and Jason for the effort

Cash prizes for road leg

Posted by deezal on October 4, 2013 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Big news folks! There are $100 cash prizes for winners of the new Upper Takaka sprint and KOM at the top of Takaka Hill

Entries are now open!

Posted by deezal on August 30, 2013 at 5:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Go to the ENTER HERE page for all the info

Roam Industries to sponsor Milk and Honey Race

Posted by deezal on August 30, 2013 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Roam Industries from Rotorua have come on board as sponsors of the 2013 version of Golden Bay's Milk and Honey Race. Roam will be providing one of the major prizes for the event, a Midland XTC300 Action helmet cam.

Rob from Roam says "the Midland XTC300 has a good following in Europe but is not yet well known in NZ. It comes with a variety of mounts and and is worth over $300". 

Along with spot prizes from Cactus Equipment and prizes for King of the Mountain  and sprint prizes, this years' race is shaping up like Christmas!

Milk and Honey 2013

Posted by deezal on February 14, 2013 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The Golden Bay MTB Club's iconic Milk and Honey Race is on again. This year it'll be on Sunday 27 October, 2013. That's the Sunday of Labour Weekend... plenty of time to get to Golden Bay for a spring holiday....

Milked & Honeyed

Posted by deezal on October 28, 2012 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (0)

The Milk and Honey is over for this year. Thanks eveyone for a great day. A rainy morning cleared just in time for riders as they crested the summit of the Takaka Hill. It was nice that the sun broke out on the Canaan section, and although the Rameka was a bit sloppy, it was gorgeous in the Bush.

We hope you all had a great time - spread the word for next year. Congratulations to all, and especially to category winners.

Henry Jaine: U18 & Overall , 2.53.35

Andre Jaworski & Karl Thomas: Team, 3.12.48

Jamie Nicoll : Treadlie (one bike) 3.03.38

Warwick Spence: First on Road, 1.13.55

Anja MacDonald: First Women, 3.13.10

Thanks to Our Sponsors: Village Milk, Beehaven Honey, Cactus Equipment, Escape Adventures, Golden Bay Coachlines, Coppins Cycles, Roots Bar, Soul & Teva, Ratanui Lodge. Nelson Cycle Festival, Project Rameka.

Thanks to the marshals, Golden Bay Mountain Bike Club, landowners and the Golden Bay Community for all your support.


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