Mountainbike events calendar - 2021 past events

This calendar was compiled by Craig & Rebekah, Christchurch Singletrack Club and is a list of 2021 events that have been and gone and have been shifted over from the main calendar page.

Click here for 2020 events, or here to go back to the main calendar page.

Sat 16 January 2021 - 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


Wednesday evening, 27 January 2021 - Singletrack Club Crocodile Summer Season, round 6 - Crocodile XC MTB Park
This week is the Reverse Enduro which will decide the 2021 club Hillclimb Champions. 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). Generally short course multi-lap format using various loops within the ever growing trail network of the Crocodile XC MTB Park. But some weeks may be longer or different format like teams relay. Races typically take around 30-45 minutes to complete and involve up to 5 laps. We vary the course each week for the main race. Usually 2 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.


Wednesday evening, 3 February 2021 - Singletrack Club Crocodile Summer Season, round 7 - 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). Generally short course multi-lap format using various loops within the ever growing trail network of the Crocodile XC MTB Park. But some weeks may be longer or different format like teams relay. Races typically take around 30-45 minutes to complete and involve up to 5 laps. We vary the course each week for the main race. Usually 2 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 7 February 2021 - 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


Wednesday evening, 10 February 2021 - Singletrack Club Crocodile Summer Season, round 8 - 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). Generally short course multi-lap format using various loops within the ever growing trail network of the Crocodile XC MTB Park. But some weeks may be longer or different format like teams relay. Races typically take around 30-45 minutes to complete and involve up to 5 laps. We vary the course each week for the main race. Usually 2 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.

12-13 February 2021 - Coast to Coast, www.coasttocoast.co.nz

Sat 13 February 2021 - Papakaio 8 Hour MTB Challenge - Oamaru
An 8hr relay on an 8km course on private farmland, opened exclusively for the race. Track is a mixture of hand cut single track, historic water races and farm track - plenty of challenge but well within the ability of most social riders. Vibrant event village with premium food and beverage outlets, kidszone entertainment and 3 different children's loops to keep the kids entertained. Competitive teams of up to 4, social teams of up to 10 or ride it solo. For more info and to register visit www.papakaio8hour.co.nz

Sat 20 February 2021 - Mt Somers MTB Classic - Mt Somers
Two courses on Mt Somers Station: 31 and 23km. See www.mtsomersmc.nz

20 February 2021 - Ride The Rakaia, www.ridetherakaia.co.nz

Sat 20 February 2021 - 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

Sun 21 February 2021 - 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. 25km course (also 12km option) 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.sheffieldmtb.co.nz


Sat 27 February 2021 - NZ National XCO Champs - Crocodile XC MTB Park, Christchurch
The National Champs are coming to town! The Christchurch Singletrack Club are very excited to be hosting the XC champs this year at our Crocodile XC MTB Park. Even if you are not racing, this is a brilliant course for spectating at due to the easy access to so many key areas of the course and multiple opportunities per lap to watch riders. This XC event in conjunction with Gravity Canterbury who are hosting the DH champs on Sunday 28th at the Christchurch Adventure Park. More details are available at mtbnationals.nz and keep up with updates through our Crocodile XC MTB Page Facebook Page


Sat 27 February 2021 - Triple Peaks Challenge - Hawkes Bay
47km ride over three peaks in the Hawkes Bay. www.triplepeakschallenge.co.nz




Click here for 2020 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