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Karapoti 2021
Now Sunday May 2nd

Every Finisher Wins A Medal !


Karapoti Postponed Due to Covid-19...

The government announcement that New Zealand is going back into more advanced Covid-19 restrictions means the 2021 Karapoti Classic cannot be held on March 6th.

With Auckland at Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand at Level 2 until 6am on Sunday March 7th, gatherings of any kind are restricted to less than 100 people. The Karapoti Classic cannot operate within this requirement.

Given that there are no guarantees these restrictions will not be extended beyond 6am March 7th, we have been forced to postpone Karapoti 2021 to Sunday May 2nd.

All current entrants in the 2021 Karapoti Classic will be rolled over automatically to the postponed event. You will not have to do anything except line up.

Any withdrawals from Karapoti 2021 prior to the postponement can be re-entered by Emailing Us Here.

New entries will be taken up until noon on April 28th... Click Here.

Current entrants unable to make May 2nd will be refunded, minus the normal $15 admin fee. This offer is available only until April 12th... Emailing Us Here.

Thanks for your patience in these unique times, and for the influx of emails and messages we’ve received in support of the event. This is our fifth cancelled or postponed event in the last 12 months.

Any further updates will be posted here, on our facebook page & emailed to entrants. In the meantime, for definitive COVID-19 updates refer to:


Live Entry Lists...

Check out the competition & double-check your own entry details.... Click Here.

Welcome Back...

It's great to have Gazley ŠKODA back as the naming rights partner for the "Gazley ŠKODA Karapoti Classic"...

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It's great to have My Ride On Board Again for 2021...

My Ride Wellington & My Ride Hutt Valley are teaming up to be the official bicycle retailers of the Karapoti Classic. Watch this space for great promos in the build up to the 35th anniversary Karapoti... Click to Visit My Ride.

E-Bikes in the 20k Challenge...

In 2020 we trialed e-bikes in the 20k. This went ok, so e-bikes will be a part of the 20k Challenge from now on. But only in the 20k. There no plans for e-bikes in the 50k... More Info Here.

Bike the Hutt Cycling Festival...

Bike the Hutt was a big success in 2020, so we're looking to turn the celebration of cycling into an annual event headlined by Bike the Trail & Karapoti. In between will be something for every bike enthusiast from e-rides, road rides, kids, rides, bike displays, movie evening, cycle-cross & much more... More Soon

Didymo Crack-down... 

The Karapoti Classic is working with DOC & Wgtn Regional Council on minimising Didymo spread. Bikes must be cleaned prior to race day. They must also go through the compulsory bath on race morning prior to the start. For more info on Didymo... Click Here.

Email Sign Up - Click Here

Race Dates to 2025
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... 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! 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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