Mountainbike events calendar - 2018 past events

This calendar was compiled by Craig & Rebekah, Christchurch Singletrack Club and is a list of 2018 events that have been and gone and have been shifted over from the main calendar page.

Click here for 2017 events, or here to go back to the main calendar page.

5-7 January 2018 - Elite Road Nationals (in Napier again in 2018), www.elitenationals.co.nz

Sun 7 January 2018 - North Island XCO Champs - Rotorua
Hosted by the Rotorua Mountainbike Club. See https://mtbnz-event-series.cyclingnewzealand.nz/events/NI-XCO-champs-Rotorua

Sat 20 January 2018 - St James MTB Classic - St James Cycle Trail
Two courses in very spectacular countryside: The 65km James Pony Express and the 103km James Epic. Really stunning highcountry location and great course. They also have heaps of running and multisport course options. www.stjamesmountainsports.co.nz

Sat 20 January 2018 - Haggis Hunter II - Signal Hill, Dunedin
A 3hr event for solo riders on the 2018 Oceanias course. www.mountainbikingotago.co.nz


Tue 23 January 2018 - 'Reverse-Enduro' Hillclimb Event - Crocodile XC MTB Park, Christchurch
Come and test ride the South Island XCO Course in this hillclimb event, done in an enduro-style where you are timed on the climbs and ride the untimed descents at whatever speed you want. Your cumulative time across the 5 stages decides your placings. Hosted by the Christchurch Singletrack Club. More details at www.singletrack.org.nz..

Sun 28 January 2018 - 679 XC Race - Mt Hutt
Advanced, intermediate and novice courses using the fantastic Mt Hutt trail network. For more info see... www.bikemethven.co.nz


Sun 4 February 2018 - South Island XCO Champs - Crocodile XC MTB Park, Christchurch
Hosted by the Christchurch Singletrack Club! A massive amount of work has gone into this course over the past few months for this event, so we'd love to have you there, either racing or spectating. We're using a sweet 4km (160m of climbing per lap) purpose-built race course that uses a few brand new tracks and some existing tracks. More details about the event, and how to enter, at www.singletrack.org.nz. This is going to be great for ChCh with options for all riders, including kids. The course double backs on itself in numerous places so is excellent for specatating at, especially with the best riders from around NZ (and possibly a few Aussies) taking on the main Champs races. Lock the date in and bring along your friends.

Sun 4 February 2018 - Gold Trail MTB Ride - Shantytown, West Coast
A 40km ride from Shantytown to Moana (Lake Brunner) by a route never done before this event. Ride through the history of the West Coast and the Gold Trails that both our ancestors and many Chinese walked, in the search for their riches of the Gold of the West Coast. www.goldtrail.co.nz

9-10 February 2018 - Coast to Coast, www.coasttocoast.co.nz

Sat 10 - Sun 11 February 2018 - Oceania XCO Champs - Signal Hill, Dunedin
The 2018 Oceania MTB Championships is the region's premier UCI Mountain Bike event. Held in rotation between Australia and New Zealand - it is New Zealand's turn to host the best MTB riders in the region for the Continental Championships. Hosted by Mountain Biking Otago in partnership with Cycling New Zealand and Mountain Bike New Zealand. Both the DH and XCO will be at Signal Hill. https://oceania-mtb-championships.cyclingnewzealand.nz/

Sat 10 February 2018 - Coppermine Epic - Nelson
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. 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”. 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. Full details, maps etc and entryforms available online at www.coppermine.co.nz

Sat 10 February 2018 - Moonshine Trail - Gore
Southland’s premier mountainbike, off-road run and duathlon event. MTB courses range from 30 to 50 km. An awesome warm up for the Motatapu. Held at Dolamore Park, just out of Gore. See www.moonshinetrail.co.nz

Sun 11 February 2018 - Red Zone 6 - Christchurch
6hr event on the footpaths and roads of the red zone. www.redzone6.co.nz

