MOTATAPU, WANAKA

4th 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

QUARTZOPOLIS CHALLENGE

4th March 2017

 

Organised by the Westland MTB Club. A 38km course that goes from Reefton to the historic township of Waiuta, via Big River mine – 50% historic road, 40% pack track, 10% grunt/carry.

 

www.reefton.co.nz

NZO MOONRIDE

10th March 2017 - 11th March 2017

 

The iconic Moonride will be held at the Waipa Mountain Bike Area off State Highway 5 and use the stunning Whakarewarewa Forest trails.

 

www.eventpromotions.co.nz

PORT HILLS CLASSIC

10th March 2017 - 12th March 2017

 

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

 

www.singletrack.org.nz

Cardrona Mega Avalanche

11th March 2017

 

2017 will be the 3rd annual Mega Avalanche race! Ride from the top of Cardrona, all the way to Cardrona Village! There are 2 divisions – the Hare division, where you’re focused on being the first to the bottom, & the Turtle division, where you collect prizes along the way! Either way you'll love the race!

 

www.cardrona.com/summer/plan/events

TEKAPO10

11th March 2017

 

A 10 hour XC team relay or solo race based in the Lake Tekapo Regional Park, utilising a 7km circuit of 4WD track and singletrack. Great race for all abilities with plenty of passing room.

 

www.mackenzie-college.ac.nz

TRIPLE PEAKS CHALLENGE

11th March 2017

 

47km ride over three peaks in the Hawkes Bay. Enjoy a great day out on the bike.

 

www.triplepeakschallenge.co.nz

HANMER 4 AND 8 HOUR

18th March 2017

 

Perfect for all Canterbury riders! This is an awesome course for this race format - uses some of Hanmer's great singletrack but still not too demanding for those doing solo. With a team of mates, work colleagues, school friends, or even the family, here is an event that is manageable by all.

 

www.hanmerevents.co.nz

ARROWSMITH THEE RIDE

25th March 2017

 

A 42km MTB Ride/Race on Mt Arrowsmith Station. Heading up the Cameron River, up and over a saddle into the South Ashburton River then a blast down the river bed over another small saddle and then back across the paddocks to the woolshed.

 

www.multisportevents.co.nz

THE DUAL, MOTUTAPU-RANGITOTO TRAVERSE

25th March 2017

 

Choose either a 30 or 50km course that traverses the stunning volcanic Rangitoto and Motutapu Islands just off Auckland's east coast. Your entry includes a ferry trip out there and back from Auckland.

 

www.thedual.co.nz

NASEBY 12 HOUR CHALLENGE

1st April 2017

 

Now in its 11th year. Start/finish area is at the Larchview Campground, Naseby. 9am till 9pm.

 

www.mountainbikingotago.co.nz

WHITEHORSE BIG EASY

9th April 2017

 

An event for all ages and capabilities, making it a great day out for all the family. It includes a 25km course (600m climbing) and a 10km course, that include private forestry tracks and farm tracks with challenging hill climbs, great downhills and a view that makes it all worthwhile.

 

www.whitehorsebigeasy.co.nz

KAITERITERI 6 HOUR PRESENTED BY PORT NELSON

22nd April 2017

 

20-30 minute laps through the easier tracks in the Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park. Teams, solo, fancy dress.

 


www.kaiteriterimtbpark.org.nz

CONTACT EPIC

22nd April 2017

 

NZ's Ultimate MTB Challenge. Circumnavigate the stunning and remote Lake Hawea with 95km, 125km or 160 km of trail or ride alongside the Hawea and Clutha rivers to complete the 35km Contact Traverse. Have tea and scones at the Dingle Station and finish inside the Hawea Hotel. A unique and atmospheric event that you will be talking about completing for years. Entries close March 31.

 

www.contactepic.co.nz

CONTACT CENTURION

22nd April 2017

 

NZ's First 100 Mile Mountain Bike Event!!

Contact Epic is celebrating its 10 th anniversary with the introduction of NZ's first MTB event. Begin along the Hawea and Clutha rivers and then circumnavigate the stunning and remote Lake Hawea with a total of 160 km. Join the Centurion Club and be the first to complete an NZ 100 miler! Don't limit your challenges, challenge your limits. Entries close March 31.

 

www.contactepic.co.nz

KAITERITERI JAWS ENDURO/BIG AIRS WHIP-OFF/MTB ROGAINE

23rd April 2017

 

3 timed stages on intermediate/advanced tracks in Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park, culminating in a full length run down the world famous in NZ Jaws track.

 

Big Airs Whip-off Show your style to the world on the newly opened Big Airs track.

 

MTB Rogaine Navigate your way through the park, collecting points from checkpoints scattered throughout.


www.kaiteriterimtbpark.org.nz

GIANT 2W GRAVITY ENDURO RACE 4

13th 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

WEEKENDER

20th May 2017 - 21st May 2017

 

Saturday is the “Eliminator” at the Mountain Bike Park, Taylor Pass Road. Short course and great warm-up for Sunday. Sunday will be a race/ride on “Dumgree”, a hill country property behind Blenheim.

 

www.marlboroughmountainbikeclub.co.nz

MT ISOBEL CHALLENGE

27th May 2017

 

A superb mountain duathlon in the beautiful mountain setting of Hanmer Springs, involving a fantastic 8km 1000m ascent mountain run up to the summit of Mt Isobel and down to Jacks Pass, then a 22km mountainbike ride around the gravel road alongside the Clarence River and back over Jollies Pass.

 

www.hanmerevents.co.nz