Full Calendar of NZ Road Cycling Events ( Recreational) 2016 / 2017

We’ve updated this as best we can given that it is too soon for some organisers to have updated their sites. 

Just click on any of the links below to be taken straight to the event website where you can enter on-line.
Some event sites have not been updated yet but the event dates listed below are correct to the best of our knowledge and also the links will take you to the correct site.

‘TBC’ ( To be confirmed) - Some events are confirmed and the URL Link works but dates are not finalised.

‘N/A’ (No longer in existence as far as we can tell) 

If we have overlooked any significant events on the list below please let us know and we’ll be happy to upload a link.
(For several events you will see that we have added some have additional information or comments on a separate page linked to this one.)





24           Twizel to Timaru Cycle Race    ( see Mt Cook – but not have to climb it)




TBC         Taumaranui to Stratford Cycle Challenge    (155Kms of the Forgotten Highway  – 22 hill climbs, 12kms of flat metal road,
plus 1 long dark tunnel & 7 railway crossings! … hard to forget )


2              Lake Wairarapa Cycle Challenge    (Featherston 80 and 64k )


16            Dynamo Series – Race 1  Hamilton


N/A         Tour of Waikanae    (Web Page Not Found)


N/A         Pukekohe Team Cycle Challenge   (Kiwivelo Event – no update yet )


15           Tour of the Bay    (100km and 50km through Tuki Tuki Valley – picturesque if you aren’t watching someone’s back wheel)


N/A         Tour of the Bay of Plenty    ( Rotorua – 4 Stages over the long weekend – Included the former ‘Bike the Lake Challenge” but may no longer be running )


OFF          Rangitikei River Loop Cycle Classic    (No race this year but they say it will return)


27 -31       Five Passes Tour – (Check out the video!… South Is – 5 days – Prologue then 600Km - 4 riders per team –- unlicensed riders welcome)


29             Cranleigh K2       (Coromandel Peninsular….the whole Peninsular ! – Starts in Tairua this year  The RCA PBT Cycling Team will be there – drop in and say Hi!)



6               Lions Tour De Manawatu     (Palmerston Nth – Manawatu  20km – 116km rides – Part of the Tui Brewery Cycle Challenge Series )


N/A            Stevenson Mining Source to the Sea    (Last run in 2014 – not sure if it will be on)


TBC           The Maunga Challenge         ( Te Awamutu ….Now run by Redevents.)


12             Coast Rd Cycle Challenge       (Westport to Greymouth )


13             MS Bike the Bridge   ( Auckland North Shore )  Bike over the Harbour Bridge  - New return logistics provided)


12             Dave Logue Cycle Classic    (Taumaranui)


20              Dynamo Series - Race 2  ’Hamiltron’


26              Great Lake Cycle Challenge   ( 160kms around Lake Taupo – The RCA PBT Cycling Team will be there! drop in and say Hi!)




11              Dynamo Series - Race 3   – Tokoroa


N/A           BenchMark Homes Festival of Cycling   (Christchurch )


N/A            Tour de Vinyards    (Tasman Wheelers –Race is no more after 32 years – click on link to read story)




8               Lake Dunstan Cycle Challenge   ( 96Km – Mostly flat…they say…. )


21 & 22      Two Day Tour of Martinborough      ( Two days of racing in the Wairarapa)


TBC            The Hub Tour    (Ramblers Cycling Club Hawkes Bay)


14               SRAM Tour De Ranges   ( Clevedon – Hunua Ranges, 30km – 110km Auckland )


TBC            Tour De Beautiful   ( Waipukurau – Hawkes Bay – If it’s happening this site should have a link to enter )


21               Milford Mountain Classic   (Milford Sound – Te Anau – it’s a toughie ! )


22 – 26       Manawatu Cycle Classic  ( NZ’s only UCI endorsed Stage Race – NZCT – Mens Tour Race – Manawatu – Wairarapa)


28               Round the Mountain Cycle Challenge    ( BDO Sponsored – New Plymouth- Mt Taranaki…the course is actually more like a square than a ‘round’ so you must get a tail wind at some point….)


28                Around Brunner   ( 130km and 30km rides – Greymouth )




12 – 18          BDO  Wellington to Auckland Cycle Challenge    ( LAST TIME IT RUNS – Nth Island – Bottom to Top – that’s ‘Awesome as in Auckulofa’)


25                 The Rev Classic    ( Hamilton – A chance to also take a look at the newish ‘Avantidrome’ in Cambridge)



4                   Graperide   ( Marlborough – Blenheim / Picton )


12                  CycleZone Tour of the Valleys Funride  (Info site with Map)     ( Entry Form   72km and 40km distances – Rotorua )


16 – 19 TBC    BDO Tour of Northland     (Not Confirmed Yet – But Not Just for the Pros bros …. check it out ! )


25                  Le Race   ( Christchurch – Akaroa )


25                  Avanti Taupo – Rotorua 100K  Flier    (Rotorua to Taupo again this year…other way next year)



TBC                 AvantiPlus Cycle for Life Cycle Challenge   ( Clevedon  – Sth Auckland)



21                   BOP Coast ‘n’ Country Cycle Challenge    ( New format to be announced)