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Karapoti 2017
Saturday 18th February



Upset Winners In 2017
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Results 2017 - Click Here

Defending Champions Returning...

Kim Hurst & Jack Compton face tougher competition to retain their Cactus Karapoti Classic titles in 2017... More Here.

Big Ups to Cactus Outdoor !

After 22 years as a minor sponsor, Cactus Outdoor has assumed the top spot for this years "Cactus Karapoti Classic"... More Here.

2017 Merchandise Online...

Check out our 2017 merchandise designs and order when you enter... Click Here

Attn South Islanders - Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry have a 50% discount for Karapoti travel...

When you enter your email confirmation will include instructions on how to take advantage of the 50% deal... More Here.

Accommodation - Wellington... Click Here.

Accommodation - Upper Hutt... Click Here.

Didymo Control... 

Didymo spread by outdoor enthusiasts is a big issue. Prior to starting, all bikes must have been cleaned with soapy water. This is now a legal requirement for all events involving waterways... More Here

New Karapoti Race Date In 2017...

Observant followers will have noted that K-Day in 2017 has shifted two weeks earlier than our traditional race date... More Here.

Karapoti History...

No mtn bike event in NZ  has more history than Karapoti. Check out our History page... Click Here.

Race Photos of every rider... Click Here.

Email Sign Up - Click Here.


... To the Southern Hemisphere's longest running mountain bike event!

Based in Wellington's rugged Akatarawa Ranges, 10k north of Upper Hutt City, the Karapoti Classic is New Zealand's premier mountain bike event.

This old-school adventure ride combines a huge but achievable challenge with superb scenery and an awesome social scene.

With options ranging from the feature 50k  Classic to the 20k Challenge and the Kids' 5k Klassic, there's something for everyone.

Established in 1986, this is NZ's original mountain bike race and the one race on every mountain biker's wish list.

But don't take our word for it - enter now for NZ's favourite mountain bike race. But be quick... Entries are limited to 1000 starters !

Click Here 4 More Karapoti Culture

Click Here 4 2017 Race Info

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