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Karapoti 2016
Saturday 5th March


Check Out 2016 Merchandise... Click Here

Welcome to Bike Barn... Bike Barn have signed on as Karapoti's principal sponsor for 2016. They have 23 stores nationwide with some of the sharpest deals around. The race pack pick-up will be at Bike Barn Wellington in Tory St... Click Here to check them out.
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Tandem Time... Tandems now pay one entry for their bike only. Check out all categories & entry fees for both 20k and 50k...More Here.

New 20k Categories... The 20k now has the same special categories as the 50k with single speed, retro, cyclo cross, uni cycle, fat bikes and tandems alongside the normal age group options... More Here

Welcome to Camelbak... Our newest sponsor will be supporting the Karapoti volunteer network, and of course your hydration kit. To check out their latest range... Click Here.

Bluebridge Ferry Deals for Sth islanders... Bluebridge The Cook Strait Ferry has 50% discount for participants, supporters and their vehicle... More Here.

2015's 30th Anniversary Merchandise Still Available... Contact Us Here to Order.

Race Day Photos of every rider... Click Here.

Email Sign Up - Click Here.

Karapoti to 2020 - 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 2016 Race Info

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