Huri Huri News
9 January 2017
Wairarapa BMX fans will be treated to a world-class display from some of the country’s top riders later this month, in one of the highlights of the Huri Huri Bike Festival.
FreestyleLifestyleBMX, a team of internationally competitive riders, will be showing off their skills in Martinborough and Kahutara on Tuesday 24th January, performing high level stunts including backflips, 360 spins and superman combinations over a portable ramp.
They are well-known as NZ's premier BMX display team, performing at major events such as Big Boys Toys, D1NZ drifting, NZ Tattoo & Art Festival and Wheels for Cure Kids.
The line-up includes Ellie Chew, NZ's number one female rider, Paul Langlands, winner of the NZ Dirt Series, Hugh Wotherspoon, 3rd in the NZ Dirt Series, Jono Hopping, one of the country’s leading top 'Street Riders'.
Following the displays, there will be a chance to meet the riders, grab autographs and selfies and pick up some great giveaways.
FreestyleLifestyleBMX team owner Paul Langlands says the team is excited about performing in the Wairarapa for the first time.
“We’re really keen to get down to the Wairarapa as we haven’t been there before to show off our tricks. The kind of riding we do will be new to most people down there and we hope to give people a thrill so they go home excited about what they’ve seen.”
Huri Huri event manager Catherine Rossiter-Stead is thrilled to be able to offer such an exciting event as part of the week-long festival. “It’s a real privilege to have the FreestyleLifestyleBMX team taking part in Huri Huri and their display is going to be one of the highlights of the festival,” she explained.
“The display in Martinborough is open to everyone from midday and it’s a great opportunity for BMX fans young and old to see some of New Zealand’s best riders in action right here in the Wairarapa. The team will also be teaching young riders a series of basic tricks earlier in the day at Kahutara School as part of our Kids Holiday Programme. Places are strictly limited so all riders aged 8-14 must register online in advance.”
The Huri Huri Bike Festival takes place between 21st and 27th January, which includes Wellington Anniversary weekend, and is run in association with the New Zealand Cycle Classic featuring some of the world’s premier road cyclists.
The festival features a range of exciting cycling events such as the Pedal for Parkinson’s road challenge on Admiral Hill, Town to Tide multisport race and a rare opportunity to explore Castlepoint Station by mountain bike, in support of the Peter Laing Trust.
For more details on any of these events and to register, visit www.hurihuri.co.nz