Sat 17 February 2018 - 4X2 MTB relay - Timaru
This is a great event and well worth Christchuch riders driving 2 hours south for. A 4-hour relay for solo or teams of 2 riders on a 4.5 km course. Race is 2-6pm with prize giving to follow. Held in Centennial Park, Timaru, with a campsite right in the middle of the course. Undulating terrain, a few sharp but short climbs, some tight corners, fast straights – nothing overly technical – just perfect for longer races and suitable for all levels of mountainbikers, from beginners to World Champions. A great fun friendly atmosphere with all proceeds going back to building more tracks.
www.southcanterburymountainbikeclub.co.nz,


Sat 17 February 2018 - Karapoti Classic - Upper Hutt
NZ’s longest running mountainbike event. 50km, 20km, and Kids 5km options. Based in Wellington's rugged Akatarawa Ranges, 10km north of Upper Hutt City, the Karapoti Classic is NZ’s premier MTB event. Established in 1986, it is renowned worldwide as the Southern Hemisphere’s longest running MTB event. This old-school adventure ride combines a huge but achievable challenge with superb scenery and an awesome social scene. Be quick... entries are limited to 1000 starters. www.karapoti.kiwi

Sun 18 February 2018 - Sheffield Rugby Club MTB Race - Sheffield
45 minutes from Christchurch, 981 Dalethorpe Rd, Sheffield. The opportunity to ride over some of the great country the Sheffield community has to offer, riding over three privately owned farms. This is a 25km race for the young and the young at heart! Riding through paddocks, 4WD tracks, and weaving through tussock country. There are a couple of steep short climbs, rewarded by fantastic views of the Canterbury plains and balanced with invigorating descents! See www.facebook.com/Sheffield-Rugby-Club-Mountain-Bike-Race-414886508719987

Wed 21 - Sun 25 February 2018 - The Escape Stage Race - Hawkes Bay
Another new stage race for NZ. 5 and 3 day options for solo riders or teams of two. www.theescape.co.nz

Sat 24 - Sun 25 February 2018 - CyclingNZ National XC Champs - Wright's Farm, Hawea Flat
Hosted by Bike Wanaka. www.mtbnationals.co.nz

Sat 24 February 2018 - Mt Somers MTB Classic - Mt Somers
Three courses to suit all abilities and ages on Mt Somers Station, 35km Classic, 30km Foothill Race, 20km Lowland ride. All races start and finish at the Mt Somers Domain, one hours drive from ChCh. Visit www.mtsomersbikerace.co.nz or their Facebook Page

24 February 2018 - Ride The Rakaia, www.ridetherakaia.co.nz

Sat 24 February 2018 - Ruapehu Express - Central Plateau
A classic 55km XC point to point race/ride mostly across private land with exclusive access for this event only! Riders start on the Tukino Ski field Road and will be treated to a huge variety of terrain and trails including leg 1: NZ Army tussock/desert landscape LAV tracks, leg 2: the myriad of trails in the Karioi pine forest which wraps around the Whangaehu and Wahianoa Rivers, leg 3: the beautiful native Rangataua forest, leg 4: a smattering of farm land and quick dash to Ohakune on the tar sealed roads. There is also a shorter 21km course for those wanting a shorter challenge. Riders start mid way though the Karioi forest, then wind their way through the Rangataua native forest ending with a glide down to the finish line at Ohakune. www.ruapehuexpress.co.nz


Wed 28 February 2018 - Secondary School Singletracks 2018 Series round 1 - Crocodile XC MTB Park
A popular annual series for secondary school students, held after school on five Wednesday afternoons before the school's road season kicks off in April. All the events are based at the dog exercise area at Halswell Quarry (near the start of the Crocodile Track) and will make use of the MTB singletrack network in the adjacent Crocodile XC MTB Park. The series is organised by Murray Anderson from the Christchurch Singletrack Club, who build and maintain the Crocodile XC MTB Park trail network at Halswell.
More details are available at www.racesingletracks.org.nz and keep up with updates through their Race Singletracks Facebook Page


