The 14th edition of Emerson's Whaka100 proudly holds the reputation of one of the toughest mountain bike marathons in the Southern Hemisphere. Challenge yourself on either the 100, 50, 25 or 10km course in the world famous trails of Rotorua.
100km Event: The Whaka100 is considered one of New Zealand’s toughest single day mountain bike events providing a true test of endurance. Those who have taken on the Whaka love the unique balance of amazing single track accompanied by the brutal 3045 metres of vertical climbing throughout the course. Push yourself beyond your limits, and chase dreams at becoming the Whaka100 champion.
50km Event: The New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty Whaka 50km is every bit of goodness that we can squeeze out of the Whaka 100km distance but without the crazy hill climbs - well there maybe be a hill or two. Come and ride New Zealand’s best single track right here in Rotorua.
25km Event: This event is for mountain bikers of all abilities and takes in the super fun, world famous trails of Rotorua. The course is set a mixture of grade 2-3 trails with short climbs, flowing trails and a small about of logging roads set among some of the worlds best single track.
10km Event: Ladies of all abilities can participate in the 10km fun ride. The course is set for ladies of all backgrounds that wish to enjoy a mountain biking event without the pressure of fast riders pushing through. This is your opportunity to ride some of the world's best mountain bike trails with the girls. It doesn't matter if you are an experienced mountain biker or looking to try your first ever event.
5km Kids Event: The Whaka kids event is a 5km mtb for 5 to 10 year old kids. Starting at the same start line as the main events, the course is set to provide an introduction to mountain biking events taking in some of Rotorua’s famous family friendly trails. We encourage parents to ride with their child.