giant mountain biker

30 km in MTB heaven

Start time and place
10:00am – head of the lake – Blue Lake Reserve, Tarawera Rd, Rotorua.

Individual: Youth Under 16 years, Adult 16 to 39 years, Veteran 40 to 49 years, Masters 50 to 59 years, Classics 60 plus

The Course
Love riding your bike and only riding? Then the stand alone Mountain Bike option allows competitors to enjoy an amazing Terra firma MTB ride alongside the Duathletes over a very similar course to what the multisporters complete.

Starting on the shores of Lake Tikitapu, individual competitors will MTB along the road under lead vehicle pace control before heading up the hill straight into Whakarewarewa Forest—home to some of the world’s best MTB tracks. Spoilt for selection, riders will pick off 30 km of the most favoured purpose built tracks including some incredible sweeping downhill runs. For the more adventurous there are plenty of opportunities to get great air.

Exiting the forest and returning to Lake Tikitapu the ride finishes on the beautiful beach at the head of the lake. Here there will be a gala atmosphere for all to enjoy.

Tracks & Trails – 

  • Lake Tikitapu
  • Tarawera Rd – Windy Rd
  • Last section of Eagle vs Shark
  • Hill Rd
  • Frontal Labotomy
  • Under Billy, Billy T, G Rock, Chesnut Link, Roller Coaster
  • Old Chevy
  • Yellow Brick Rd
  • Poplar Ave, Long Drive Rd, Sandstone Rd
  • Branch Rd
  • Tikitapu Rd
  • Tangaroamihi
  • Lake Tikitapu

Finish line location
The MTB finishes at the head of the lake – Blue Lake Reserve, Tarawera Rd, Rotorua.

Compulsory equipment
Safety approved cycle helmet.

It is the competitor’s personal responsibility to choose suitable equipment (maintained to a safe standard) & footwear. Please dress according to the activity and conditions, and carry necessary fluid and sustenance to see you comfortably through the event.

Event safety, race rules and fair play info
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