Yep, we're excited to announce that on February 26 & 27, most of the Park's trail network is going to be temporarily closed to the public while we host the 2011 NZ Multisport Championships!
The inaugural KBAR event is being organised by Tasman's champion multisporter Nathan Faevae, who won the right to direct the championships from 2011-2013.
If anyone knows how to run an adventure race that is both challenging and fun, it is Nathan. His success with local events Spring Challenge, Tour de Tasman, 4050 Tour & Source to Sea is set to ensure that KBAR will become a regional & national highlight in the country's sporting calendar.
Having a ready-made mountain bike park 'on the doorstep' was no doubt a big factor in Kaiteriteri being chosen, alongside the superb climate, beaches & calm seas for which it is already such a popular destination. While you won't have the freedom to ride your favourite circuit as usual this particular weekend, that's no reason not to come anyway.
KBAR's website http://www.kbar.co.nz/ provides all the information you need (tho' not on Opera) to choose a category that suits your level of skill & fitness, including individual, pairs & team options. While the country's elite multisporters are going to be out in force, as with all of Nathan's events, the emphasis is on participation so kids and first-timers are catered for as well.
With product expos & entertainment, the place will be pumping, especially when the pro-elites line up @ 1.00pm on Sunday 27 to compete for the national title. I suggest you get there early!
These guys have already chosen their spot...