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

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTION - was to be Sun 28 February 2021 - Whitehorse Big Easy - Waimate
1.5km, 5km, 13km, 20km and 27km MTB courses, as well as multisport options. www.whitehorsebigeasy.co.nz

March 2021


CANCELLED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTION - was to be Wed 3 March 2021 - Secondary School Singletracks 2021 Series round 1 - Crocodile XC MTB Park
A popular annual series for secondary school students, held after school on five Wednesday afternoons through March. All the events start in the upper dog exercise area at Halswell Quarry (near the Entrance Hub of the Crocodile XC MTB Park) 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 the Crocodile Park.
More details are available at www.racesingletracks.org.nz and keep up with updates through our Race Singletracks Facebook Page


POSTPONED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTION - was to be Sat 6 March 2021 - 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

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTION - was to be Sat 6 March 2021 - Motatapu, Wanaka
A 47km scenic ride from Glendhu Bay, Wanaka, to the historic and beautiful Arrowtown. This is your once a year opportunity to experience the breathtaking high country terrain and traverse the Motatapu, Soho and Glencoe Stations. http://motatapu.com

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTION - was to be Sun 7 March 2021 – Rakahuri Rage 6-Hour Mountainbike Race – Rangiora
This family-friendly event offers a challenge for riders of all skill levels and experience. You'll compete in a team of 2-4 riders (or a solo rider) over a 6km 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 7 March 2021 - Krank It - Christchurch
An event for women and children, held at Bottlelake Forest in both March and August.
www.krankit.co.nz


Wed 10 March 2021 - Secondary School Singletracks 2021 Series round 2 - Crocodile XC MTB Park
A popular annual series for secondary school students, held after school on five Wednesday afternoons through March. All the events start in the upper dog exercise area at Halswell Quarry (near the Entrance Hub of the Crocodile XC MTB Park) 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 the Crocodile Park.
More details are available at www.racesingletracks.org.nz and keep up with updates through our Race Singletracks Facebook Page

12-14 March 2021 - The Prospector MTB Stage Race, Alexandra
Three day MTB stage race set in the hills surrounding Alexandra using epic singletrack, gnarly climbs, arm pumping descents, and flowing trails. www.prospectormtb.co.nz

NEW DATE - 13 March 2021 - K2 Cycle Challenge, www.arcevents.co.nz

Sun 14 March 2021 - Pass 2 Pub MTB ride/race - Albury
New format - A new 41 km and 21 km course that starts and finishes at the Albury Tavern in South Canterbury. Mix of singletrack, gravel road and 4WD track. The same great family atmosphere, finish line setup and a great course. Details at www.pass2pub.com or their Facebook page


Wed 17 March 2021 - Secondary School Singletracks 2021 Series round 3 - Crocodile XC MTB Park
A popular annual series for secondary school students, held after school on five Wednesday afternoons through March. All the events start in the upper dog exercise area at Halswell Quarry (near the Entrance Hub of the Crocodile XC MTB Park) 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 the Crocodile Park.
More details are available at www.racesingletracks.org.nz and keep up with updates through our Race Singletracks Facebook Page


Sat 20 March 2021 - 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

20 March 2021 - Le Race, www.lerace.co.nz

Sun 21 March 2021 - Geraldine Multi Challenge - Geraldine
Three courses - 52, 32 and 18 km courses to suit all riders. www.geraldinemultichallenge.co.nz


Wed 24 March 2021 - Canterbury Secondary School XC Champs - Crocodile XC MTB Park
A popular annual series for secondary school students, held after school on five Wednesday afternoons through March. All the events start in the upper dog exercise area at Halswell Quarry (near the Entrance Hub of the Crocodile XC MTB Park) 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 the Crocodile Park.
More details are available at www.racesingletracks.org.nz and keep up with updates through our Race Singletracks Facebook Page


Sat 27 March 2021 - 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 closer to the time at www.southcanterburymountainbikeclub.co.nz,

CANCELLED - Was to be Sun 4 April 2021 - Kaiwara Classic – Culverden to Cheviot
A scenic traverse between Culverden and Cheviot via the Lowry Peaks Range, Kaiwara Saddle, Ethelton Valley and the Random Spur. Two course options available: the traditional 43km ‘Challenge’ course; or the 45km '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.cheviotnzlions.club or email cheviotnzlions@gmail.com

Wed 7 April 2021 - Night racing - McLeans Island, Christchurch
Night racing series. www.bluedogevents.nz

Sat 10 April 2021 - 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. This is an awesome adventure course and should be on every rider's to-do list! www.multisportevents.co.nz

Sat 10 April 2021 - 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

Wed 14 April 2021 - Night racing - McLeans Island, Christchurch
Night racing series. www.bluedogevents.nz

