MANDATORY GEAR & BIKE CHECKLISTS
The Motatapu mandatory gear & bike (if applicable) list contains what we believe is the absolute minimum to keep you safe in the alpine environment. The weather is very unpredictable in the high country, a front can blow in and out of the mountains in less than 12 hours. It has been both sweltering hot and freezing cold in this area during March so you should be well prepared with all the necessary gear for all conditions, including snow, due to the high elevation of this event.
All competitors must carry the mandatory gear at all times during race day. No mandatory gear = no start!
All mountain bike competitors must ensure their bike is up to standard as per the bike checklist.
Officials can randomly check bikes (if applicable) and gear at any point during the event, including at the start and finish line. Officials have the right to stop an athlete for not adhering to the mandatory checklists. Any infringements may result in disqualification or removal from the event. There will also be random gear checks on place getters at the finish line. If any items are missing athletes will receive a time penalty of up to 30mins. The length of the time penalty is at the discretion of the Race Director.
If you are uncertain about whether your gear meets the mandatory gear requirements then you should get advice and your gear checked at your local outdoor sports store.
The Mountain Bike checklist applies to both the 47km UDC Mountain Bike & 56km Coronet Loop Mountain Bike.
2023 entries opening midday 7 June
Macpac Motatapu 2023 is set for Saturday 4 March with entries opening from midday (12pm) Tuesday 7 June, set that alarm!
2022 & 2021 Athlete transfer entry process
From 24 May athletes that requested a transfer from the 2021 or 2022 events will be emailed instructions on how to enter for Macpac Motatapu 2023 - Saturday 4 March
New 56km Coronet Loop MTB Course for 2023
The Macpac Motatapu are incredibly excited and grateful to be announcing a brand new backcountry mountain bike race for the 2023 event