Two perennially popular cycle events will have riders out training as they head into autumn racing.


First up is the 100K Flyer from Rotorua to Taupo, in New Zealand’s North Island. It’s a ride through magnificent countryside from one world famous tourist destination to another, using private sealed forestry roads, State Highway 5, peaceful country roads and even parts of the famous Ironman New Zealand course, finishing at the Taupo Events Centre.


It attracts 3000 riders annually and has options for solo, tandem and relay riders. The event is open to everyone with a bike and there are over $100,000 worth of spot prizes and giveaways up for grabs.


Next event date:

31 March 2012



The Cateye Moonride is the iconic mountain bike event held in New Zealand's MTB Mecca - the Whakarewarewa Forest in Rotorua. It’s open to anyone with a bike and has regularly been fully subscribed, with more than 2000 participants.


There are three event options:


  • Avanti 24 hour - for teams of 4 or 5 and solo riders
  • Balance Nutrition 12 hour - for teams of 4 or 5 and solo riders
  • Jungle Coffee 6 hour - for teams of 2 to 5 and solo riders

Teams camp onsite and all three events ride the 8km (30 minute) circuit which has been designed to cater for all abilities. The course weaves among the campsites and into the forest.

Next event date:

11-12 May 2012


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