New Zealand Mountain Biker Magazine  
NZ Mountain Biker Feb/Mar Issue is now On-Sale, Packed with; 27 Days Along the Alpine Spine, Challenges Overcome in Colorado. We talk to Wyn Masters and Justin Leov about their upcoming race season and new teams. Skills: Nailing Rollovers With Style. Reviewed: Niner RIP 9 Carbon and Lapierre Zesty XM 327 plus much, much more!
AUCKLAND BIKE CHALLENGE Monday 01 February 2016

Sign you and/or your workplace team up for the Auckland Bike Challenge and compete for spot prizes during the entire month. This fun, online event is designed to encourage cycling, teamwork and good health.

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.

MLT MOONSHINE TRAIL Saturday 13 February 2016

Southland premier Mountain bike event.  3 challenging courses available 30km,39km or the 42km including the notorious Ships Cone hill climb.

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

XC NATIONALS WANAKA Saturday 20 February 2016

National series racing, great competition and tracks in the heat of NZ’s summer. Test yourself and enjoy lining up against some of the fastest kiwi riders.

COPPERMINE EPIC - 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. Entry numbers are restricted.

GRAVITY CANTERBURY'S NZ OPEN Sunday 21 February 2016

Gravity's premier Downhill race of the summer. We'll be putting money on the podium and we want the big names in DH out on the Vic Park tracks, so book your weekend in Christchurch now!

RUAPEHU EXPRESS Saturday 27 February 2016

Have you Have you ever driven along the Desert Road and thought, "I would love to ride my mountain bike out there"? You may have heard of the Old Coach Road but have you run or walked it yet? The brand new Ruapehu Express event brings you the opportunity to take on some new terrain and have a whole lot of fun along the way.


A 25 km MTB over the Meridian Whitehill Windfarm near Mossburn. Includes a couple of uphill grinds and fast downhills. A one hour sprint for top riders. With a Cross Country Running race and shorter ride or walk options this event can be a good Family Day. If you have energy to spare, there are some good recreational rides in the area.

DH NATIONALS DUNEDIN Saturday 27 February 2016

National series racing, great competition and tracks in the heat of NZ’s summer. Test yourself and enjoy lining up against some of the fastest kiwi riders.

XC NATIONALS DUNEDIN Saturday 27 February 2016

National series racing, great competition and tracks in the heat of NZ’s summer. Test yourself and enjoy lining up against some of the fastest kiwi riders.


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.


Simply put, it is a fantastic family race that appeals to all ages, abilities, genders and walks of life.

Whatever level of rider you are, the Pass2Pub will provide you with a challenge. If you want to go flat out, it does require good fitness and technical skills. But if you want to make the Pass2Pub into a family adventure or a work challenge, anyone can complete the ride at a leisurely pace, and it is not too physically demanding.

CRANKWORX ROTORUA Wednesday 09 March 2016

Come watch the world’s best riders right here in NZ as Rotorua hosts the first stop of the Crankworx world tour. Crankworx Rotorua is a natural fit to the World Tour calendar and will once again be the biggest mountain bike event to hit the Southern Hemisphere.

TOUR DE COROMANDEL Saturday 12 March 2016

Join us with a return to trek the beautiful Coromandel peninsula for an invigorating holiday with a difference while following your passion of horse riding, mountain biking, walking or running.The Tour de Coromandel is a very unique adventure experience providing people with the opportunity to explore the region with full en route support at their own pace.


Riders challenge themselves to become national champion.


Oceania champs return to NZ in 2016 with riders of all disciplines looking for bragging rights..

SPIRITED WOMEN Friday 01 April 2016

Welcome to the Spirited Women – All Women’s Adventure Race… where four ladies team up, train for and go away (often on a girls only weekend away – although let’s face it the guys do make good support crew!) and have an absolute blast of an adventure together.


The Spirited Women – All Women’s Adventure Race is a social event where 300 teams of 4 women take part in an short, medium or long course adventure in the great outdoors – including kayaking and/or stand-up paddle boarding, mountain biking, trekking, navigation plus surprise mystery activities; with some pampering on the side for good measure (you deserve it after all!). It strengthens bonds and relationships, bringing family, friends and work collages (heck, so why not sell it your boss as a corporate health & team building exercise!) together for a weekend of unadulterated fun.


But the Spirited Women is far more than creating an unforgettable event experience shared amongst girlfriends; it’s about women making time for themselves, their health and fitness. For many participants the journey to the event is the most cherished part… the regular getting together as a team to train, learn new skills, and support one another to push their boundaries… often ending up in cafes enjoying a coffee and sweet treat, having a good laugh and planning the next adventure.


The maiden Spirited Women – All Women’s Adventure Race, will be played out in the North Island adventure hotspot – Rotorua, between the 1st - 3rd April 2016. We invite you to find your inner spirit, be brave, and together with your girlfriends make up a team to compete in what will be an absolute gem of an event experience.   

NZO 24 HOUR MOONRIDE Friday 01 April 2016

The Nzo Moonride will be held at the Waipa Mountain Bike Area off State Highway 5 and use the stunning Whakarewarewa Forest trails. Entries are now open. The course will entail a mix of grade 2 – 3 mountain bike trails and forestry roads to allow for easy passing. The Moonride course will utilise trails such as Tahi, Creek, Lion, Turkish Delight and Rockdrop.


NZ’s longest and most scenic mountain bike challenge for endurance athletes and those with a sense of adventure. Choose between the 125km full circumnavigation of the stunning Lake Hawea or the 95km option. Test yourself on this remote and stunning course. Enjoy a unique and inspiring atmosphere. There is also a 35km Traverse for intermediate and beginners. All finish in the Lake Hawea Hotel’s garden bar. Discount prior to March.


6 Hours of fun riding through the Kaiteriteri Mountainbike Park. Enter solo if you dare, or in relay-style teams of 2, 3 or 4 to share the 6 hours of riding.

“Bikefit Weekender” Blenheim Saturday 14 May 2016

Saturday “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. Four courses approx. 10, 20, 30 and 40km with a mix of easier and harder topography. Organised by the Marlborough MTB Club. Contacts Peter Webster for Saturday, or Kevin Wilson for Sunday,

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