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NZDH NORTH ISLAND SERIES – ROTORUA Saturday 01 October 2016
 

NZDH North Island Series is a relaxed one day event with morning practise. Different age groups catered for enter on the day.

www.nzdownhill.co.nz


H & J SMITH OUTDOOR CROSS COUNTRY WINTER SERIES ROUND 6 Sunday 02 October 2016
 

The Southland Mountain Bike Club’s popular XC winter series caters for riders of all ages and abilities. Register on the day from 9am Race start 10:30am

www.southlandmtbclub.co.nz


MOTU 160 CYCLE CHALLENGE Saturday 08 October 2016
 

This event is run alongside the Motu Challenge multisport event. You can enter either an individual or a two person team. The 65km mountain bike is raced at the same time as the Motu Challenge MTB competitors. Multisporters will then split off at Motu to complete their run, ride and paddle; while Motu 160 competitors will get straight onto their road bikes and cycle 90km back over Traffords Hill and down Waioeka gorge to Opotiki.

www.motuchallenge.co.nz


DAY-NIGHT THRILLER 3, 6 & 12HR - TOKOROA Saturday 08 October 2016
 

NZ's biggest MTB event with over 3000 riders. Open to solo or teams. Check out the website for all the information.

www.eventpromotions.co.nz


DAY-NIGHT THRILLER 3, 6 & 12HR - TOKOROA Saturday 08 October 2016
 

NZ's biggest MTB event with over 3000 riders. Open to solo or teams. Check out the website for all the information.

www.eventpromotions.co.nz


CYCLE SCIENCE/PNP MTB XC SERIES RD 2/5 Sunday 09 October 2016
 

13 classes from U11 to 50+ $15k prizes, medals, trophies and fun. Waiu Trail Park.

www.pnp.org.nz/mtb


GIANT 2W GRAVITY ENDURO RACE 1 Saturday 15 October 2016
 

Cruise up - Race Down…   Welcome to the country’s 4 biggest gravity Enduro’s and the most fun you’ll ever have mountain biking.

Encapsulating everything people love about the sport of mountain biking – the adventure, challenge, adrenaline fix, combined with fun social riding; and at the same time teasing out the little bit of competitiveness and thrill-seeker we all have inside of us; the Giant 2W Gravity Enduro’s invite you to come ride at your pace as both an individual with your mates; catch shuttle busses to the tops of the hills (if you don’t feel like riding them!); then let rip racing down timed long flowing descents in the world famous Redwoods /Whakarewarewa Forest trail network in Rotorua. Race hard downhill, have some laughs and tell a few tales at the bottom, then share in some banter whilst cruising between race stages. You have the choice of a four stage event (on grade 3-4 trails) or a six stage event (including two additional grade 5 trails) either shuttle or non-shuttled, so riders can pick the level of event that suits their fitness and skills. Top it off with some food and beverages upon finishing, plus an enormous bounty of giveaways, performance and spot prizes up for grabs, and you have the recipe for the must not be missed event.  Be in quick as entries are limited.

www.2w.co.nz


6 AND 12 HOUR DAY/NIGHTER - MCLEANS ISLAND Saturday 15 October 2016
 

13km course of easy flat hardpacked gravel track at McLeans Forest Park, Christchurch.

www.bluedogevents.co.nz


WHAKA 100 Saturday 22 October 2016
 

Whether you are in it to win or just our for the adventure the 10th edition of the Whaka100 has garnered a reputation throughout the southern hemisphere as the best 100 kilometres of mountain bike racing and is fantastic achievement to complete.

www.nduro.co.nz


DEANS BANK 10 HOUR - WANAKA Sunday 23 October 2016
 

The event is held on the purpose built 11km track situated on DOC land alongside the Clutha River at Deans Bank in Wanaka. The track has been designed to suit riders of all abilities.

