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

This is not an ordinary race!

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Save time on Race Day by registering the night before the race @The Dangerous Kitchen Cafe, Commercial Street, and qualify for a special Pasta meal deal. 

A good chance to meet other competitors, have a feed, and check in with the organisers.

REGISTRATION     Two options:

Saturday 24th October   6-8pm @The Dangerous kitchen, Commercial Street

Sunday 25th (Race Day) 8-9am @NBS TENT Library Car Park, Commercial Street


Registration. 8.00 - 9.00am   TAKAKA  Village Green

Race Briefing. 9.30am    TAKAKA   Village Green

Ride Start. 10.00am    TAKAKA   Library Car Park 

Prizegiving from 3.00 pm   TAKAKA Village Green


Mountain Bike and Rider Transport

Being a bit different in this part of the world, there's a few matters to sort!     Solo riders (2 bikes) and TEAMS will need a bike at the Canaan Transition Area. If you are coming from outside Golden Bay on the day, can you please drop your mtb bike and gear off at the Canaan Transition Area on the way over the Hill, BEFORE 8am!!. Then come down to Takaka and register at the Village Green. 

If you're staying in The Bay come down to Registration early and get your bike & gear on the bike transport BEFORE 8.30a.

There is a bus for ALL second team riders that will leave Takaka up to Transition after Race Briefing. ALL Riders must attend Race Briefing. 


Mountain Bike DROP OFF at Canaan Transition Area

for SOLO & TEAM riders  is  7.00am - 8.00am on race day

THE TRANSITION AREA at the start of Canaan Road, on top of Takaka hill, just off Highway 60. (on your right if travelling from Nelson direction, to Takaka)



Mountain Bike DROP OFF at Takaka Library carpark

for SOLO & TEAM riders  is  7.30am - 8.30am on race day

All due care will be taken to look after your steed but you will have to sign a waiver for accidental damage that could (but shouldn't) occur during transit. If using this service you must present your bike before 8.30 am for loading


Included in your Team entry fee is a free coffee & bus ride to or from the Canaan Transition area, courtesy of Golden Bay Coachlines.

Mountain Bike riders will be shuttled up to Transition at 9.45am

Road riders can be shuttled back to start from transition area from 12pm. You may have a 1 to 2 hour wait, so please consider riding back down the hill to town, or hangout at The Woolshed Cafe

You must let us know if you do not require a shuttle on entry form.


Booking is essential for this service . (select option on entry form)

ROAD BIKE TEAM RIDERS are encouraged to ride back to Takaka.  Otherwise book a bike pickup, see entry form (You will have to sign a waiver for accidental damage that could occur during transit)

Booking is essential for this service. (select option on entry form)


 Due to the logistics of this event it is very important that these times are absolutely adhered to,for a smooth running on the day. 


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