Mountainbike events calendar - 2013 past events

This calendar was compiled by Craig & Rebekah, Christchurch Singletrack Club and is a list of 2013 events that have been and gone and have been shifted over from the main calendar page.

Click here for 2012 events, or here to go back to the main calendar page.

CANCELLED - was to be 5 - 6 January 2013 - Tour de Whaka - Rotorua
Five stages over 2 days, using the same format as road cycling tours. www.n-duro.co.nz

Sat 5 January 2013 - Mavora Explorer Mavora Lakes, Southland
Fundraiser for Fiordland College. 53, 32 and 14km courses. This is a ride offering a chance to explore a stunning secluded private corner of the Te Anau Basin. www.mavoraexplorer.co.nz

Sun 6 January 2013 - MTBNZ MTB XC Cup (national series) round 1 - Bluff, Southland
Round 1 of the 2013 MTB XC Cup series. More info will be available nearer the time at www.mtbnz.org

CANCELLED - was to be Sun 20 January 2013 - MTBNZ MTB XC Cup (national series) round 2 - Nelson
UPDATE: As of late November 2012 the Nelson MTB Club have withdrawn from hosting this round of the nationals. Was to be Round 2 of the 2013 MTB XC Cup series. www.mtbnz.org


Wed 23 January 2013 - Port Hills hillclimb series #1 - Rapaki Track
Round one of our low-key series of 3 hillclimbs on the Port Hills. Run the same as the last six years with free entry but donation taken to go to the Port Hills trailbuilding fund. Full details and maps available on our club website www.singletrack.org.nz, or you can call Rebekah on 322 7886, 027 313 4908.

Sat 26 January 2013 - St James MTB Classic - St James Cycle Trail
Two courses in spectacular countryside: The 65km James Pony Express and the 103km James Epic. Stunning location and great courses. www.stjamesmountainsports.co.nz


Wed 30 January 2013 - Port Hills hillclimb series #2 - Worsley's Track
Round two of our low-key series of 3 hillclimbs on the Port Hills. Run the same as the last six years with free entry but donation taken to go to the Port Hills trailbuilding fund. Full details and maps available on our club website www.singletrack.org.nz, or you can call Rebekah on 322 7886, 027 313 4908.

Sat 2 February 2013 - Tekapo10 - Lake Tekapo
NEW EVENT - A new 10hr relay event in the Lake Tekapo Regional Park on a 6.5km circuit using forest singletrack and 4WD track. It's mainly fast with a bit of technical and a bit of hill. Rego on either Friday night or between 7 and 8am on the day. Race will run from 9am to 7pm. This is a fundraiser for Mackenzie College students who are needing to raise funds to compete in Adventure Racing. More info will be available nearer the time at www.mackenzie-college.ac.nz

Sun 3 February 2013 - MTBNZ MTB XC Cup (national series) round 3 - Mt Vic, Wellington
Round 3 of the 2013 MTB XC Cup series. More info will be available nearer the time at www.mtbnz.org


Wed 6 February 2013 - Port Hills hillclimb series #3 - C2/Kennedys
Round three of our low-key series of 3 hillclimbs on the Port Hills. Run the same as the last six years with free entry but donation taken to go to the Port Hills trailbuilding fund. Full details and maps available on our club website www.singletrack.org.nz, or you can call Rebekah on 322 7886, 027 313 4908.

Fri 8 - Sat 9 February 2013 - Moonride - Rotorua
In 2013 the event has moved from May back to February to be part of the Rotoruw Bike Festival. 24, 12 and 6hr options for individuals or teams of 5 riders. Held at Tui Ridge Park, 10km north of Rotorua. More info at www.moonride.co.nz

8-17 February 2013 - Rotorua bike Festival - Rotorua
A week of events for all. See www.rotoruabikefestival.com

Sun 10 February 2013 - MTBNZ MTB XC Cup (national series) round 4 - Hunua, Auckland
Round 4 of the 2013 MTB XC Cup series. More info will be available nearer the time at www.mtbnz.org

Sat 16 February 2013 - Coppermine Epic - Nelson
Don't miss this one! Simply awesome. Mountainbike courses don't come better than this. The race features 40km of Nelson’s epic mountain bike trails incorporating a loop of the stunning mineral belt. The loop starts in central Nelson and joins the historic Dun Mountain Rail Trail, a flowing gently inclined singletrack leading to a climb up the Classic to almost 900m to the top of Fringe Hill. Followed by the undulating Black Diamond Ridge single track through spectacular native bush. After rejoining the rail trail to complete the loop of the mineral belt with an 850m descent of the new challenge in descending; “Boulder valley”. Entry numbers are restricted. Full details, maps etc and entryforms available online at www.coppermine.co.nz

Sat 16 February 2013 - Coppermine Enduro - Nelson
Run in conjunction with the Coppermine Epic, the Enduro is aimed at those wanting the achievement of looping the mineral belt without having to climb Fringe hill and negotiate black diamond ridge (as per in the Epic). The race still features 40km of Nelson’s Epic mountain bike trails. The Enduro stays on the Rail Trail all the way to Third House and on to Coppermine Saddle. It is designed to be an achievable challenge for a fit and skilled rec rider or a fast blast for an expert rider. It is expected to take the average rec rider about 4-5 hours. Entry numbers will be restricted. Full course details, and entry forms available online now at www.coppermine.co.nz

Sat 23 February 2013 - Flock Hill MTB event - Flock Hill Station
Three courses to choose from from 25km (recreational ride) to 42km (timed race). All courses are on the very scenic high country Flock Hill Station. Entry is $55-60. All the details are at www.funcycling.net, or call Cliff on 07 578 5315 or 021 239 9148

Sat 23 February 2013 - King & Queen of Sticky Forest - Wanaka
Three categories: Open (25km), Weekend Warrior (20km) and Beginner (8km). Entry fee is Bike Wanaka annual membership. Rego 9-10am at Race Village, Outlet Road, Wanaka. http://lakewanakacycling.ning.com/events/king-queen-of-sticky-forest-xc-mtb-race-membership-drive

Sun 24 February 2013 - Summer Send Off 4 hour MTB event - Wanaka
4 hour event utilising the Dublin Bay Track, which is situated on DOC land alongside the Clutha river at Deans Bank. Includes singletrack which has been designed to suit all abilities. The event is based on the Albert Town reserve, across the Clutha River bridge on SH6 between Wanaka and Hawea. This event is open to teams and individuals. www.summersendoff.co.nz

