Gravel & Tar 2019 Events
GRAVEL & TAR CLASSIC
The Gravel and Tar Classic race is a 130km international elite men’s cycling race, which is gaining the reputation as the hardest single day road race in the Oceania region.
GRAVEL & TAR LA FEMME
In 2019, for the first time there will be a women’s Gravel and Tar cycling race to accompany the men’s event. It will comprise five gravel sectors making up 40km and another 60km on the tarmac.
SLICKS & STONES 100
The Slicks and Stones 100 event is for the hard-core sport and weekend rider who wants to experience the same arduous route as the professional riders in the Gravel and Tar.
Slicks & Stones
Slicks and Stones is for the hard-core sport and weekend rider who wants to experience the same arduous route as the professional riders in the Gravel and Tar.
Slicks and Stones replaces the popular Gran Fondo from previous years and provides an opportunity for junior, masters, and weekend warrior riders to experience the undulating roads and gravel sectors the beautiful Manawatu countryside has to offer.
Stay up to date with the latest news about the upcoming Gravel and Tar Classic UCI 1.2, the Gravel and Tar La Femme UCI 1.2 and the Manawatu Slicks and Stones. Follow our news for the latest on team announcements, event information and interesting stories.
Watch the action
The Gravel and Tar Classic UCI 1.2 and Gravel and Tar La Femme UCI 1.2 will draw elite cycling teams and individual riders from around the world to compete here in Manawatu.
Join in the action of the day and watch your favourite riders race through our region as a spectator along the course, which takes in Feilding, Ashhurst, Palmerston North and the Pohangina Valley.
The Manawatu region has a lot to offer, from cycling, mountainbiking and running tracks to spectacular scenery, beaches and city life.