Events: April-May 2018

Events: April-May 2018

Here are 20 ways to shred the gnar up and down the Land of the Long White Cloud in April and May 2018.

7 APRIL - 2 HOUR NASEBY CHALLENGE 2018

14th anniversary of the Naseby 12 Hour Challenge. Start/finish area is at the Larchview Holiday Park, Naseby. 9am till 9pm. www.mountainbikingotago.co.nz

7 APRIL - XTERRA MTB ROTORUA

26KM Mountain Bike is a mix of climbing, descents, single track and logging. The course is not for novice mountain bikers. Competitors must be 14 years of age or older to compete. Set in stunning forest scenery and on world class trails. Start time 9.15am. www.xterra.co.nz/mountain-bike

8 APRIL - WHITEHORSE BIG EASY WAIMATE

A 25km course and a 10km course, that include private forestry tracks and farm tracks with challenging hill climbs, great downhills and a view that makes it all worthwhile. 27km Open Event with 600m elevation and 13km Intermediate event with easier gradients. www.whitehorsebigeasy.co.nz

21 APRIL - KAITERITERI 6 HOUR PRESENTED BY PORT NELSON

Expect a great route that will suit all rider abilities! Categories include mens, womens and mixed teams of 2-4, schools (Intermediate & College) and solo. www.bikekaiteriteri.co.nz

22 APRIL - KAITERITERI JAWS ENDURO/BIG AIRS WHIP-OFF

The trails used will be intermediate to advanced, culminating in a full length rip down Jaws. At conclusion of the Jaws Enduro around 1pm, we'll roll to the Big Airs Whip Off. Numbers limited. www.bikekaiteriteri.co.nz

5 MAY - T42 CENTRAL PLATEAU

The 48km 42 Traverse is a historic logging road – undulating, with a few technical bits and a handful of short river crossings. www.t42.co.nz

26 MAY - MT ISOBEL CHALLENGE

A superb mountain duathlon in the picturesque village of Hanmer Springs takING competitors on a unique journey through Hanmer Forest amongst some amazing mountain scenery. The course involves 8km, 1000m ascent mountain-run and a non-technical mountain bike ride of approx. 22km. The race can be done either as an individual or as a two-person team. www.hanmerevents.co.nz