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. 


66 Bike events
Karioi Classic
image descriptionRaglan Waikato

The Karioi Classic is an annual cycling event held in Raglan. The event will be held on the 27th of September 2020.  The event offers two challenging routes along coastal gravel roads with amazing views of Mt Taranaki and The Tasman.

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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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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 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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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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Giant Wellington / PNP MTB XC Series 2020 Round 3
image descriptionTe Rangituhi, Colonial Knob, Porirua MTB Park Wellington

Round 3 of the Giant Wellington / PNP MTB XC Series 2020 will take place at Porirua MTB Park on the 18th of October. Courses will be made up of short loops and long loops depending on the age group.

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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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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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Laykold Cup Carnival
image descriptionWellington Velodrome, Hataitai Park Wellington

WELLINGTON'S BIGGEST ONE-DAY TRACK RACING CARNIVAL WITH RACING FOR ALL AGES AND ABILITIES Entry is free for speed league season pass holders. Otherwise it's $5 juniors, $7 everyone else. Registration from 11am, racing starts at midday. Cycling NZ license required. Regular riders please bring your numbers.

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Giant Wellington / PNP MTB XC Series 2020 Round 4
image descriptionBelmont Regional Park, BRP Woolshed, Stratton St, Normandale Wellington

Round 4 of the Giant Wellington / PNP MTB XC Series 2020 will take place at Belmont Regional Park, Normandale on the 1st of November. Courses will be made up of short loops and long loops depending on the age group.

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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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Pedal4Prostate
image descriptionHampton Downs Motorsport Park Waikato

Pedal4Prostate is 4-hour endurance cycling race at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park in support of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand. Participants will race to complete as many laps as possible while manoeuvring the 2. 7 km National Circuit track.

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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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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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Giant Wellington / PNP MTB XC Series 2020 Round 5
image descriptionMakara Peak, South Karori Rd, Karori Wellington

Round 5 of the Giant Wellington / PNP MTB XC Series 2020 will take place at Makara Peak, Karori on the 22nd of November. Courses will be made up of short loops and long loops depending on the age group.

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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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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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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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The Gambler
image descriptionCraters Mountain Bike Park, Taupo Waikato

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

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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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Taupo MTB Club Summer Series 2021 Round 1
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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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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Bays Cycle Challenge
image descriptionLyttleton Harbour Canterbury

The Famous Grouse Bays Cycle Challenge will see the peloton leave the Famous Grouse Hotel at 9:00am on the 31st of January 2021.

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Taupo MTB Club Summer Series 2021 Round 2
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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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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Taupo MTB Club Summer Series 2021 Round 3
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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The New Zealand Gran Fondo and Corto Fondo 2021
image descriptionCambridge Waikato

The New Zealand Gran Fondo is a must do on any cyclists race calendar. This year the course follows the exact route that NZ’s elite riders will follow in their road race the following day.

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Queenstown Park Station Fun Ride
image descriptionQueenstown Park Station, Queenstown Otago

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 14th of February 2021. Choose from the 18km Station Ride or the 13. 5km Station to Chard Farm Ride.

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Taupo MTB Club Summer Series 2021 Round 4
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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Ride the Rakaia
image descriptionRakaia River Bridge Canterbury

This amazing event is different than any other bike race because you can't do what you can in this event any other day of the week.

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Taupo MTB Club Summer Series 2021 Round 5
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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Whitehaven Graperide 2021
image descriptionMarlborough Nelson Marlborough Tasman

The Whitehaven Graperide due to take place on the 28th of March 2020 has been postponed until the 27th February 2021 due to the rapid global spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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