Sun 24 February 2013 - Kaiwara Classic - Culverden
43km of adventure mountain biking from Culverden to Cheviot...via the Lowry Peaks Range, Kaiwara Saddle, Ethelton Valley and the Random Spur. In 2012 they offered 2 course options: the traditional ‘Challenge’ course; or the new “Epic’ course option for those who wish to race harder for longer. The new course continued climbing from Kaiwara Saddle to the tops along rough farm track before re-joining the original course at the end of the Ethelton Valley. This adds 30 mins to the riding time. I am not sure yet if the 2013 event will include it.Organised by the Cheviot Lions with proceeds going to fund local community projects. For more information and to enter visit www.runandride.co.nz or email runandride@xtra.co.nz

Sat 2 March 2013 - Ram Ride - Rotherham
Part of the Amuri A & P Show. 17km and 34km (2 loop) course options. Land access possible only on race day. Entry fee ($35) includes entry to the Amuri A & P Show. More info at www.ramride.blogspot.com

Sat 2 March 2013 - The Alpine Corral - St James
A new event in the St James Conservation Area, Hanmer Springs. The race is located on the new St James Cycle Trail which passes through an iconic South Island backcountry conservation area near Hanmer. The 73km journey takes you on your own Alpine Corral venturing out over old stock routes, ascending alpine passes, down spectacular river valleys and uncovering untouched grassland valleys. Entry is $85. More information at www.alpinecorral.co.nz, or contact Dayle on 027 692 1624

Sat 2 March 2013 - Karapoti Classic - Upper Hutt
NZ's longest standing MTB event! Based in Wellington's rugged Akatarawa Ranges, 10km north of Upper Hutt City, the Karapoti is one of NZ's premier endurance mountainbike events. A huge but achievable challenge of 50km combined with spectacular scenery. For more info phone 04 920 5655, email enquiries@karapoti.co.nz or check out www.karapoti.co.nz

Sat 2 March 2013 - Karapoti Challenge - Upper Hutt
A fun ride for off road rookies, recreational riders, families, supporters and schoolkids. Run in conjunction with the Karapoti Classic. For more info phone 04 920 5655, email enquiries@karapoti.co.nz or check out www.karapoti.co.nz

Sat 2 March 2013 - Denniston Chain Grinder - Denniston Plateau, Westport
Multi-lap race of 3 hour duration for solo riders and teams of 2, 3 or 4. Entry forms & details at www.cyclebuller.co.nz

Sun 3 March 2013 - Lees Valley Challenge - North Canterbury
An 80km endurance ride through some remote spectacular areas of North Canterbury. This is comparable to other endurance races like the Rainbow Rage and Molesworth Muster but with more climbing. The ride begins by climbing over Okuku Pass, along Lees Valley Road, over Ladbrooks Hill then Bottle Hill and then a sweet downhill all the way to the Ashley Gorge finish line. The course is 100% rideable gravel road containing numerous creek crossings and cattlestops, one major river crossing (Okuku River), one lane bridges, and stunning views all the way. Plus it is easy for the support crews with the finish line only 30km from the start line. So drop your rider off then head straight to Ashley Gorge and chill out with a range of activities to keep you amused and entertained until the riders appear. Live music will kick in leading up to the prizegiving. For 2013 they are hoping to introduce a 40km section for those new to the sport, More details at www.leesvalleychallenge.co.nz or email organiser@leesvalleychallenge.co.nz

Sun 3 March 2013 - Pass 2 Pub MTB ride/race - Burkes Pass to Albury
A very popular 36km ride from Burkes Pass to the Albury Tavern, utilising gravel roads and 4WD tracks. Limited to 1000 riders. www.pass2pub.com

Sun 3 - Fri 8 March 2012 - Mountains to Beach - NSW
Imagine a week of MTB racing that will take you from the highest mountains in Australia, across snowgum lined plains, down along rainforest lined creeks and out to finish with your wheels in the sand and surf. Snaking singletrack, 'wind through the helmet' downhills, challenging uphills and some of the most varied scenery you could want. The event is a 'tour' style event. Entrants, solo or pairs, will ride some 400 km on a journey from the snowy mountains of Thredbo to the NSW beach of Narooma. The majority of the riding will be in race stages that will test the full range of mountainbiking skills - uphill, downhill, cross country, marathon, riding under lights. Whilst timed race stages will range in length from 5 km to over 100 km, there will also be a number of non timed, non race cruising stages along the way. See www.wildhorizons.com.au, or email info@wildhorizons.com.au.


Saturday 9 March 2013 - The Vulcaniser
Multi-lap racing on a fantastic purpose-built native forest singletrack race course located at Mt Vulcan, a very scenic coastal property at Omihi, North Canterbury (on the coast, just north of Waipara). Lots of sweet forest singletrack, just 75 minutes drive from Christchurch. All courses start at the woolshed so involve a 4WD climb at the start (to avoid having cars driving through the farm). Also other options this year of just riding up a 4WD track to the top of the Boars Nest, as well as a running option. This will be the FINAL Vulcaniser event.More info on our club site here... www.singletrack.org.nz. Brought to you by the Christchurch Singletrack Club. Contact Rebekah and Craig, 03 322 7886, 027 313 4908, rebekah@singletrack.org.nz.

Sat 9 March 2013 - Motatapu, Wanaka
50km very scenic ride in awesome countryside from Glendhu Bay, Wanaka to the historic and beautiful Arrowtown. The first seven kilometres are on gravel road, then you continue up the Motatapu Valley on a well maintained farm trail climbing gradually over undulating terrain, with several small stream crossings, until topping out at 887m when you reach the 35km mark. The course descends gently until it reaches a steep, rocky descent down the Soho Creek into the famous Macetown track. There are several river crossings over the last 8km on a gravel track. Depending on recent rainfall, rivers can be up to thigh deep. Heaps of info and entry forms are at www.iconicadventures.co.nz. This event fills up real fast so need to get in early.

