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Karapoti Turns 25  5 Mar 2010
A quarter of a century ago mountain biking was a new fringe sport. There were only a couple of brands of mountain bike available and what races there had been were just a few mates getting together. Until one day late in the summer of 1986, when Wellington cycling enthusiast Paul Kennett sent 49 hardy souls into Upper Hutt's Akatarawa Ranges. On March 6, 2010 the Southern Hemisphere's >>
Women's Teams Rise to the Challenge onTough Coal Hill stage  2 Mar 2010
Three women's teams stole the show during Stage 3 of the 2010 Alpine Epic Mountain Bike Stage race held between Rangitata River and Lake Opuha, near Fairlie, on Thursday. Led by the R&R Whippets team of Erin Greene and Kath Kelly, both of Dunedin, a trio of women's teams reached the Coal Hill ridgeline within whispering distance of each other after an arduous morning climb. "It was >>
Downhill Survival at a Windy Long Gulley  1 Mar 2010
The third day of the 2010 RaboPlus Mountainbike National Championships was completed today at the Long Gulley Downhill venue at Brooklyn in Wellington. Difficult weather conditions created a huge variable for the 200 Downhill competitors racing for National titles, with hot, dry and vicious gusting winds turning an already challenging race course into a treacherous race for survival. Likewise for >>
Mt Victoria Cross Country Champions  28 Feb 2010
The second day of the 2010 RaboPlus Mountainbike National Championships was completed today on Mt. Victoria in Wellington. Quality fields in all categories took on the technically challenging and highly regarded Mt. Vic course, in the multi-lap Cross Country Olympic format race.The morning race start for age group categories was exceptional on several fronts - the absolutely crushing display from >>
Leuchs and Roy win Stage 4  28 Feb 2010
With Day 3 split into two stages overnight, for logistical reasons, the fields had two chances to win a stage on Friday and for Kashi Leuchs and Marcus Roy, the technical Stage 4 played right into their hands at the 2010 Alpine Epic in New Zealand. The Team Yeti NZ pairing of Leuchs, of Dunedin, and Roy, of Invercargill, won the 32km technical stage from Lake Opuha to Burkes Pass in a time of >>
Walker Duo Claim Four Cross Titles  27 Feb 2010
The first day of the 2010 RaboPlus Mountainbike National Championships was completed today on Mt. Albert in Wellington. BMX Olympian and World Champion Sarah Walker and brother Matt claimed the prestigous Four Cross National Championship titles in storming displays.Dual Slalom racing took place earlier in the afternoon to warm the crowd and riders up for the main Four Cross event in early evening >>
Motutapu Icebreaker Reaches Record Fields  18 Feb 2010
There's only one month to go until the 6th Motatapu event and entries for all events are now closed with record fields. With a total ofjust over 3,650 competitors it's going to be another great event for all involved!Speight Summit Mountain Bike - 2,400 competitorsIcebreaker Off-Road Marathon - 790 competitorsMiners Trail 15km Mountain Run/Walk - 380 competitorsR&R Sport Adventure Run - 42 >>
All Eyes on Vegas This Weekend  18 Feb 2010
NZ MTB Cup Round Six Preview, Rotorua Feb 20-21Rotorua hosts the sixth and final round of the RaboPlus 2010 NZ MTB Cup this weekend in the Whakarewarewa Forest. The six event national series in MTB Cross Country and Downhill disciplines has been all over the country throughout January and February - with the series culminating in the RaboPlus MTB National Championships at the end of the month in >>
Hot Weather and Hot Racing in the Bay  8 Feb 2010
Round Four of the RaboPlus NZ MTB Cup was completed over the weekend in Rotorua and Tauranga in hot and muggy weather conditions. Racing in Saturday's Downhill, held in Rotorua's Whakarerwarewa Forest and Sunday's Cross Country at the Cougar MTB Park in Tokoroa was also hot and extremely close-fought especially in the pinnacle Elite categories.Whakarewarewa Forest's National Downhill course was >>
NZ MTB Cup Round Four Preview  4 Feb 2010
NZ MTB Cup Round Four Preview, Rotorua/Tokoroa Feb 5-7North Island Leg of the Series Under Way this Weekend The RaboPlus 2010 NZ MTB Cup commences its north island segment this weekend in Rotorua and Tokoroa. The six event national series in MTB Cross Country and Downhill disciplines has already seen competitors racing at three events in the south island in January - the three north island cup >>
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