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. 


67 Bike events
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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