We've guided you through Whangamomona twice now, taking you on two routes that showcase our favourite riding in the area and the best scenery. We taken the lead, and this year we think it's your turn. We think it's time to truly test you, to put all that you've learnt from our flagship events and pop up rides to use.

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After a bloody long hiatus, we’re excited to announce the return of Dirty Detours. This time around we’re detouring into a new part of the country. Waikaretu and its stunningly remote surrounds will play host. This Dirty Detour isn’t to be underestimated as it will tackle 130ish kilometres of mainly gravel roads with 2,000ish metres of climbing. The rigorous ride, which is unsupported and unmarshalled, will be tackled in two-person teams. This is a journey across beautifully tough terrain that rewards accomplishment. It’s about an adventure, not a race. Each team will have to be reliant on each other ensuring they stay together, work together, and most importantly ride together as they navigate their way through the remote route.

The unforgettable experience will be celebrated with others at the finish where you’ll find food, coffee, and beer to bring you back from the brink with plenty of good tunes. The ride is all about good times on bikes, so we’re continuing that vibe at the finish-line-come-after-party. Expect to hang around, sip on a coldie and share tales with your pairs whilst we honour the country with a sheep shear and other antics.

One ticket includes entry for you and your team partner to our ride and our afterparty, as well as a swag bag, on-course paramedics in case of emergency and access to our exclusive route.

When: 8:30am, Saturday 28th May 2022

Where: Nikau Cave & Cafe, 1770 Waikaretu Valley Road, Waikaretu 2695