Huka XL (MTB)
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.
|Start Line||Tongariro Street, next to Taupo’s Great Lake Centre, Right hand side.|
|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).
Water stops are available at:
- Wairakei Hotel – 22km
- Kefi Cafe – 25km and 76km
- Connection – 38km, 53km and 59km
- Food available to purchase at Kefi Cafe.
*Note: Prize money is subject to minimum number of entries per category