Sat 9 March 2013 - Colville Connection - Coromandel Peninsula
Three rides available from Colville at the remote northern end of the Coromandel Peninsula:
- The signature event the 72km Kona Colville Connection - a tough marathon ride with over 1700 vertical metres of climbing. Spectacular views, spectacular descents.
- The 40km Ground Effect Get on Yer Bike - a ride designed for off-road junkies
- The 24km Jungle Safari - This honey of a ride is designed for those who want a day out on the bike but something not too tough. Its 100% rideable, offers a mix of non technical singletrack, farm tracks and gravel roads - and the chance of a swim at beautiful Waikawau Bay.
More info at www.colvilleconnection.co.nz, or contact jim@colvilleconnection.co.nz, or 021 648 085


Sat 9 March 2013 - Triple Peaks Challenge - Havelock North
A long-standing 47km course scaling over Mt Erin, Mt Kahuranaki & Te Mata Peaks, also crossing the Tukituki river twice. Check out www.triplepeakschallenge.co.nz for more information.

Sat 16 March 2013 - Rainbow Rage - St Arnaud to Hanmer
A very popular point-to-point event that travels the 106km from St Arnaud to Hanmer via the gravel Rainbow Road. There are also several other courses available now, some of which include the St James Cycleway Trail. Contact Mike Gane at mike@rainbowrage.co.nz or on 0273 151 138, or check out www.rainbowrage.co.nz

Sat 16 March 2013 - Super V Womens Race
It’s ladies day out on the trails! Join Revolve for a fun day of riding down the hills - get shuttled (driven) to the top of Barking Emu and ride down Carparts Extension, Carparts, Roller Coaster, Highbury Fling, and Transient. These are lovely intermediate trails that will take about 30-45 min to ride across/down the hill. Costs $30 for Revolve members, $40 non-members. See http://revolvecycling.co.nz

Sat 16 March 2013 - Screaming-O - Wellington
Held in the Orongorongo Forest. Starting at Catchpool Creek riders head to the Orongorongo River via the Orongorongo Track (aka 5 Mile Track) and then down the river using the 4WD tracks to the Wainuiomata Coast. From there cyclists can either MTB back to the Catchpool Creek start along the Wainuiomata Coast Road, or swap to a road bike and ride back to the Catchpool Creek start along the Wainuiomata Coast Road, or tag a team mate who will then ride back to the Catchpool Creek start along the Wainuiomata Coast Road. www.screamingo.co.nz

17 March 2013 - Weet-Bix Tryathlon, Christchurch http://tryathlon.weetbix.co.nz

Sun 17 March 2013 - Geraldine Bike Challenge - Geraldine
Three great courses as last year: 52km Challenge - for the more experienced fit riders with a few hills, singletrack and river crossings added for your enjoyment. 32km Intermediate Challenge - A good fast ride with a couple of river crossings and singletrack. 18km Recreation race - A great adventure for the families and riders new to MTB events. All courses involve 4WD tracks and two river crossings (usually dry). Organised by the Lions Club of Geraldine. Visit www.geraldinebikechallenge.co.nz for all info.

22 March - 1 April 2013 - Queenstown Bike Festival - Queenstown
Celebrating everything to do with biking. The Queenstown Bike Festival combines the best of mountainbikes, downhill and road bikes through a diverse series of events rolled into an exciting package, for kids, recreational and elite, or simply passionate riders. www.queenstownbikefestival.co.nz

Sat 23 March 2013 - Quartzopolis Challenge Adventure MTB Race - Reefton, West Coast
A 40km course that goes from Reefton to the historic township of Waiuta, via Big River mine – 50% historic road, 40% pack track, 10% grunt/carry. Entries close 11th March (Late entry fee applies). Contact rvcinfo@xtra.co.nz or (03) 732 8391 or see http://quartzopolis.co.nz/events/. They are also on Facebook here

Sat 23 March 2013 - The Dual, Motutapu-Rangitoto Traverse - Auckland
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. All the details are at www.thedual.co.nz

Sat 23 March 2013 - King Country Challenge - Te Kuiti
Three courses: 65, 48 or 26km (plus two smaller kids courses). All the details are at www.kingcountrychallenge.co.nz

24 March 2013 - City 2 Surf, Christchurch www.city2surf.co.nz

Sun 24 March 2013 - Mt Peel MTB Marathon - Mt Peel, Geraldine
This is a fantastic event for anyone looking for a seriously challenging ride. The course is 85km long and probably the toughest single day MTB course in New Zealand. Climbing to over 1500m, the course includes about 10km of flat roads but most of it is on 4WD tracks (some quite rocky and rough) which allow magnificent views of the Southern Alps. About an hour is spent on a very exposed ridgeline before a steep, rocky descent to the Hewson and Orari Rivers, then returning to Peel Forest via Blue Mountain Station and the low Scotsburn range. There is over 2340m of climbing (mostly in one big very long climb!), so This is NOT A RACE FOR NOVICES! For those wanting an easier course then try the Blue Mountains course. For more info, phone 03 688 5531 or head to www.mtpeelmtb.co.nz.

Sun 24 March 2013 - Blue Mountain Gorges Challenge - Mt Peel, Geraldine
This course is simply awesome. Run in conjunction with the Mt Peel event. It is a true adventure that will challenge riders of any ability. With fast gravel, grunty climbs, rough 4WD tracks, numerous river and stream crossings, open grass flats, it simply has it all and is a must-do course for anyone who enjoys challenging adventure courses. It's around 65km long and covers some fantastic inland South Canterbury terrain. The route, incorporating over 1000m of altitude gain and loss, leaves Peel Forest and follows the Orari Gorge to Lochaber Station. There the route joins the course of the marathon for its return to Peel Forest township via Andrews Stream. There are no major climbs but is very undulating. The course is ideal for intermediate to expert riders who have a few technical skills. For more info, phone 03 688 5531 or head to www.mtpeelmtb.co.nz

Sat 30 March 2013 - Tour de Wakatipu - Queenstown
PART OF THE QUEENSTOWN BIKE FESTIVAL WHICH RUNS FROM 22 MARCH TO 1 APRIL
A cross-country bike race (36kms for the recreational course, and 45kms for the full elite and sport riders course). Crosses the Wakatipu Basin on trails and then down the banks of the Kawarau River - finishes in a great winery. See the details at www.queenstownbikefestival.com/


Sat 6 April 2013 - Naseby 12 Hour Challenge - Naseby
Start/finish area is at the Larchview Campground, Naseby. 9am till 9pm. Entry normally about $60 per person (solo or team). The normal 10 (ish) km course includes heaps of sweet singletrack and some forestry roads. More details available at www.mountainbikingotago.co.nz. There are limited entries due to tent site spaces, so best be quick! Entries usually open 1 Feb and all 750+ spots fill up within a few days at the longest! UPDATE: Team entries in 2013 sold out in just 47 minutes!!! For more info contact Craig Bates, 0274 894 361, 03 489 4360 or at cbates@landwardrealty.co.nz

