Mountainbike events calendar - 2024 past events

This calendar was compiled by Craig & Rebekah, Christchurch Singletrack Club and is a list of 2024 events that have been and gone and have been shifted over from the main calendar page.

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CANCELLED - was to be Sat 20 January 2024 - St James MTB Classic - St James Cycle Trail
Three courses in very spectacular countryside: The 35km Mad Cow, 64km Pony Express, and the 100km James Epic. Really stunning highcountry location. They also have running and multisport course options. www.stjamesmountainsports.co.nz

Sun 21 January 2024 - MTBNZ XC Series Round 1 - Te Miro,
A four round series this year. www.mtbnz.org.nz

Tuesday, 30 January 2024 - Singletrack Club Crocodile Reverse Enduro - Crocodile XC MTB Park
Our annual Reverse Enduro which will decide the 2024 club Hillclimb Champions. Several short timed hillclimb stages where you cruise the untimed descents in between! More details at www.singletrack.org.nz. Entry is by donation for club members (otherwise $15). Will be postponed or cancelled if raining or if tracks are too wet. More info from Rebekah, 027 3134 908 or rebekah@singletrack.org.nz.

Sun 4 February 2024 (Waitangi Weekend) - Gold Trail MTB Ride - Shantytown, West Coast
A 40km ride from Shantytown to Moana (Lake Brunner). www.goldtrail.co.nz

Sun 4 February 2024 - MTBNZ XC Series Round 2 - Rotorua,
A four round series this year. www.mtbnz.org.nz

10-11 February 2024 - Coast to Coast, www.coasttocoast.co.nz

Sat 10 February 2024 - Moonshine Trail - Gore
Southland’s premier mountainbike event. MTB courses range from 30 to 50 km. Held at Dolamore Park, just out of Gore. See https://www.sporty.co.nz/moonshinetrail

Sat 10 February 2024 - MTBNZ XC Series Round 3 - Nelson,
A four round series this year. www.mtbnz.org.nz

Sat 17 February 2024 - 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 https://www.scmtb.club/,

Sat 17 February 2024 - Goldminer - Coronet Peak, Queenstown,
A 40 km course with a massive 2700 m of climbing in one of NZ's most scenic locations, utilising some pretty epic singletrack. Also a 20 km course option with 1350 m of climbing. www.coronetpeak.co.nz/goldminer

Sun 18 February 2024 - MTBNZ XC Series Round 4 - Blenheim,
A four round series this year. www.mtbnz.org.nz

Sat 24 February 2024 - CyclingNZ XC National Champs - Queenstown,
Held at Coronet Peak again. www.cyclingnewzealand.nz

CANCELLED - was to be Wed, 28 February 2024 - Singletracks Secondary School Series, round 1 - Crocodile XC MTB Park, ChCh
Our (Christchurch Singletrack Club) very popular annual series of short XC races for Canterbury secondary school riders. Short course multi-lap format using various loops within the ever growing trail network of the Crocodile XC MTB Park. Races typically take around 25-30 minutes to complete, and involve up to 3 laps. We vary the course each week. More details at https://racesingletracks.org.nz

Sat 2 March 2024 - Karapoti Classic - Wellington
Based in Wellington's rugged Akatarawa Ranges, 10k north of Upper Hutt City, the Karapoti Classic is renowned as the Southern Hemisphere’s longest running mountain bike event. Established in 1986, this old-school adventure ride combines a huge but achievable challenge with historic trails, superb scenery and an awesome social scene. Past winners have included world champions such as NZ’s own Anton Cooper and Kim Hurst, Australian Lisa Mathison and Switzerlands Nathalie Schneitter, but with options ranging from the feature 50km Classic to the 20km Challenge and the Kids' 5km Klassic, Karapoti has something for everyone and is renowned as the one race on every mountain bikers wish list. Be quick... entries are limited to 1000 starters. www.karapoti.co.nz

Sat 2 March 2024 - 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. Also new for 2023 is the 56km Coronet Loop course - a grade 3-4 trail with some technicl aspects, exposure and plenty of climbing. www.motatapu.com

Wed, 6 March 2024 - Singletracks Secondary School Series, round 2 - Crocodile XC MTB Park, ChCh
Our (Christchurch Singletrack Club) very popular annual series of short XC races for Canterbury secondary school riders. Short course multi-lap format using various loops within the ever growing trail network of the Crocodile XC MTB Park. Races typically take around 25-30 minutes to complete, and involve up to 3 laps. We vary the course each week. More details at https://racesingletracks.org.nz

Fri 8 - Sun 10 March 2024 - The Prospector MTB Stage Race, Alexandra
A very popular 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

Wed, 13 March 2024 - Singletracks Secondary School Series, round 3 - Crocodile XC MTB Park, ChCh
Our (Christchurch Singletrack Club) very popular annual series of short XC races for Canterbury secondary school riders. Short course multi-lap format using various loops within the ever growing trail network of the Crocodile XC MTB Park. Races typically take around 25-30 minutes to complete, and involve up to 3 laps. We vary the course each week. More details at https://racesingletracks.org.nz

Sun 17 - Tue 19 March 2024 - North Island School MTB Champs - Rotorua
https://schools.cyclingnewzealand.nz/

Sun 17 March 2024 - Geraldine Multi Challenge - Geraldine
Three courses - 52, 32 and 18 km courses to suit all riders. www.geraldinemultichallenge.co.nz

