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NZ Mountain Biker Aug/Sep Issue is now On-Sale! Packed with; Behind The Scenes Of The NZ Enduro, Get Out And Ride; Wellington's Makara Peak and Christchurch's Port Hills, The Inside Scoop On Race Organisers, Workshop: Fix Poor Rear Shifting, Skills: Use Your Body Language. Reviewed: Commencal Meta AM V4 & Reid Zeus Fatbike and much much more!
PNP MTB XC Series Rd 1/5 Sunday 06 September 2015
 

13 classes from U11 to 50+ $15k prizes, medals, trophies and fun Makara Peak

www.pnp.org.nz/mtb


MMBC CRANK IT CYCLES WINTER SERIES Sunday 13 September 2015
 

Manawatu MTB Club winter series round six.

http://www.mmbc.co.nz/home


Auckland Cyclocross Series Round 2 – Waiatarua Reserve Sunday 13 September 2015
 

Auckland’s first Cyclocross series – a cyclocross series for everyone, from the Under 5’s through to those giving it a go, through to the seasoned pro. 4 events, 4 different locations so pack your bike (mountain / cyclocross / kids – doesn’t matter what kind) and come and test your bike skills and fitness on fun courses that cater for all abilities.

www.facebook.com/accyclocross    


PNP MTB XC Series Rd 2/5 Sunday 20 September 2015
 

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

www.pnp.org.nz/mtb


Auckland Cyclocross Series Round 3 – Barry’s Point Reserve Sunday 04 October 2015
 

Auckland’s first Cyclocross series – a cyclocross series for everyone, from the Under 5’s through to those giving it a go, through to the seasoned pro. 4 events, 4 different locations so pack your bike (mountain / cyclocross / kids – doesn’t matter what kind) and come and test your bike skills and fitness on fun courses that cater for all abilities.

www.facebook.com/accyclocross    


DAY-NIGHT THRILLER 3, 6 & 12HR - TOKOROA Saturday 10 October 2015
 

Tokoroa Mountain Bike Club have designed and built this awesome mountain bike park, with the help of trail building legend Jeff Carter. The course offers a mix of forestry roads, single trails, uphill, downhill and plenty of sweet, sweet berms, all amongst a mature pine forest.

www.eventpromotions.co.nz


MOTU 160 CYCLE CHALLENGE - OPOTIKI Saturday 10 October 2015
 

A MTB and Road race that you can do as a solo or in a team. The 65km MTB leg on winding hilly forested gravel road is raced with the Motu Challenge multisport competitors and is followed by a road bike leg of 90km back over Traffords Hill and down Waioeka Gorge to Opotiki.

www.motuchallenge.co.nz


NZDH North Island Series - Rotorua Saturday 10 October 2015
 

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


GIANT 12 HOUR DAY/NIGHTER & 6 HOUR BLAST Saturday 17 October 2015
 

Enter as a team (2-5 riders per) or accept the ultimate challenge and compete on your own as a solo rider, taking part in either the 12-hour Giant Day/Nighter or the 6-hour Blast. The course is suitable for all levels of riders. The mountain bike track at McLeans Forest Park is purpose built and features a free flowing track with bermed corners, making for super-smooth riding!

www.bluedogevents.co.nz


Giant 2W Gravity Enduro Saturday 17 October 2015
 

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 and also social team 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. New this season is the choice of a four stage (on grade 3-4 trails) event or a six stage (including two additional grade 5 trails) event, so riders can pick the level of event that suits their fitness and skills.   Top it off with an enormous bounty of give-aways, 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


PNP MTB XC Series Rd 3/5 Sunday 18 October 2015
 

13 classes from U11 to 50+ $15k prizes, medals, trophies and fun Makara Peak Enduro

www.pnp.org.nz/mtb


WHAKA 100 - ROTORUA Saturday 24 October 2015
 

The Big One. 100km of riding over a course that is predominantly singletrack. There is nothing else like it in New Zealand. 3 courses will be offered: 25km, 50km and 100km. Plus a teams event with a 60km/40km split. Regardless of what course you decide to race one thing is guaranteed: you will be racing in one of the best mountainbike venues in New Zealand.

