Rider Reviews


1986 - NZ's Original Mountain Bike Race


1988 - The First 50k


1995 - NZ Adventure Mag


1996 - Dem Karapoti Bones


1996 - Karapoti Hell Race


1998 - Confessions Of A Karapoti Virgin


1998 - Australian Mtn Biking Magazine


1999 - Singing In The Rain


2002 - Kashi's Win That Got Away


2003 - NZ Bike Magazine - Epic Ride


2003 - A Volunteer's View


2004 - Mad Dogs & Scottish Men


2005 - The Kennett Bros. 20 Years


2005 - Tail End Charlie's Tale


2007 - First Timer's Take on The 20k


2008 - Cabin's 29'er Experience


2008 - An Aussie's Karapoti Blog


2008 - The Uni-cycle Experience


2008 - Downhill Legend Tries Karapoti


2009 - Best Crash Winner


2009 - Our Youngest Ever Female Finisher


2010 - Alistair Rhodes Looks Back


2010 - Karapoti Creator Ponders 25 Years


2010 - Malcolm Made It !


2010 - The Original Re-Enactment


2011 - The Birthday Boy


2011 - Sifter's Perfect Race


2012 - The Race That Got Away


2012 - Relieved Virgins


2012 - Surprise Winner's Blog


2012 - Interviewing the Organiser


2013 - Canadian Original Remembers 1986


2013 - Upper Hutt's First Winner


2014 - Marg's Unsung Sub-3


2015 - Karapoti For Ever


2015 - Sifter's Return


2016 - Ex-pat's Return Ride 


2016 - Davide's Karapoti CX'perience


Race Reports


1986 - NZ's Original Mountain Bike Race


1988 - The First 50k


1995 - Rad Race


2003 - Karapoti Still King


2004 - Aussies Kick Arse


2005 - Record Turnout At 20th


2006 - A Record Year


2007 - Another Record Year


2008 - Houltham & McDermid


2009 - Mud & Glory


2010 - Surprises Topple 25th


2011 - Youngest Ever Wins Toughest Ever


2012 - Mathew, MacDermids & Manawatu


2013 - Locals Crack Karapoti


2014 - Records All Round


2015 - 30th Anniversary Redefines Age


2016 - Ladies Lead The Way


 2017 - Surprise Wins & Young Records


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Race Director's Rant


1988 - Paul's First 50k


2003 - Year Of The Truck


2004 - The Summer That Wasn't


2005 - 20 Years Young


2006 - 21 & Counting


2007 - Records All Round


2008 - Even The Weather Agreed


2009 - One To Remember


2010 - Karapoti Turns 25


2011 - The Toughest & Easiest Ever


2012 - Karapoti Is Never Cancelled


2013 - A Day In The Sun


2014 - The Fastest Ever


2015 - Three Decades & Counting


2016 - Times They Are A Changing


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