www.bikewanaka.org.nz


MILK AND HONEY RACE - TAKAKA, GOLDEN BAY Sunday 23 October 2016
 

One race, two bikes, one big hill. The Milk and Honey Race combines one of New Zealand’s biggest road climbs and longest stretches of downhill singletrack into one event. Roadies can team up with a mountain biker or you can go it alone with two different bikes.

www.milkandhoneyrace.com


CHEVIOT HILLS RUN AND RIDE Sunday 23 October 2016
 

The Cheviot Hills Run and Ride consists of a 20 kms mountain bike race, or a 10kms run, or a 5km walk all taking place in the beautiful Cheviot Hills Reserve.

www.runandride.co.nz


CYCLE SCIENCE/PNP MTB XC SERIES RD 3/5 Sunday 23 October 2016
 

13 classes from U11 to 50+ $15k prizes, medals, trophies and fun. Colonial Knob, Porirua.

www.pnp.org.nz/mtb


NZDH NORTH ISLAND SERIES – NAPIER Saturday 29 October 2016
 

NZDH North Island Series is a relaxed one day event with morning practise. Different age groups catered for enter on the day.

www.nzdownhill.co.nz


TIMARU 10 HOUR DAY/NIGHT MTB RACE - CENTENNIAL PARK, TIMARU Saturday 05 November 2016
 

A team relay event riding laps over a 10 hour period. 10 Hour Race starts at 9am and finishes at 7pm with the prize giving at 7.30pm.

www.timaru12hourmtb.co.nz


THE TANIWHA Saturday 05 November 2016
 

The Loaded Taniwha is all set to hit the trails again on Saturday 5th November! This event celebrates the endeavours undertaken by the Waikato River Trails Trust over the past 13 years, culminating in around 100km of top quality trails

www.thetaniwha.co.nz


CYCLE SCIENCE/PNP MTB XC SERIES RD 4/5 Sunday 06 November 2016
 

13 classes from U11 to 50+ $15k prizes, medals, trophies and fun. Belmont Regional Park

www.pnp.org.nz/mtb


NZDH NORTH ISLAND SERIES – HUNUA Saturday 19 November 2016
 

NZDH North Island Series is a relaxed one day event with morning practise. Different age groups catered for enter on the day.

www.nzdownhill.co.nz


NZDH NORTH ISLAND SERIES – 440 Sunday 20 November 2016
 

NZDH North Island Series is a relaxed one day event with morning practise. Different age groups catered for enter on the day.

www.nzdownhill.co.nz


CYCLE SCIENCE/PNP MTB XC SERIES RD 5/5 AND WHITE RIBBON 3HR RELAY Sunday 20 November 2016
 

13 classes from U11 to 50+ $15k prizes, medals, trophies and fun. Mt Victoria.

www.pnp.org.nz/mtb


BANNOCKBURN GUTBUSTER Saturday 26 November 2016
 

A 75km point-to-point adventure ride from Garston to Bannockburn via the Nevis Road. The course is around 75km long and includes two big hills (climbing 800m and 640m) and 25 or more fords.

www.cromwell.org.nz


LAKE TAUPO CYCLE CHALLENGE Saturday 26 November 2016
 

Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge is NZ’s largest cycling event. Around 8,000 riders from across New Zealand and over 20 countries across the globe take part each year. Will you be among them for the 40th anniversary in 2016?

www.cyclechallenge.com


THE LONGBEACH MTB COASTAL CHALLENGE - HINDS Sunday 27 November 2016
 

The course features stream crossings, strenuous gullies and farm tracks along the beautiful coastline of the Pacific Ocean. There are four courses to suit all abilities.

www.longbeachcoastalchallenge.com


NZDH NORTH ISLAND SERIES – DOME Saturday 03 December 2016
 

NZDH North Island Series is a relaxed one day event with morning practise. Different age groups catered for enter on the day.

www.nzdownhill.co.nz


BRIDGE TO BRIDGE Sunday 04 December 2016
 

After the success of the 2015 ride, we're back again for 2016 and it's bigger and better.  3 Mountain Bike rides; 12km, 30km and 58km PLUS 3 running events 5km, 10km and 21km all in the Waimakariri River in Christchurch.

www.bridgetobridge.co.nz


GIANT 2W GRAVITY ENDURO RACE 2 Saturday 10 December 2016
 

Cruise up - Race Down…   Welcome to the country’s 4 biggest gravity Enduro’s and the most fun you’ll ever have mountain biking.

