Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

Wednesday, 21 November to Saturday, 24 November 2018

Tongariro Street, Taupo

Bike MTB/Cross Country Road Race Kids

Held on the last Saturday of every November around the pristine and picturesque Lake Taupo, this year's the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge will be from Wednesday, 21 November to Saturday, 24 November 2018.

From humble beginnings in 1977 with just 26 participants, this event has grown into New Zealand's premier and largest cycling event, with around 7,000 riders taking part each year!

With a range of road cycling events from the Kids 5km and then 40km through to 1280km, and mountain bike events from 16km to 85km, there's something for everyone!

Entries for the 320km, 640km & 1280km events open on 1 July; all other events are open for registration now.


Starting Wednesday:
1280km Road Cycle

Starting Friday:
640km Road Cycle

Saturday Events - Road Cycle:
Kids 5km

Saturday Events - MTB:

Location map

All events finish on Tongariro Street, next to Taupo's Great Lake Centre and also start there with these exceptions: the 80K starts half away around at Kuratau; 40K at Motuoapa; kids 5K at 2 Mile Bay; the MTB events 35K+ from Tongariro North Domain; and the 16K MTB from 2 Mile Bay.

Note: map location may be approximate.


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This listing was last manually checked on 5 June 2018.

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