24 miles
6,886 ft
-6,635 ft
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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Trails in Route


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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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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Getting sketchy on the rock garden
Getting sketchy on the rock garden
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May 7, 2014
Rotorua nats 2014 practice run, nearly wet bad.

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