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Karapoti 2021
Saturday 6th March

Every Finisher Wins A Medal !


2020 Results Here

Hall of Fame Updated... Here.

Race Records Updated... Here.

All-time Fastest 20 Updated... Here.

Sub-3hr Club Updated... Here.

World Champions Win 35th... More Here.

Champion Returns...

Race record holder Anton Cooper returns to Karapoti in 2020... More Here.

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.

20k E-Bike Trial...

In 2020 we're trialling E-mtn bikes in the 20k only. Even Karapoti's 20k is tougher on bikes and bodies than most events, so this is very much a trial and is open only to factory built E-mtn bikes that meet the following criteria:

Pedal-assist motors only; minimum 250w drive motor; maximum speed assistance of 32k/hr; minimum battery size of 250watt-hour. Bikes must not have any form of aftermarket electric modification, conversion kit, bike hacks, throttle control or hub-motor.  

This trial is aimed solely at participation with no prizes, but you will be timed officially and recorded in results. E-mtn bike participants will line up as per normal with other 20k Challenge participants. You should avoid getting your motor wet, so be careful at all river crossings and at the start and finish use the northern river crossing... Enter Here before Feb 26.

Gazley ŠKODA are the new naming rights partner for the 35th Anniversary "Gazley ŠKODA Karapoti Classic"... More Here.

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It's great to have My Ride On Board for 2020...

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.

Check Out the 2020 Merchandise... 

Retro cotton tees, Thermatech technical tees, kids tees and and Karapoti cycling jersey... Click Here.

Bike the Hutt Cycling Festival...

A 10 day celebration of cycling headlined by Bike the Trail & Karapoti, but also something for every bike enthusiast from e-rides, road rides, kids, rides, bike displays, movie evening, cycle-cross & much more... More Here

Email Sign Up - Click Here

Race Dates to 2025
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... To the 35th anniversary of 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 the first ever Leap Day Karapoti. But be quick... Entries are limited to 1000 starters !

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Click Here 4 Race Info & Entry

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