www.n-duro.co.nz


THE GOLDEN BAY NBS MILK & HONEYFESTIVAL Sunday 25 October 2015
 

The Milk & Honey Race will form the centrepiece of theFestival Weekend which this year will have a few extraevents aimed at those who may not want to take on thecombined Road and Mountain Bike challenge thatincorporates a Takaka Hill ride on the road bike, and adescent on the Rameka Track on Mountain Bike. Ride solo ontwo bikes or team up with a buddy.

www.milkandhoneyrace.com


Auckland Cyclocross Series Round 4 – Sanders Reserve Sunday 25 October 2015
 

Auckland’s first Cyclocross series – a cyclocross series for everyone, from the Under 5’s through to those giving it a go, through to the seasoned pro. 4 events, 4 different locations so pack your bike (mountain / cyclocross / kids – doesn’t matter what kind) and come and test your bike skills and fitness on fun courses that cater for all abilities.

www.facebook.com/accyclocross    


NZDH North Island Series - Napier Saturday 31 October 2015
 

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


PNP MTB XC Series Rd 4/5 Sunday 01 November 2015
 

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

www.pnp.org.nz/mtb


THE TANIWHA Saturday 07 November 2015
 

The Taniwha is back for its 4th year on the picturesque South Waikato River Trails. The event offers a variety of MTB and run/walk distance options for individuals and teams and a great excuse to experience one of New Zealand’s greatest trail assets. Bring the family or a group of mates. Event options on offer include: 83km, 60km, 42.2km or 22km MTBs; 83km Team Relay MTB; 60km, 42.2km, 21.1km, 14km or 7km Trail Runs; 60km Team Relay Trail Run; 21.1km, 14km or 7km Trail Walks. Something for everybody!

www.thetaniwha.co.nz


TIMARU 12 HOUR DAY/NIGHT MTB RACE Saturday 07 November 2015
 

You'll need heaps of energy and enthusiasm for this epic 12 hour day/night mountain bike race around some of the best flowing single track in the South Island. Your mission - cover as many laps as possible during 12 hours of riding. Ride as a team (competitive or social) or for those wanting the ultimate challenge, as a Solo Rider.

http://www.timaru12hourmtb.co.nz/


PNP MTB XC Series Rd 5/5 Sunday 08 November 2015
 

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

www.pnp.org.nz/mtb


NZDH North Island Series - Auckland 440 Park Saturday 21 November 2015
 

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


CONTACT LAKE TAUPO CYCLE CHALLENGE Saturday 28 November 2015
 

Part of the Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, the Contact Huka MTB has four event categories, the 85km Contact Huka Challenge, 60km Contact Huka Steamer, 35km Contact Huka Cruiser and the Contact Huka XL race for licensed riders.

http://www.cyclechallenge.com/


ATS LONGBEACH COASTAL CHALLENGE Sunday 29 November 2015
 

Come and experience the spectacular Mid Canterbury coastline on the historic Longbeach Estate with a great range of events to suit all levels of fitness. Three different course options take you from farm tracks, through stream crossings, onto the beach, up and down gullies, all with a view of the Pacific Ocean from atop the soaring cliffs. With over $5000 in prizes - including cash prize money for the Classic Mountain bike races and the 21km Off-Road Run there is plenty on the line to win.

http://www.longbeachcoastalchallenge.com/


NZDH North Island Series - Auckland Saturday 05 December 2015
 

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 06 December 2015
 

If you're a first time rider to an elite rider, then this is the bike ride for you.  It will test everyone.  If you want to go hard and fast or enjoy the scenery and power of the river, then this bike ride is for you.  You can race your mate or race your dad or mum, the bragging rights will be yours at the end. The ride will cater for everyone, youngsters 13 and upwards to 70 plus with 25km and 50km options. The ride will see you tested by tracks that will take in heavy shingle tracks, four wheel drive tracks, forestry, sand, some water and stop bank riding.

http://www.bridgetobridge.co.nz/


GIANT 2W GRAVITY ENDURO (RACE 2) Saturday 12 December 2015
 

The Giant 2W Gravity Enduros invite you to come ride at your pace as both an individual and also social team with your mates; catch shuttle buses to the tops of the hills (if you don’tfeel like riding them!); then let rip racing down timed long flowing descents in the world famous Redwoods /Whakarewarewa Forest trail network in Rotorua. Top it off with an enormous bounty of give-aways, 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


