Body Mechanics 20KM Wheely Good Ride
The Body Mechanics 20KM WHEELY GOOD RIDE will take place on Saturday 17th March 2012 on the private Ben Lomond Station on the outskirts of Queenstown
Reserve Day – Sunday 18th March 2012
EVENT / ENTRY FEE:
|BODY MECHANICS 20km MTB||Adults (+18yrs)||$30|
BODY MECHANICS 20km MTB 11.00am
10.50am Race START Line - Moke Lake (follow marshals directions)
Available ONLINE and on the day at the registration area located at the Ben Lomond Woolshed, Moke Lake between 9.00am – 10.30am
RACE PACKS / RACE NUMBERS:
Race Packs and Race numbers are to be collected at the registration area on Race Day at the Ben Lomond Woolshed, Moke Lake. Race numbers are to be displayed (Zip Tied) on the front of MTB and clearly visible
All cyclists are required to follow the markers on the course and directions of all race officials. Some sections of the course will be closed to traffic – however there will be some sections of the course that will be open to traffic. Please be aware of traffic at all times
*COMPULSORY GEAR CHECKS
Gear Checks are compulsory and will be available / carried out by Outside Sports Queenstown staff and located at the Ben Lomond Woolshed, Moke Lake between 9.00am – 10.30am on race day
*COMPULSORY MTB EQUIPMENT REQUIRED
- One Spare Tube
- Bike pump
- Puncture Repair Kit
- Chain Breaker
- Tyre Levers
- Multi Tool
The above MTB equipment must be carried for the duration of the Event
*COMPULSORY CLOTHING REQUIRED
1. Seam Sealed Waterproof Jacket
The above garments must be worn or carried for the duration of the Event
*COMPULSORY First Aid Kit which must contain the following –
- 1.5m long (un-stretched) roll of 5cm wide crepe bandage
- 5m long roll of 2cm wide strapping tape
- 10 band aid strips
- Triangular bandage
- Small scissors
- Survival Bag
The above items must be carried for the duration of the Event
Mountain Bike: Please make sure that your MTB is fit for the purposes of a Cross Country MTB event and free of defects. It will be a long walk back to the finish line if your MTB isn’t up to the job!
Helmet: Please make sure that you’re HELMET in intact, free of any defects and safety standards approved.
Your MTB and HELMET will be checked for any defects at the Race Registration.
CHECKPOINTS: 20km MTB
Please make sure your race numbers are clearly visible when passing through all checkpoints along the course. Random spot checks will take place on race day so please make sure you are carrying all compulsory gear required for the Marathon to avoid disqualification. NO EXCEPTIONS. This enforcement is for your own safety.
Participants are responsible to carry their own Food & Drinks – however Water & HIGH5 will be available at the START / FINISH area
CHANGING FACILITIES & TOILETS:
All amenities available near the Race Start / Finish Areas
4.00pm Ben Lomond Woolshed – Moke Lake
There is plentiful car parking in the grounds surrounding the Ben Lomond Woolshed – please follow Marshals Directions and signs
DIRECTIONS FROM QUEENSTOWN – MOKE LAKE – (APPROX 13KM)
- From Shotover St (Main High Street in Queenstown)
- Continue on to Lake Esplanade 700m
- At the roundabout, take the 1st EXIT on to Glenorchy Road 5.4km
- Turn ‘RIGHT’ on to Moke Lake Road 2.5km
- Drive straight on to a 4WD Road (all vehicles allowed / capable of drive) and follow this road for approx 5km until you reach the Ben Lomond Woolshed. Follow the signs and instructions of Race Officials
Refreshments will be available for purchase at the Ben Lomond Woolshed
Please dispose of any waste in the rubbish bins provided
First Aid Facilities will be on hand and located at the START / FINISH area
Body Mechanics will be providing massage services near the FINISH area for a minimal charge
The 20KM ‘WHEELY GOOD RIDE’ is proudly sponsored by Body Mechanics, Queenstown
The Body Mechanics - From fine tunes to full overhauls, we are the specialists in body repairs
Extended treatment times with a strong hands on approach
Sports specific rehabilitation
Spinal and peripheral joint manual therapy
Jodie Currie in action recently in the Pure South Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon
Ben Lomond Station…
Ben Lomond Station has been a key part of Queenstown's history for over 150 years.
The first run holder for Ben Lomond Station was William Rees, the founder of Queenstown. Ben Lomond was part of a run that was over 200,000 acres and included all the land in this area east of Lake Wakatipu. William Rees reportedly flipped a coin with another early pioneer, Nicholas von Tunzelmann to decide who got which side of the lake!
Moke Lake was named by one of Rees' shepherds Duncan MacAusland, after his horse due to the horsehoe shape of the lake. Duncan passed through this area seeking a way to take sheep to Rees' land near Glenorchy and camped at Moke Lake.
Gold was discovered in the Moke and Moonlight Valleys in 1862 and brought a flood of miners. Over 2000 people lived in the Moke and Moonlight valleys during the gold rush. These rivers were some of the richest in the world - there are stories of the early miners pulling up several ounces of gold with every shovelful - thousands of dollars today! There is still gold in the rivers and terraces and a few keen people still seek it with modern equipment such as suction dredges and metal detectors.
Today Ben Lomond Station is owned by John and Ginny Foster and is one of the few high country stations owned and operated by New Zealanders. Farming is the primary business on Ben Lomond Station - Merino sheep are farmed here because of their ability to survive the harsh winters and produce beautiful, super fine wool. Tourism has always been a part of the station due to our proximity to Queenstown and accordingly there are 2 backcountry lodges located in the Moonlight Valley.
Ben Lomond Lodge sleeps 35 people and is a fantastic location for groups to hold a work function, corporate escape, birthday party etc.
Moonlight Lodge is built on a high terrace with stunning views of the Moonlight Valley. It will open in November 2012 and will sleep 18 people in double rooms with en-suites. Both lodges are located to provide excellent access to explore the high country and gold mining history.
The inaugural Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon was held in February and the Moonlight 50km Mountain Bike race will be held on 17th March. Both events are through exclusive private property and explore 150 years of Gold Mining history and showcase the stunning High Country.