Encapsulating everything people love about the sport of mountain biking – the adventure, challenge, adrenaline fix, combined with fun social riding; and at the same time teasing out the little bit of competitiveness and thrill-seeker we all have inside of us; the Giant 2W Gravity Enduro’s invite you to come ride at your pace as both an individual with your mates; catch shuttle busses to the tops of the hills (if you don’t feel like riding them!); then let rip racing down timed long flowing descents in the world famous Redwoods /Whakarewarewa Forest trail network in Rotorua. Race hard downhill, have some laughs and tell a few tales at the bottom, then share in some banter whilst cruising between race stages. You have the choice of a four stage event (on grade 3-4 trails) or a six stage event (including two additional grade 5 trails) either shuttle or non-shuttled, so riders can pick the level of event that suits their fitness and skills. Top it off with some food and beverages upon finishing, plus an enormous bounty of giveaways, performance and spot prizes up for grabs, and you have the recipe for the must not be missed event.  Be in quick as entries are limited.

Round 2 Doubles as – 2017 Enduro World Series Qualifier & Southstar Schools Enduro Champs

www.2w.co.nz


BANNOCKBURN MTB CLASSIC Friday 30 December 2016
 

A very popular event over the holiday period that takes you into the hills of Bannockburn. Three courses to choose from 35km, 22km and 10km that all have great gravel sections, climbs and views.

www.cromwell.org.nz


BANNOCKBURN MTB CLASSIC Friday 30 December 2016
 

A very popular event over the holiday period that takes you into the hills of Bannockburn. Three courses to choose from 35km, 22km and 10km that all have great gravel sections, climbs and views.

www.cromwell.org.nz


THE “JAMES” EPIC & PONY EXPRESS Saturday 21 January 2017
 

A true MTB Epic of just over 100km! Whatever greatness other courses claim, you'll probably find it during the Epic! Competitors will climb to just over 1300m with an average altitude well over 800m. Pony Express is a 65km option.

www.stjamesmountainsports.co.nz


GOLD TRAIL MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE Sunday 05 February 2017
 

Starts at Shantytown with a ride down the Main Street of Shantytown and finishes at the Moana Hotel Lake Brunner covering 40km of great trail.

www.goldtrail.co.nz


THE PIONEER Sunday 05 February 2017
 

The Pioneer is an awe inspiring seven day mountain bike stage race through New Zealand’s pristine Southern Alps.  The first race of its kind to link together over 500kms of farm tracks, NZ Cycle Trails, double track and single track riding in a very special part of the world where soaring mountain peaks, crystal-clear blue lakes, and golden high country await.

www.thepioneer.co.nz


ROTORUA BIKE FESTIVAL Friday 10 February 2017
 

Rotorua is a fine place to bike; quiet roads, an energetic BMX scene and a world-famous mountain bike trail network in the Whakarewarewa Forest - all 150 kilometres of it. Join the festival for 10 days, 10,000 wheels, summer sun and serious fun.

www.rotoruabikefestival.com


GIANT 2W GRAVITY ENDURO Saturday 11 February 2017
 

Inside the 5th Rotorua Bike Festival

Cruise up - Race Down…   Welcome to the country’s 4 biggest gravity Enduro’s and the most fun you’ll ever have mountain biking.

