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The Golden Bay MTB Club's Milk and Honey Race Sunday 26 October 2014
 

The Golden Bay MTB Club's Milk and Honey race is a special event that incorporates the two disciplines of road biking and mountain biking, combining them into one event. It includes a road climb of 790 metres up the Takaka Hill, and continues down the Rameka Track, one of NZ’s classic downhill single track mountain bike rides. The uniqueness of Canaan Downs provides the backdrop to the transition from road to mountain bike. Canaan, the name given by the early settlers to the region, derives from the biblical reference to Canaan as the land of Milk and Honey. The 12km of gravel road that links SH 60 to the start of the Rameka Track is almost a religious experience in itself. It reaches 880 metres at the highest point, passing through ancient beech forest and rolling landscape of sink holes and limestone outcrops, sometimes populated by Hobbits!

www.milkandhoneyrace.com


IRIDE SPECIALIZED PNP MTB SERIES Sunday 02 November 2014
 

Spring Series Rd 4/5 XC Belmont Regional Park

www.pnp.org.nz/mtb


The Taniwha Saturday 08 November 2014
 

The Taniwha event on the newly developed South Waikato River Trails is back for its third year! The Taniwha offers 21km, 42km, 58km and 80km MTB options; runners and walkers can enjoy five course options; 7km run/walk up to the 58km ultra marathon. Book in for this end of year MTB event!

www.thetaniwha.co.nz


Outdoor Action 2015 Bikes Demo Day Sunday 09 November 2014
 

We will be holding this in conjunction with the West Coast Riders Club in Riverhead. This means there will be shuttles on the day at the cheap price of $20 for the whole day, with all the money collected on the shuttles going directly back to the West Coast Riders Club.

We have both GT Bikes and Banshee Bikes booked in, but we are talking to other brands, so expect more to be there.

 

Check us out o Facebook for the most up to date info on this, https://www.facebook.com/events/338913916267495


AUCKLAND XC CHAMPS - PARAKAI Sunday 09 November 2014
 

Three cross-country races aimed at more serious racers and to

give junior racers experience with a multi-lap cross-country

format.

www.aucklandmtb.co.nz


IRIDE SPECIALIZED PNP MTB SERIES Sunday 16 November 2014
 

Spring Series Rd 5/5 XC Makara Peak

www.pnp.org.nz/mtb


Urban Jungle MTB Challenge Friday 28 November 2014
 

Part of the Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge weekend, this is a fun MTB elimination obstacle course. Held in and around event village, you’ll take on ramps and jumps, in an elimination style event. Fast and Furious. Friday 28th November 6pm – 8pm. Details at www.cyclechallenge.com


Contact Huka MTB Saturday 29 November 2014
 

29 November 2014

Contact Huka MTB

Held as part of the annual Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, the Contact Huka MTB includes fantastic Mountain Bike event options, the 85km Contact Huka Challenge, the 60km Contact Huka Steamer and 35km Contact Huka Cruiser non-competitive rides, along with the Contact Huka XL 85km race for elite licensed riders.

More details at www.cyclechallenge.com 


BRIDGE TO BRIDGE Sunday 30 November 2014
 

The City to Surf of Mountain Biking - Waimakariri River Gorge

Bridge to SH1 on 4WD tracks, river bed/forest tracks and stop

banks. 50km (race event), 20km (non-race event) and 10km

(non-race event).

www.bridgetobridge.co.nz


LONGBEACH COASTAL CHALLENGE - Ashburton Sunday 30 November 2014
 

Mountain Bike 35km and 23km Individual and teams events

Mountain Bike Family event 12km

Run event 21km & run / walk 12km and 5km events

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. This fabulous event in rural Canterbury is a great day out with good ol’ fashioned country hospitality to make you feel at home

 

www.longbeachcoastalchallenge.com


King and Queen of the Crank Sunday 07 December 2014
 

7 December 2014

King and Queen of the Crank

Mtb and Road Duathlon. Mtb clubs Vs Road Clubs.

Compete as a team or individual.

www.mountainbiketaupo.org.nz 


GIANT 2W Gravity Enduro Saturday 13 December 2014
 

Cruise up - race down… Welcome to the most fun you’ll ever have mountain biking.

The Giant 2W Gravity Enduro encapsulates everything people love about the sport of mountain biking – the adventure, challenge, adrenaline fix, combined with fun social riding; and at the same time teases out the little bit of competitiveness and thrill-seeker we all have inside of us.

Giant 2W Gravity Enduro invites you to come ride at your pace as 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 (Rotorua) trail network. Have some laughs and tell a few tales and enjoy some local comforts (good food and coffee) at the bottom, then share in some banter whilst cruising between race stages. If that's not enough, then the refreshments and awesome prizes that await at the finish are sure to seal an amazing experience.