Sat 6 April 2013 - Arrowsmith Thee Ride - Lake Heron
A 42km course on the very scenic Mt Arrowsmith Station, Lake Heron, Canterbury (just tucked in behind Mt Somers). The course heads up the Cameron Valley, nearly to the source of the river, up and over a high saddle, down into the South Ashburton Valley and then back down to the finish via a long undulating valley ride and a small saddle. The course uses rough 4WD tracks and involves a couple of decent climbs, the first of which is reasonably steep in places and quite long, and also a very cool boulder scree crossing. Stunning mountain location with fantastic close-up views of the South Ashburton and Cameron Glaciers and Southern Alps. Contact Simon Hampton at methvenrace@xtra.co.nz, or by phone on 03 302 1822 or 027 274 6573. This is an awesome adventure course and should be on every rider's to-do list! More details, entry form, course map, photos etc are on their website: www.multisportevents.co.nz.

Sun 7 April 2013 – Malvern Lions MTB Challenge – Springfield/ Dalethorpe Area, Canterbury
Held in the Matariki Forest and rear of Annavale Station near Springfield, access to event at the end of Dalethorpe Road (turn off SH 73 at Annat, past Sheffield – signposted). All new courses and new location including Elite 45km and Sport 27km – both Open and Veteran categories, and Recreation ride, Fun Run and Walk for individuals and families. Proceeds will go to local schools to enhance reading and literacy programmes. Full details including entry form, course map and elevation profiles at www.malvernlions.co.nz. For further details, contact Secretary Brian Davidson 03 318 8382, 021 061 1034, davidsonb@clear.net.nz

Sat 13 April 2013 - Hanmer 4 and 8 hour MTB event - Hanmer Springs
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. With a team of up to five riders, or you could go solo, with a mixture of forest roads and single track riding, what a way to spent an Autumn day in Hanmer Springs. You have the choice of riding for 4 or 8 hours. The whole event will be run in daylight, so no need for expensive lighting systems, based out of the Forest Camp grounds, so great facilities and plenty of space to enjoy the MTB Village atmosphere, with time in the evening to enjoy the other delights of Hanmer Springs. For more details and entry forms head along to www.hanmerevents.co.nz, or contact Graham Frith, 03 315 5009, 021 168 1545

Sun 14 April 2013 - Wombat 100 - Victoria, Australia
One of the most exciting MTB marathon events in Australia. The event traverses Wombat State Forest and private property with fast fire trail, forest riding and up to 50% flowing single track with absolutely no tarmac! More details at www.maxadventure.com.au

Sun 14 April 2013 - Women's 4hr - McLeans Forest, ChCh
www.bluedogevents.co.nz

Sat 20 April 2013 - Contact Epic - Lake Hawea
One of the most scenic MTB events in NZ. A once a year opportunity to race the full 125 km circumference of Lake Hawea, near Wanaka, (95km option). If you are ready to raise the bar then this event is for you. Whether you want to race hard or just take on the challenge and adventure of completing this event, you won’t be disappointed. New 35 km option available this year! Further information at www.contactepic.co.nz. Entries close 24 March. Contact Danielle, info@contactepic.co.nz; 03 443 6090

Sat 20-Sun 21 April 2013 - NDURO 24 Hrs - Rotorua
A true test of your stamina, whether you hit this event as a solo or a team. 24 hours of beautiful Rotorua singletrack! www.nduro24.co.nz

Sat 27 April 2013 - 2013 Singlespeed Champs - Rotorua
http://www.rotoruasinglespeed.com

Sun 28 April 2013 - Cheviot Hills Challenge - Cheviot
Postponed from original 7 October 2012 date. A multi-lap format race held within the Cheviot Hills Reserve, 1.5 hours drive North of Christchurch. Choices range from one 7km lap for team riders through to 4 laps for expert class riders. Course is a mix of singletrack, 4WD farm track and grass berm. Great chance to test the end of season form. Organised by the Cheviot Lions with proceeds going to fund local community projects. This year they also have a running race in the afternoon. For more information and to download an entry form visit www.runandride.co.nz or email runandride@xtra.co.nz

Sun 28 April 2013 - Mt Somers MTB Race - Mt Somers
Due to heavy rain, this event was postponed from 21 April - now Sunday 28 April Organized by Mayfield & Districts Lions Club. Starts and Finishes at the Mt Somers Domain. This will be the 7th year of this event which puts all profits back into the community (to date over $100,000 has been given to organisations in Mid Canterbury and Christchurch). This year the majority of the profits will go to Ronald McDonald House. The courses, all on Mt Somers Station, traverse the slopes of Mt Somers passing lime works, through bush, snow grass and along farm tracks with fantastic views. www.mtsomersbikerace.co.nz

Wed 1 May 2013 - Night racing - McLeans Island, Christchurch
Night racing series. www.bluedogevents.co.nz

Wed 8 May 2013 - Night racing - McLeans Island, Christchurch
Night racing series. www.bluedogevents.co.nz

Sun 12 May 2013 - 6 Hour Mountainbike Challenge - Ashburton
www.sportsground.co.nz/midcanterburymtbclub/90090/

Sun 12 May 2013 - Otago Peninsula Challenge - Dunedin
Two courses: 23km and 43km. Crossing through 10 private properties, this is your once a year chance to ride down The Wild Side of the Otago Peninsula. See www.otagopeninsulachallenge.co.nz

Wed 15 May 2013 - Night racing - McLeans Island, Christchurch
Night racing series. www.bluedogevents.co.nz

Fri 17 - Sat 18 May 2013 - Moonride - Rotorua
24, 12 and 6hr options for individuals or teams of 5 riders. Held at Waipa MTB area, Whaka Forest, Rotorua. More info at www.moonride.co.nz

Sun 19 May 2013 - Milton Jailbreak - Milton
3 courses: Challenging 50 km race - with steep up-hills, descents along forestry and pulblic roads. Easier 34km - course on mainly private unsealed forestry roads. Rolling terrain with an initial climb that has great skyline views of the forestry, Milton and surrounding districts. Family 10km - a fun day out on safe track. More info at www.miltonjailbreak.co.nz