Encapsulating everything people love about the sport of mountain biking – the adventure, challenge, adrenaline fix, combined with fun social riding; and at the same time teasing out the little bit of competitiveness and thrill-seeker we all have inside of us; the Giant 2W Gravity Enduro’s invite you to come ride at your pace as both an individual with your mates; catch shuttle busses to the tops of the hills (if you don’t feel like riding them!); then let rip racing down timed long flowing descents in the world famous Redwoods /Whakarewarewa Forest trail network in Rotorua. Race hard downhill, have some laughs and tell a few tales at the bottom, then share in some banter whilst cruising between race stages. You have the choice of a four stage event (on grade 3-4 trails) or a six stage event (including two additional grade 5 trails) either shuttle or non-shuttled, so riders can pick the level of event that suits their fitness and skills. Top it off with some food and beverages upon finishing, plus an enormous bounty of giveaways, performance and spot prizes up for grabs, and you have the recipe for the must not be missed event.  Be in quick as entries are limited.

www.2w.co.nz


COPPERMINE EPIC Saturday 11 February 2017
 

The Coppermine Mountain Bike Event Weaves Through Some Of Nelson's Best Back Country Trails And Traverses The Spectacular Coppermine Mineral Belt And Dun Mountain. There Are Two Courses To Cater For Different Riding Abilities.

www.coppermine.co.nz


KARAPOTI CLASSIC - UPPER HUTT Saturday 18 February 2017
 

NZ's longest standing MTB event, having been run since mid 80's! Based in Wellington's rugged Akatarawa Ranges, 10km north of Upper Hutt City.

www.karapoti.co.nz


PORT HILLS CLASSIC Saturday 25 February 2017
 

The 30th anniversary of the Port Hills Classic. Celebrating all things MTB with races for all ages and disciplines.

www.singletrack.org.nz


RUAPEHU EXPRESS Saturday 25 February 2017
 

A classic 55km XC point to point race/ride mostly across private land with exclusive access for this event only! Riders start on the Tukino Ski field Road and will be treated to a huge variety of terrain.

www.ruapehuexpress.co.nz


MT SOMERS MTB CLASSIC Saturday 25 February 2017
 

Three courses to suit all abilities and ages on Mt Somers Station, 35km Mountain Challenge, 30km Foothills Race, 20km Lowland ride. All races start and finish at the Mt Somers Domain and lunch is included in the entry fee.

www.mtsomersbikerace.co.nz


MOTATAPU, WANAKA Saturday 04 March 2017
 

50km very scenic ride in awesome countryside from Glendhu Bay, Wanaka to the historic and beautiful Arrowtown. Taking in some of the best scenery in NZ and mixing fair climbs with fantastic descents.

www.motatapu.com


GIANT 2W GRAVITY ENDURO RACE 4 Saturday 13 May 2017
 

Cruise up - Race Down…   Welcome to the country’s 4 biggest gravity Enduro’s and the most fun you’ll ever have mountain biking.

Encapsulating everything people love about the sport of mountain biking – the adventure, challenge, adrenaline fix, combined with fun social riding; and at the same time teasing out the little bit of competitiveness and thrill-seeker we all have inside of us; the Giant 2W Gravity Enduro’s invite you to come ride at your pace as both an individual with your mates; catch shuttle busses to the tops of the hills (if you don’t feel like riding them!); then let rip racing down timed long flowing descents in the world famous Redwoods /Whakarewarewa Forest trail network in Rotorua. Race hard downhill, have some laughs and tell a few tales at the bottom, then share in some banter whilst cruising between race stages. You have the choice of a four stage event (on grade 3-4 trails) or a six stage event (including two additional grade 5 trails) either shuttle or non-shuttled, so riders can pick the level of event that suits their fitness and skills. Top it off with some food and beverages upon finishing, plus an enormous bounty of giveaways, performance and spot prizes up for grabs, and you have the recipe for the must not be missed event.  Be in quick as entries are limited.

www.2w.co.nz


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