Next Berm Buster - 8th-9th August 2020!
Don't miss the ultimate of winter trail riding for 2020 on over 100km's of all weather pumice trail!
Berm Buster 2 day trail ride is truely epic, and there's trail here for every ability...NEW single trail "old school" options off the main trails to give you loads more variety! Mega traction on over 100km of all weather pumice terrain...all main trails fully graded...it's an awesome ride even if it is wet! Novice trails, Kids tracks, awesome optional expert sections...you'd be mad to miss it!
Berm Buster is a classic trail ride event that continues all weekend long...all winter long...no matter what the weather! The event takes place 25 minutes out of Taupo on the Taupo to Napier Road (SH5) and it located right next to the Kaimanawa Forest Park (native bush). The trails are varied and flowing with patches of native bush, some hill climbs, firebreaks, single track and fantastic optional Expert only sections. However most of the 100 km of trail is still very family and novice friendly with special kids and Novice tracks. It's great value to get in on the weekend pass deal, and we save a fresh long trail just for the Sunday riders!
GENERAL INFORMATION 2020
Location: Berm Buster is located 25 minutes East of Taupo off SH5, Napier to Taupo Highway. Turn onto Taharua Road off SH5. Look for Epic Events signs. See map here.
Tracks: West 38km, East 38km, Middle 19km, 4km Novice, Kids forest and Novice kids forest trails. There is a fresh long trail reserved just for Sunday and all the Saturday trails will be open as well, so plan to come for the entire weekend to ride it all! Fantastic new expert only tracks and single trail loops at every ride. New main trails added, linking with the old favourites. New Trails - come and check them out!
Suitable for all abilities 2 wheels and quads only - no side-by-sides.
Sign on from 8.00am onwards. Tracks open 9:30am to 3pm.
Fire extinguishers are compulsory for red arrowed tracks and can be bought on the day for $30.
Food: Food Caravan sells hamburgers, bacon and egg rolls, hot dogs, hot chips, cold drinks and espresso coffee, tea and more.
Entry: Enter on the day. Pay by cash or cheque. Adults $60. Kids 15 years or under $30. Families (Family members only no exeptions Mum, Dad + up to 3 kids) $130. Mega discounted Weekend Fees if purchased on Saturday for both days!: Adult $100, Kids $50, Families $200.
Safety gear: Helmets, long trousers, long sleeved tops and leather boots that cover the ankle are compulsory. (Gloves, goggles, knee pads, kidney belt and body armour are strongly recommended). Kids on Kids tracks near the base may wear gumboots. Click here for all event safety rules.
NO DOGS PLEASE
Accommodation: There is no camping on site sorry. Plenty of accommodation options in Taupo.
2020 Berm Buster Dates:
Just sending you some feedback from today's ride. Even though me and my old man only did the middle trail because that's all we had time to do it was worth it. Looking forward to the next Epic Events ride.
Pumice is always good and the rain probably improved it. I really appreciate the arrows on your rides. If there are down arrows then watch out, otherwise, go hard.
I look forward to your next epic event.
Wanted to say a big congrats on another epic event. I thought you may also be interested in some GPS info on the Berm Buster event. Have a look at this pathing information I recorded on Saturday on the 55km loop. Unfortunately my batteries died halfway around, will carry spares next time!
Congratulations to you and your team for another great event.
I ummed and aahed before I left home yesterday because of the weather. But very pleased I decided to go.
Great tracks, minimal road sections, some good snotty bits and a few challenges. Well done. How great it would be to do it all again in summer time.
Fantastic event, Cold, Wet and fantastic trails.
Thanks for all your efforts with the ride last weekend. A group of twelve of us from all over the North Island have met up at all your two day rides this year.
six two wheelers and six Quads.
Those of us on Quads have learnt to get on the big loops first before they get rutted and the surface on the 55k was awesome ,Loved the dark forest parts ,Really appreciated having lights.
A big thank you to your man on the grizzly for giving us a push out in the afternoon.
So when do you think you could encourage enough Quads to turn up for a Quad only ride.???.
Just to add to the comments already made. We rode berm buster on the Sunday. We rode from 9:30 till just before 4pm and only stopped for food and fuel. I rode berm buster last year in the dry and it was epic, I rode it in the wet this year and it was just as awesome. Please don't shorten the long loop. The more track you have the less condensed the bikes are. If anything make it longer, more tracks like fire break and ridge line. You can always have short cuts for those that can't handle it or have small fuel tanks.
Ill be back, regardless of when it is.
Hey just some feedback on the day/track, this was my first trail ride and loved it.
Thanks for a great couple of days and see you again
We traveled down from Auckland early Sat morning, We did the 45km loop twice and the 20 once. After then we decided to stay and have a crack at the new 38km loop. We found great accommodation, had a awesome evening, arrived early for Sun, did 2 40kms loops which I reckon was the pic of the weekend.
Weather aside I would personally give the event a 9.5/10. The only comment I could suggest is sign on a hour earlier if possible as I'm sure keen riders such as ourselves would be rearing to go at a earlier time thus allowing a early escape back home. Riders not in a rush would still turn up whenever.
Thanks again and look forward to the next event