Ride the Wilderness

Mountain Bike Ride

The Cruise - Kumara to Greymouth

The Ride: In Brief

  • Saturday 13th November
  • Kumara to Greymouth
  • 21km

A fast and exhilarating 21km to Greymouth. This ride is achievable to all riders including children, first timers and family groups.  A well formed track with some breathtaking views.

The Start

Corner Greenstone Road and Town Belt (Where the trail starts at Kumara.

Race Brief will be at the Kumara Domain, in front of the toilets at 10:45am then we'll make our way to the start for an 11:00am start.

The Finish

Greymouth behind the Airport

Cut off finish time is 4.00pm

Race Packs

Your Race Pack will contain your Race Number, Race Information and Sponsors Product.

  • Your Race Number must be secured to the front of your handle bars

Note: Every entrant has a Race Pack and NEEDS to be picked up in order to compete. 

Race Pack Pick Up

Friday 12th November - between 3:00pm and 8:00pm – Monteith's Brewery, Herbert St Greymouth

Your Race Pack needs to be picked up prior the event.  You cannot pick up your race pack on race day  If this does not suit you can contact us to make special arrangement - carol@cjmsevents.co.nz.

You are more than welcome to pick up 'multiple packs'.  Please email us with a list of all the names so we can have these all ready for you so speed things up - carol@cjmsevents.co.nz.

Course Map



  • School Boy (7-13)
  • Junior Men (13-17)
  • Open Men (18-39)
  • Veteran Men (40-49)
  • Classic Men (50-59)
  • Vintage Men (60-69)
  • Seasoned Men (70+)  

  • Cancer Survivors
  • Clydesdale 


  • School Girl (7-13)
  • Junior Women (13-17)
  • Open Women (18-39)
  • Veteran Women (40-49)
  • Classic Women (50-59)
  • Vintage Women (60-69)
  • Seasoned Women (70+)

  • Cancer Survivors
  • Clydesdale 

Cancer survivors:

Male and Female
When entering enter the Cancer Survivor section. (No age group sections)

Clydesdale and Clydesdalesses:

One for the big guys and girls in the mountain bike section, males over 100kg and females over 75kg (without the bike) and you will be weighed after the race if required, so you have to be a solid 100kg or 75kgs. If we need to weigh you we will.
When entering just enter the Clydesdale section. (No age group sections)


E-Bikes pedal assist can be ridden in the event. This will be a non competitive category and have to be pedal assisted only. This is a rule that has to be respected, no E-Bikes with throttle assistance will be allowed to be ridden on the Trail and all E-Bikes to be under 300 watts. If this works well we may introduce this as a competitive event next year. 

When entering, enter the E-Bike section. (Non competitive)


  • Individuals (18+)

Early Bird
Late Entry

$49.00, Closes 12th September 2021
Closes 7th November 2021
$79.00, After 7th November

  • Children (7-17)

Late Entry

$30.00Closes 7th November 2021
$40.00, After 7th November

Transport to the Start - Before the Event
(per person & bike)

$40.00  (non refundable or transferrable)

There will be no refunds although for a $20 Administration Fee you can transfer your entry to another person or another CJM'S Events Ltd event.  Transfers cannot be made after the Sunday prior to the event.  There is a $10 Administration Fee to change any race categories.  You cannot sell or give your entry to someone else, it must be transferred via Active.  

Should the event have to be cancelled due to force majure, disease or pandemic there will be no refund of entry fee.

CJM'S Cancellation Insurance:

Competitors do have the option of purchasing a CJM’S Cancellation Insurance when entering the event.  

CJM’S Cancellation Insurance will refund your entry fee in case of cancellation of the event.  This will cover the cancellation of the event for any reason including Force Majure, Disease or Pandemic. 

When entering if you wish to purchase CJM’S Cancellation Insurance, you do so in the Merchandise section. If the event was to be cancelled, the amount of your entry fee is the amount that would be refunded.  No Merchandise fee is refunded

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Prize Giving

Regent Theatre Greymouth

The Ride: In Detail

Starting in the township of Kumara (Corner Greenstone Road and Town Belt) you will race the 26km to Greymouth.

The town of Kumara, has some great history to it and what a place to start your 26km ride.  The gold mining history of Kumara is incredible, apparently Kumara had 50 pubs.  Maybe this is where the pub crawl came from, recommendation is not to have a beer before you start but why not a Monteith’s when you finish?

This race will suit everyone and we've made it from 7-years upward. There are no climbs in it, it is a fast flat ride with some amazing beauty.  Again you'll cross over a swing bridge (limited to 10 riders at a time, please respect this) if you look down or to your right you'll see some amazing views of the Taramakau River and obviously where a glazier has cut out the stream access to the river.

As you race along the Historic Kumara Bush Tram you'll be riding the history of the Kumara gold rush. The track is incredible as you're engulfed in the trees, as you come out of this, you'll head toward the Taramakau Historic Rail Bridge.  You won;t cross the old. you'll go under the brand new bridge. loop around and cross the new bridge on the cycle-way.  

Then venture along the coast with the Tasman Sea to your left and race through until you come to the finish at the Grey River.  The last few km's from Taramakau are fast, when you reach the Paroa Hotel, as you come off the bridge you turn into the the car park and ride straight through it "no stopping for another quiet one" to the track, don't go on to the road.  Over the last few km's please respect all the give way points through this part of the ride as vehicles do have access to the beach front.     

The finish will be behind the Airport as you come along the trail, this allows for an open area to finish, good viewing and car parking.  As you come up to the Finish, give yourself a pat on the back and remember to smile for the cameras.

Finish Cut Off

Cut off for all rides to be finished is 4:00pm.



There will be transport to the start at Kumara before the event. Leaving Greymouth at 9:30am.  This is non refundable or transferrable.


Terms and Conditions

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