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Karapoti Classic

Karapoti Classic

Competitors carry their bikes at the beginning of the 2007 Karapoti Classi mountain-bike race. Held on the first Saturday in March, the event has been held annually since 1986, making it the longest-running mountain-biking event in the Southern Hemisphere. It runs through 50 kilometres of native bush, rivers and up and down steep hills in the Akatarawa ranges near Upper Hutt.

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Simon Kennett, 'Cycle racing - Bicycle motocross and mountain biking', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2022)

Story by Simon Kennett, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Oct 2015