2015 Registrations Open

Click the orange register now button to enter on-line or download/print an entry form here.


Want to get a real feel for the Pass2Pub.

Check out this cool GoPro video of the 2013 (thanks to Rob, Andrew and Steve aka Rob, Goody and Guts).

Also cheers to Foo Fighters, Chuck Berry and Neil Young for the music.

New for 2015 - bus and bike service

In 2015 there will be two options for transporting you and your bikes to the race start or finish lines.

  • Pre-Race: Cycle Journeys are providing a rider and bike service from Albury to the starting line at Burkes Pass. Leave your vehicle at Albury ready for when you finish the race. Service departs at 9am from the Albury Tavern. Places are limited. Bookings can be made directly to Cycle Journeys phone Cook Connection 0800 26  65 26. $25 per rider.
  • Post-Race: A shuttle bus will depart from Albury for Burkes Pass after the race. This service is for riders only and is limited to one rider per car. Departs 12.30pm and 3pm. $5 per rider (donated to Albury School).

Love biking ...

Join us for the PlaceMakers Pass2Pub - the biggest little mountain bike race in the world!

The Pass2Pub is one of NZ's premier mountain biking events.  It's been running for over twenty five years, attracts up to 1,000 riders and is one of those legendary races that everyone has a story about.

Clear your calendar for 1 March 2015 and enter the PlaceMakers Pass2Pub.(It's always the first Sunday in March).

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.

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 (some riders even get into fancy dress)
  • 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.