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Surprise Winners Roll NZ’s Premier Mountain Bike Race

Sunday, 18 February 2018, 5:51 pm | Karapoti Classic

Surprise Winners Roll NZ’s Premier Mountain Bike Race It was billed as a field day for the defending champions, but the 33rd running of the Bluebridge Karapoti Classic mountain bike race saw a first-time winner and former winner upset the form ... More >>

The Race of Champions

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 12:52 pm | Karapoti Classic

Defending champions, Samara Sheppard and Kyle Ward were among the first to confirm their return for New Zealand’s premier mountain bike race, the Bluebridge Karapoti Classic. But with a handful of former champions and place getters lining up alongside ... More >>

Upset Winners Roll NZ’s Premier Mountain Bike Race

Sunday, 19 February 2017, 10:47 pm | Karapoti Classic

Upset Winners Roll NZ’s Premier Mountain Bike Race Celebrating 32 years last Saturday, Upper Hutt’s Cactus Karapoti Classic continued its renown as the Southern Hemisphere’s longest running mountain bike race. But defending championship among both men and ... More >>

Champions Return to the Akatarawa’s

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 9:46 am | Karapoti Classic

A who’s-who of New Zealand mountain biking will go head to head next week in Upper Hutt as more than 600 riders from eight countries line up for the Southern Hemisphere’s longest running mountain bike race. More >>

Records Galore at NZ’s Longest Running Mtn Bike Race

Monday, 7 March 2016, 10:21 am | Karapoti Classic

Records Galore at NZ’s Longest Running Mtn Bike Race Celebrating 31 years last Saturday, Upper Hutt’s Bike Barn Karapoti Classic continued its renown as the Southern Hemisphere’s longest running mountain bike race. And women’s winner Kim Hurst ... More >>

NZ’s Oldest Mountain Bike Race Reignites Debate

Monday, 9 March 2015, 10:26 am | Karapoti Classic

NZ’s Oldest Mountain Bike Race Reignites Sport’s Oldest Debate More than 800 riders from 10 countries took on the 30th anniversary the Karapoti Classic this weekend, with the winners of New Zealand’s longest running mountain bike event reigniting ... More >>

NZ’s Original Mtn Bike Race Celebrates Three Decades!

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 11:19 am | Karapoti Classic

Thirty years ago mountain biking was a new fringe sport. There were only a couple of bike brands available and any races had been nothing more than a gathering of a few mates. Until Anzac weekend in 1986, when Wellington cycling enthusiast Paul ... More >>

Karapoti Celebrates Three Decades!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 10:16 am | Karapoti Classic

Three decades ago mountain biking was a new fringe sport. There were only a couple of bike brands available and any races had been nothing more than a gathering of a few mates. Until one day late in the summer of 1986, when Wellington cycling enthusiast ... More >>

Records All Round At Karapoti

Monday, 3 March 2014, 10:35 am | Karapoti Classic

Pre-race favourites didn’t disappoint at the 2014 Scott Karapoti Classic in Wellington yesterday. But in a race full of former champions, they needed race records to take the top spots in New Zealand’s premier mountain bike event. More >>

Can Cooper Crack Karapoti?

Thursday, 1 March 2012, 10:22 am | Karapoti Classic

Can Cooper Crack Karapoti? On March 3 this year 1000 mountain bikers from 12 countries will line up for the 27th running of New Zealand’s premier mountain bike event, the Merida Karapoti Classic. But all eyes will be on one person. Established in 1986, ... More >>

Teenager Beats Conditions & Top Competition at Karapoti

Sunday, 6 March 2011, 4:05 pm | Karapoti Classic

Teenager Beats Conditions & Top Competition at Karapoti Heavy rain, strong winds, high rivers and lots of mud made this year’s Merida Karapoti Classic the toughest ever seen in the 26 year history of the Southern Hemisphere’s longest running mountain ... More >>

Young & Old Threaten to Upset NZ’s Best

Monday, 28 February 2011, 8:05 pm | Karapoti Classic

1200 riders from 12 countries line up on Saturday for the Southern Hemisphere’s longest running mountain bike race, the Merida Karapoti Classic. More >>

Surprise Winners Dominate Karapoti

Monday, 8 March 2010, 10:18 am | Karapoti Classic

  Surprise Winners Dominate Karapoti   The 25th anniversary of the Southern Hemisphere’s longest standing mountain bike race  threw up surprise winners yesterday as Taupo’s Tim Wilding and Rotorua’s Annika Smail dominated the Merida Karapoti Classic. More >>

Karapoti Turns 25!

Thursday, 4 March 2010, 10:54 am | Karapoti Classic

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 ... More >>

World Class Racing For NZ’s Premier Mtn Bike Race

Thursday, 5 March 2009, 1:51 pm | Karapoti Classic

1300 riders from 10 countries line up on Saturday for the Southern Hemisphere’s longest running mountain bike race, the Merida Karapoti Classic. More >>

Records All Round at Karapoti

Monday, 5 March 2007, 10:44 am | Karapoti Classic

New race records and a record turn out from a record number of countries made the 22nd edition of the Scott Karapoti Classic the best yet. As the Southern Hemisphere’s longest-running mountain bike event, Upper Hutt’s Scott Karapoti Classic has always ... More >>

 

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