Mountainbike events calendar - 2022 past events

This calendar was compiled by Craig & Rebekah, Christchurch Singletrack Club and is a list of 2022 events that have been and gone and have been shifted over from the main calendar page.

Click here for 2021 events, or here to go back to the main calendar page.

Sat 22 January 2022 - 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

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS - was to be Sun 30 January 2022 - 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 6 February 2022 (Waitangi Weekend) - 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, 8 February 2022 - Singletrack Club Crocodile Reverse Enduro - Crocodile XC MTB Park
This week is the Reverse Enduro which will decide the 2022 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.

11-12 February 2022 - Coast to Coast, www.coasttocoast.co.nz 2-day option is CANCELLED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS

Sat 12 February 2022 - MTBNZ XCO - Dunedin,
No national series rounds or South/North Island champs this year - just this one-off XCO event. Hosted by MTB Otago. www.mtbnz.org.nz

Sat 12 February 2022 - 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. 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

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS Was to be 19 February 2022 - Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, www.cyclechallenge.com

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS Was to be Sat 19 February 2022 - Huka Challenge - Taupo
85km MTB event run alongside the big Taupo roadie event. www.cyclechallenge.com


Sat 26 February 2022 - NZ National XCO Champs - Crocodile XC MTB Park, Christchurch
The National Champs are coming to town for the second year in a row!!! The Christchurch Singletrack Club are very excited to be hosting the XC champs again this year at our Crocodile XC MTB Park. Unfortunately, under RED we are unable to have any spctators at the event. This XC event in conjunction with Gravity Canterbury who are hosting the DH champs on Sunday 27th at the Christchurch Adventure Park. More details are available at mtbnationals.nz and keep up with updates through our Club Facebook Page, and our Crocodile XC MTB Park Facebook Page

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS - was to be Sat 26 February 2022 - 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

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS Was to be Sat 26 February 2022 - 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 26 February 2022 - Triple Peaks Challenge - Hawkes Bay
47km ride over three peaks in the Hawkes Bay. www.triplepeakschallenge.co.nz


CANCELLED Was to be Wed 2 March 2022 - Secondary School Singletracks 2022 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 RESTRICTIONS - was to be Sat 5 March 2022 - 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 RESTRICTIONS - was to be Sat 5 March 2022 - Motatapu, Wanaka
A 47km scenic ride from Glendhu Bay, Wanaka, to the historic and beautiful Arrowtown (also a 15km course option). This is your once a year opportunity to experience the breathtaking high country terrain and traverse the Motatapu, Soho and Glencoe Stations. www.motatapu.com

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS - was to be Sun 6 March 2022 - Pass 2 Pub MTB ride/race - Albury
41km and 21km courses that starts and finishes at the Albury Tavern in South Canterbury. Mix of singletrack, gravel road and 4WD track. www.pass2pub.com or their Facebook page

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS - was to be Sun 6 March 2022 – Rakahuri Rage 6-Hour Mountainbike Race – Rangiora
Family-friendly event for teams of 2-4 riders (or solo) over a 6km course featuring singletrack and stop bank roads. www.rakahuri-rage.nz


CANCELLED Was to be Wed 9 March 2022 - Secondary School Singletracks 2022 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

11-13 March 2022 - 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

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS Was to be 12 March 2022 - K2 Cycle Challenge, www.arcevents.co.nz

Sun 13 March 2022 - Krank It - Christchurch
An event for women and children, held at Bottlelake Forest in both March and August. www.krankit.co.nz


CANCELLED Was to be Wed 16 March 2022 - Secondary School Singletracks 2022 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

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS Was to be 19 March 2022 - Le Race, www.lerace.co.nz

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS - was to be Sat 19 March 2021 - Hanmer 4 and 8 hour MTB event - Hanmer Springs
Relay race for teams of up to 4 riders (or solo) using some of Hanmer's great singletrack but still not too demanding. www.hanmerevents.co.nz

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS Was to be Sun 20 March 2022 - Geraldine Multi Challenge - Geraldine
Three courses - 52, 32 and 18 km courses to suit all riders. www.geraldinemultichallenge.co.nz


CANCELLED Was to be Wed 23 March 2022 - Canterbury Secondary School XC Champs - Crocodile XC MTB Park
Held as part of 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


Sun 27 March 2022 - Oceania XCO Champs - Brisbane
Held in rotation between Australia and New Zealand - in 2022 we see it return to Australia. https://www.auscycling.org.au/nat/events/2022-oceania-xco-championships-brisbane

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS Was to be 29-31 March 2022 - CyclingNZ Schools South Island Champs - Coronet Peak
Hosted by the Queenstown MTB Club. www.schoolscycling.nz/

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS Was to be 1-3 April 2022 - CyclingNZ Schools North Island Champs - Rotorua
Whakarewarewa Forest. www.schoolscycling.nz/

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS - was to be Sat 2 April 2022 - 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

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS - was to be Sat 2 April 2022 - 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 DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS - was to be Sun 10 April 2022 - 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

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONs - was to be Sun 10 April 2022 - Whitehorse Big Easy - Waimate
1.5km, 5km, 13km, 20km and 27km MTB courses, as well as multisport options. www.whitehorsebigeasy.co.nz

Sat 23 April 2022 - 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/

Sun 24 April 2022 - Red Zone 6 - Christchurch
6hr event on an 11km circuit around the streets of the Burwood red zone area. www.redzone6.co.nz

Sun 1 May 2022 - Southern Cross Cyclocross Series - Hagley Park, Christchurch
Fun event with both cyclocross and MTB categories. www.facebook.com/southerncrosscx

NEW DATE - Sat 1 May 2022 - 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 22 May 2022 - Southern Cross Cyclocross Series - Ferrymead, Christchurch
Fun event with both cyclocross and MTB categories. www.facebook.com/southerncrosscx

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONs - was to be Sat 28 May 2022 - 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. www.hanmerevents.co.nz

Sun 12 June 2022 - Southern Cross Cyclocross Series - Roto Kahatu, Christchurch
Fun event with both cyclocross and MTB categories. www.facebook.com/southerncrosscx

Sun 19 June 2022 - Bridge to Bridge North - North Canterbury
15km, 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 3 July 2022 - Southern Cross Cyclocross Series - Rawhiti, Christchurch
Fun event with both cyclocross and MTB categories. www.facebook.com/southerncrosscx

Sun 31 July 2022 - Southern Cross Cyclocross Series - Ascot Golf Course, Christchurch
Fun event with both cyclocross and MTB categories. www.facebook.com/southerncrosscx

Sun 31 July 2022 - Canterbury MTB Series - Bottle Lake
15 and 30 km loops. www.canterburymtb.co.nz




Click here for 2021 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