Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge


From humble beginnings in 1977, the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge is NZ’s premier and largest cycling event, with around 7,000 riders taking part each year.

Held on the last Saturday of every November around the pristine and picturesque Lake Taupo in the Central North Island, the event will this year celebrate its 41st anniversary on Saturday 25 November 2017.

With a vision of creating inspiring event experiences for everyone, our purpose is to provide cyclists, as well as anyone interested in physical activity, the flexibility to choose a ride distance which best suits their cycling ability and aspiration, providing options to ride either as a team, a group, a family or as an individual.

Accompanying our already popular road and mountain-bike categories, is the 40km Quarter Lake on road event option (taking in the final 40km of the course), complementing the iconic 160km Round The Lake and the 80km Half The Lake category. Part of the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, the Huka MTB has four event categories, the 85km Huka Challenge, 60km Huka Steamer, 35km Huka Teaser and the 85km Huka XL race for licensed riders.

With incentives for groups and families as well, join the ride and help celebrate our 40th anniversary with us. Visit our website at: www.cyclechallenge.com