Receiving rave reviews following the inaugural Giant 2W Gravity Enduro event within the Rotorua Bike Festival in February 2012, the event has gone from strength to strength to the point entries have begun to sell out well ahead of each event. This summer there are 3 opportunities to take part in this awesome event - on Sat. 4th Oct 2014, Sat. 13th Dec. 2014 & again on the final weekend of the Rotorua Bike Festival on Sat. 21st February 2015.

Enter online at www.2w.co.nz


RABBIT RIDGE 12, 6, 3 HOUR RACE Saturday 17 January 2015
 

Rabbit Ridge Bike Resort is excited to host our second 3-6-12 hour race in Queenstown

on the 17th of January 2015 a new date. We have moved our race day to fit into the

Christmas holiday period. Camp on site for the race, bring your mates, family and make

our race a holiday activity. The 3 hour race is designed to accommodate the beginners, families and younger riders wanting to challenge their ability or take on their first race. With the open flat terrain we have at our disposal our course will be great for spectators and riders will still be a part of

the 6 and 12 hour race with the transition circuit being together. Expect a small creek

crossing, berms, rollers and fast flat sections. As part of this event we will have food and beverage tents, Gibbston Valley Winery. facilities and the stunning Gibbston Valley to showcase by creating a festival atmosphere for racers and support crews.

www.rabbitridge.co.nz


THE JAMES MOUNTAINSPORT SERIES Saturday 24 January 2015
 

The James provides competitors with the chance to compete in some of New Zealand's most epic high country landscapes on the iconic St James Station deep in the Southern Alps behind Hanmer Springs. Find your challenge in The "James" Mountainsports Series - Will you survive or become dog tucker? Entries open August 20 2014.

www.stjamesmountainsports.co.nz


NZ XC CUP RACE Sunday 25 January 2015
 

Part of the National Cup cross country series - aimed at top

level seniors and juniors, run together with MTBNZ and BikeNZ.

Whitford or Riverhead.

www.aucklandmtb.co.nz


THE TRAILBLAZER Sunday 01 February 2015
 

THE TRAILBLAZER – 1st FEBRUARY 2015

The Trailblazer is a Mountain Bike event which will be held in the newly opened “Timber Trail’ in the Pureora Forest in the heart of the King County. There will be 2 different rides on the day, 85km and 45km for those that just want to get a taste of it. Whatever you choose to do, you will be exposed to some absolutely brilliant track, massive swing bridges, seeing is believing. You'll love it!

The Timber Trail is located in the Pureora Forest which is best accessed via SH30 between Te Kuiti and Mangakino. The forest itself is a hidden wonderland of giant Totara, Rimu, Kahikatea trees, clear rivers and rare wildlife. It covers 78,000ha and straddles the Hauhungaroa – Rangitoto Ranges between Lake Taupo and Te Kuiti.

This is truly and amazing place and there is no better way to experience it, than on your Mountain Bike! This is your chance to be one of the first, to take part in an event on the full Timber Trail. The Trailblazer is for anyone and everyone so dust off that Mountain Bike and get training for this unique event.

For more information go to www.dynamoevents.co.nz


GIANT 2W Gravity Enduro Saturday 21 February 2015
 

Cruise up - race down… Welcome to the most fun you’ll ever have mountain biking.

The Giant 2W Gravity Enduro encapsulates everything people love about the sport of mountain biking – the adventure, challenge, adrenaline fix, combined with fun social riding; and at the same time teases out the little bit of competitiveness and thrill-seeker we all have inside of us.

Giant 2W Gravity Enduro invites you to come ride at your pace as 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 (Rotorua) trail network. Have some laughs and tell a few tales and enjoy some local comforts (good food and coffee) at the bottom, then share in some banter whilst cruising between race stages. If that's not enough, then the refreshments and awesome prizes that await at the finish are sure to seal an amazing experience.

Receiving rave reviews following the inaugural Giant 2W Gravity Enduro event within the Rotorua Bike Festival in February 2012, the event has gone from strength to strength to the point entries have begun to sell out well ahead of each event. This summer there are 3 opportunities to take part in this awesome event - on Sat. 4th Oct 2014, Sat. 13th Dec. 2014 & again on the final weekend of the Rotorua Bike Festival on Sat. 21st February 2015.

Enter online at www.2w.co.nz


Bikefit Marlborough Mountain Bike Challenge Sunday 01 March 2015
 

The Event: A cross country event in Maxwell Pass and surrounds.

 

Routes:

·         The Epic – estimated at 42k and 1,700m vertical climb.

·         The Challenge – estimated at 30k and 1,000m vertical climb.

·         The Tester – estimated at 19k and 500m vertical climb.

·         The Taster – estimated at 9k and 100m vertical climb.

 

Individual or Team: Riders may ride as an individual but are encouraged to form a two-person team who must ride and finish together.

 

Entries: On line at www.bikefit.co.nz  from 1st Dec. 2014 and close at 5:00pm Wednesday 25 Feb. 2014.

 

More Details:  See ‘Events’ at www.marlboroughmountainbikeclub.co.nz


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