What's on


All categories are based around Lake Taupo and the surrounding area. The finish line is on Tongariro Street, Taupo and all pre- and post-event activities on event day will take place at the Event Village on Tongariro North Domain and the adjacent Great Lake Centre.

Event Village Map

Event Registration

Great Lake Centre and Registration Marquee

Friday  26 November 10am – 10pm

Saturday 27 November 6am – 8am 

Please note that there is no registration for Half and Quarter lake events on Saturday morning. All entrants in this events must register on Friday and rack their bikes as these will be transported over night.

Event packs with ride numbers and timing tags built into the bike tags and plates must be collected from Event Registration between the above times.

You must bring photo ID to Event Registration to collect your event pack.

All minor spot prizes are drawn at Registration.

Event Merchandise

Great Lake Centre, Tongariro Street, Taupo

Friday 26 November 10am – 10pm

Saturday 27 November 6am – 6pm

Pick up some fantastic official merchandise to remember your accomplishments!

Please note that all pre ordered merchandise for overseas based entrants can be picked up at the merchandise store during these hours.

Sport and Lifestyle Expo

Great Lake Centre, Tongariro Street, Taupo

The BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge Sport & Lifestyle Expo will be held from 10am to 10pm on Friday, 26 November at the Great Lake Centre and is New Zealand's largest cycling expo. Leading up to the BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, the expo showcases the latest and greatest in cycling, sport and lifestyle options and attracts around 15,000 visitors annually.

Waste Management

Why Waste will have zero waste ambassadors on site over event weekend to help you be a tidy kiwi and dispose of your waste correctly. They’ll be located at marked bin stations on event and will show you which waste items go in which bin to avoid waste contamination.

All aid stations will have minimal cups and will be encouraging the filling of drink bottles.  There will be drop zones for bottles and waste stations at all aid stations. Please dispose of all of your waste at these points.