The Final Instructions Email

 Final Rider Instructions - really important stuff you need to know about the PlaceMakers Pass2Pub Mountain Bike Ride on this Sunday 1 March 2020. I know it's long but it's got everything you need to know. If we've missed someting let us know.

Download it here

You Can Still Enter!



Online Entries are Open until
9am on Sat 29 Feb.

Or you can enter at the pre-race check-in at PlaceMakers Timaru on Saturday 29 Feb 10am - 1pm (Cash or Eftpos).

Or you can enter on Race Day Sunday 1 March (cash only) at the start of the Classic (Rollesby Valley Road, Burkes Pass) or the start of the Mini (Waratah Road).

Be Part of the 30th Anniversary.



Classic 36km aged 19+ = $75

Classic 36km aged under 19 = $45

Mini 16km aged 19+ = $60

Mini 16km aged under 19 = $35

Family Group Discount $155 - two adults (+19) and up to 3 juniors (-19). (Don't have to all be in one race).


Love biking ...

The Pass2Pub appeals to all ages and all abilities, from the guns to the newbies.  If you are a first time competitor, a weekend warrior, or aspiring world champion then the PlaceMakers Pass2Pub should not be missed.  Like hundreds of others, you will want to come back and ride it year after year.

In 2020 we are celebrating 30 years of Pass to Pub Cycle Racing - so join us for this magical ride.

Whatever level of rider you are, the Pass2Pub is a great challenge.

The perfect ride for those new to the sport - it's strenuous, it will make you work hard, but you will be rewarded  - a spectacular ride in the South Canterbury back country, a wonderful, carnival atmosphere and the absolute thrill of competing and cycling down the finishing chute to the rousing celebrations of family and friends.  A magical experience!

If you have the pedal power, you can go flat out – beat your mates or beat your time from last year and clock up another personal best. At top speed, the course will be challenging and a good test for your technical skills.

Here’s what you get with the Pass2Pub:

  • A great ride over a challenging course. 
  • A great atmosphere with plenty of spectator support
  • Heaps of spot prizes
  • The chance to hang out at the finish with a great after-race party.
  • Proven race management systems
  • A second to none safety record
  • Thousands of happy riders who keep coming back for more.

Your 36km ride starts in Rollesby Valley Road, Burkes Pass in the Mackenzie Country and travels across 12 farms, through valleys, across streams, along farm tracks and shingle roads to the finish at the Albury Tavern, on State Highway 8.

Everyone who enters has a chance to win great spot prizes. We also have special prizes for the oldest and youngest rider to complete the course. There are special race categories for Retro bikes (no shocks, no front or rear suspension and no clip in pedals), for Single Speed bikes (no gears) and for tandems.

The Pass2Pub after-race party is famous - you can kick back and enjoy great southern sunshine and Mackenzie Country hospitality - live music, the Albury School gourmet BBQ and of course plenty of refreshments available from our sponsors, DB and the Albury Tavern.

Don't wait any longer - enter the Pass2Pub today, and join the 700 other riders for this fantastic event.

Entries will be accepted on the day but you will have to pay an additional late fee.