Motorcycle Trail Ride News

Get ready to ride some fantastic trails with Epic Events for 2017!


Suzuki Western Blast strikes again for 2017!

Save the date on 20th-21st May for this 2 day Epic trail ride in a stunning, epic location on the western shores of Lake Taupo!

In 2016 we ran this trail ride for the 1st time as a 2 day event, and from all the amazing feedback we got it sounds like everyone had one of the best weekends of riding ever!

Now in 2017 it gets even better:
-70km of trails with optional novice and kids, and 10km of optional tough expert tracks for those willing to sweat it out!
-Moved the pits to a better location allowing easier trail entry with more track options and way better parking!

Don't forget Saturday's tracks are totally different from what is on offer on Sunday - so plan to come for the whole weekend.

The trails include a mix of traditional epic forest trail, a variety of bush tracks, with loops of winding single tracks in between easier farm tracks and some wide open areas. The terrain is varied – from undulating to steeper climbs and the location is awesome!

There's a huge amount of area here, so much that the event base all gets moved 8km down the road for Sunday - giving you all a whole new area of trail completely different from Saturday - so it makes sense to ride for both days - there's a discount if you purchase the weekend pass on Saturday too.

2 Wheels only! - NO QUADS. NO TEAR OFFS. NO DOGS. PLEASE!

 For more information check it out at: www.epicevents.co.nz

Gordon, Claire & The Epic Team hope to see you here.

Many thanks to all our sponsors:

Suzuki NZ, Acerbis, Motomuck, Scott, DirtRider Downunder, Spectro Oil, MotoSR, Sidi, HJC


 Suzuki Berm Buster 10-11 June!

The very best of winter trail riding begins here in Taupo all winter long! So you'd better shape up the bike and body coz it's not long to wait now!

Save the dates! Check out our calendar for the 2017 Epic Season on the home page!

Suzuki Berm Buster has always been the trail ride with the "wow" factor and in April it's going to have an extra "X" factor as the team have been out there preparing awesome flowing tracks and trails to give you some of the most epic trail riding all weekend long.

  • Great variety of terrain
  • All on pumice trail providing the best traction no matter what the weather. 
  • Includes classic winding forest tracks, native bush edges, hill climbs & gullies and some fast flowing firebreaks.
  • Optional challenge sections for the experts with drops, logs & climbs mostly on single track. 
  • 6km novice only dedicated trail which is a great start to build confidence
  • Kids only forest tracks!

On the Saturday there's 60km of trail open for you to have a blast on, and on Sunday there's a fresh 40km trail out East, plus all of Saturday's tracks will be open as well.... so if you can, plan to come to Taupo for the whole weekend, as the 2017 weekend passes are awesome value.  


Suzuki Western Blast 20-21 May

We have again secured this fantastic and very popular venue for another Epic 2 day trail ride! A lot of hard work has gone into creating 2 days of trail on 2 opposite ends of this property to have a whole weekend of some of the most spectacular trails in a unique and special location! Save the weekend - you'd be mad to miss this one!

This ride has more of an "old-school" trail ride feel to it and is different from any other Epic ride before, mainly because of the location and that we have made the most of what the landscape has to offer us naturally. Because of this it has so much variety of bush, farm and forest, with loops of winding single tracks in between easier farm trail and some wide open areas. The terrain is varied – from undulating to steeper.

The location is stunning, and it's right on the lake so it's still white pumice that provides predictable traction, makes great berms and can be easily ridden even in wet or frosty winter conditions! There’s over 80km of fantastic trail amongst stands of young trees, hill climbs, drop offs, and an awesome variety of farm trails linking it all up - loop after loop of truely great riding with a shortcut option for novices or smaller bikes, and a blood pumping long expert only optional trails! There's two great pee wee tracks for the kids and easy parking with views to die for on a fine day! 

Please note this ride is for 2 Wheels only - Sorry, NO QUADS allowed at Western Blast as parts of the main trail comprise of single track loops.


All Epic trail rides have:

  • Well marked and safe, fun trails catering all levels of ability
  • Top medical support
  • Bike recovery
  • Forestry event security
  • Weekend discounts
  • Easy parking
  • On site mechanics and suspension
  • Great hot food and coffee
  • Professional on trail photography

For more details on these rides and other events throughout the 2017 season - check out www.epicevents.co.nz

Gordon, Claire & The Epic Team hope to see you at this first trail ride event for 2017!

Many thanks to all our sponsors:

Suzuki NZ, Acerbis, Motomuck, Scott, DirtRider Downunder, Spectro Oil, MotoSR, Sidi, HJC

 

 Cheers

 

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