Sun 4 March 2018 - 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


Wed 7 March 2018 - Secondary School Singletracks 2018 Series round 2 - Crocodile XC MTB Park
A popular annual series for secondary school students, held after school on five Wednesday afternoons before the school's road season kicks off in April. All the events are based at the dog exercise area at Halswell Quarry (near the start of the Crocodile Track) and will make use of the MTB singletrack network in the adjacent Crocodile XC MTB Park. The series is organised by Murray Anderson from the Christchurch Singletrack Club, who build and maintain the Crocodile XC MTB Park trail network at Halswell.
More details are available at www.racesingletracks.org.nz and keep up with updates through their Race Singletracks Facebook Page


Fri 9 - Sat 10 March 2018 - 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.eventpromotions.co.nz/

Sat 10 March 2018 - Motatapu, Wanaka
A 47km scenic ride from Glendhu Bay, Wanaka, to the historic and beautiful Arrowtown. The first few kilometres are on gravel road, then you continue up the Motatapu Valley on a well maintained farm track 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. More info and entry forms are at http://motatapu.com or contact nzinfo@ironman.com. This event fills up really fast so you need to get in early.

Sat 10 March 2018 - Triple Peaks Challenge - Hawkes Bay
47km ride over three peaks in the Hawkes Bay. www.triplepeakschallenge.co.nz


Wed 14 March 2018 - Secondary School Singletracks 2018 Series round 3 - Crocodile XC MTB Park
A popular annual series for secondary school students, held after school on five Wednesday afternoons before the school's road season kicks off in April. All the events are based at the dog exercise area at Halswell Quarry (near the start of the Crocodile Track) and will make use of the MTB singletrack network in the adjacent Crocodile XC MTB Park. The series is organised by Murray Anderson from the Christchurch Singletrack Club, who build and maintain the Crocodile XC MTB Park trail network at Halswell.
More details are available at www.racesingletracks.org.nz and keep up with updates through their Race Singletracks Facebook Page


Sat 17 March 2018 - Hanmer 4 and 8 hour MTB event - Hanmer Springs
Perfect for all Canterbury riders! This is a great 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 up to four riders, or you could go solo, with a mixture of double track and singletrack 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

Sun 18 March 2018 - Rakahuri Rage - North Canterbury
A 6-hour event for teams of 2-4 riders that uses a 8km course on the banks of the Ashley River. www.sportstrust.org.nz/rakahuri-rage


Wed 21 March 2018 - Secondary School Singletracks 2018 Series round 4 - Crocodile XC MTB Park
A popular annual series for secondary school students, held after school on five Wednesday afternoons before the school's road season kicks off in April. All the events are based at the dog exercise area at Halswell Quarry (near the start of the Crocodile Track) and will make use of the MTB singletrack network in the adjacent Crocodile XC MTB Park. The series is organised by Murray Anderson from the Christchurch Singletrack Club, who build and maintain the Crocodile XC MTB Park trail network at Halswell.
More details are available at www.racesingletracks.org.nz and keep up with updates through their Race Singletracks Facebook Page


24 March 2018 - Le Race, www.lerace.co.nz

Sat 24 March 2018 - Rainbow Rage - St Arnaud to Hanmer
Despite the 2016 event being advertised as the very last Rainbow Rage, it is back in 2018. A point-to-point event that travels the 106km from St Arnaud to Hanmer via the gravel Rainbow Road. Contact Mike Gane at mike@rainbowrage.co.nz or on 0273 151 138, or head to www.rainbowrage.co.nz

Sat 24 March 2018 - 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

Sun 25 March 2018 - Omihi School Farm Race - Canterbury
26 km or 17 km. 9 am start. Contact Maree Lucas 021 776 864. See www.omihi.school.nz/bikerun

Sun 25 March 2018 - Porirua Grand Traverse - Porirua, Wellington
25km of singletrack heaven in Wellington’s newest MTB park. Also a multisport option with kayak, mountainbike and mountain run www.pgt.org.nz


