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. 


42 Bike events
The Team Championship 2020-21 – Race 6 – 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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Taupo MTB Club Summer Series 2021 Round 6
image descriptionCraters MTB Park, Taupo Waikato

The Taupo Mountain Club runs a 10 week Summer Series throughout January, February and March. The annual Summer Series caters for all levels of riders from beginners through to the experienced racer. Riders can come to any of the races and simply register on the night.

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Gazley Skoda Karapoti Classic
image descriptionAkatarawa Ranges, Upper Hutt Wellington

Based in Wellington's rugged Akatarawa Ranges, 10k north of Upper Hutt City, the Karapoti Classic is New Zealand’s premier mountain bike event.  Established in 1986, it is renowned worldwide as the Southern Hemisphere’s longest running mountain bike event.

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Taupo MTB Club Summer Series 2021 Round 7
image descriptionCraters MTB Park, Taupo Waikato

The Taupo Mountain Club runs a 10 week Summer Series throughout January, February and March. The annual Summer Series caters for all levels of riders from beginners through to the experienced racer. Riders can come to any of the races and simply register on the night.

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Mito Q K2
image descriptionTairua, Coromandel Waikato

The Mito Q K2 is an extremely challenging road bike challenge held annually in the Coromandel. The event has three distances on offer.

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BDO Tour of Northland 2021
image descriptionNorthland

The BDO Tour of Northland 2021 will take place from 18 - 21 of March 2021. The BDO Tour of Northland is a cycling challenge covering 359km over 4 days in beautiful Northland. Day 1 of the Tour begins with 104km from Whangarei to Russell.

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Taupo MTB Club Summer Series 2021 Round 8
image descriptionCraters MTB Park, Taupo Waikato

The Taupo Mountain Club runs a 10 week Summer Series throughout January, February and March. The annual Summer Series caters for all levels of riders from beginners through to the experienced racer. Riders can come to any of the races and simply register on the night.

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Hanmer 4 and 8 hour MTB race
image descriptionHanmer Springs Canterbury

The Hanmer 4 & 8 Mountain Bike Race has been postponed to the 20th of March 2021.  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

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, a shorter 53km ride as well as a mountain bike challenge.

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Contact Monster MTB Challenge
image descriptionCraters of the Moon MTB park, Taupo Waikato

The Contact Monster MTB Challenge will take place on the 27th of March 2021.  

The Contact Monster MTB Challenge is a kids mountain bike event for children aged 5 to 12 years old, run by the St Patrick's Catholic School PTFA in conjunction with Bike Taupo.

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Crank it @ Craters
image descriptionCraters Mountain Bike Park, Taupo Waikato

The Crank it @ Craters 2021 will take place on the 28th of March 2021.   

Crank it @ Craters offers 100km, 50km & 25km mountain bike races. The events consist of riding two or more laps of a 12. 5km single track course.

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Australasian Masters Cycling Championship
image descriptionWairarapa Wellington

The Australasian Masters Cycling Championship due to take place on the 10-12 July 2020 has been postponed to Easter 2021. The event will now take place from the 2nd to the 5th of April 2021.

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Cycle the Big Easy 2021
image descriptionChurch Road Winery, Taradale Hawkes Bay

The Big Easy and Little Easy annual cycling event takes place in stunning Hawkes Bay every Easter. The Big Easy course will start and finish at Church Road Winery offering a 37km scenic loop.

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Tour of New Zealand 2021
image descriptionGlenorchy (start location) Otago

The 6th Tour of New Zealand is an 8 stage 518km event that takes riders on a Tour de France style event with the difference you choose to race the course or simply ride the course. All riders are timed.

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Contact Epic Lake Hawea 2021
image descriptionWanaka Otago

The Contact Epic Lake Hawea MTB Ride will take place on the 17th of April 2021.  The Contact Epic is NZ's longest and most scenic mountain bike race in NZ. However, this is more of an adventure than a race.

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Nutri-Grain The Pioneer - EVENT CANCELLED
image descriptionRotorua Bay of Plenty

The Pioneer six day Mountain Bike Stage Race due to take place on the 18-23rd of April 2021 has been cancelled.  

The Pioneer is a six day Mountain Bike Stage Race taking place in the central North Island at Rotorua.

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Whitehaven Graperide 2021
image descriptionMarlborough Nelson Marlborough Tasman

The Whitehaven Graperide is due to take place on the 24th of April 2021

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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Red Zone 6 Mountain Bike Challenge
image descriptionBurwood, Christchurch Canterbury

The Red Zone 6 Hour Mountain Bike Challenge due to take place on the 26th of April 2020 has been postponed to the 26th of April 2021.  

Red Zone 6 Hour Mountain Bike Challenge is staged in the Burwood Red Zone.

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Around Brunner Cycle Ride 2021
image descriptionGreymouth West Coast

Around Brunner Cycle Ride due to take place on the 2nd of May 2020 has been postponed to the 1st of May 2021.

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Craters Classic
image descriptionWairakei, Taupo Waikato

The Craters Classic MTB Race will take place on the 15th of May 2021.  Choose from the Short and Sweet 17km course. In the Middle is 32kms. The Long & Hard Course is 47km, and the E bike multip lap race goes for 2 hours.  .

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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 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 10 July 2021 - 11 July 2021.

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North Island School Road Championships
image descriptionCambridge Waikato

The North Island School Road Championships will be held in Cambridge on 10 - 11 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 16 - 18 July 2021. EVENTS

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

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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 25th of July 2021.  The event offers two challenging routes along coastal gravel roads with amazing views of Mt Taranaki and The Tasman.

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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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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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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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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 take place on the 25th of September 2021.  Formerly known as the Rotorua to Taupo 100k, the event will be held for the third year in its new home, Karapiro.

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SRAM Tour de Ranges 2021
image descriptionClevedon Auckland

SRAM Tour de Ranges returns on the 2nd of October 2021.

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Skoda National School Road Championships 2021
image descriptionTimaru Canterbury

The National School Road Championships will take place from the 2nd of October 2021 - 4th of October 2021. Individual Races:

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

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

 

Refer to website for more information.  

 

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National School MTB Championships 2021
image descriptionBlenheim Nelson Marlborough Tasman

The National School MTB 2021 Championships will be held in Blenheim, Marlborough from the 11 - 14 October and will include Cross Country (XC), Cross Country Relay (XCR), Downhill and Enduro options.

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Whaka 100
image descriptionRotorua Bay of Plenty

The 15th edition of Emerson's Whaka100 proudly holds the reputation of one of the toughest mountain bike marathons in the Southern Hemisphere. Challenge yourself on either the 160, 100, 50, 25 or 10km course in the ​world famous trails of Rotorua.

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The Taniwha 2021
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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Ride the Wilderness
image descriptionGreymouth West Coast

Ride the Wilderness is a Mountain Bike Ride on the West Coast Wilderness Trail on Saturday 13th November 2021. This event gives riders the opportunity to see the West Coast beauty racing the fantastic West Coast Wilderness Trail.

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Gentle Annie Bike Ride
image descriptionHastings Hawkes Bay

The Gentle Annie is a challenging bike 137km bike ride from Taihapi to Hastings in the Hawkes Bay. The course follows the Gentle Annie road through rugged farmland and high country sheep stations.

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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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BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge 2021
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 27th of November 2021.

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Gold Trail MTB Ride 2021
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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