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Karapoti 2018
Saturday 17th February


iRide Hosting Rego...
Great to have iRide Wellington as Karapoti's official bicycle retailer for 2018. Based at 242 Thorndon Quay, they're you're one stop shop for everything from a new Karapoti bike right through to servicing, bike fit, advice, coffee and a chat. Race Pack Pick Up will be there on Feb 16... Visit iRide Here.

Bluebridge Taking Top Spot...
We're excited to have Bluebridge Ferry on board as the principal sponsor of the 2018 "Bluebridge Karapoti Classic". Bluebridge have been part of Karapoti's sponsor family for almost 10 years, so it's great to welcome them to the top spot... More Here.

Bluebridge Ferry Deals for South Islanders...

South Island entrants can grab a 40% discount with our new name sponsor, Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry... More Here.

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Electric Bikes...

OK. We give in. If you want an electric bike category, let us know. No promises, but if there is sufficient demand we'll do it...
Email Us Here.

New Kids 20k Category...

Keen kids! Here's something just for you. We're splitting the current 20k under-19 category into 14-18 years & under 14 years. That's for both boys & girls with prizes for top-3 in each... Full Category Info Here.

Karapoti History...

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

We Still Have a Bit Of 2017 Karapoti Merchandise Available...

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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 Race Info & Entry

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