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Mt Somers Mountain Bike Race

Established by the Mayfield Lions in 2006, the Mt. Somers MTB Classic Bike Race is an event for all ages and all capabilities. Bellbirds and fantails accompany riders on their journey through this rugged, captivating landscape that weaves through tussock and flax, shady forests and the flourishing native bush of the historic Mt. Somers Station. With all proceeds going directly to charity, this invigorating ride is broken down into three individual events, depending on the skill level and competitiveness of each rider, making it a day the whole family can enjoy.

This year our major sponsor is Property Brokers. For 40 years Hastings McLeod Real Estate in Ashburton served the area, in 2010 they became part of the Property Brokers Group. They service the residential, lifestyle and commercial real estate market. We look forward to having this great group of poeple supporting the MTB event.

The Foothills Race is sponsored by RDR. You may be wondering who they are! This is the Rangitata Diversion Race Company which manages the canal between the Rangitata and Rakaia rivers. The canal was commissioned in 1945 and provides irrigation water to three irrigation schemes and two power stations.It is NZs largest irrigation scheme and is largely responsible for the economic well being of Mid Canterbury and the wider Canterbury area.

Our two other race sponsors are Hokonui Mid Canterbury and Ashburton Avanti Plus Cycles. Hokonui Mid Canterbury coordinate our media advertising and provide an MC on the day. Avanti Plus provide us with great prizes and are willing participants. Both of these companies have been associated with the bike race for a number of years which is greatly appreciated.