Sat 17 April 2021 - Kaiteriteri 6 hour - Kaiteriteri
This 6 hour relay is the main event on what is a weekend of MTB events at the fabulous Kaiteriteri MTB Park. 20-30 min laps through their easier tracks for teams and solo riders. See https://bikekaiteriteri.co.nz/

Sat 17 April 2021 - Lake Hawea Epic - Lake Hawea
One of the most scenic MTB events in NZ. Circumnavigate the stunning and remote Lake Hawea, next to Wanaka. Ride through the Hunter Valley and Dingleburn Stations past the foothills to the Southern Alps and experience a unique and memorable adventure. Distances for every ability; 35km, 95km, 125km or 160 km. Entries close 31 March. www.contactepic.co.nz

CANCELLED - was to be 18-23 April 2021 - The Pioneer stage race - Rotorua
Contact 09 601 9590 or info@lagadere-unlimited.co.nz. thepioneer.co.nz

Wed 21 April 2021 - Night racing - McLeans Island, Christchurch
Night racing series. www.bluedogevents.nz

Sat 24 April 2021 - Tekapo Alpine Grind - Lake Tekapo
1, 3, 6 and 9hr options using a 10km circuit of 4WD tracks, singletrack, and open farmland on Balmoral Station. activeqt.co.nz

Mon 26 April 2021 - Red Zone 6 - Christchurch
6hr event on an 11km circuit around the streets of the Burwood red zone area. www.redzone6.co.nz

Wed 28 April 2021 - Night racing - McLeans Island, Christchurch
Night racing series. www.bluedogevents.nz

1 May 2021 - Around Brunner www.aroundbrunner.co.nz

Sun 2 May 2021 - 6-hour event - Ashburton
6-hour relay event on the Ashburton River trails for solo riders or teams of up to 4, hosted by Mountain Bike Ashburton. www.mountainbikeashburton.co.nz

NEW DATE - Sun 2 May 2021 - 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

Wed 5 May 2021 - Night racing - McLeans Island, Christchurch
Night racing series. www.bluedogevents.nz

Wed 12 May 2021 - Night racing - McLeans Island, Christchurch
Night racing series. www.bluedogevents.nz

Sun 16 May 2021 - Southern Cross Cyclocross Series - Rawhiti Domain, Christchurch
Fun event with both cyclocross and MTB categories. www.facebook.com/southerncrosscx

Sat 22 May 2021 - 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

CANCELLED DUE TO HEAVY RAIN Was to be Sun 30 May 2021 - Southern Cross Cyclocross Series - RotoK, Christchurch
Fun event with both cyclocross and MTB categories. www.facebook.com/southerncrosscx

Sun 13 June 2021 - Southern Cross Cyclocross Series - Ascot Golf Course, Christchurch
Fun event with both cyclocross and MTB categories. www.facebook.com/southerncrosscx

Sun 20 June 2021 - Bridge to Bridge North - North Canterbury
30km and 60km courses, finishing in Kaiapoi just by the Bridge on Raven Quay. Bike from the Waimak River Gorge bridge to Kaiapoi along 4WD, stopbanks and forestry tracks. www.bridgetobridge.co.nz

Sun 27 June 2021 - Southern Cross Cyclocross Series - Ferrymead, Christchurch
Fun event with both cyclocross and MTB categories. www.facebook.com/southerncrosscx

Sun 11 July 2021 - Southern Cross Cyclocross Series - Spencer Park, Christchurch
Fun event with both cyclocross and MTB categories. www.facebook.com/southerncrosscx

Sat 24 July 2021 - Southern Cross Cyclocross Series and Schools National Champs - Hagley Park, Christchurch
Fun event with both cyclocross and MTB categories. www.facebook.com/southerncrosscx

Sun 8 August 2021 - Krank It - Christchurch
An event for women and children, held at Bottlelake Forest in both March and August. www.krankit.co.nz

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS - was to be Sun 22 August 2021 - Canterbury MTB Series - Bottle Lake
15 and 30 km loops.$49 per race. www.canterburymtb.co.nz

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS - was to be Sun 5 September 2021 - Canterbury MTB Series - Bottle Lake
15 and 30 km loops.$49 per race. www.canterburymtb.co.nz

NEW DATE Sun 12 September 2021 - Canterbury MTB Series - Bottle Lake
15 and 30 km loops.$49 per race. www.canterburymtb.co.nz

Sun 19 September 2021 - Canterbury MTB Series - Bottle Lake
15 and 30 km loops.$49 per race. www.canterburymtb.co.nz

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS - was to be Sat 25 September 2021 - Naseby 12 Hour Challenge - Naseby
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!

