Half the Lake




25th Nov

Entry Fee From

*Pricing details Click Here Event map Enter event


Ride the second half of the lake starting at Kuratau start point and cycling back to Taupo, enjoying spectacular scenery and lake views along the way.

Riders and bikes will be transported down to the Half the Lake start point. The event caters for riders of all abilities and no special equipment is required, just a helmet, a safe bike and the determination to finish!


Start Time 9.45am until 11.30am Saturday 25 November 2017
Start Line Half the Lake start point, Kuratau
Finish Line Tongariro Street, next to Taupo’s Great Lake Centre
Registration Friday from 10am till 10pm and Saturday from 6am till 8am in the Registration marquee next to the Great Lake Centre.

Prize Giving

Course Profile

Transportation of riders and bikes from Taupo to Half the Lake start point is provided free of charge as part of the Event. It is essential that you only use the provided services. For the safety of all cyclists we need to minimise the number of vehicles on the road. No support, accompanying or drop-off vehicles are necessary or allowed. Riders using such vehicles may be disqualified from the event. If you employ a vehicle for your support it will be sent back. See the Police Message in the Welcome Guide.

All buses leave Bus Loading, Ferry Road

Report from 6:45 am onwards.

Half the Lake Buses will be leaving Taupo from 7:15 am and every 10mins until the last bus at 10.30am. No bus will be leaving after 10.30am

No bikes/riders are to be taken to Kuratau by private transport or you will risk disqualification.

Event Village Map

You must load your bike for transporting to the start line at Event Registration on Friday between 10am and 10pm at the Tongariro North Domain.  Your bike will be transported, racked and waiting for you at the Half the Lake start. As you arrive by bus, collect your bike, put your drop bag into the designated area and make your way to the start where you will be released by the Start Manager in waves. Your drop bags are able to be collected at the finish in the designated collection point at the Event Village.

You should refer to the Event Village Map for these key locations:

  • Bike Loading, Tongariro North Domain
  • Bus Loading, Ferry Road Drop
  • Bag Collection, Event Village

No bikes/riders are to be taken to Kuratau by private transport or you will risk disqualification.

Our bike transporters are colour coded to ensure your bike gets to the correct start point. Half the Lake colour is Red. Ensure that your Red bike sticker is attached with the colour clearly visible. There will be security for the bikes overnight. The bike racks are designed for conventional bikes only.

If you intend to use an unconventional bike please contact mail@cyclechallenge.com so that we can consider arrangements for its transportation.