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Contact Epic MTB race

Contact Epic MTB race


  • Sat 17 Apr, 7:00am – 5:00pm


Lake Hawea, Hawea, Wanaka


All Ages


Contact Epic

The Contact Epic is a journey of discovery, circumnavigating the shores of Lake Hawea, Wanaka, NZ. It is the longest and most scenic MTB event in NZ.

You have the choice of: 160km, 125km, 95km or 35km legs. Plus a dedicated e-bike option for the 95km and 35km only.It starts on the Lake Hawea Dam and finishes in the garden bar of the Lake Hawea Hotel.

The event and land access is only available once a year. It takes in breath-taking scenery of the Southern Alps, Mt Aspiring and traverses through two High Country Stations.

While achievable for the weekend warrior, it is also regarded as NZ's test piece MTB race for endurance athletes and people with a sense of adventure.

This race is about old school mountain biking. Do it all on your terms.
No compulsory bike checks,
No gear lists,
No cotton wool,
No excuses.

Determination, preparation and planning will get you to the finish line with a sense of satisfaction that will be hard to beat.

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