Sun 19 May 2013 - Codgers Enduro - Nelson
Four stage enduro. 1st and 4th stages at Codgers MTB Park, 2nd and 3rd stages in the Sharlands Valley. www.nelsonmountainbikeclub.org.nz

Wed 22 May 2013 - Night racing - McLeans Island, Christchurch
Night racing series. www.bluedogevents.co.nz

Sat 25 May 2013 - Mt Isobel Challenge - Hanmer
An open mountain duathlon in the beautiful mountain setting of Hanmer Springs, involving a fantastic 8km 1000m ascent mountain run and a 22km mountain bike. Compete as a team or an individual. For more details and entry forms head along to www.hanmerevents.co.nz, or contact Graham Frith, 03 315 5009, 021 168 1545

Sat 25 May 2013 - Domain Day:Nighter - Westport
Held in the Westport Domain right along side the Buller River in a historic native reserve which is warm and sheltered. A multi-lap race where competitors can either ride solo or in teams of two and the objective is to do as many laps as you can within two hours. The course is designed for the novice rider and is approximately 1.5km of hard-pack walking tracks and easy single track. Rego: 3.30 - 4.30pm, briefing: 4.45pm, race start: 5pm (ends: 7pm). See www.cyclebuller.co.nz

Wed 29 May 2013 - Night racing - McLeans Island, Christchurch
Night racing series. www.bluedogevents.co.nz

Was to be Sun 2 June 2013 (Queen's Birthday weekend) - Dam Good Race - Alexandra
CANCELLED. A new event, held at Fraser Domain, Earnscleugh Road, Alexandra. 10am Rego, 11am Race Start. A no frills, minimal prizes, bargain price race. Approx 35km long. www.rockandroad.co.nz/dam-good-race

Wed 5 June 2013 - Night racing - McLeans Island, Christchurch
Night racing series. www.bluedogevents.co.nz

Sun 9 June 2013 - Marlborough Enduro MTB 3 hour and 6 hour - Blenheim
Held at Wither Hills MTB Park and open to indivduals and teams. Starts 10am. More info at www.gomarlborough.net.nz

Sun 9 June 2013 - Cyclo-Cross Series - Dunedin
Race 1 of 10. CX and MTB categories. More info at http://cycleworld.co.nz/dunedin/events/cycle-world-cyclo-cross-series-2013/

Wed 12 June 2013 - Night racing - McLeans Island, Christchurch
Night racing series. www.bluedogevents.co.nz

Sun 16 June 2013 - Cyclo-Cross Series - Dunedin
Race 2 of 10. CX and MTB categories. More info at http://cycleworld.co.nz/dunedin/events/cycle-world-cyclo-cross-series-2013/

POSTPONED to 26 June due to weather - was to be Wed 19 June 2013 - Night racing - McLeans Island, Christchurch
Night racing series. www.bluedogevents.co.nz

Sat 22 June 2013 - 8hr Mid Winter relay - Invercargill
8 hour relay event based at the Southland MTB Club's Sandy Point trails just outside of Invercargill. Enter online at www.southlandmtbclub.co.nz

Sun 23 June 2013 - Southern Cross Cyclocross Series - Ferrymead, Christchurch
Fun event with both cyclocross and MTB categories. Details at www.southerncrosscx.blogspot.com

Sun 23 June 2013 - 6-hour Mid-Winter Breakout - Kaiteriteri MTB Park
A 6 hour relay event. www.nelsonmountainbikeclub.org.nz

Sun 23 June 2013 - Cyclo-Cross Series - Dunedin
Race 3 of 10. CX and MTB categories. More info at http://cycleworld.co.nz/dunedin/events/cycle-world-cyclo-cross-series-2013/

29 June - 6 July 2013 - BC Bike Race - British Columbia, CANADA
While we don't list many international events on here, this is one that many Kiwis head over for. They say it is more then a race, its the best 7 days you've ever experienced on a mountainbike. It's a tour of the West Coast of Canada's beautiful state of British Columbia - the trails, the towns, the lifestyle. Epic (avg 50km/day) or Challenge (avg 30km/day) Courses are 70% singletrack. All the details are at www.bcbikerace.com

Sun 30 June 2013 - Mountainbike Orienteering - McLeans Forest, Christchurch
Two course lengths to choose from. You'll be given a map with control locations marked and it is up to you to ride to each control using whatever route you think will be fastest, with the aim of getting around them all in the quickest possible time. You'll get to see parts of McLeans you'd never normally see if just following the standard MTB loop. Course planner: Graeme Read, 352 2582. Parking is in the main MTB car park. Registration in area northeast of shop. Competitors can start anytime between 11am and 12:30pm. Cost: $20 senior, $10 junior, plus $3 for Sportident hire (prices are for non-PAPO members). A group riding together can share a map (and the entry fee as fee is per map). Doing it in a pair or group/family can be lots of fun and a pretty cheap activity. www.papo.org.nz

Sun 30 June 2013 - Cyclo-Cross Series - Dunedin
Race 4 of 10. CX and MTB categories. More info at http://cycleworld.co.nz/dunedin/events/cycle-world-cyclo-cross-series-2013/

Sun 7 July 2013 - Cyclo-Cross Series - Dunedin
Race 5 of 10. CX and MTB categories. More info at http://cycleworld.co.nz/dunedin/events/cycle-world-cyclo-cross-series-2013/

Sun 14 July 2013 - Southern Cross Cyclocross Series - Steam Scene, Christchurch
Fun event with both cyclocross and MTB categories. Details at www.southerncrosscx.blogspot.com

Sun 14 July 2013 - Cyclo-Cross Series - Dunedin
Race 6 of 10. CX and MTB categories. More info at http://cycleworld.co.nz/dunedin/events/cycle-world-cyclo-cross-series-2013/

Sat 27 July 2013 - Cyclo-Cross Series - Dunedin
Race 7 of 10. This one will be a night race, starting at 6pm. CX and MTB categories. More info at http://cycleworld.co.nz/dunedin/events/cycle-world-cyclo-cross-series-2013/

Sun 28 July 2013 - The 3 Ring Circus - Bundanoon, Southern Highlands, NSW,
A MTB enduro event where solo performers or relay teams of two or three will ride a 50km circuit taking in three loops of the MTB trails in Wingello State Forest – Blue (approx 6km), Red (approx 25km), and Yellow (approx. 19km), offering something for everyone – singletrack for the experienced, climbs for the fit, and scenic forest roads for the novice. Perform solo and challenge yourself over 50km or do it as a relay team and enjoy a great day out on the beautiful Wingello trails. Heaps more info can be found at www.wildhorizons.com.au, or email info@wildhorizons.com.au.

