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.
31 Bike events
The Bridge to Bridge mountain bike event will return on the 3rd of December 2023.
With five races in the greater Wairarapa between September and December 2023, 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.
The New Zealand Cycle Challenge is an annual 5-day biking event taking place in Wairarapa. The event is split up into five stages with 1 stage per day. Anyone can get involved in the tour as a spectator or casual bike rider.
Cross the official finish line of the Queen Stage of the 2024 New Zealand Cycle Challenge in the Pedal Project Wellington Gran Fondo.
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.
The Criterium National Championships will take place on the 22nd of January 2024. Location is to be confirmed.
The event includes the Street Race for men and women, Under 17 categories and Under 19 categories.
The Famous Grouse Bays Cycle Challenge will see the peloton leave the Famous Grouse Hotel at 9:00am on the 27th of January 2024.
The legendary Tour of Taranaki Cycle Challenge returns on the 27th of January 2024 and takes riders on a striking road race around Taranaki Maunga. The pillar event, The Spark Around the Mountain has 148km to tackle in one day.
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.
The Elite Road National Championship is New Zealand’s premier national road cycling event, attracting New Zealand’s top professional and amateur road cyclists all vying for coveted National Jerseys. This event will take place on 8 - 10 February 2024 in Timaru.
Moonshine Trail is back at Dolamore Park and the stunning Hokonui Hills on Saturday 10th February 2024. This event offers something for everyone with a family 2km walk, 5km and 15km runs as well as 30, 39 &50 km mountain bike courses. There is also a 30km e-bike tour.
The Queenstown Park Station Fun Ride, will take place on the 18th of February 2024. The Queenstown Park Station Fun Ride is a free community event and an amazing opportunity to mountain bike through the stunning Queenstown Park Station on Sunday 20th of February 2022.
The Trans NZ Enduro is taking place from the 28th of February - 2nd of March 2024. The Trans NZ Enduro is a 6 day all-inclusive Enduro mountain biking event that will take riders over some of the best trails in the South Island of NZ.
The Torpedo7 MTB National Championships will be held in Christchurch again in 2024.
The Torpedo7 MTB National Championships will be returning to Coronet Peak in Queenstown for the second year in 2024. - 24 Feb. Cross Country National Champs and Short Course Cross Country National Championships - 25 Feb. Downhill Championships Proudly sponsored by Torpedo7.
The Karapoti Classic will take place on the 2nd of March 2024. 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.
This iconic Mountain Bike is through the magnificent Motatapu, Soho and Glencoe Stations.
A stunning backcountry ride which is one of the Mountain Bike options on offer as part of the annual Motatapu race. This is a grade 3 – 4 trail (expert) with some technical aspects, exposure, and plenty of climbing.
The Track National Championships (formerly named the Elite & U19 Track National Championships) is New Zealand's premier national track cycling event. Held annually in rotation between Cambridge and Invercargill. The 2024 event will be held at the Grassroots Trust Velodrome in Cambridge from 2-7 March 2024.
Le Race is a 100km road bike race from Christchurch to Akaroa in beautiful Canterbury. The event offers a number of options to enter including solo, as a team of 4 all completing the 100km, tandem, relay as well as a mountain bike challenge.
The Volcanic Epic is a unique MTB stage race, held across 200km’s of New Zealand’s spectacular North Island geothermal region. Riders compete in either the 2 or 4 stage events, across a range of age and speciality categories.
The Mackenzie race takes you on a journey around one of New Zealand's most scenic lakes, Lake Tekapo. For this day only you will have access to private high country stations allowing you the opportunity of a lifetime to cycle your way around this incredible location.
The Craters Classic MTB Race will take place on the 27th of April 2024. The Get Set Aratiatia Adventure is approximately 22km taking in mostly grade 2 tracks. The MB Century Wairakei Wizzer is approximately 30-35kms long and takes in the highlights of Craters Mountain Park.
Around Brunner Cycle Ride will take place on the 4th of May 2024. 2019 saw Around Brunner have a major change, with the Start and Finish being at Moana Hotel Lake Brunner after 12-years of starting and finishing in Greymouth.
Bridge to Bridge "North" is due to take place on the 16th of June 2024. Now 3 mountain bike rides on the Northern Bank of the Waimakariri River.
The Skoda North Island Schools Cyclo Cross Championships will take place on the 21st of July 2024. 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.
The Skoda South Island Schools Cyclo Cross Championships will take place on the 21st of July 2024. 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.
The National School MTB Championships will be held in Christchurch from the 7 - 10 October and will include the following events:
Cross Country and Cross Country Relay
Downhill Day 1
Downhill Day 2
At minimum competiters must be enrolled in Year 7.
The Ride Holidays Karapiro 100k Flyer will return on the 12th of October 2024. The course is a 100km loop starting and finishing at the Mighty River Domain. Join hundreds of cyclists on this cycle challenge and enjoy the quiet country roads and beautiful Waikato countryside.
The Whaka 100 will take place from the 25th to the 27th of October 2024.
The Whaka 100 proudly holds the reputation of one of the toughest mountain bike marathons in the Southern Hemisphere.
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.