Wed 20 March 2024 - Singletracks Secondary School Series, round 4 - Crocodile XC MTB Park, ChCh
Our (Christchurch Singletrack Club) very popular annual series of short XC races for Canterbury secondary school riders. Short course multi-lap format using various loops within the ever growing trail network of the Crocodile XC MTB Park. Races typically take around 25-30 minutes to complete, and involve up to 3 laps. We vary the course each week. More details at https://racesingletracks.org.nz

Thu 21-23 March 2023 - South Island School MTB Champs - Coronet Peak
https://schools.cyclingnewzealand.nz/

Sat 23 March 2024 - Oceania XC Champs, Brisbane
oceaniacycling.org

23 March 2024 - Le Race, www.lerace.co.nz

Wed 27 March 2024 - Singletracks Secondary School Series, round 5 - Crocodile XC MTB Park, ChCh
Our (Christchurch Singletrack Club) very popular annual series of short XC races for Canterbury secondary school riders. Short course multi-lap format using various loops within the ever growing trail network of the Crocodile XC MTB Park. Races typically take around 25-30 minutes to complete, and involve up to 3 laps. We vary the course each week. More details at https://racesingletracks.org.nz

3-7 April 2024 - Volcanic Epic MTB Stage Race - Rotorua
Ride. Relax. Repeat. NZ's biggest MTB stage race, riding the best singletrack the geothermal plateau has to offer. Blast the 35-55km stages in the morning, and chill and explore in the afternoons ready to do it all again the next day. Your ultimate stage race adventure. www.volcanicepic.co.nz

Sat 6 April 2024- The Hanmer Hundy - Hanmer Springs
A new event for 2024. 1, 2 or 4 laps of a 25 km course that utilises most of the great Hanmer singletrack network. stjamesmountainsports.co.nz

Sun 7 April 2024 - Whitehorse Big Easy - Waimate
20km and 27km MTB courses, as well as multisport options. www.whitehorsebigeasy.co.nz

Sun 7 April 2024 - Porirua Grand Traverse - Porirua, Wellington
Established in 2006, the PGT is the grand tour of Porirua's spectacular hills, harbour and coastline. Tackle the full 58km multisport event, or have a crack at the 28km MTB ride on Rangituhi's amazing singletrack paradise. Something for everyone - all ages, all abilities, all amazing! Enter at poriruagrandtraverse.co.nz

Wed 10 April 2024 - Night racing round 1 - McLeans Island
Organised by Muddy Gumboot Events...www.muddygumbootevents.com

Sat 13 April 2024 - 4 & 6-hour event - Ashburton
4 & 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

Wed 17 April 2024 - Night racing round 2 - McLeans Island
Organised by Muddy Gumboot Events...www.muddygumbootevents.com

Sat 20 April 2024 - The Mackenzie - Lake Tekapo
A lap of Lake Tekapo is back on the calendar again, but this time in summer. 88km loop. themackenzierace.com

Sat 20 - Sun 21 April 2024 - Faultline MTB Challenge - Wellington
24, 50, 100 and 160 km courses using many of the great trails of the Wellington region. faultlinechallenge.co.nz

Sun 21 April 2024 - Red Zone 6 - Christchurch
6hr event on an 11km circuit around the streets of the Burwood red zone area. www.redzone6.co.nz

Wed 24 April 2024 - Night racing round 3 - McLeans Island
Organised by Muddy Gumboot Events...www.muddygumbootevents.com

Wed 1 May 2024 - Night racing round 4 - McLeans Island
Organised by Muddy Gumboot Events...www.muddygumbootevents.com

4 May 2024 - Around Brunner www.aroundbrunner.co.nz

Sun 5 May 2024 - Southern Cross Cyclocross Series - Ferrymead, Christchurch
Fun event with both cyclocross and MTB categories. www.facebook.com/southerncrosscx

Wed 8 May 2024 - Night racing round 5 - McLeans Island
Organised by Muddy Gumboot Events...www.muddygumbootevents.com

Wed 15 May 2024 - Night racing round 6 - McLeans Island
Organised by Muddy Gumboot Events...www.muddygumbootevents.com

Sun 19 May 2024 - Southern Cross Cyclocross Series - Bottle Lake Hills, Christchurch
Fun event with both cyclocross and MTB categories. www.facebook.com/southerncrosscx

19 May 2024 - Highlander MTB Challenge by Whaka 100 - Rotorua
A journey you won't forget from the Whaka 100 team. The event, offering 11, 22 and 42km courses, aims to pack as much fun and flow into one event as possible without too much hard core. The perfect training event. Whether you’re a first timer or an experienced rider, their courses are packed with singletrack, surprises and scenery that will have you smiling from start to finish. www.highlandermtb.co.nz/

CANCELLED - was to be Sat 25 May 2024 - 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 9 June 2024 - Southern Cross Cyclocross Series - Kartsport, Christchurch
Fun event with both cyclocross and MTB categories. www.facebook.com/southerncrosscx

Sun 16 June 2024 - 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 23 June 2024 - Southern Cross Cyclocross Series - Motukarara, Christchurch
Fun event with both cyclocross and MTB categories. www.facebook.com/southerncrosscx

1 - 7 July 2024 - BC Bike Race - British Columbia, CANADA
While we don't list many international events on here, this is one that several Kiwis have headed overseas for in previous years. 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 7 July 2024 - Canterbury MTB Series - Bottle Lake
15 and 30 km loops. www.canterburymtb.co.nz




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