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
Krank It
image descriptionBottlelake Forest, Christchurch Canterbury

The Krank It 2021 will take place on the 8th of August. The event is a mountain bike race for women and children only.

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Te Akau Gravel Buster 2021
image descriptionTe Akau Waikato

The Te Akau Gravel Buster will take place on the 15th of August 2021. The event is held in the small Waikato community Te Akau and offers two distances; 42km and 78km.

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Cyclo Cross National Championships
image descriptionHutt Valley Wellington

The Cyclo Cross Nation Championships will take place on the 15th of August 2021 as part of the Aotearoa Crossfest. Cyclo cross is a form of bicycle racing consisting of multiple small laps through terrain consisting of pavement, grass, hills and obstacles.

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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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Skoda Southern Tour
image descriptionBlenheim Nelson Marlborough Tasman

The 2021 Skoda Southern Tour will take place from the 28th to the 29th of August.  This is a points-based tour although times will be recorded for the Time Trial and Hill Climb stages.

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2021 Huttcross Season Round 5 - Grand Finale
image descriptionHutt Valley Wellington

The 2021 Huttcross Season Round 5 will take place on the 29th of August 2021. This is the final event in the Huttcross Series and will go on with a fancy dress. Cyclocross is a great way to stay active outdoors over winter.

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Skoda Northern Tour
image descriptionMt Wellington Auckland

The Skoda Northern Tour will take place on the 4th and 5th of September 2021. The event includes 3 stages; an Individual Time Trial, Hill Climb and Criterium. Saturday 4th September
Stage 1. Individual Time Trial
Stage 2. Hill ClimbSunday 5th September
Stage 3. Criterium 

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

With five races in the greater Wairarapa between September and December 2021, 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 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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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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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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Trust House - North Island Team Series Race 2
image descriptionWairarapa region Wellington

With five races in the greater Wairarapa between September and December 2021, 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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Counties Cycle Classic
image descriptionPukekohe V8 race track Auckland

The Counties Cycle Classic is a special fundraising event being organised by the Rotary Club of Pukekohe. Taking place on the 10th of October 2021, the event will be held at the Pukekohe V8 Race Parkway and will raise funds for local charities.

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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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The Team Championship 2021 – Race 3 – Te Awamutu
image descriptionTe Awamutu 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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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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Dunlop Builders Bike Wanaka 10hr
image descriptionWanaka Otago

The Dunlop Builders Bike Wanaka 10hr returns on the 24th of October 2021. 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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Trust House - North Island Team Series Race 3
image descriptionWairarapa region Wellington

With five races in the greater Wairarapa between September and December 2021, 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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Hanmer Halloween Howler
image descriptionHanmer Springs Canterbury

The Hanmer Halloween Howler will take place on the 30th and 31st of October 2021. The event is an endurance race set on a 12. 5km loop in the Hanmer Forest. Get in as many laps as possible in the 12 or 24-hour course.

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Huxster MTB School Relays
image descriptionMcleans Island Canterbury

The Huxster MTB School Relays will take place on the 3rd and 4th of November. This year, the event has been separated across two days due to popular demand. On the 8th, years 5 & 6 will race together. On the 8th, years 7 & 8 race together.

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

With five races in the greater Wairarapa between September and December 2021, 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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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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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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Trust House - North Island Team Series Race 5
image descriptionWairarapa region Wellington

With five races in the greater Wairarapa between September and December 2021, 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 James GroundEffect Pony Express 2022
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 2022
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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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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Gazley Skoda Karapoti Classic
image descriptionAkatarawa Ranges, Upper Hutt Wellington

The Gazley Skoda Karapoti Classic will take place on the 5th of March 2022.  

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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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 2022
image descriptionNorthland

The BDO Tour of Northland 2022 will take place from 17 - 20 of March 2022. The BDO Tour of Northland is a cycling challenge covering 359km over 4 days in beautiful Northland.

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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 Epic Lake Hawea 2022
image descriptionWanaka Otago

The Contact Epic Lake Hawea MTB Ride will take place on the 2nd of April 2022.  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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Around Brunner Cycle Ride 2022
image descriptionGreymouth West Coast

Around Brunner Cycle Ride will take place on the 7th of May 2022. 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.

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Craters Classic
image descriptionWairakei, Taupo Waikato

The Craters Classic MTB Race will 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, and the E bike multip lap race goes for 2 hours.  .

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