Riders will ride in a neutralized bunch across the Rakaia River Bridge and Rakaia Overhead Bridge before turning left toward the mountains, heading towards the Rakaia Gorge. The controlled start, (no more than 25km/hr) travels approximately 4km's and no one is to pass the lead vehicle or cross the center line. This will ensure a smooth flow across the Rakaia River Bridge and Rakaia Overhead Bridge which will be a spectacular ride and something everyone will remember forever.
Please respect the lead vehicle and do not overtake it. Riders overtaking the lead vehicle and/or crossing the center line will be removed from the event immediately.