From the Promoter:
The Slicks and Stones 100KM event is for the hard-core sports and weekend rider who wants to experience the same arduous route as the professional riders. That means 40km of gravel!!
By no means is the Slicks and Stones less strenuous, it’s just a little shorter than the Gravel and Tar Classic and La Femme UCI races. It provides the opportunity for junior, masters, and “weekend warrior” riders to ride the undulating roads and gravel sectors that the elite riders will race on. At the same time, they can experience the beautiful Manawatu countryside and take on a unique cycling challenge.