Battle of the Garage Mechanic
Two contestants compete head-to-head in knock-out rounds, until there's only one person left standing – the ultimate Garage Mechanic.
This is an amateur mechanics event only – sorry pro's, we'll try and offer this for you next year! It has been designed to challenge all you home bike mechanics, to test your knowledge, speed, accuracy, skills and banter!
In each round you will be set a task, that you'll need to complete to the highest level in the allocated time, in order to go on to the next round. The tasks are adjudicated by a professional mechanic – who's rule is final – but it's possible that bribes could be considered, so feel free to bring treats if you wish.
Sledging is also allowed, by both contestants, the MC and the audience, so bring friends along to help you out!
This contest is FREE to enter, but places are limited, so register early to be sure to secure you're spot. There are awesome Park Tools up for grabs for the winner, and along the way there is a lot of fun to be had.
We supply the bikes, bike stands and tools, you just need to bring yourselves and a fighting spirit.
Round one: 10:30am – 12:15pm Saturday 13 October
Round two: 2:00pm – 3:45pm Saturday 13 October
Final rounds: 4:00pm – 5:00pm Saturday 13 October
If you sign up to compete you need to be available throughout the day, so that if you're successful you're onsite to battle it out through to the end.
Note: Regular NZ Bike Expo door charges still apply