Mountainbike events calendar - 2019 past events

This calendar was compiled by Craig & Rebekah, Christchurch Singletrack Club and is a list of 2019 events that have been and gone and have been shifted over from the main calendar page.

Click here for 2018 events, or here to go back to the main calendar page.

4-6 January 2019 - Elite Road Nationals (in Napier again in 2019),

Sat 19 January 2019 - 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.

Sat 19 January 2019 - Minaret Burn - Wanaka
62km race with over 1100m of climbing. $200 per person to enter

Sun 27 January 2019 - 679 XC Race - Mt Hutt
Advanced, intermediate and novice courses using the fantastic Mt Hutt trail network. For more info see...

Sun 27 January 2019 - Cheviot Hills Challenge - Cheviot
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. or email

Sat 2 February 2019 - Crocodile Challenge - Crocodile XC MTB Park, Christchurch
Held the day before SIXCO, this is a two-lap event for those who want to race on the course that is being used for the SI Champs the following day but don't want to commit to one of the champs race. More details about the event, and how to enter, at

Sun 3 February 2019 - SIXCO 2019 (MTBNZ South Island XCO Champs) - Crocodile XC MTB Park, Christchurch
Its back! After a very successful 2018 event, the Christchurch Singletrack Club are hosting it again in 2019! A lot of work during 2018 and early 2019 has gone into improving the course to make the 2019 event even better. We'd love to have you there, either racing or spectating. We're using a sweet 4-4.5km (160-180m of climbing per lap) purpose-built race course that uses a few brand new tracks and features, along with some existing tracks. More details about the event, and how to enter, at This is going to be great for ChCh with options for all riders. 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. Don't miss this one!

Sun 3 February 2019 - 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.

8-9 February 2019 - Coast to Coast,

Sat 9 February 2019 - Moonshine Trail - Gore
Southlandís premier mountainbike 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

Sun 10 February 2019 - MTBNZ North Island XCO Champs - Palmerston North
Hosted by the Manawatu Mountainbike Club.

Tue 19 February 2019 - 'Reverse-Enduro' Hillclimb Event - Crocodile XC MTB Park, Christchurch
Following positive feedback on last year's event, we're bringing back this 'Reverse-Enduro' 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 4-5 stages decides your placings. Hosted by the Christchurch Singletrack Club. More details at

Sat 16 February 2019 - 4X2 MTB relay - Timaru
This is a great event and well worth Christchuch riders driving 2 hours south for. Held in the Scenic Reserve (Centennial Park) in Timaru. Now in its fifth year, this event is a fun race for solos or teams of 2. Complete as many laps as you can on this short, very fast single track/ hardpack track in 4 hours. This is a fundraising event for trail development and other projects in South Canterbury. More info and entry forms later in 2018 at,

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