AFC Side x Side Trail Ride 10th-11th July 2021

After the hugely successful first side x side trail ride held in May, you won't want to miss this next one! Proudly supported by AFC Motorcycles this event is to be run on over 80km's of Taupo's famous all weather pumice terrain within the forest, only 25 minutes out of central Taupo.

All trails have been fully graded, with hill climbs, fast fire breaks, and winding patches through trees, awesome variety and so much fun! Grab a weekend pass deal, as we save a new, fresh long trail just for Sunday!

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Location: AFC Side x Side event is located 25 minutes East of Taupo off SH5, Napier to Taupo Highway.  Turn onto Taharua Road off SH5.  Look for Epic Events sign and orange arrows.

Tracks:  West 35km, East 38km, Middle 19km.  There is a fresh long 35km trail reserved just for Sunday plus all the Saturday trails will be open as well, so plan to come for the entire weekend to ride it all!
Fantastic graded forestry trails- come and check them out!

Suitable for all side-by-sides ONLY. No quads, sorry.

Sign on from 8.30am.  Tracks open 9:30am to 3pm.

Fire extinguishers are compulsory and can be bought on the day for $30.

Food:  Food Caravan sells hamburgers, bacon and egg rolls, toasted sandwiches, hot dogs, hot chips, cold drinks and espresso coffee, and more.

Entry: NO EFTPOS! Pay by cash only please. $150 per vehicle/driver per day, or $250 for the whole weekend, $30 per passenger per day, or $50 for the weekend.

Safety gear: Helmets, long trousers, long sleeved tops are compulsory.  (Gloves and goggles are strongly recommended). 


Accommodation: There is no camping on site. Plenty of accommodation options in Taupo.

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