24 miles
Distance
6,886 ft
Climb
-6,635 ft
Descent
1,877 ft
High Point

The Karapoti Classic

The Southern Hemisphere's longest running mountain bike event!

Based in Wellington's rugged Akatarawa Ranges, 10k north of Upper Hutt City, the Bike Barn Karapoti Classic is New Zealand's premier mountain bike event.

This old-school adventure ride combines a huge but achievable challenge with superb scenery and an awesome social scene.

With options ranging from the feature 50k Classic to the 20k Challenge and the Kids' 5k Klassic, there's something for everyone.

Established in 1986, this is NZ's original mountain bike race and the one race on every mountain biker's wish list.

See: http://www.karapoti.co.nz/ for more details on the race

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More Stats for Karapoti Classic mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    422 ft
  • Altitude start
    435 ft
  • Altitude end
    686 ft
  • Grade
    0.2%
  • Grade max
    -68.044%
  • Grade min
    53.272%
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Trail transparency
2013 Karapoti Classic - Down the Rock Garden
2013 Karapoti Classic - Down the Rock Garden
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Oct 8, 2018
Karapoti - Rock Garden
Karapoti - Rock Garden
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Oct 2, 2018
Devils Staircase.mov
Devils Staircase.mov
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Oct 2, 2018

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