Spoke Magazine

Dodzy Memorial Enduro sells out in 4.5 minutes

Posted by Caleb Smith on Monday November 18 2013


Oh because I just may have had a look at the entry list I can tell you that the wheel size breakdown looks like this. It seems the 26″ wheel is not dead yet with over 70% of yesterday’s entrants rocking the small wheel size!

In what might be a New Zealand first, the Dodzy Memorial Enduro event sold out in under five minutes yesterday evening as hundreds of Kiwi and International mountain bikers attempted to secure one of the 180 spots available for the second ever event to be held on Nelson’s private Wairoa Gorge Mountain Bike Park.


Anka Martin used her quick fingers to secure an entry, while across the room husband Sven was typing just as fast and also nabbed one to land one of the few husband and wife entries! Fraser Gordon and Indri Clendon as well as Leigh Halkett and Leif Christensen will battle it out for couple supremacy!

There are some pretty heavy hitting names in the mix, with US-based international enduro star Adam Craig getting in on the action along with ex-pro freerider Tyler Morland. Locally, Dom Stulen will be back as will Gabby Molloy to defend their titles, and Rosara Joseph, Kurt Lancaster and Tim Wilding will all be showing up for a crack as well. Spoke will be hosting an on-the-day wager between New Zealand’s top freeriders Conor Macfarlane and Kelly McGarry who are both entered (you need to remember that Conor represented New Zealand at the 2006 World Champs as an XC racer!)


Kurt Lancaster will be one to watch… provided he doesn’t flat or suffer a mechanical.

Once the full list is confirmed we should be able to bring it to you. And remember to keep your eyes close to the DME facebook page for a chance to get your hands on one of those remaining 20 entries!

Categories: Exclusives, Racing

  • Mark

    You forgot to mention that I’ll be there too.

  • Ricky Pincott

    I reckon you’ll see closer to 25% fashion wheels by race time, easy. And 4 million go-pro’s

    • lester

      Ricky, Ive told you a million times, don’t exaggerate!