Ride the Wilderness

Mountain Bike Ride

The Epic - Ross to Greymouth

The Ride: In Brief

  • Saturday 13th November
  • Ross to Greymouth
  • 126km 

Experience the West Coast Wilderness Trail at an exhilarating pace. Racing through Hokitika, Cowboy Paradise, Kumara and finishing at Greymouth. An exciting 126km ride which should be on every Mountain Biker's Bucket List. 

The Start

Ross, Bank of New South Wales (i-Site). 

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




  • 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 


  • 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 

Teams: (of 2 or 4 people)

  • Male
  • Female
  • Mixed

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

$99.00, Closes 12th September 2021
Closes 7th November 2021
$129.00, After 7th November 

  • Children (13-17)

Late Entry

$45.00Closes 7th November 2021
After 7th November

  • Team of 2

Early Bird
Late Entry

$169.00Closes 12th September 2021
Closes 7th November 2021
After 7th November

  • Team of 4

Early Bird
Late Entry

$229.00Closes 12th September 2021
Closes 7th November 2021
After 7th November

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

                 $65.00 (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

If you're doing the whole shebang, sheesh, bloody good job, it's a great ride!

Starting at the Old New South Wales bank, you'll quickly leave Ross on your way to Hokitika.  It will be fast as you head onto the old Ross Rail route, this is straight and you can get up some great speed here.  You'll cross the Totara Bridge built in 1908 just for this race, shame it's taken 109-years to organise it for yah!

After this straight ride you do have a 2.5km ride beside the State Highway 6 on a new portion of the trail. After you turn on to Woodstock Road you'll have a bit of tar-seal and then into the fantastic Mahinapua Tramline. This will have you thinking you're part of nature, taking you through wetlands and boardwalks and along past the water ways, all the way through to the Golf Course, with another new portion added, getting rid of some more tar-seal.  Riders this year will go into Hokitika and as you come off the bridge you go on to the road and around the round about "normal road rules apply here" and then back on to the trail by the railway line.  Then along the Kaniere Tramline toward Cowboy Paradise.

Those riders doing it as a Team of 4 will changeover at Hokitika, down by the dairy factory at Livingston Street.

Then the next goal is Cowboy Paradise if you're doing it as an individual or team of 2. 

This leg is an easy journey, suitable for cyclists of all ages.

Finish Cut Off

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


There will be transport to the start at Ross and Hokitika before the event. Leaving Monteith's Brewery Greymouth at 6:00am sharp.  This is non refundable or transferrable.

Terms and Conditions

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