event date: Saturday 26 November 2016
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Category: Barfoot & Thompson Maxi Enduro -640km -4 laps Information Cost
1 July - 30 Oct $120, 31 Oct - 21 Nov $130, late entry at the event on Friday 27 Nov $150 - under 18 year old riders receive a $20 discount
10.30am - Friday 25th November
Are you brave enough to enter the 640km Barfoot & Thompson Maxi Enduro – 4 times around Lake Taupo? You’re a champion for even considering this endurance cycle ride!

Barfoot & Thompson Maxi Enduro

Four circuits of Lake Taupo!

The Barfoot & Thompson Maxi Enduro covers 4 full circuits around Lake Taupo – a whopping 640 km. Start is in Tongariro Street, Taupo, outside the Great Lake Centre – we provide a starter and a gun time.

The pick-up time for ride packs for the Barfoot & Thompson Maxi Enduro riders will be from 5.00pm – 6.00pm Thursday or 8.30am – 10.00am Friday, in the Green Room of the The Great Lake Centre.

Riders must arrange their own support except for the last lap. We regret that your support vehicles cannot accompany you on the last lap. For the final lap we will provide full course services including a sag wagon, water and Peakfuel hydration stops, St. John and other support.

Barfoot & Thompson Enduro riders must be visible for night riding with cycle lights front and rear along with high visibility gear. All riders of this endurance cycle event will be issued with a pink fluoro over cap. Please wear this so that police, officials and spectators can recognise you. We’ll try to welcome you at the finish. You are special!


The Barfoot and Thompson Maxi Enduro is a recognised qualifying event for RAAM (Race Across America) Those qualifying for RAAM , must be UMCA members and notify them on Raam-qualifying@ultracycling.com. For details of RAAM qualification standards click here 

Audax Riders:

The Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge is pleased to welcome Audax Riders to the Barfoot & Thompson Enduro.

Riders using the Cycle Challenge as training for Audax events please refer to  www.kiwirandonneurs.org.nz

The Barfoot & Thompson Maxi Enduro distance will offer Audax Riders a qualifying ride in excess of 600 km.


Endurance Riders Breakfast

We are holding a special breakfast for all Barfoot & Thompson Enduro riders and supporters on Sunday morning following the event, with guest speakers and the opportunity to celebrate with your fellow riders. The cost of the breakfast is $25. Space is limited to 150, which means there maybe no door sales if sold out prior.
If you wish to attend please select the breakfast option when you complete your online entry. Breakfast will be held in the Taupo Yacht Club, Ferry Rd

Some tips for your final weeks of training:

• Get used to night riding – you will have hours of darkness without any street lights.
• Be prepared for cold temperatures at night – some good Enduro riders have dropped out in the past through coldness.
• Carefully plan food, drink and hydration.
• Park your car in a handy place in Taupo to replenish supplies.
• Perhaps have a break in Taupo.
• Check and re-check your cycle.
• Check that your clothing isn’t going to chafe after hours of friction.
• Be prepared for every kind of breakdown.
• You have plenty of time, don’t burn out. Finishing is the objective.
• Try to cycle in groups – it is safer and easier.
• Enjoy the last lap when you’ll have the company of thousands of other riders.

For more information, please contact Lynley McCaughan or download the Enduro Reference Guide 2015

Download the Maxi and Extreme Enduro Support Crew Waiver