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
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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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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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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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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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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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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