RICOH Homer Hundred - event information

RICOH Homer Hundred - event information

Entry

Entry

Entries for the 2021 event will close at 5.00pm on Thursday 4th February 2021

Entry form

Entry Fees

Regular Entry: Wednesday 9th December 2020 - Monday 11th January 2021

  • Individual Homer Hundred    $120.00
  • Junior (U19) Homer Hundred    $90.00

Late Entry Fees: Tuesday 12th January 2021 - 5.00pm Thursday 4th February 2021

  • Individual Homer Hundred    $140.00
  • Junior (U19) Homer Hundred    $120.00

Race Categories

Note: The minimum age to enter the Homer Hundred is 17 years of age on race day.

Competitor numbers

Competitor numbers for the Homer Hundred will be limited to 160 riders.

Refund policy

  • In the event of a change of route, cancellation of the event due to any act beyond the power of the organisers, or dissatisfaction, the organisers are under no obligation to refund fees paid.
  • There will be no fee refunds for non-use of entry.
  • Withdrawals before 24th December 2020 will receive a 50% refund
  • Withdrawals from 25th December 2020 will receive no refund.
  • Should the event be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions or other circumstances, riders will be offered the opportunity to carry over their entry to the 2022 event at no extra charge.

Competitor Transport

While your RICOH Homer Hundred entry fee does not include transport to the start of the race, we do offer a competitor and bike transport service for the event. Pre-event transport to the start of the RICOH Homer Hundred at the Homer Tunnel, needs to be indicated in the online entry process. The cost for this service is $15 per person.

Departure is from Meridian Marquee – where you previously registered.

Start

Getting to the start line

The Homer Tunnel (eastern portal/carpark) is the starting location for the RICOH Homer Hundred (map).

The Homer Tunnel is 100km from Te Anau (State Hwy 94).

To drive through, allow a minimum of 1½ hours from Te Anau – longer if you intend stopping at any of the tourist scenic spots on the way through!

Ensure you have sufficient fuel to return to Te Anau, as there is none available until back in Te Anau.

Approximately 500m before the tunnel, follow the directional signs and marshals into the Tunnel Operations carpark (right turn down thru’ the culvert to the cluster of large buildings). This is also where coaches and the bike transport will disembark.

Start Time

Note: Our new start time is 1.00pm.

This is timed for when the majority of tourists will be out on their 12.30 Milford Sound launch cruises, giving riders relatively empty roads back to Te Anau.

Registration

Registration will take place in the Meridian event marquee in Lions Park on Mokonui St, Te Anau.

  • Saturday 6th Feb: between 6.30pm – 8.00pm
  • Sunday 7th Feb: between 7.30am – 11.30am

Race briefing

A short, compulsory race briefing will be held immediately prior to the start at the assembly area, adjacent to start line of the Homer Hundred. The briefing contains important safety information that you need to know to complete the event.

Warm-up

Our officials and moto scouts will “round” you up, pre-start in time to get up to the Tunnel Carpark for the race briefing and your actual departure.

Course

Course Overview

  • Total Length: 100km
  • Starting Elevation: 940m
  • Highest Elevation: 940m
  • Distance Markers: Every 10k from 80k to go until 10km to go, 5km, 3km, 1km to go.

Homer Tunnel Eastern Portal to the Hollyford Valley turnoff

The descent from the Homer Tunnel exit down to the Monkey Creek flats includes a sharp right-hand curve with an unforgiving camber if taken too fast.

The section in the vicinity of Falls Creek – along the upper Hollyford River is winding, rolling and narrow with very unforgiving run-offs: large boulders hidden among the small scrubby trees!

Oncoming Vehicles

As there are no road closures on the course normal road rules apply throughout the duration of the event. Emergency vehicles and race officials will be constantly moving around the main bunches so keep any eye out for oncoming vehicles at any time.

Nutrition and Dehydration

You are responsible for your own fuel. There will be 2 aid stations along the course, but make sure you stay hydrated and keep nutrition levels up throughout the course.

Care in the National Park

The first 80kms of the event is through the Fiordland National Park. We are required to leave the National Park as we found it so would greatly appreciate all riders and supporters removing their own rubbish. Drink bottle drop-zones will be indicated immediately before and after each of the aid station. Here, drink bottles can be ditched in the water-table alongside the road. Littering the course may jeopardise the future of this race so please take out what you bring in.

Finish

The Milford Mountain Classic's three sub-events all finish along the Lakefront – opposite Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas premises, Southern Discoveries and The Moose Restaurant and Bar.

The Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villa’s sloping lawns make an ideal vantage point.

Parking

We recommend supporters and spectators park at the Lakefront end of Town Centre (i.e. the "Main Street"), or further along past the Town Centre Roundabout to the West.

Terms and Conditions of Entry

Click here to view the terms and conditions of entry:

Terms and conditions

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