Mountain Biking


February 2017
5 Christchurch, Southern Alps, Queenstown. The Pioneer - 4 Day Traverse MTB
5-11 Christchurch to Queenstown The Pioneer - 7 Day EPIC MTB
11 Nelson Santa Cruz Coppermine MTB
11 Whakarewarewa Forest, Rotorua Giant 2W Gravity Enduro - Race 3 MTB
12 Kaiwaka, Northland Top of the Rock MTB
18 Upper Hutt, Wellington Karapoti Classic MTB
18 Wellington Cactus Karapoti Classic MTB
19 Canterbury Sheffield Rugby Club MTB Race MTB
25 Canterbury Mt Somers MTB Classic MTB
25-26 Wanaka Altherm Mountain Bike National Championships MTB
March 2017
4 Queenstown Macpac Motatapu 2017 MTB
4 Otago Macpac Motatapu – Skoda Mountain Bike MTB
10-11 Rotorua Nzo Moonride MTB
18 Hanmer Springs Hanmer Springs 4 & 8 Hour MTB Race MTB
25 Lake Heron Arrowsmith Thee Ride 42km MTB race or Ride MTB
April 2017
9 Waimate Quantum Advantage Whitehorse Big Easy MTB
22 Lake Hawea Contact Epic MTB
22 Lake Hawea Contact Centurion MTB
22 Lake Hawea Contact Traverse MTB
22 Nelson Kaiteriteri 6 Hour presented by Port Nelson Ltd MTB
24 Auckland World Masters MTB MTB
May 2017
6 Australia The Convict 100 MTB
13 Whakarewarewa Forest, Rotorua Giant 2W Gravity Enduro - Race 4 MTB



Exxaro jersey winners to get trip to elite sports academy
The contest for the Absa Cape Epic’s prestigious Exxaro Special Jersey just got a whole lot more intense with news that the winners will get to spend eight days at an elite sports performance academy in Belgium.
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Sam Moffitt and Jemma Burtonwood take the JetBlack 24 Hour reign at Awaba
The ninth edition of the JetBlack 24 Hour race took place at Awaba MTB Park on the weekend.
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Upset Winners Roll NZ's Premier Mountain Bike Race
Celebrating 32 years last Saturday, Upper Hutt's Cactus Karapoti Classic continued its renown as the Southern Hemisphere's longest running mountain bike race.
Monday, 20 February 2017
Cactus Karapoti Classic - Champions Return
A who’s-who of New Zealand mountain biking will go head to head next week in Upper Hutt as more than 600 riders from eight countries line up for the Southern Hemisphere’s longest running mountain bike race.
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Cape Epic Slots Prove A Huge Draw At Pioneer
One of the highlights of the recent Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race was the newly forged partnership with the world-renowned Absa Cape Epic, widely regarded as the ‘unofficial world championship of mountain bike stage racing’.
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Spanish Legend Loving His Pioneer Experience
In the world of downhill mountain bike racing, indeed in the world of mountain bike racing full stop, there are few with the careers to match that of Spaniard Tomi Misser.
Tuesday, 14 February 2017
JetBlack 24 Hour at new home track of multiple World Champion Jason English
The ninth edition of the JetBlack 24 Hour race by Rocky Trail Entertainment will take place at Awaba MTB Park near Newcastle on the weekend of 18+19 February.
Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Kiwis Prevail in Epic Pioneer Mountain Bike Race
New Zealand's James Williamson and Scott Lyttle (Team Watson & Sons Manuka Honey) took out the 2017 Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage race, holding off the fast finishing Spaniards Tomi Misser and Ibon Sugasti (Imparables) on the final stage into Queenstown Saturday while Nina McVicar (Nelson) and Reta Trotman (Christchurch) in team Hirepool took out the women's honours.
Monday, 13 February 2017
Italian Wraps Up 4-Day-Traverse At Pioneer
There are so many landmark stages, so many ‘wow’ moments on the Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race that it is hard to single any out, but the climb over Ben Ohau must be in the conversation and it didn’t disappoint on today’s stage four of the race from Christchurch to Queenstown.
Thursday, 9 February 2017
Drama on first long day in The Pioneer mountain bike stage race
There was drama and excitement aplenty on stage two of The Pioneer as the Mountain Bike Stage race took the 338 riders over the 106km course from Geraldine to Fairlie on another blistering hot day in the Central South Island.
Tuesday, 7 February 2017