My Next Challenge helps you find your cycling event in New Zealand. Whether you are looking for your next road race or mountain bike ride, check out some of the amazing cycling events around our beautiful country. 


67 Bike events
Australasian Masters Cycling Championship - EVENT POSTPONED
image descriptionMasterton Wellington

The Australasian Masters Cycling Championship due to take place on the 10-12 July 2020 has been postponed to Easter 2021.  

Cycling race director Jorge Sandoval will stage the inaugural international Australasian Masters Cycling Championships.

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National Track Series Round #1
image descriptionCambridge Waikato

Open to U17 through to U23 male and female riders, the three-round series has been developed by Cycling New Zealand to provide a series of track racing opportunities for developing riders in a competitive and supported environment.

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Vantage Age Group Road National Championships
image descriptionWaipukurau Hawkes Bay

The Vantage Age Group Road National Championships including the Para Cycling Championships will be held in Waipukurau from 17 - 19 July 2020. Click here to enter.

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Tour de Gravel
image descriptionBlenheim Nelson Marlborough Tasman

Tour de Gravel 2020 will take place on the 15th of August in the beautiful Marlborough region. The event is a four stage winter gravel riding challenge.

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Canterbury MTB Series Race 1
image descriptionBottle Lake Canterbury

Canterbury Mountain Bike Series – is a 3 Race Series staged at Bottle Lake in Christchurch. This event is staged every 2 weeks in August and September and competitors will receive points toward the Series in every race.

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South Island School Road Championships
image descriptionBlenheim Nelson Marlborough Tasman

The South Island School Road Championships will be held in Blenheim from 29 - 31 August.

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Canterbury MTB Series Race 2
image descriptionBottle Lake Canterbury

Canterbury Mountain Bike Series – is a 3 Race Series staged at Bottle Lake in Christchurch. This event is staged every 2 weeks in August and September and competitors will receive points toward the Series in every race.

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Karioi Classic
image descriptionRaglan Waikato

The Karioi Classic is an annual cycling event held in Raglan. The event will be held on the 30th of August 2020.  The event offers two challenging routes along coastal gravel roads with amazing views of Mt Taranaki and The Tasman.

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North Island School Road Championships
image descriptionCambridge Waikato

The North Island School Road Championships will be held in Cambridge on 5 - 6 September and will include the following events:

-Team Time Trial incorporating the North Island TTT Titles

-Road Race incorporating the North Island RR Titles

-Criterium incorporating the North Island and National Criterium titles

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National Track Series Round #2
image descriptionCambridge Waikato

Open to U17 through to U23 male and female riders, the three-round series has been developed by Cycling New Zealand to provide a series of track racing opportunities for developing riders in a competitive and supported environment.

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Canterbury MTB Series Race 3
image descriptionBottle Lake Canterbury

Canterbury Mountain Bike Series – is a 3 Race Series staged at Bottle Lake in Christchurch. This event is staged every 2 weeks in August and September and competitors will receive points toward the Series in every race.

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Te Akau Gravel Buster 2020
image descriptionTe Akau Waikato

The Te Akau Gravel Buster will take place on the 13th of September 2020. The event is held in the small Waikato community Te Akau and offers two distances; 42km and 78km.

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The Gambler
image descriptionCraters Mountain Bike Park, Taupo Waikato

Taking place at Craters Mountain Bike Park in Taupo on the 13th of Septmber 2020, the Gambler is a 4 hour Mountain Bike Race.

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Tokoroa Day Night Thriller - EVENT CANCELLED
image descriptionTokoroa Waikato

The Tokoroa Day Night Thriller due to take place on the 19th of September has been cancelled.  

The event offers both the 12 hour and 6 hour Day Night Thriller team events as well as 100km, 50km & 25km distance races.

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Le Race
image descriptionCathedral Square, Christchurch Canterbury

Le Race is a 100km road bike race from Christchurch to Akaroa in beautiful Canterbury. The event has been postponed from the original date od 21st of March 2020 to the new date of 19th September 2020.

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The Team Championship 2020-2021 – Race 1 – Cambridge
image descriptionCambridge Waikato

The Team Championship series is a competitive racing series where teams compete in grades according to ability. Elite riders, juniors, weekend warriors and veterans can form a team and compete.

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Trust House - North Island Team Series Race 1
image descriptionWairarapa region Wellington

With five races in the greater Wairarapa between September and November 2020, riders of all abilities will get a taste of high level competitive ‘teams’ racing only seen in large tours like the New Zealand Cycle Classic and the Women's Tour of New Zealand.

