The DME Crew and 440 MTB Park are absolutely pumped to announce the 8th Annual DME, remembering our great mate James ‘Dodzy’ Dodds, will be held at the new location of 440 MTB park this summer, February 1/2 2020.
The event format will be much the same as the previous DME’s at the Wairoa Gorge, with the added attraction of on site camping and festivities. We definitely want to push the social and memorial element’s of the event while still providing some sick tracks for what should be pretty competitive racing.
The decision to move from the Gorge this year is in no way a permanant one, we’ve pencilled in a return in mid November 2020, will wait and see what transpires there. The Nelson MTB Club’s ‘Aorere’ is their big focus this year so we wish them well with that, it should be an awesome showcase of what the Nelson MTB community has acheived in the last few years (That’s labour weekend in case you havent locked it in).
Byron Scott the manager of 440 MTB park was a great mate of Dodzy’s and has attended previous editions of the DME, even bagged a top step on the masters podium. He’s a ball of intoxicating energy when it comes to planning this year’s edition, we really are pumped to get the ball rolling and share the plans with you all. This isn’t some ruthless capitalist takeover, it’s just some mates collaberating to make sure we continue the remember Dodzy and what he and the race mean to us in the best way.
44o Bike park is located South East of Auckland and we are confident it will be pretty straight forward to get you there, we hope to provide shuttles from Auckland airport for those flying in.
Cheers for all of your on going support of this event. Bear or beer with us as we get the planning ticked off and get information to you.
DME2020440 - yeah boi