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2020 Tribe Gathering - Rotorua


Kia ora 

We welcome all Yeti riders to join us for our bi-annual Yeti Tribe Gathering. This year we will a very special edition, in Rotorua, on labour weekend (24-26th October)

As everyone knows, we are currently under Covid 19 travel restrictions and we do not yet know for sure when these maybe lifted. We do however all need light at the end of the tunnel... so we are going ahead with the plans in hope. We have managed to negotiate fully refundable terms incase we need to cancel the event up until one week prior. This means there is next to no risk in booking in and if we manage to get through the Covid restrictions, we will be able to celebrate and ride together soon !!

We have decided to hold this years Tribe Gathering in Rotorua. This is not just because its such an amazing spot for riding, but also because we want support a town that means so much to mountain bikers in NZ, and one that will likely to be going through some very tough times due to the lack of international tourists. If anyone needs some tourist dollars, they will. 

In addition, this years tribe will be run by the amazing people at Mountain Bike Rotorua and Multi Day Adventures, who also normally look after international tourists. So we couldn't be in better hands and we are sure it will be a very special weekend to remember. 

The rides will be on grades 2-3 (so as long as you can ride easy-ish trails you will be fine). We will also end up splitting into many groups based on your speed and fitness level. 

We are limited to 50 riders. Book in here!  (This is a Yeti tribe gathering. Normally our one condition is that everyone ride a Yeti, however we are happy if partners or friends on other brand bikes join in...)

The Itinerary  

Friday - Nothing official but special rates for Bed and Breakfast available for the Millennium Hotel Rotorua (includes bike storage facility).

Saturday - Morning travel out to Whirinaki for an unguided ride of the Whirinaki Loop Track. Picnic lunch. Then return to Rainbow Mountain to ride up to the summit before descending down to Kerosene Creek for a hot soak.
Early evening we make our way to a local Marae, get welcome on in the traditional way, and sit with the local whanau to hear some stories about the area.
After having a chance to freshen up we then make our way to the kitchen to help the local whanau with last prep for our hangi dinner.

 

Sunday - Whakarewarewa Forest Rogaine - Picnic Lunch - Afternoon of free riding in the Whakarewarewa Forest Park - Freshen up at the Marae and then enjoy a delicious dinner at a locally owned and operated cafe.

 

Monday - We pack up and farewell the Marae, make our way in to a local cafe for breakfast before heading out on optional rides at special rates. Choices are; Moerangi Track Heli Ride (Grade 3-4 with good fitness required), Private Whakarewarewa Forest Shuttles (Grade3-5 with moderate fitness required), Day Trip to Taupo to ride Kawakawa Bay track (Grade 2 with moderate fitness required).
  
Tour includes: Tribe T-Shirt, Professional Drivers, All ground transfers Sat-Mon (12 seat vans and bike trailers), Marae Accommodation, Rogaine, All main meals from lunch time Saturday until breakfast on Monday (Drinks not included), Forest Concessions, DOC Concessions

 

Bedding : It will be communal sleeping in the Marea. We will supply foam mattress's, sheets and pillows, but we ask that you please bring a sleeping bag with you. 

Cancellation policy : If there is a risk due to Covid 19, we will cancel the event and offer everyone a full refund. If riders need to cancel for other reasons, we will offer full refunds up until 30 days prior event and 50% refund until 7 days before event. If we have a wait list, or can get someone to replace you, then we will offer full refund. 

 

Cost per person will be $620 incl gst. Book in here!