Monthly Archives: October 2010

street-race

The Greymouth Motorcycle Street race was first held in 1989 as a way to attract visitors to the district after the 1988 flooding. The event was run as part of the Octoberfest Celebrations.

The event was organised by a group of volunteers looking to establish an event that would benefit the local economy and all monies raised were donated back to the community. The first major donation from the “Street Race” in 1989 was to the Mayoral relief fund. The Greymouth Street Race became an Incorporated Society in 1993.

Over the years many organisations have benefited from the event by way of donations and funds gifted to the various organisations who have donated their services to set up the race circuit each year. These organisations vary from local youth & senior Rugby/League teams to Diabetes Trust, Westurf Trust & Search & Rescue to mention just a few.
On average over $9000 is now annually donated.

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wild-coaster

109km from Greymouth to Westport looking out at the imposing Tasman Sea

You can do it solo or team up with a mate and changeover at Punakaiki.

Rudyard Kipling described the area as ‘the last, loneliest, loveliest, equisite apart’

You can experience one of the most dramatic seascapes you’ll find anywhere as you cycle along the ‘Coast Road’.

West of the Alps from Greymouth to Westport, voted one of the top 10 tourist drives in the whole world by both Lonely Planet and Rough Guides.
Entry
The Wild Coaster is a cycle ride for everyone (minimum age 15 years). Sorry no unicycles or recumbents.
Please note that no entries will be accepted on the day.

Entry Fee
Solo $75.00
Relay $100.00
Tandem $100.00 ($50 per rider)

Entry for the 2010 event is now open and will close on the 30th of September 2010.