The Big Easy is an epic 48km Mountain Bike course in the Otago region. The route includes a loop around the Snow Farm cross-country ski trails, a traverse to the top of Mt Pisa, and a full 20km of downhill to Luggate - dubbed one of the most amazing descents in New Zealand!
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Mountain Biking Events
Test your navigation and strategy by entering one of the five off-road adventures we have organised. Using a waterproof 1:25,000 OS map which we provide, navigate trails and hills on foot and bike to collect as many check points as you can in the set time. You plan your own strategy and route, deciding how many CPs you want to visit and in what order. You will lose 1 point for each 30s you are late coming back. All checkpoints are worth 10 points each. Distance covered depends on how many checkpoints are visited, and depends entirely on your level of fitness, as well as your running/biking and map reading skills.
4 hour LONG Adventure Race - 4 hours, navigate to as many checkpoints as possible within the time. Starting on foot, there will be one transition to Mountain Bikes.
2 hour SHORT Adventure Race- 2 hours, navigate to as many checkpoints as possible within the time. Starting on foot, there will be one transition to Mountain Bikes.
2 hour Trail Running Race - 2 hour Trail Run only, navigate to as many checkpoints as possible within the time.
1 hour Mini Trail Running Race - 1 hour Trail Run only, navigate to as many checkpoints as possible within the time. Ideal for families and athletes who are less confident about their navigation skills, as the Checkpoints are closer to one another than in the other events.
2 hour MTBO Adventure Race - 2 hours, ride your mountain bike and navigate to as many checkpoints as possible within the time.
The Snowies MTB Festival is back in 2019 with the iconic Snowy Mountains playing host to the ultimate mountain bike experience. In 2019 a NEW STAGE 1 has been added to the festival on Day 1 taking in the stunning vistas of Lake Jindabyne. This means the festival will be three days of riding in the Snowies starting on Friday morning and finishing up at around 2pm on Sunday afternoon. Riders will be challenged with 6 stages across 3 days in rugged mountain terrain. With the event hub at an altitude of 1,260m, the festival includes over 110k of rugged mountain terrain, technical single track, a mammoth ascent, and some awe inspiring downhills, making this one of Australias most iconic mountain bike stage races.
The MLT Moonshine Trail offers a once-a-year chance to traverse the infamous Hokonui Hills, with great courses, great scenery, and great company.
With a fantastic range of spot prizes up for grabs, challenging but achievable courses and distances ranging from 5km to 50km, this is a great day out!
Please remember the majority of this event is held on private farmland which is only accessible during the event.
The Otway Odyssey, along with the Great Otway Gravel Grind, presented by Focus, is one of Australias most respected off-road cycling events thanks to the quality of the single track, the magnificent wilderness and the electrifying race atmosphere that welcomes any rider mountain bikers, roadies, and gravel grinders.
All your favorite courses will be back for 2019, as listed below, as well as the continuation of the Odyssey Angels initiatives to support and encourage greater female participation at the event.
Kooralbyn Valleys first MTB Endurance Series bringing you the best location for MTB events the Scenic Rim has to offer.
Kooralbyn Valley is an exciting destination for tourism, art, food, outdoor adventure, hiking, watersports, mountain biking and trail running.
Surrounded by a rim of mountains, Kooralbyn Valley is an outstanding location to Ride, explore and visit the natural beautiful, diverse landscapes, abundant wildlife and incredible produce.
So come out and test yourself, at the original home of endurance riding, where the likes of Cadel Evens cut his teeth in the mountain biking world. Newly revived tracks and some entirely new trails bringing you the best endurance trails in South East QLD.
The Great Otway Gravel Grind, presented by Focus returns to Forrest for a 3rd year in 2019 and is held in conjunction with the acclaimed Otway Odyssey MTB Marathon.
When it comes to gravel grinding this is A-grade riding on A-grade dirt made accessible to all types of riders.
Following a magical line through the beautiful Great Otway National Park, the GOOG courses follow beautiful dirt roads through tall timber rainforests to the Great Ocean Road coastline and back.
So join us for an incredible ride on traffic free roads for a dose of fresh air and freedom on 2 wheels.
The Hammer Endurance Series is hosting 4 x 5hr MTB events each month during the cooler months with solo and team rider locations between Sydney and Brisbane.
Race #1 of the series is located in Kempsey on Sunday, 3rd of March, 2019.
The races come in multiple formats: pairs or solo, adaptive & e-Bike, and also a Junior 1+1 hr solo category for the younger riders. Any solo age category rider can place in the General Classification (GC) top 3 for the podium.
Welcome To The Shimano Bike Buller Festival!
This revolutionary event brings ALL that is great about mountain biking to the ONE location for a huge WEEKEND of bikes, single track, fresh air and good times at a spectacular mountaintop destination for all types of riders:
Gravity Enduro Has Taken The World By Storm. It Encompasses Everything We Love About This Incredible Sport. Cruise To The Top Of The Hill With Your Mates, Rocket Down The Hill As Fast As You Can, Move On To The Next Hill . . Repeat
Come join us at this inaugural event in the Central North Island!
Take on either the Craters 25km, 50km, 100km or enter a team of four into the 100km (each rider will complete 2 x 12.5km). For the kids a 12.5km loop.
Finishers medals for all competitors.
These new events consist of riding two or more laps of a 12.5km single track course designed for this event. Ride 25km, 50km or 100km on stunning single tracks built by Bike Taupo at Craters Mountain Bike Park, Wairakei Forest, Taupo.
Staged on one of the most prized landscapes in New Zealand - the Hauraki Gulf islands of Motutapu and Rangitoto - the Partners Life DUAL is an incredible event offering trail run and walk, off-road triathlon and mountain bike options. Produced in partnership with Total Sport and Motutapu Restoration Trust, participation in this event contributes directly to the preservation and reforestation of Motutapu. Pretty rad, aye?
The Partners Life DUAL is a once a year opportunity. At no other time throughout the year are people able to participate in an event of this nature, and at no other time are mountain bikes allowed on the islands.
Entry numbers for the 2019 Partners Life DUAL Motutapu-Rangitoto Traverse are limited due to the nature of these two protected islands, so make sure you get your entry early!
What you need to know about mountain biking
Mountain biking is riding bicycles off-road (as opposed to Road Cycling events) and often over rough terrain, using specially designed bikes with features designed to enhance durability and performance. Mountain biking can generally be broken down into multiple categories: cross country, trail riding, all mountain (also referred to as “Enduro”), downhill, freeride and dirt jumping. However, the majority of mountain biking falls into the categories of Trail and Cross Country riding styles.
Find the right Mountain biking event for you
Mountain bikers ride off-road trails such as singletrack, back-country roads, fire roads, and often venture to ski resorts that stay open in the summer for such activities. Because riders are often far from civilisation, there’s a strong ethic of self-reliance in the sport. Riders learn to repair broken bikes and flat tires to avoid getting stranded. Many riders carry a backpack, including water, food, tools for trailside repairs and a first aid kit in case of injury. Group rides are common, especially on longer treks. Map navigation skills will come in handy.
Here at Let’s Do This we want to help you find exactly the right event. By working with some of the most renowned Mountain Bike Race organisations in the space, we’ve got a great selection of epic challenges below.