Wed 28 March 2018 - Secondary School Singletracks 2018 Series round 5 - Crocodile XC MTB Park
A popular annual series for secondary school students, held after school on five Wednesday afternoons before the school's road season kicks off in April. All the events are based at the dog exercise area at Halswell Quarry (near the start of the Crocodile Track) and will make use of the MTB singletrack network in the adjacent Crocodile XC MTB Park. The series is organised by Murray Anderson from the Christchurch Singletrack Club, who build and maintain the Crocodile XC MTB Park trail network at Halswell.
More details are available at www.racesingletracks.org.nz and keep up with updates through their Race Singletracks Facebook Page


Wed 4 April 2018 - HUXSTER McLeans primary and intermediate school MTB relay - Christchurch
A popular annual event for years 5-8 at McLeans Forest. Older kids can do solo. Course is usually around 4.5 km. See www.facebook.com/huxstermtb/

Wed 4 April 2018 - Night racing - McLeans Island, Christchurch
Night racing series. www.bluedogevents.co.nz

Sat 7 April 2018 - Naseby 12 Hour Challenge - Naseby
Awesome, awesome, awesome! The best relay event around. Start/finish area is at the Larchview Campground, Naseby. Usually 9am till 9pm. 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 open on 1 Feb and all 750+ spots fill up within a few minutes! Solo spots take a little longer but you'll still want to be quick. For more info contact Craig Bates, 0274 894 361, 03 489 4360 or at cbates@landwardrealty.co.nz

7 April 2018 - Graperide www.graperide.co.nz

Sun 8 April 2018 - Kaiwara Classic - Culverden
43km of adventure mountainbiking from Culverden to Cheviot via the Lowry Peaks Range, Kaiwara Saddle, Ethelton Valley and the Random Spur. They offer 2 course options: the traditional ‘Challenge’ course; or the 'Epic' course option for those who wish to race harder for longer. The epic course continues climbing from Kaiwara Saddle to the tops along rough farm track before re-joining the challenge course at the end of the Ethelton Valley. This adds 30 mins to the riding time. 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

Sun 8 April 2018 - Whitehorse Big Easy - Waimate
The Whitehorse Big Easy Event encompasses three separate events: bike, walk/run, and a team event - The Whitehorse Challenge. All of these are loop tracks, starting and ending at the Waimate A&P Show grounds. We also have 1.5km run or bike courses for younger children. www.whitehorsebigeasy.co.nz

Wed 11 April 2018 - Night racing - McLeans Island, Christchurch
Night racing series. www.bluedogevents.co.nz

Sat 14 April 2018 - Contact Epic - Lake Hawea
One of the most scenic MTB events in NZ. A once a year opportunity to race the full 125km circumference of Lake Hawea, near Wanaka (also 95km and 35km options). 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. Further information at www.contactepic.co.nz

Wed 18 April 2018 - Night racing - McLeans Island, Christchurch
Night racing series. www.bluedogevents.co.nz

Sat 21 - Sun 22 April 2018 - Kaiteriteri Weekender - Kaiteriteri
A weekend of events at the fabulous Kaiteriteri MTB Park.
Saturday 21st April – Kaiteriteri 6 Hour, 20-30 min laps through the easier tracks for teams and solo riders
Sunday 22nd April – Jaws Enduro, 3 timed stages on intermediate/advanced tracks, culminating in a full length run down the "world famous in NZ" Jaws track
Sunday 22nd April – Big Airs Whip-off, where you can show your style to the world on the newly opened Big Airs track
Sunday 22nd April – MTB Rogaine - navigate your way through the park, collecting points from checkpoints scattered throughout
Discounted accommodation available at Kaiteriteri Beach Camp for entrants. www.facebook.com/KaiteriteriMTBPark


Wed 25 April 2018 - Night racing - McLeans Island, Christchurch
Night racing series. www.bluedogevents.co.nz

28 April 2018 - Around Brunner www.aroundbrunner.co.nz

Wed 2 May 2018 - Night racing - McLeans Island, Christchurch
Night racing series. www.bluedogevents.co.nz

