We are constantly working on Safety, our rules are updated where and when needed. On the day of each event an updated list will be available. 


• Welcome to BERM BUSTER. Please take the time to read the information to ensure you know about all the tracks available and
the safety requirements.
• There is no mass verbal briefing. However please feel free to ask Epic team for more information.
• Place your registration sticker on the front of your bike on the brake cable folded only once for quick identification. Or where you are directed to by staff.
• Epic team riders wearing hi-vis vests are equipped with radios and are on trail regularly to assist. Please wave them down if you
require assistance.
• Please do not speed in the pits. 1st gear ONLY! Don’t drop any litter! If you speed in the pits, you will have your ride sticker removed.
• Ride within your vision and ability. Be able to stop in half the distance you can see.
• Report any safety issues or complaints to the Epic team on site.
• Have a great day on the trails! The Epic Events Team.
8:00am Registration starts - All riders must be present at registration including kids.
9:00-9.30am Tracks open
3:00pm Tracks closed. (Tracks may close early for various reasons)
Trail information - all trails are marked with signs, with the trail name and information at the entrance.

trail distance arrow colour Description (1 = EASY AND 6 = HARD) IF WET ALL GRADES ARE UP 1 OR 2
KTM trail 31km Fluro Has 7 optional Breakout Tracks GRADED 2-6
HUSQVARNA trail 25km Fluro Has 4 optional Breakout Tracks GRADED 2-6
GASGAS trail 15km Fluro Has 7 optional Breakout Tracks GRADED 2-6
MOTOREX trail 10km Fluro Has 1 optional Breakout Track GRADED 2
Kids forest track 0.6km Fluro For kids on small bikes, No full size bikes please, unless looking after kids
Novice kids track 0.4km Fluro For kids learning to ride – no fast kids please!
Little Wittle track 0.1km Fluro Small and flat perfect for novice kids
MUD track 3km Fluro Can get muddy but fun (by the kids tracks)

Riders must read, understand and obey these rules. Rider to keep this form for information. Children are to be supervised (This means you take responsibility for the young person that you have signed for at registration)

1. All bikes must be well maintained and safe. Riders must have the appropriate protective gear.
Check Throttle return; Brake and Clutch free play and effectiveness; Wheel and Frame Bearings; Bar Ends; Foot peg spring and return;
Spokes; Tyres, Sprockets and Chain tension; Helmet for any damage. If you need help please come and ask us and we will check for you.
2. Stay on the marked tracks. NEVER take shortcuts or go backwards other than proper shortcuts marked by the event.
3. Only use the trails within the hours specified. Don’t go out on the trails before the trails are open or after the trails are closed.
4. Obey all arrows and signs. 2 crossed arrows or wrong way signs indicate the wrong way, down arrow/s or slow down signs indicate slow down extra
caution needed.
5. NEVER EVER ride backwards against the arrows! (If you become confused and are not sure which way is correct, either wait until you see
another bike to check the correct direction or walk back carefully until you find an arrow or sign)
6. Keep left when practical at all times, be able to stop in less than half the distance you can see, as there could be track changes or
vehicles coming the other way outside of our control. (Just like when you drive home)
7. Ride within your capabilities and vision.
8. Ride slowly in the base at 10 km per hour maximum. No wheelies.
9. Wear the correct safety gear at all times when riding including helmet, securely fastened, boots that cover the ankle, (no gumboots), long sleeved
top and strong long trousers. (Gloves, goggles, knee pads, kidney belt and body armour are strongly recommended)
10. All riders must read or understand the event rules and sign the rider participation agreement before riding.
11. All adult riders must carry a fire extinguisher.
12. If you break down, push your bike off the trail to be safe, but stay near the trail. Wait for event Epic team sweep riders for assistance or
send another rider for help. A recovery vehicle will be despatched when possible. Once back at base, report to sign on to confirm that you & your bike are back.

13. If injured, stay with your bike near the trail. Try to make yourself safe and comfortable. Marshall riders are on trail to help.
The next rider on the scene must stop and assist the injured rider. Make sure that following riders cannot hit the injured person or yourself.
Next rider on the accident scene may need to report to base as soon as they are back to make sure incident has been reported to the Epic team.
Only use proper marked short cuts to get home faster. If you think you may have been reported injured, but make it back to base,
please report to the event HQ to say that you are back safe.
1. You could injure or kill someone or
2. You could get injured or killed.
3. You may be removed from this event.
4. You may be banned from all Epic Events trail rides for one year or forever.
5. You may be banned from all other trail rides run in NZ by associates of Epic Events.
6. You may be prosecuted by the NZ Police under New Zealand Law.
7. You may cause the loss of this venue and the end of this event and the end of all Epic Events trail rides.

Rider Participation Agreement Berm Buster 2024
Extra caution should be used at all times at this event due to the large number of riders, children.

The following Participation Agreement must be signed by all Riders, Parents or Supervisors prior to taking part in any Epic Events Motorcycle Trail Ride. By signing at registration and or riding at this event,
you have acknowledged you have read, understand, and agreed to the following:

learners and novice
This Agreement applies to;
• Epic Events
• Epic Moto Ltd
• All Sponsors
• Peak Medical
• NZ Forest Managers
• Manu Life
• Forest Owners
• Epic Service Providers
• Senjo Security Ltd
• Global Forest Partners
• All Sub-Contractors
Participants agree to the following;
EPIC EVENTS SAFETY RULES FOR RIDERS , and agree to be bound by them.
1 I am aware that the sport of Motorcycle riding might cause me injury or death and damage my
property. 2 Any child under the age of 14 must be supervised at all times with or without a bike by the adult who signed the entry form (Parents or adult supervisors) Children 14-15 need supervision while riding.
3 Neither I, or anyone associated or connected with me, will make any claim against you or
your officers, employees or agents in respect of: a) any injury suffered by me; or b) any
damage to any of my property regardless of how the injury or damage occurs.
4 I will indemnify you against all claims, damages or losses (including costs) which you incur as the
direct or indirect result of any injury to me or damage to my property.
5 I am physically fit and there is no health or other reason why I should not participate in the sport of
Motorcycle Riding.
6 I agree that any bike and equipment I/we will ride or use has been maintained and is in good
working order. Check brakes, levers, chain, sprockets, suspension, wheels and helmets.
7 I agree that I will not ride under the influence of alcohol and/or other drugs at this event.
8 I am aware that if I do not obey the Epic Events rules for riders, I could be refused entry at this
9 I am aware that this disclaimer will not affect any legal obligations you have to me which you cannot
contract out of under NZ Law.
10 I agree that in this disclaimer “my property” includes any property owned by me or in my possession
or under my control.
11 I agree that this disclaimer will be binding on my family, my heirs, my legal assigns and my
administrators and executors.
12 I consent to the details contained in this form being held by Epic Events for the purpose of the
promotion and the benefit of the event concerned.
13 The consent is given in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993.
14 Force Majeure: Under no circumstances shall Epic Events be held liable for any delay or failure in
performance resulting directly or indirectly from acts of nature, forces, or causes beyond its
reasonable control, including, without limitation, fires, fire danger, flood, storms, explosions, acts of
God, war, governmental actions or non-performance of third parties. I understand that no refunds
will be given one week prior to, during or after this event for whatever reason including cancellation
of the event by the organiser.