Mountainbike events calendar - 2020 past events

This calendar was compiled by Craig & Rebekah, Christchurch Singletrack Club and is a list of 2020 events that have been and gone and have been shifted over from the main calendar page.

Click here for 2019 events, or here to go back to the main calendar page.

Sat 18 January 2020 - 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

Sun 19 January 2020 - MTBNZ South Island XCO Champs - Timaru
Hosted by the South Canterbury MTB Club. http://www.southcanterburymountainbikeclub.co.nz

Sat 25 - Sun 26 January 2020 - CyclingNZ National XCO Champs - Signal Hill, Dunedin
Hosted by Mountainbiking Otago. www.mtbnationals.co.nz

Sun 2 February 2020 - MTBNZ North Island XCO Champs - Palmerston North
Hosted by the the Manawatu MTB Club. https://mmbc.co.nz/


Tuesday evening, 4 February 2020 - Singletrack Club Crocodile Summer Series round 1 - Crocodile XC MTB Park
The Christchurch Singletrack Club are running a series of short races this season for CSC club members (others are welcome to race for a small entry fee). Round 1 is a mini-XC similar to what we ran before Christmas. The other rounds are different formats. More details at www.singletrack.org.nz. Entry is by donation (or $10 for non members). Will be postponed or cancelled if raining or if tracks are too wet. More info from Rebekah, 322 7886 or rebekah@singletrack.org.nz.

7-8 February 2020 - Coast to Coast, www.coasttocoast.co.nz

Sat 8 February 2020 - 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


Tuesday evening, 11 February 2020 - Singletrack Club Crocodile Summer Series round 2 - Crocodile XC MTB Park
The Christchurch Singletrack Club are running a series of short races this season for CSC club members (others are welcome to race for a small entry fee). Round 2 is a 90 minute solo/relay event. The other rounds are different formats. More details at www.singletrack.org.nz. Entry is by donation (or $10 for non members). 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 15 February 2020 - 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. 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 closer to the time at www.southcanterburymountainbikeclub.co.nz,


Tuesday evening, 18 February 2020 - Singletrack Club Crocodile Summer Series round 3 - Crocodile XC MTB Park
The Christchurch Singletrack Club are running a series of short races this season for CSC club members (others are welcome to race for a small entry fee). Round 3 is a Reverse Enduro Hillclimb event, very similar to the 2019 one we ran. The other rounds are different formats. More details at www.singletrack.org.nz. Entry is by donation (or $10 for non members). Will be postponed or cancelled if raining or if tracks are too wet. More info from Rebekah, 322 7886 or rebekah@singletrack.org.nz.

20-23 February 2020 - The Escape Stage Race - Hawkes Bay
5 and 3 day options for solo riders or teams of two. www.theescape.co.nz

22 February 2020 - Ride The Rakaia, www.ridetherakaia.co.nz

Sat 22 February 2020 - Mt Somers MTB Classic - Mt Somers
Two courses on Mt Somers Station: 31 and 23km. See www.mtsomersmc.nz

Sat 22 February 2020 - Moonshine Trail - Gore
Southland’s 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 www.moonshinetrail.co.nz

Sat 22 February 2020 - 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


Tuesday evening, 25 February 2020 - Singletrack Club Crocodile Summer Series round 4 - Crocodile XC MTB Park
The Christchurch Singletrack Club are running a series of short races this season for CSC club members (others are welcome to race for a small entry fee). Round 4 is a Cross Country event similar to our mini-XC events but of longer duration. More details at www.singletrack.org.nz. Entry is by donation (or $10 for non members). 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 29 February 2020 - Bluebridge Karapoti Classic - Wellington
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 1 March 2020 - 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 4 March 2020 - Secondary School Singletracks 2020 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 start in the upper 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 our Race Singletracks Facebook Page


Sat 7 March 2020 - Triple Peaks Challenge - Hawkes Bay
47km ride over three peaks in the Hawkes Bay. www.triplepeakschallenge.co.nz

Sun 8 March 2020 – Rakahuri Rage 6-Hour Mountainbike Race – Rangiora
This family-friendly event offers a challenge for riders of all skill levels and experience. Based from the Rangiora Racecourse, you'll compete in a team of 2-4 riders (or a solo rider) over an 8km loop course featuring singletrack and stop bank roads. The team which completes the most laps during the 6-hour race wins. One of the main aims of the Rakahuri Rage is to create a relaxed and social atmosphere. For more information or to enter visit www.rakahuri-rage.nz

Sun 8 March 2020 - Krank It - Christchurch
An event for women and children, held at Bottlelake Forest in both March and August.
www.krankit.co.nz


Wed 11 March 2020 - Secondary School Singletracks 2020 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 start in the upper 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 our Race Singletracks Facebook Page


Sat 14 March 2020 - 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. http://motatapu.com or contact nzinfo@ironman.com. This event fills up really fast so you need to get in early.




Click here for 2019 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
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