THE TRAILBLAZER PUREORA FOREST, TE KUITI Sunday 24 January 2016
 

The NZO Trailblazer is a Mountain Bike event which will be held on the “Timber Trail’ in the Pureora Forest in the heart of the King County. There are a number of different options with something for everybody. Whatever you choose to do, you will be exposed to some absolutely brilliant track, massive swing bridges and amazing scenery! Seeing believes. You'll love it!

www.dynamoevents.co.nz


THE BIG EASY - WANAKA Saturday 30 January 2016
 

The highest mountain bike race in New Zealand, it’s a 48kmevent starting at the Snow Farm and travelling to the top ofMt Pisa. Then there’s a big downhill to Luggate, then up tothe finish at the Albert Town Tavern. Also an easier 30kmcourse available.

www.highlandevents.co.nz


THE JAMES EPIC AND PONY EXPRESS Saturday 30 January 2016
 

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. The course takes in two alpine lakes, 5 major river valleys and comes within 10km of the top of the Lewis Pass and the main divide of the Southern Alps. Quite possibly the greatest one day MTB race in NZ... but don't take our word for that. All within the stunning, epic New Zealand sub alpine high country landscapes of St James Station behind Hanmer Springs. Entry opens online from Sat 1st Aug 2015, 65km option also available.

http://stjamesmountainsports.co.nz/


The Pioneer Sunday 31 January 2016
 

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. If you’re looking for a mountain bike race to get you inspired again, this is it!

www.thepioneer.co.nz


GIANT 2W GRAVITY ENDURO (RACE 3) Saturday 13 February 2016
 

Encapsulating everything people love about the sport of mountain biking – the adventure, challenge, adrenalin 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. Race hard downhill, have some laughs and tell a few tales at the bottom, then share in some banter whilst cruising between race stages in the famous Redwoods/Whakarewarewa Forest trail network in Rotorua. Top it off with a bounty of give-aways, performance and spot prizes up for grabs. Be in quick as entries are limited.

www.2w.co.nz


WORLD 24 HOUR SOLO MTB CHAMPS - ROTORUA Saturday 20 February 2016
 

After stopping off in Italy in 2012, Australia 2013, Scotland 2014, United States of America 2015, the WEMBO World Solo 24 hour Solo Mountain Bike Championship will again come back to the Southern Hemisphere. The excitement begins to build on the Friday 13th of February as the 4th Rotorua Bike Festival kicks off with over 30 events and will draw to a close with the World Solo 24 hour Solo Mountain Bike Championship. Although this is the world champs YOU can race! Open to anyone. Entry opens October 2015

wembo2016.com


CRATER RIM - PORT HILLS Saturday 20 February 2016
 

The Crater Rim Race has become known as one of the best mountain bike races in NZ. The views are spectacular - the Lyttelton harbour on one side & Christchurch & the mountains on the other.

www.bluedogevents.co.nz


COPPERMINE EPIC AND ENDURO - NELSON Saturday 20 February 2016
 

Don't miss this one! Simply awesome. Mountainbike courses don't come better than this. The main race features 40km of Nelson’s epic mountain bike trails incorporating a loop of the stunning mineral belt.. There is also an easier option (but same distance) that avoids both the grunt up to the summit of Fringe Hill and Black Diamond Ridge. And new for 2014 sees an enduro option where you just get timed on the predominantly downhill sections. Entry numbers are restricted.

www.coppermine.co.nz


KIWI CRUSADE STAGE RACE - BAY OF PLENTY Sunday 28 February 2016
 

This is the first ever North Island stage race and has been put together so that professional and amateur riders can compete on the same route, at the same time for the same prize money, or the best photos along the route. The Kiwi Crusade is a 7 day, 7 stage, 2 man team, fully supported MTB stage race.

www.kiwicrusade.co.nz


Crankworx Rotorua Wednesday 09 March 2016
 

New Zealand's largest Mountain Bike Event. 2015 saw many of the worlds best riders over several disciplines battle it out for victory infront of thousands of fans. Make sure you get you trip planned early to be part of the action.

www.crankworx.com


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