2 - 8 October 2021 - 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 3 October 2021 - Canterbury MTB Series - Bottle Lake
15 and 30 km loops.$49 per race. www.canterburymtb.co.nz

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS - was to be Sat 16 October 2021 - 10 Hour Day/Nighter & 6 Hour Blast - McLeans Island
11km course of easy flat hardpacked gravel track at McLeans Forest Park, Christchurch. www.bluedogevents.nz

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS - was to be Sat 23 October 2021 (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

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS - was to be Sun 24 October 2021 (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

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS - was to be Sun 24 October 2021 (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

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS - was to be Sun 24 October 2021 (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

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS - was to be Sat 30 October 2021 - Naseby 12 Hour Challenge - Naseby
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!

Sat 30 - Sun 31 October 2021 - Hanmer 12 and 24 hour - Hanmer Springs
A 12.5km course that uses many of the easier less technical tracks of the Hanmer forest trail network. Heaps more info at stjamesmountainsports.co.nz


Tuesday evening, 2 November 2021 - Singletrack Club Crocodile Summer Season, round 1 - Crocodile XC MTB Park
The Christchurch Singletrack Club are running a series of short cross country races again 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 a teams relay. Races typically take around 30-40 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 for club members is by donation, and cheap for others. Will be postponed or cancelled if raining or if tracks are too wet. More info from Rebekah, 322 7886 or rebekah@singletrack.org.nz.

CANCELLED - was to be Sat 6 November 2021 - Molesworth Muster - Molesworth Station
A gravel road race of around 80km from Molesworth Station down to Hanmer Springs via Wards Pass, Isolated Saddle and Jollies Pass. Riders camp out the night before the race.hawarden-waikari-lions.org.nz

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS - was to be Sat 6 November 2021 - Timaru 10 Hour Day/Night MTB Race - Centennial Park, Timaru
A fun and relatively easy 9km course on singletrack and sections of grass in Centennial Park, Timaru. Categories include social and competitive, solo and teams. www.tenhour.co.nz

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS - was to be Sat 6 November 2021 - Woodbury Hill Country Challenge - Orari Gorge
4, 11, 19, 27 and 42 km options on the Orari Gorge hillcountry station, just out of Geraldine. Also have run and walk options. www.woodburyhillcountrychallenge.co.nz

Sat 13 November 2021 - 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



Tuesday evening, 16 November 2021 - Singletrack Club Crocodile Summer Season, round 2 - Crocodile XC MTB Park
The Christchurch Singletrack Club are running a series of short cross country races again 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 a teams relay. Races typically take around 30-40 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 for club members is by donation, and cheap for others. Will be postponed or cancelled if raining or if tracks are too wet. More info from Rebekah, 322 7886 or rebekah@singletrack.org.nz.

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS - was to be Sat 27 November 2021 - 10 Hour Day/Nighter & 6 Hour Blast - McLeans Island
11km course of easy flat hardpacked gravel track at McLeans Forest Park, Christchurch. www.bluedogevents.nz

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS - was to be 27 November 2021 - Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, www.cyclechallenge.com

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS - was to be Sat 27 November 2021 - Huka Challenge - Taupo
85km MTB event run alongside the big Taupo roadie event. www.cyclechallenge.com

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS - was to be Sun 28 November 2021 - 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
More info at www.longbeachcoastalchallenge.com



Tuesday evening, 30 November 2021 - Singletrack Club Crocodile Summer Season, round 3 - Crocodile XC MTB Park
The Christchurch Singletrack Club are running a series of short cross country races again 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 a teams relay. Races typically take around 30-40 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 for club members is by donation, and cheap for others. Will be postponed or cancelled if raining or if tracks are too wet. More info from Rebekah, 322 7886 or rebekah@singletrack.org.nz.

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS - was to be Sat 4 December 2021 - 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

Sun 5 December 2021 - Tombstone MTB Race - Hanmer Springs
A great event that uses a 17.5km course (1 or 2 laps) that utilises the relatively new Tombstone track. There is also an easier 7km course option.
www.hanmerevents.co.nz/tombstonemtb


Sun 5 December 2021 - Bridge to Bridge - North Canterbury
Bike 58km from the Waimak River Gorge bridge to SH1 along 4WD, stopbanks and forestry tracks. Also a 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, 14 December 2021 - Singletrack Club Crocodile Summer Season, round 4 - Crocodile XC MTB Park
The Christchurch Singletrack Club are running a series of short cross country races again 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 a teams relay. Races typically take around 30-40 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 for club members is by donation, and cheap for others. Will be postponed or cancelled if raining or if tracks are too wet. More info from Rebekah, 322 7886 or rebekah@singletrack.org.nz.

Thu 30 December 2021 - 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:
- Adventure Ride - 54km with 2000m of climbing - a race for the fit endurance rider.
- Classic Race - 34km of moderate climbs and fast downhills - suited to the hard to average racer
- Sport Ride - 24km of farmland and tracks with a huge steep downhill section before it joins into the Classic course to finish.
- Family Recreation ride - 12km - a relaxing ride for the family
More info at www.cromwell.org.nz





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Christchurch Singletrack Club
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Canterbury cross-country mountainbike trailbuilding and events
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