Huka XL (Elite)
Ride in the Huka XL mountain bike race of the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge to be in with a chance to win prize money. The Huka Challenge and XL course is a mix of the Waikato River Course and the Craters MTB Park – Wairakei Forest. Entry criteria applies.
Most of the Huka XL ride will be on single tracks of Grade 2 and 3 with about 10% Grade 4. There will be a very small amount of road to ride (maybe a kilometre) and a 2-km section of 4×4 track – sorry but we have to link up the single tracks somehow!
Expect to get tight technical tracks up to Grade 4 all the way to Wairakei Resort Hotel, so don’t have a sleep on the job. The tracks are all in great nick and the new tracks have packed down and are real fun.
Total climb for the Huka XL is 2347m.
Please click on the above link to see the exciting new start location on Tongariro North Domain for the MTB.
|Start Time||7.00am Saturday 25 November 2017|
|Start Line||Start from the Tongariro North Domain on the grass to the left of the starter’s platform
|Finish Line||Tongariro Street, next to Taupo’s Great Lake Centre|
Race is open to riders who hold a current NZ or International race licence, or those riders who have previously completed the Huka Challenge or XL under 4:30hrs (men) or 5:15hrs (women).
*Note: Prize money is subject to minimum number of entries per category
Unfortunately due to Health and Safety reasons Electrically Assisted bikes are not allowed on any of our Mountain Bike courses.