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. 


30 Bike events
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Craters Classic 2022
image descriptionWairakei, Taupo Waikato

The Craters Classic MTB Race, due to take place on the 21st of May 2022. Choose from the Short and Sweet 18km course. In the Middle is 32kms. The Long & Hard Course is 50km.

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National Track Series Round #1
image descriptionInvercargill Canterbury

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Each round to offer Endurance and Sprint options. Riders can choose to enter one of these options. Endurance option will include (but not limited to)
• Points, Scratch, Tempo, Elimination, Madison, Omnium
Sprint option will include (but not limited to) 
• Derby, Keirin, Sprints, Team Sprint

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Bridge to Bridge North
image descriptionWaimakariri Gorge Bridge Canterbury

Bridge to Bridge "North" is due to take place on the 19th of June 2022. Now 3 mountain bike rides on the Northern Bank of the Waimakariri River.

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South Island School Road Championships
image descriptionChristchurch Canterbury

The South Island School Road Championships will be held in Christchurch from the 9 July 2022 - 10 July 2022.

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North Island School Road Championships
image descriptionCambridge Waikato

The North Island School Road Championships will be held in Cambridge on 9 - 10 July and will include the following events:

Individual Races:

U20, U17, U16, U15, U14, U13 boys and girls 

 

Teams Race: 
Senior (U20), Junior (U16) and Year 7 & 8

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National Track Series Round #2
image descriptionCambridge Waikato

Round 2 of the Cycling New Zealand National Track Series will take place from the 15 - 17 July 2022. EVENTS

Each round to offer Endurance and Sprint options. Riders can choose to enter one of these options.

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Skoda North Island Schools Cyclo Cross Championships
image descriptionHawkes Bay

The Skoda North Island Schools Cyclo Cross Championships will take place on the 24th of July 2022. Cyclo cross is a form of bicycle racing consisting of multiple small laps through terrain consisting of pavement, grass, hills and obstacles. Races are split up into different age and time categories.

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Skoda South Island Schools Cyclo Cross Championships
image descriptionTimaru Canterbury

The Skoda South Island Schools Cyclo Cross Championships will take place on the 24th of July 2022. Cyclo cross is a form of bicycle racing consisting of multiple small laps through terrain consisting of pavement, grass, hills and obstacles. Races are split up into different age and time categories.

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Canterbury MTB Series Race 1
image descriptionBottle Lake Canterbury

Canterbury Mountain Bike Series Race 1 is due to take place on the 31st of July. Canterbury Mountain Bike Series – is a 3 Race Series staged at Bottle Lake in Christchurch. This event is staged every 2 weeks in July and August.

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Canterbury MTB Series Race 2
image descriptionBottle Lake Canterbury

Canterbury Mountain Bike Series will take place on the 14th of August 2022. Canterbury Mountain Bike Series is a 3 Race Series staged at Bottle Lake in Christchurch. This event is staged every 2 weeks in July and August. Competitors will receive points toward the Series in every race.

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Skoda Southern Tour
image descriptionBlenheim Nelson Marlborough Tasman

After the unfortunate cancellation of the 2021 Skoda Southern Tour, the event will return in 2022 on the 27th and 28th of August. Saturday 28th August:
Stage 1: Time Trial
Stage 2: Criterium 

Sunday 29th August:
Stage 3: Hill Climb 
Stage 4: Road Race 

 

 

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Canterbury MTB Series Race 3
image descriptionBottle Lake Canterbury

Canterbury Mountain Bike Series Race 3, is taking place on the 28th of August 2022. It is a 3 Race Series staged at Bottle Lake in Christchurch. This event is staged every 2 weeks in July and August. Competitors will receive points toward the Series in every race.

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Skoda Northern Tour
image descriptionMt Wellington Auckland

After the unfortunate cancellation of the 2021 Skoda Northern Tour, the event will return in 2022 on the 3rd and 4th of September. The event includes 3 stages; an Individual Time Trial, Hill Climb and Criterium. Saturday 3rd September

Stage 1. Individual Time Trial

Stage 2.