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National School Road Championships 2020
image descriptionManawatu Manawatu-Whanganui

The National School Road Championships will be returning to the Manawatu in 2020! The three days will see a Team Time Trial, Road Race and Points Race.

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PEDAL Papamoa
image descriptionPapamoa Bay of Plenty

PEDAL Papamoa is back on the 27th of September 2020.  Cycle the stormwater drain the length of Papamoa with family and friends this Spring.  

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National School MTB Championships 2020
image descriptionHutt Valley Wellington

The National School MTB Championships will be held in the Hutt Valley, near Wellington on 2 - 4 October and will include the following events:

Thursday 1 October: Registration

Friday 2 October: Downhill - Upper Hutt

Saturday 3 October: Cross Country and Cross Country Relay - Wainuiomata

Sunday 4 October: Enduro - Wainuiomata...

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Ride Holidays Karapiro 100k Flyer
image descriptionKarapiro Waikato

The Ride Holidays Karapiro 100k Flyer has been postponed from the original date of 4th April 2020 to the 3rd of October 2020.  Formerly known as the Rotorua to Taupo 100k, the event will be held for the second year in its new home, Karapiro.

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Trust House - North Island Team Series Race 2
image descriptionWairarapa region Wellington

With five races in the greater Wairarapa between September and November 2020, riders of all abilities will get a taste of high level competitive ‘teams’ racing only seen in large tours like the New Zealand Cycle Classic and the Women's Tour of New Zealand.

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South Island / National School Track Championships
image descriptionInvercargill Southland

The combined South Island and National School Track Championships will be held in Invercargill on 6 - 7 October.

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National Track Series Round #3
image descriptionInvercargill Southland

Open to U17 through to U23 male and female riders, the three-round series has been developed by Cycling New Zealand to provide a series of track racing opportunities for developing riders in a competitive and supported environment.

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Counties Cycle Classic - EVENT CANCELLED
image descriptionPukekohe Park Raceway Auckland

The Counties Cycle Classic due to be held on the 11th of October 2020 has been postponed until 2021.

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Craters Classic
image descriptionWairakei, Taupo Waikato

The Craters Classic MTB Race due to take place on the 14th of June 2020 at Wairakei in Taupo has been postponed until the 18th of October 2020.  Choose from the Short and Sweet 17km course.

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Trust House - North Island Team Series Race 3
image descriptionWairarapa region Wellington

With five races in the greater Wairarapa between September and November 2020, riders of all abilities will get a taste of high level competitive ‘teams’ racing only seen in large tours like the New Zealand Cycle Classic and the Women's Tour of New Zealand.

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The Team Championship 2020-2021 – Race 2 – Tokoroa
image descriptionTokoroa Waikato

The Team Championship series is a competitive racing series where teams compete in grades according to ability. Elite riders, juniors, weekend warriors and veterans can form a team and compete.

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Dunlop Builders Bike Wanaka 10hr
image descriptionWanaka Otago

The Dunlop Builders Bike Wanaka 10hr returns on the 25th of October 2020. This 10 hour mountain bike race is open to teams and Individuals (U18, Schools, Open, 50+). In addition there is a 5 Hour Race open to individuals (U18, Open 50+) as well as a Kids Race.

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Whaka 100
image descriptionRotorua Bay of Plenty

The 14th edition of Emerson's Whaka100 will take place on the 25th of October 2020. The event holds the reputation of one of the toughest mountain bike marathons in the Southern Hemisphere. The Whaka100 is considered to be one of New Zealand’s toughest single day mountain bike events.

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The Taniwha 2020
image descriptionWaikato River Trails Waikato

The Taniwha is a Mountain Bike and Trail Run / Walk event which takes place on the Waikato River Trails. The event offers a marathon run as well as a half marathon, 14km and 7km which can be run or walked.

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Trust House - North Island Team Series Race 4
image descriptionWairarapa region Wellington

With five races in the greater Wairarapa between September and November 2020, riders of all abilities will get a taste of high level competitive ‘teams’ racing only seen in large tours like the New Zealand Cycle Classic and the Women's Tour of New Zealand.

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Ride the Wilderness
image descriptionGreymouth West Coast

Ride the Wilderness is a Mountain Bike Ride on the West Coast Wilderness Trail on Saturday 14th November 2020. This event gives riders the opportunity to see the West Coast beauty racing the fantastic West Coast Wilderness Trail.

