8th Oct 2016
Torpedo7 Day Night Thriller
The 2016 Torpedo7 Day Night Thriller, will be held at the Cougar Mountain Bike Park in Tokoroa on Saturday 8th October.
Tokoroa Mountain Bike Club have designed and built this awesome mountain bike park, with the help of trail building legend Jeff Carter. The course offers a mix of forestry roads, single trails, uphill, downhill and plenty of sweet, sweet berms, all amongst a mature pine forest.
Cougar Park offers a large, flat camping area, and a separate parking area nearby. Tokoroa township is only a few minutes’ drive away, so you are close to cafes and a supermarket. Tokoroa is a perfect location for this event. Situated in the central North Island, it is only 45 minutes from Rotorua and Taupo, 65 minutes from Hamilton, 2.5 hours from Auckland and 5 hours from Wellington.
Individuals and teams complete a 7km, 20 – 30 minutes circuit which has been approved by former Commonwealth Games representative, Mike Northcott. The 12 hour event starts at 10am Saturday morning and goes through until 10pm Saturday. These events are open to solo riders and teams of 2 – 5 people. The 6 hour event starts at 10am Saturday morning and goes through to 4pm. It is open to solo riders and teams of 2 – 4 people. The 3 hour event starts at 1pm Saturday afternoon and goes through to 4pm. It is open to solo riders only.
Teams ride the circuit which has been designed to cater for all rider ability levels and complete as many laps as they can within the timeframe of their event. Tents, campervans and caravans pop up in the campsites which riders wind their way through each lap creating an electric atmosphere and unbelievable experience.