Sat 5 May 2018 - T42 - Central Plateau
The 48km 42 Traverse is a historic logging road – undulating, with a few technical bits and a handful of short river crossings. www.t42.co.nz

Sun 6 May 2018 - Southern Cross Cyclocross Series - Hagley Park, Christchurch
Fun event with both cyclocross and MTB categories. www.facebook.com/southerncrosscx

Wed 9 May 2018 - Night racing - McLeans Island, Christchurch
Night racing series. www.bluedogevents.co.nz

Sun 13 May 2018 - 6-hour event - Ashburton
6-hour relay event on the Ashburton River trails for solo riders or teams of up to 4, hosted by the Mid Canterbury MTB Club. www.midcanterburymtbclub.co.nz

Wed 16 May 2018 - Night racing - McLeans Island, Christchurch
Night racing series. www.bluedogevents.co.nz

Wed 23 May 2018 - Night racing - McLeans Island, Christchurch
Night racing series. www.bluedogevents.co.nz

Sat 26 May 2018 - Mt Isobel Challenge - Hanmer
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 and through the forest back to where you started at the Hanmer Domain. Compete as a team or an individual. For more details and entry forms head along to www.hanmerevents.co.nz

Sun 27 May 2018 - Southern Cross Cyclocross Series - Rawhiti Domain, Christchurch
Fun event with both cyclocross and MTB categories. www.facebook.com/southerncrosscx

Sun 17 June 2018 - Southern Cross Cyclocross Series - Lake Roto Kohatu, Christchurch
Fun event with both cyclocross and MTB categories. www.facebook.com/southerncrosscx

Sat 23 June 2018 - Winter Solstice 8 hour - Invercargill
Based at the Southland Mountain Bike Club's Sandy Point trail network located at Invercargill City Council's forestry block, Sandy Point, Invercargill. The transition area for team riders will be part of the course but located in a designated area outside the forestry block. The course will consist of approximately 50% singletrack and 50% access roads. 30 minute laps. Open to riders aged 13 years or older on race day. www.southlandmtbclub.co.nz

Sun 24 June 2018 - Bridge to Bridge North - North Canterbury
30km and 60km courses, finishing in Kaiapoi this year just by the Bridge on Raven Quay. No Car Parking issues with getting stuck. Bike from the Waimak River Gorge bridge to Kaiapoi along 4WD, stopbanks and forestry tracks. www.bridgetobridge.co.nz

Sun 24 June 2018 - 6 hour Midwinter Breakout - Rabbit Island
Get a team of 2, 3 or 4 riders together and join the hundreds of riders who take part in Nelson's biggest bike race every year. nelsonmtb.club/race/6hr

Sun 1 July 2018 - Winter MTB Series - Rotorua
Three race series on Rotorua's fantastic Whakarewarewa trail network. wintermtb.co.nz

5 - 13 July 2018 - BC Bike Race - British Columbia, CANADA
While we don't list many international events on here, this is one that many Kiwis head overseas 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. This event sells out VERY fast and well ahead of the race date! All the details are at www.bcbikerace.com

Sun 8 July 2018 - Southern Cross Cyclocross Series - Spencer Park, Christchurch
Fun event with both cyclocross and MTB categories. www.facebook.com/southerncrosscx

Sun 29 July 2018 - Southern Cross Cyclocross Series - Rangiora, Christchurch
Fun event with both cyclocross and MTB categories. www.facebook.com/southerncrosscx

Sun 5 August 2018 - Winter MTB Series - Rotorua
Three race series on Rotorua's fantastic Whakarewarewa trail network. wintermtb.co.nz

Sun 19 August 2018 - Southern Cross Cyclocross Series - Ferrymead, Christchurch
Fun event with both cyclocross and MTB categories. www.facebook.com/southerncrosscx

Sun 26 August 2018 - Revolution MTB Race - Alexandra
A three stage event held on the great tracks of the Alexandra basin. www.willbike.co.nz/events/revolution/

