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In 2016, they are backing the straight-line, drag race Flying Kilos, with a ‘People’s’ category for all-comers and another for Elites, with some of New Zealand’s top competitive cyclists competing.
“The People’s Flying Kilo is free for entrants in Sunday’s Bike the Lake event and only ten dollars for others,” says Runway Project event director, Jason Cameron. “The Elite race is restricted to 20 male and female riders and is by application only with cash prizes up for grabs.”
The first Runway Project at the 2015 festival was a rousing success.
“We were amazed by the response, with over 1000 riders and another 400 people enjoying the action on a gorgeous evening in Rotorua, with the sun setting over the lake,” continues Cameron.
One of New Zealand’s greatest cyclists, Julian Dean, will be back in February, not to race, but to take the opportunity to ride the runway with his 7-year-old son and MC at the event.
“The first one had a great feel about it and it was a real buzz to share it with Val leading up to the event and getting out on the runway with him…he was fizzing,” says the veteran of the Grand Tours, World Championships, Olympics and a mountain biker who began his biking journey on the BMX track in Waihi, a seaside town in the northern Bay of Plenty. “It was a great reminder of what cycling is about, what cycling can bring to a family, a community and what it means to Rotorua.”