Sun 4 August 2013 - Cyclocross National round - Ferrymead, Christchurch
Fun event with both cyclocross and MTB categories. Details at www.southerncrosscx.blogspot.com

Sun 11 August 2013 - Cyclo-Cross Series - Dunedin
Race 8 of 10. CX and MTB categories. More info at http://cycleworld.co.nz/dunedin/events/cycle-world-cyclo-cross-series-2013/

Sun 18 August 2013 - Southern Cross Cyclocross Series - Ferrymead, Christchurch
Fun event with both cyclocross and MTB categories. Details at www.southerncrosscx.blogspot.com

Sun 18 August 2013 - Cyclo-Cross Series - Dunedin
Race 9 of 10. CX and MTB categories. More info at http://cycleworld.co.nz/dunedin/events/cycle-world-cyclo-cross-series-2013/

Sat 31 August 2013 - Cyclo-Cross Series final, and final of National CX Series - Dunedin
Race 10 of 10. CX and MTB categories. More info at http://cycleworld.co.nz/dunedin/events/cycle-world-cyclo-cross-series-2013/

Sat 7 September 2013 - Day-Night Thriller 3, 6 & 12hr - Taupo
NZ's biggest MTB event with over 3000 riders. Open to solo or teams. More info at www.eventpromotions.co.nz

Sun 8 September 2013 - Southern Cross Cyclocross Series - Steam Scene, Christchurch
Fun event with both cyclocross and MTB categories. Details at www.southerncrosscx.blogspot.com


Saturday 28 September 2013 - Club Short Track Series round 1 - Siberia Track, Port Hills
The Christchurch Singletrack Club are running a series of short track races on three Sunday afternoons during September/October for CSC club members. Run the same as the last four years except the course will be slightly easier and shorter. Three races each day to cater for the most casual to most serious riders. Kids are very welcome to join in but note that the course is hilly so all riders need to be competent with hills and singletrack. These are all about fun! More details at www.singletrack.org.nz. Entry is by donation. Will be cancelled if raining. More info from Craig & Rebekah, 322 7886 or rebekah@singletrack.org.nz.
Sun 29 September 2013 - Linger & Die XC - Alexandra
Approx 30km course which includes luscious singletrack, tasty 4WD trails all peppered with rocks and gravel (bring your own salt). Fast guys take approx 2hrs to complete this course. Trails are similar to previous years. More info at www.linger-and-die.co.nz

Sat 5 October 2013 - Dunedin 6 hour - Dunedin
6 hour enduro XC around Forrester Park and Bethunes Gully tracks. Ride it solo or in a team of up to 5. Starts 11am. http://mtbotago.ning.com

Sat 5 October 2013 - 2W Gravity Enduro - Rotorua
Open to individuals and also social teams; 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. Llimited entries. Another race is happening in February 2014. www.2w.co.nz


Saturday 5 October 2013 - Club Short Track Series round 2 - Siberia Track, Port Hills
The Christchurch Singletrack Club are running a series of short track races on three Sunday afternoons during September/October for CSC club members. Run the same as the last four years except the course will be slightly easier and shorter. Three races each day to cater for the most casual to most serious riders. Kids are very welcome to join in but note that the course is hilly so all riders need to be competent with hills and singletrack. These are all about fun! More details at www.singletrack.org.nz. Entry is by donation. Will be cancelled if raining. More info from Craig & Rebekah, 322 7886 or rebekah@singletrack.org.nz.

Saturday 12 October 2013 - Club Short Track Series round 3 - Siberia Track, Port Hills
The Christchurch Singletrack Club are running a series of short track races on three Sunday afternoons during September/October for CSC club members. Run the same as the last four years except the course will be slightly easier and shorter. Three races each day to cater for the most casual to most serious riders. Kids are very welcome to join in but note that the course is hilly so all riders need to be competent with hills and singletrack. These are all about fun! More details at www.singletrack.org.nz. Entry is by donation. Will be cancelled if raining. More info from Craig & Rebekah, 322 7886 or rebekah@singletrack.org.nz.
Sun 13 October 2013 - South Island Masters Games XC - Nelson
25km multi-lap course using intermediate trails at Codgers MTB Park. See www.simasters.co.nz

Sat 19 October 2013 - 6 and 12 hour Day/Nighter - McLeans Island
13km course of easy flat hardpacked gravel track at McLeans Forest Park, Christchurch. More details at www.bluedogevents.co.nz, or contact blue.dog@clear.net.nz, Ph: 03 331 7990.

Sat 26 October 2013 (Labour weekend) - Dusky Trail - Twizel
A great 40km course in the grandeur of the Mackenzie Country as you travel through iconic highcountry stations and take in the magnificent views of Mount Cook, Lake Pukaki, and Lake Benmore. Involves a few river crossings and an overall vertical climb of over just 500m. The Trail follows 4WD farm tracks and has a small section of both singletrack and gravel road. More info at: www.twizelhardlabour.org.nz

Sat 26 October 2013 (Labour weekend) - Whaka 100 - Rotorua
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

Sun 27 October 2013 (Labour w/end) - Deans Bank 10 hour - Wanaka
A popular event that has had great rider feedback. 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 is all singletrack and has been designed for bikers by bikers so it’s fun to ride! The track has been designed to suit riders of all abilities. Team categories or solo. See www.bikewanaka.org.nz

Sun 27 October 2013 (Labour w/end) - Milk and Honey Race - Takaka, Golden Bay
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. Join the Takaka Hill and the Rameka Track together, start and finish in Takaka, Golden Bay and you have an iconic road and mountainbike race that tests all-round riding skills. Roadies can team up with a mountain biker or you can go it alone with two different bikes. With a main street start and finish and famous Golden Bay hospitality, the Milk and Honey Race is one to enter now. Enter online at www.milkandhoneyrace.com