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BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge 2020
image descriptionTaupo Waikato

The BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge is NZ’s premier and largest cycling event, and around 5,000 riders from across New Zealand are expected to descend on Taupo on Saturday the 14th of November. Entries open at 9am on 1st July 2020.

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Tekapo Alpine Grind
image descriptionMackenzie Country Canterbury

The Tekapo Alpine Grind event due to take place on the 25th of April 2020 has been postponed to the 14th of November 2020.  The annual Tekapo Alpine Grind offers 1hr, 3hr, 6hr and 9hr mountain bike challenges on Balmoral Station in the Mackenzie Country.

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Vantage Criterium National Championships
image descriptionChristchurch Canterbury

Many of New Zealand’s leading cyclists will be expected to race around the inner-city streets at the Vantage Criterium National Championships which will return to Christchurch in November.

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Five Passes Tour
image descriptionChristchurch Canterbury

The 5 Passes Tour is a four day cycling tour where every facet is fully supported and catered for with over 20 support crew to look after your every need. Travelling from Christchurch on the east coast of the South Island, through to the Alpine Village of Hanmer Springs.

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The Team Championship 2020-21 – Race 3 – Ngaruawahia
image descriptionNgaruawahia Waikato

The Team Championship series is a competitive racing series where teams compete in grades according to ability. Elite riders, juniors, weekend warriors and veterans can form a team and compete.

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Trust House - North Island Team Series Race 5
image descriptionWairarapa region Wellington

With five races in the greater Wairarapa between September and November 2020, riders of all abilities will get a taste of high level competitive ‘teams’ racing only seen in large tours like the New Zealand Cycle Classic and the Women's Tour of New Zealand.

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Nevis Valley Gutbuster - Cromwell Summer Series
image descriptionBannockburn Otago

Part of the annual Cromwell Summer Series, test your fitness limits with this 75km endurance ride through the iconic Nevis Road from Garston to Bannockburn. This is a spectacular ride that rewards every tough uphill with an amazing downhill and equally fabulous views. Photo credit Clare Toia-Bailey

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Bridge to Bridge
image descriptionWaimakariri Gorge Bridge Canterbury

The original Bridge to Bridge was a mountain bike ride from The Waimakariri Gorge Bridge to State Highway One Bridge, on the South Bank of the river.

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The Team Championship 2020-21 – Race 4 – Onewhero
image descriptionOnewhero Waikato

The Team Championship series is a competitive racing series where teams compete in grades according to ability. Elite riders, juniors, weekend warriors and veterans can form a team and compete.

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XS Storage Bannockburn MTB Classic 2020
image descriptionBannockburn Otago

Part of the Cromwell Summer Series, the XS Storage Bannockburn MTB Classic offers four ride options to cater to mountain bikers of all ages and abilities. The Adventure Ride is 56km of the best mountain biking Central Otago has to offer.

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SRAM Tour de Ranges 2021
image descriptionClevedon Auckland

SRAM Tour de Ranges returns on the 9th of January 2021.

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Lake Dunstan Cycle Challenge 2021
image descriptionLake Dunstan Otago

The Lake Dunstan Cycle Challenge is a road cyclist’s dream. This 96km sealed road circuit – one of the only bunch rides left in New Zealand – goes around the scenic Lake Dunstan, all the way from Cromwell to Luggate before heading back on the Wanaka road.

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Glenham Trainwreck Trail
image descriptionGlenham Southland

The Glenham Trainwreck Trail is a fundraising event for Glenham School and Glenham Hall taking place on the 16th of January 2021. The event offers three distance options including a 43km mountain bike ride and a half marathon run / MTB.

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The James GroundEffect Pony Express 2021
image descriptionHanmer Springs Canterbury

A part of The Ground Effect "James" MTB classic, the James Ground Effect Pony Express is a shorter 65km MTB XCM adventure option to the Epic XCM race.

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The James Epic XCM 2021
image descriptionHanmer Springs Canterbury

New Zealand’s premier Cross Country Marathon event – a true XCM in NZ’s most iconic big mountain high country.

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The Big Easy 2021
image descriptionSnow Farm Otago

The Big Easy is a 44km Mountain Bike course starting at the Snow Farm, including a loop around the very rideable Snow Farm cross-country ski trails. The course then traverses to the top of Mt Pisa, then a full 20km of down hill before finishing in Luggate.

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The Team Championship 2020-21 – Race 5 – Mystery Round
image descriptionWaikato

The Team Championship series is a competitive racing series where teams compete in grades according to ability. Elite riders, juniors, weekend warriors and veterans can form a team and compete.

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