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30th Anniversary
Saturday 7th March - 2015


Enter by Jan 1 & you go into a draw to win Lifestyle Gym membership or Bluebridge Ferry travel for a car & 2 people.

Course Update...
Rode the course just before Xmas. We have some trimming and clean-up to do in Karapoti Gorge, Rock Garden, bottom of Staircase & Big Ring Boulevard. But the course itself is super dry. Gonna be another fast one.

Defending Champs Returning...
Fresh from her 24hr world title, 2-time winner & record holder, Kim Hurst, is returning for the 30th anniversary Karapoti. No doubt eyeing up another record. 

Welcome to iRIDE...

NZ's first Specialized concept store are on board as Karapoti's official retailer...
Click Here to Check Them Out.

Welcome to Thermatech...

Great gear from great folk. Check out their support of outdoor sport... Click Here.

Check Out 2015 Merchandise...

The 30th anniversary merchandise designs can now be seen online. From t-shirts to cycling gear, there's something for everyone... Click Here.

Volunteers Please...

Can't race but want to experience everything that is Karapoti? Consider becoming a volunteer... Click Here.

Withdrawals & Changes... Click Here.

Accommodation Specials...

CQ Hotel have some great rates for Karapoti visitors. Ph 04 385 2156 or email and quote “Karapoti Classic”. Click Here to See Full Services.

Things To Do When Visiting... Click Here.

Bluebridge Ferry Discount...

Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry are offering Karapoti participants 50% off race travel... Click Here.


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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 New Zealand'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 the 30th anniversary of New Zealand's favourite mountain bike race. But be quick...

Entries are limited to 1000 starters !

Click Here 4 More Karapoti Culture

Click Here 4 2015 Race Info

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