The Wairoa Gorge Crew is stoked to announce the 4th annual DME will be held at the Wairoa Gorge (near Nelson) on February 6 and 7 next year.
It’s hard to believe that almost 4 years has passed since James ‘Dozdy’ Dodd’s tragic accident. It’s a loss that is still felt here at Wairoa and around the NZ mountain bike community. We’re happy to see the DME has evolved into a pretty fitting tribute with a big social focus as well as some wild, goofy grin inducing, riding and racing.
This years event will follow the same format as previous years with a shuttle day on the Saturday and timed runs on the Sunday. The former Saturday night debrief at Deville will be conveniently moved to Sunday night, post event, with Monday being a recognised public holiday and a chance to recharge and travel home.
200 entries will be made available to the public in the coming months with some debate taking place currently as to whether there will be a ballot or a first in first served entry system. We will let you know the outcome. Entry fees are expected to stay at $150.
We are wrapped to have the support of some awesome sponsors, and a spot prize pool of about $10000 is expected, so pretty much everyone’s a winner. The biggest prizes on offer a Santa Cruz frame and our Golden Ticket which is arguably better than old mate Willy Wonka’s.
Hopefully this will motivate you even more to get out riding on those freezing evenings and weekends and lift your riding to another level. One thing’s for sure, the trails aren’t going to get any easier.