35th Anniversary Event
& the first ever Leap Day Karapoti !
Every Finisher Wins A Medal !
2019 Race Report.. Click Here.
2019 Results Are Here... Click Here.
Race Photos... Click Here.
New Life Members in 2019... More Here.
Sub-3hr Club Updated... More Here.
10 new race records in 2019... More Here.
All-time Placegetters Updated... Click Here.
Karapoti's Fastest 20 Rides Updated...
2014 is making a strong case for being the fastest ever Karapoti. Among men, Kyle Ward moves to second fastest & now has three rides in the fastest 20, while Sam Shaw & Brendon Sharratt make it into the fastest-20 for the first time. Staying in the top 20 for perhaps the last time is a rider as good as Kashi Leuchs, whose 1998 record lasted eight years but is now just 20th fastest. Such has been the progression in the last 20 years, it is possible that by next year the fastest 20 rides will all be under 2hrs 20min, a barrier once thought unbreakable. Among women, Samara Sheppard did do the impossible in 2019, breaking 2hrs 30min, while Kate McIlroy is now second fastest ever. Such has been the progression of the women's standard in the last decade, that a rider as good as Commonwealth silver medallist Susy Pryde drops out of the fastest 20 women despite having twice won in 2hrs 54min. To see fastest 20 male & female rides... Click Here.
2019 is the return of the Champions...
... 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 !