Sun 9 September 2018 - Winter MTB Series - Rotorua
Three race series on Rotorua's fantastic Whakarewarewa trail network. wintermtb.co.nz

Sun 16 September 2018 - The Gambler - Taupo
This is a 4 hr multi lap race, with a BIG difference! You have 4 different tracks, each track with a different points allocation, and you choose which tracks you ride, when and how often. You accumulate points by completing laps and try to gain maximum points during the 4 hrs race time - thus the Gamble! They are using their local pumice based Taupo Trails at Craters MTB Park, situatied just North of Taupo Township. Are you up for The Gamble? When Mountain biking & Strategy collide. www.mountainbiketaupo.org.nz

Sat 22 September 2018 - Day-Night Thriller 3, 6 & 12hr - Tokoroa
Open to solo or teams. More info at www.eventpromotions.co.nz

Sun 23 September 2018 - Linger & Die XC - Alexandra
A 20-30 km XC race on mostly singletrack and some 4WD tracks in the area to the east of Alexandra, including flowing fast singletrack and technical rock features.www.linger-and-die.co.nz/

Sun 7 October 2018 - Ashley Forest Blast - North Canterbury
A new event, hosted by the North Canterbury Cycling Club, for secondary school riders, with a support race for the adults. Funds raised will be used to support local junior riders. There will be 2 juniors races (boys and girls) and one adults race that will follow after the secondary school race is finished. To keep it simple, the adults race will only be classed in male and female. To keep the adults honest we will not allow juniors to ride in this grade. Each lap is 3.9km long with a mix of singletrack and gravel road climbs. The fastest will finish in around an hour. www.nccc.co.nz

Fri 12 - Sun 14 October 2018 - South Island School MTB Champs - Dunedin
Held at Signal Hill and hosted by Mountain Bike Otago. https://schools.cyclingnewzealand.nz/events/south-island-mtb-championships

Sat 13 October 2018 - Motu 160 Cycle Challenge - Opotiki
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

Sat 20 October 2018 (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

Sun 21 October 2018 (Labour weekend) - Deans Bank 10 hour - Wanaka
A popular event that has had great rider feedback. The event is held on the fantastic 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 21 October 2018 (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. 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.whaka100.co.nz

Sun 21 October 2018 (Labour weekend) - 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.goldenbaymtb.club

Sat 27 October 2018 - 10 hour Day/Nighter and 6 hour blast - McLeans Island
11km course of easy flat hardpacked gravel track at McLeans Forest Park, Christchurch. www.bluedogevents.co.nz

27 October 2018 - K2 Cycle Challenge, www.arcevents.co.nz

Sat 3 November 2018 - Timaru 10 Hour Day/Night MTB Race - Centennial Park, Timaru
A team relay event riding laps over a 10 hour period. 10 Hour Race starts at 9am and finishes at 7pm with the prize giving at 7.30pm. The 6 Hour race starts at 1pm and finishes at 7pm with the prize giving at 7.30pm. 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. 10 hour teams of up to 5 riders or solo 10 Hour. Heaps of spot prizes. For more information or to enter on-line head to www.tenhour.co.nz, or phone 03 688 5531


Tuesday evening, 6 November 2018 - Singletrack Club Mini-XC Series round 1 - Crocodile XC MTB Park
The Christchurch Singletrack Club are running a series of short cross country races this season for CSC club members (others are welcome to come along to try it out). Short course multi-lap format using various loops within the ever growing trail network of the Crocodile XC MTB Park. Course typically take 20-30 minutes to complete and involve 1-5 laps. We try to vary the course each week. Usually 2-4 races each evening to cater for both sport and expert riders. More details at www.singletrack.org.nz. Entry is by donation. Will be postponed or cancelled if raining or if tracks are too wet. More info from Rebekah, 322 7886 or rebekah@singletrack.org.nz.


