BDO Huka Teaser
If you’re looking for an awesome mountain bike ride that’s achievable for any mountain biker, then the 30km BDO Huka Teaser is the one for you. It’s an easier option than either the 85 or 60km categories, and perfect for those who are new to MTBing or looking to hone their skills before taking on the longer distances. The ride is predominantly on pumice based trails, which provide an awesome surface to ride no matter what the weather conditions. It’s an adventure more than a race where being courteous and friendly is the order of the day and everyone has a really good time.
The Huka Teaser gives you the chance to experience some of the region’s iconic landmarks. The course takes you on the picturesque trails past the AJ Hackett Bungy, the Huka Falls, Aratiatia Dam, and alongside the hot, steamy silica thermal stream at Wairakei via the Taupo Rotary ride trail. The final leg will provide you with outstanding views of Lake Taupo and the mountains beyond before you descend to the finish via ‘Acid Drop’, across the mighty Waikato River and the iconic MTB bridge, which is erected especially for the event.
The last push for home will see you riding past the Taupo Marina, (which is also where the Waikato River begins its journey from Lake Taupo), before crossing the finish line back in the heart of Taupo town where you can celebrate with the thousands of other MTB’ers and roadies back in the Event Village.
|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|
|Registration||Friday from 10am till 10pm and Saturday from 6am till 8am in the Registration marquee next to the Great Lake Centre.|
Management reserves the right to remove riders from the MTB course if it’s apparent they will not complete the event by 7pm or it is deemed the safety of themselves or others could be compromised.
Road access is available to:
- Spa Park
- Kefi Cafe
We will have a water stop and hydration point at the Kefi Café, and you will also be able to slip in and get some food and a Short Black if you need one to keep you going. This will be approximately 25 km into the ride. We will have marshals on the tracks to help pick up the broken bits but in true MTB style you have to look after yourself.
Water/hydration stops are available at:
- Wairakei Hotel – 22km
- Kefi Cafe – 25km
Electric bikes are permitted as part of the event and will be timed separately from the non assisted bikes. We will not be supplying charging stations around the course. Please make sure you select BDO Huka Teaser eBike when you enter online.
We have made the decision that the minimum age for a child with an accompanying adult (1:1) is 10 years old for the BDO Huka Teaser. This decision has been made not only for the safety of your child but also our other participants and in keeping with the NZ Road Code. To ride the event alone the child must be 12 or over. For more information please see out FAQs Age Restrictions.