Based in Wellington's rugged Akatarawa Ranges, 10k north of Upper Hutt City, the Bluebridge 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. This old-school adventure ride combines a huge but achievable challenge with superb scenery and an awesome social scene. Past winners have included world champions such as NZ’s own Anton Cooper and Kim Hurst, Australian Lisa Mathison and Switzerlands Nathalie Schneitter, but with options ranging from the feature 50k Classic to the 20k Challenge and the Kids' 5k Klassic, Karapoti has something for everyone and is renowned as the one race on every mountain bikers wish list. But don’t take our word for it – enter now. But be quick... Entries are limited to 1000 starters !