November 2013

2 November 2013 - Source to Sea, www.sourcetosea.co.nz

Was to be Sat 2 November 2013 - Clarence Spectacular - Hanmer Springs
Event not being run this year now. A 50km loop on mostly gravel roads with a nice long section of new (built late 2012) MTB track through the St James Cycleway area, starting and finishing in Hanmer Springs. Also a short course of 35km that avoid the first main climb up Jacks Pass. The full course is Hanmer - Pawsons Road - Jacks Pass - Peters Pass (St James) - Clarence Valley - Jollies Pass - Hanmer. The long course starts at the Pawsons Rd DOC Car park. The short course starts on Tophouse Road, near the St James Homestead (about 20min drive from Hanmer). Details are at www.hanmerevents.co.nz and the Hanmer Events Facebook Page

Sat 2 - Sun 3 November 2013 - MTB-Orienteering National Champs - Nelson
The 2013 MTBO Champs are being held at Codgers MTB Park, Nelson, and Rabbit Island. Saturday sees a choice of 5 courses on hilly terrain, while Sunday is a choice of long of short flat courses. Prizegiving and social gathering on Saturday evening. Entry forms at www.noc.org.nz, or call Mark on 03 545 6446

Sun 3 November 2013 - Opihi MTB Ride - Pleasant Point
Also incorporated the Aoraki Primary Schools Teams Challenge. This event is an ideal opportunity for new and experienced riders wanting to experience a MTB event which can offer a challenge to all and without any hills. Rides are over a variety of flat and undulatating tracks along stopbanks and tracks adjacent to the Opihi River and walkway. Three separate rides:
- 10km Family ride - Children under 10 yrs to be accompanied by an adult.
- 18km Recreational ride and Primary Schools Teams Challenge.
- 25km: Challenge ride : For those who want a little more challenge yet offering a few surprises for those who may want a fast workout.
Event starts and finish in the Pleasant Point Domain, Pleasant Point. More info at www.opihimtb.co.nz Enquiries nevilleburt@xtra.co.nz ph 03 614 8122.


Sat 9 November 2013 - Timaru 12 Hour Day/Night MTB Race - Centennial Park, Timaru
A team relay event riding laps over a 12 hour period. Racing is now 9am to 9pm, with prizegiving at 9:30pm. Fantastic singletrack course that is fast and challenging with loads of ups and downs but no big hills so ideal for both teams and solo. 12 hour teams of up to 5 riders or solo 12 Hour and Solo 6 Hour. Heaps of spot prizes. For more information or to enter on-line head to www.timaru12hourmtb.co.nz, or phone 03 688 5531

Sat 9 November 2013 - The Frog Rock Ride - Waipara area
Organised as a fundraiser for Waikari School. This great low key friendly event is held over spectacular private land with unsurpassed vistas of the limestone country of North Canterbury. Two courses: 15km and 26km. More info at www.frogrock.co.nz, or email info@frogrock.co.nz

Sat 9 November 2013 - Women of Dirt 6hr event - Wellington
http://revolvecycling.co.nz/events/women-of-dirt-2013/

Sat 9 November 2013 - The Taniwha - Waikato
Utilises the Waikato River Trails with 21, 42, 58 and 80km courses. www.thetaniwha.co.nz

Sun 10 November 2013 - Lees Valley Challenge - North Canterbury
CANCELLED - An 80km endurance ride through some remote spectacular areas of North Canterbury. There is also a shorter 45km option for those who don't want to hit up the big one. This is comparable to other endurance races like the Rainbow Rage and Molesworth Muster but with more climbing. The ride begins by climbing over Okuku Pass, along Lees Valley Road, over Ladbrooks Hill then Bottle Hill and then a sweet downhill all the way to the Ashley Gorge finish line. The course is 100% rideable gravel road containing numerous creek crossings and cattlestops, one major river crossing (Okuku River), one lane bridges, and stunning views all the way. Plus it is easy for the support crews with the finish line only 30km from the start line. So drop your rider off then head straight to Ashley Gorge and chill out with a range of activities to keep you amused and entertained until the riders appear. More details at www.leesvalleychallenge.co.nz or email organiser@leesvalleychallenge.co.nz

Sun 10 November 2013 - Clarkville Classic - Waimak River, Christchurch
An annual fundraiser for Clarkville School - a 21km MTB ride or a 21km MTB plus 6km run as a duathlon. Uses the Waimakariri River Regional Park MTB tracks. Individual and Team Entries welcome. www.clarkvilleclassic.co.nz

Sun 10 November 2013 - Coastal Classic - Taieri Mouth
Three courses to choose from: 59km, 39km and 15km. All courses include forestry tracks, gravel roads and a great 8km 4WD track downhill to the finish. Check their website for further details, pics and entryform... www.coastalclassic.org.nz

Sun 10 November 2013 - The Highland Fling - Bundanoon, Southern Highlands, NSW,
A MTB marathon starting and finishing in the village of Bundanoon in the Southern Highlands, NSW, Australia. Open to solo or teams. An event for all, with four courses: 14, 55, 110 and 160km offering scenic and challenging routes through forests and farmland in the Southern Highlands of NSW, hammering singletrack, forest tracks, dirt road and less than 2km of blacktop. Heaps more info can be found at www.wildhorizons.com.au, or email fling@wildhorizons.com.au.

Sat 16 November 2013 (Canterbury Show Weekend) - Spring Crusher - Hanmer Springs
An awesome singletrack epic for Canterbury riders! Do not miss this one - a wonderful showcase of the awesome handbuilt trail network of Hanmer Springs. Make the most of the long weekend and head to Hanmer for a whole heap of fun. A challenging but achievable course built by mountainbikers for mountainbikers with heaps of singletrack and some challenging climbs. Proceeds go into trail development in Hanmer Forest to ensure quality riding every time you visit Hanmer Springs. Be there! All the details are at www.hanmerevents.co.nz

Was to be Sun 24 November 2013 - Adventure Duathlon - Hanmer Springs
Event not being run this year now. Two courses, each with an offroad run and a MTB leg. The short course is entry level, with a 5km Run and 12km MTB for women, and 7km Run and 15km MTB for men. The longer course is designed to challenge the more experienced: for women 10km Run/26km MTB, and men 12km Run and 27km MTB. The races are run separately, women in the morning and men in the afternoon. Both Short and Long Courses can be run as a team, however, those wishing to run as a mixed gender team must compete in the men’s event in the afternoon. The MTB component of both courses is of a non-technical nature with the courses run exclusively on forest roads and tracks. All the details are at www.hanmerevents.co.nz

