We are all devastated and deeply saddened from the loss of Micky Inagaki in a serious crash with a truck on the Tekapo-Twizel road during our “Tiki Tour” ride.   This was Micky’s second visit to New Zealand and I had ridden with him in Australia. It was always pleasure to host him with his […]

Controls and Services en-route

Controls/Checkpoints Due to the front loading of the hills on this route, Les Randonneurs Mondiaux have authorised us to use revised cutoff times based on a 13.333km/h average speed. Please remember the revised time-limits are set to ensure riders can get adequate rest. I recommend aiming to get the overnight controls by the regular “ACP90” […]

Tiki Tour FAQ

How do I sign up? Please sign up through our website. If you haven’t participated in events with Kiwi Randonneurs before, first you will need to create an account/login on our website. Login and register for the TikiTour at: https://www.kiwirandonneurs.org.nz/events/tiki-tour-1200k What does the entry fee cover Accommodation at overnight controls Food at overnight controls Food […]

Sun, Moon & Weather

Although we’ve been unable to call on Maui to Slow the Sun, the Tiki Tour has been scheduled to occur at a time that is both under a full moon and a time with reasonably settled weather. However do be aware that New Zealand has a very maritime climate and the associated changeable weather patterns. The possibility of […]

Tiki Tour Route Information

Date Begin/End Distance Vertical Time-Limit 12 March Queenstown to Fox Glacier 347km +3936m -4090m 13/03 05:08 13 March Fox Glacier to Flock Hill 314km +4046m -3556m 14/03 03:31 14 March Flock Hill to Lake Ruataniwha 336km +2597m -2834m 15/03 08:55 15 March Lake Ruataniwha to Queenstown 208km +1947m -2095m 16/03 00:00 1207km +12588 -12588m 90 […]