Sunday 11 November 2018 - Singletrack Club Siberia Short Track racing - Crocodile XC MTB Park, Christchurch
In the past we've usually held a three week series. In 2017 it was cancelled due to the cordon following the Port Hills fires. In 2018-19 we're focussing more on XC races down in the forest so are holding just this one-day event up on Siberia Track. Organised by the Christchurch Singletrack Club, primarily for CSC club members but others are welcome. Run in the same format as in previous years. At least three-four races 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, although the singletrack we use is pretty easy. These are all about fun! More details closer to the time at www.singletrack.org.nz. Entry is by donation. Will be cancelled if raining. Contact Rebekah, 322 7886 or rebekah@singletrack.org.nz.

Sat 17 November 2018 (Canterbury Show Weekend) - Ride the Wilderness - West Coast Wilderness Trail, West Coast
Four different course options to suit all riders:
- 131 km, Ross to Greymouth
- 100 km, Hokitika to Greymouth
- 64 km, Cowboy Paradise to Greymouth
- 26 km, Kumara to Greymouth
Teams of 2 or 4 can race from Ross and teams of 2 from Cowboy Paradise. See www.ridethewilderness.co.nz



POSTPONED due to rain Tuesday evening, 20 November 2018 - Singletrack Club Mini-XC Series round 2 - Crocodile XC MTB Park
The Christchurch Singletrack Club are running a series of short cross country races this season for CSC club members (others are welcome to come along to try it out). Short course multi-lap format using various loops within the ever growing trail network of the Crocodile XC MTB Park. Course typically take 20-30 minutes to complete and involve 1-5 laps. We try to vary the course each week. Usually 2-4 races each evening to cater for both sport and expert riders. More details at www.singletrack.org.nz. Entry is by donation. Will be postponed or cancelled if raining or if tracks are too wet. More info from Rebekah, 322 7886 or rebekah@singletrack.org.nz.

24 November 2018 - Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, www.cyclechallenge.com

Sat 24 November 2018 - Huka Challenge - Taupo
85km MTB event run alongside the big Taupo roadie event. www.cyclechallenge.com

Sat 24 November 2018 - Nevis Valley 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 http://www.cromwell.org.nz

Sun 25 November 2018 - 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
- the 23km Recreational Track
- the 12km Family Track
- the 5km Kids Ride
More info at www.longbeachcoastalchallenge.com


25-30 November 2018 - The Pioneer stage race - Queenstown
Now a six day format, starting and finishing at Queenstown. Contact 09 601 9590 or info@lagadere-unlimited.co.nz. http://thepioneer.co.nz

Sun 2 December 2018 - Bridge to Bridge - North Canterbury
Bike 58km from the Waimak River Gorge bridge to SH1 along 4WD, stopbanks and forestry tracks. Also this year is a new 115km Enduro option which heads up the North Bank and down the SOuth Bank. Other options are the 30km Willows to SH1 course and a 12km recreational ride. www.bridgetobridge.co.nz


Tuesday evening, 4 December 2018 - Singletrack Club Mini-XC Series round 3 - Crocodile XC MTB Park
The Christchurch Singletrack Club are running a series of short cross country races this season for CSC club members (others are welcome to come along to try it out). Short course multi-lap format using various loops within the ever growing trail network of the Crocodile XC MTB Park. Course typically take 20-30 minutes to complete and involve 1-5 laps. We try to vary the course each week. Usually 2-4 races each evening to cater for both sport and expert riders. More details at www.singletrack.org.nz. Entry is by donation. Will be postponed or cancelled if raining or if tracks are too wet. More info from Rebekah, 322 7886 or rebekah@singletrack.org.nz.

Sat 8 December 2018 - Tekapo10 - Lake Tekapo
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 of racers with plenty of passing room. This event is organised as a fundraiser for Mackenzie College. More details on their Facebook page closer to the event




Click here for 2017 events, or here to go back to the main calendar page.


Christchurch Singletrack Club
www.singletrack.org.nz

Canterbury cross-country mountainbike trailbuilding and events
03 322 7886 ... 0274 571 074 ... craig@singletrack.org.nz