Sun 24 November 2013 - The Longbeach MTB Coastal Challenge - Hinds
A course with stream crossings, strenuous gullies and farm tracks along the beautiful coastline of the Pacific Ocean. There are four courses:
- the 35Km Classic Track for the competitive rider
- the 23km Recreational Track for those who may be new to mountain biking or who just want to enjoy the ride without the pressure of racing
- the 23km Team Track for highly competitive teams
- The 12km Family Track
More info at www.longbeachcoastalchallenge.com


Sun 24 November 2013 - Nelson Mammoth - Nelson
This year the mamoth is a four stage event, self supported on Nelson's best trails. Event will be run in the Enduro World Series format, with the timed stages each approx 10 minutes long. See www.nelsonmountainbikeclub.org.nz


Monday evening, 25 November 2013 - Club Mini-XC Series - Halswell Quarry
POSTPONED due to rain (now 16 Dec). The Christchurch Singletrack Club are again running a series of mini cross country races on 3 midweek evenings during November and December for CSC club members. Short course multi-lap format using the C2/Crocodile loop (approx 2km, taking 6-10 minutes). Two races each evening to cater for both sport and expert riders (up to 4 laps). More details at www.singletrack.org.nz. Entry is by donation. Will be postponed or cancelled if raining. More info from Craig & Rebekah, 322 7886 or rebekah@singletrack.org.nz.

Sat 30 November 2013 - Bannockburn Gutbuster - Bannockburn
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 some 25 or more fords. More details available at www.cromwell.org.nz, or contact Terry Emmitt on 0274 849 424 or email info@cromwell.org.nz

Sat 30 November 2013 - Nelson 12 hour - Nelson
More details closer to the time at www.nelsonmountainbikeclub.org.nz

30 November 2013 - Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, www.cyclechallenge.com

Sat 30 November 2013 - Huka Challenge - Taupo
85km MTB event run alongside the big roadie event. www.cyclechallenge.com


Monday evening, 2 December 2013 - Club Mini-XC Series - Halswell Quarry
The Christchurch Singletrack Club are again running a series of mini cross country races on 3 midweek evenings during November and December for CSC club members. Short course multi-lap format using the C2/Crocodile loop (approx 2km, taking 6-10 minutes). Two races each evening to cater for both sport and expert riders (up to 4 laps). More details at www.singletrack.org.nz. Entry is by donation. Will be postponed or cancelled if raining. More info from Craig & Rebekah, 322 7886 or rebekah@singletrack.org.nz.

6-8 December 2013 - Festival of Cycling www.festivalofcycling.co.nz

Sat 7 December 2013 - Festival of Cycling MTB event - Waipara
2013 sees a 26km course for competitive riders, plus an 18km recreational course and a 10km family ride. More details at www.festivalofcycling.co.nz

Sat 7 December 2013 - 3 peaks Enduro - Dunedin
The 3 Peaks event in 2012 had three timed race runs down three of Dunedin’s most fun trails including the Pineapple track, Mt Cargill track and Signal hill (two of these are normally not allowed for mountain biking, so this is a very special opportunity to ride these tracks). Riders make there own way between these stages in untimed sections called Liaisons and only get timed on the race run stages. See http://urge3peaks.co.nz/

Sat 7 December 2013 - Round Ranihoua 4 hour Challenge - Waiheke Island
Annual 4 hour event held at Onetangi Sports Park, Waiheke. See www.wmbc.co.nz


Monday evening, 9 December 2013 - Club Mini-XC Series - Halswell Quarry
The Christchurch Singletrack Club are again running a series of mini cross country races on 3 midweek evenings during November and December for CSC club members. Short course multi-lap format using the C2/Crocodile loop (approx 2km, taking 6-10 minutes). Two races each evening to cater for both sport and expert riders (up to 4 laps). More details at www.singletrack.org.nz. Entry is by donation. Will be postponed or cancelled if raining. More info from Craig & Rebekah, 322 7886 or rebekah@singletrack.org.nz.

Sat 14 December 2013 - Hanmer Hammerhead - Hanmer Springs
Come and ride this challenging course built by mountainbikers for mountainbikers with heaps of singletrack and some challenging climbs. The laps are likely to be around 10-11km. Sport riders normally do 2 laps, and expert riders 3 laps. Proceeds go into trail development in Hanmer Forest to ensure quality riding every time you visit Hanmer Springs. More info at www.hanmerevents.co.nz

Sun 15 December 2013 - MTB Orienteering event - Bottle Lake
A fun mountainbike orienteering event open to riders of all riding and navigation abilities. You can also enter as an individual or share a map with friends (and you pay per map not per rider). Rego from 10.30am at the main car park off Waitikiri Drive. Start times: 11am to 12.30pm. Course Closure: 2.30pm. Both medium and long courses. Planner: Graeme Read 352 2582. Cost per map for non PAPO members: $20 seniors, $10 juniors, plus $3 for sport ident hire. Two or more riders can share a map. The courses use a variety of forest roads and tracks. This area has come though the recent winds remarkably well but you may find the odd fallen tree across the track.


Monday evening, 16 December 2013 - Club Mini-XC Series - Halswell Quarry
The Christchurch Singletrack Club are again running a series of mini cross country races on 3 midweek evenings during November and December for CSC club members. Short course multi-lap format using the C2/Crocodile loop (approx 2km, taking 6-10 minutes). Two races each evening to cater for both sport and expert riders (up to 4 laps). More details at www.singletrack.org.nz. Entry is by donation. Will be postponed or cancelled if raining. More info from Craig & Rebekah, 322 7886 or rebekah@singletrack.org.nz.

Mon 30 December 2013 - Bannockburn MTB Classic - Bannockburn
A very popular event over the holiday period that takes you into the hills of Bannockburn (just down the road from Queenstown). Three courses to choose from:
Classic ride - 35km of gravel roads and undulating 4WD tracks with a climb of about 600m. Ride time of 1hr 30min - 3hrs
Sport ride - 22km of gravel roads and 4WD tracks with a climb of 350m. Ride time of 45min - 1hr 45min
Recreation ride - 10km of gravel road and 4WD tracks. Ideal for first timers or families with children over 10yrs. Ride time of 30min - 1hr. More info at www.cromwell.org.nz, or contact Terry Emmitt on 0274 849 424 or email info@cromwell.org.nz





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