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National Track Series Round #3
image descriptionCambridge Waikato

EVENTS

Each round to offer Endurance and Sprint options. Riders can choose to enter one of these options. Endurance option will include (but not limited to)
• Points, Scratch, Tempo, Elimination, Madison, Omnium
Sprint option will include (but not limited to) 
• Derby, Keirin, Sprints, Team Sprint

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Ride Holidays Karapiro 100k Flyer
image descriptionKarapiro Waikato

The Ride Holidays Karapiro 100k Flyer will return on the 24th of September 2022. The course is a 100km loop starting and finishing at the Mighty River Domain. Join over 1500 cyclists on this cycle challenge and enjoy the quiet country roads and beautiful countryside.  

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Skoda National School Road Championships 2022
image descriptionFielding Manawatu-Whanganui

The National School Road Championships will take place from the 1st to the 3rd of October 2022.

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Skoda National School MTB Championships 2022
image descriptionBluff Southland

The National School MTB 2022 Championships will be held in Bluff from the 13 - 16 of October and will include Cross Country (XC), Cross Country Relay (XCR), Downhill and Enduro events.  

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Whaka 100
image descriptionRotorua Bay of Plenty

The Whaka100 will take place from the 21st to the 23rd of October 2022.  

The Whaka100 proudly holds the reputation of one of the toughest mountain bike marathons in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Gentle Annie Bike Ride
image descriptionHastings Hawkes Bay

The Gentle Annie is a challenging 132km bike ride from Taihapi to Ohiti Berg near Hastings in the Hawkes Bay.  

The course follows the Gentle Annie road through rugged farmland and high country sheep stations.

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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 12th November 2022. This event gives riders the opportunity to see the West Coast beauty racing the fantastic West Coast Wilderness Trail.

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The Taniwha 2022
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, 16km and 7km which can be run or walked.

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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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BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge
image descriptionTaupo Waikato

The BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge will return on the 26th of November 2022.  

The BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge is NZ’s premier and largest cycling event, with around 5,000 riders from across New Zealand expected to descend on Taupo on the 26th of November 2022.

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Bridge to Bridge
image descriptionWaimakariri Gorge Bridge Canterbury

The Bridge to Bridge mountain bike event will return on the 4th of December 2022.

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Gold Trail MTB Ride 2023
image descriptionLake Brunner West Coast

Gold Trail is an amazing mountain bike race 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. Competitors start in the historic Gold Town of Shantytown.

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Milford Mountain Classic 2023
image descriptionTe Anau Southland

It’s not for the faint-hearted, but for those up for the challenge the Milford Mountain Classic is likely to be the ride of your life. Choose your level 60km, 100km or 160km. for my information visit our website www. teanauevents. com

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Karapoti Classic 2023
image descriptionAkatarawa Ranges, Upper Hutt Wellington

The Karapoti Classic will take place on the 4th of March 2023. Based in Wellington's rugged Akatarawa Ranges, 10k north of Upper Hutt City, the Karapoti Classic is New Zealand’s premier mountain bike event.

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Hanmer 4 and 8 hour MTB race
image descriptionHanmer Springs Canterbury

After the unfortunate cancellation of the 2022 Hanmer 4 & 8 Mountain Bike Race will return on the 18th of March 2023.  The Hanmer 4 & 8 Mountain Bike Race takes competitors on a unique journey through Hanmer Forest through some of the regions most amazing mountain scenery.

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Le Race
image descriptionCathedral Square, Christchurch Canterbury

After the unfortunate cancellation of the 2022 Le Race, the event will return in 2023 on the 18th of March.  

Le Race is a 100km road bike race from Christchurch to Akaroa in beautiful Canterbury.

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Whitehaven Graperide 2023
image descriptionRenwick Nelson Marlborough Tasman

The Whitehaven Graperide will return on 22 April 2023. Described as “a ride through Mother Nature's photo album”, Marlborough’s iconic GrapeRide cycling event continues to be a bucket list item for riders of all abilities.

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