LOVE THE RIDE!
The BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge – New Zealand’s largest cycling event – is all go for November this year.
Celebrating its 44th running on Saturday 26 November 2022, entries are now open for this iconic event.
A number of exciting additions are being introduced for 2022 including the all-new Length Of The Lake road category - a 55km ride from Turangi to Taupo - as well as the brand new Shimano Gravel Grind - a course approx. 75km in length and using local MTB tracks, gravel roads, farm tracks, and tar sealed roads in the region.
There are also the old favourites including the iconic 99 Bikes Round The Lake, the 2 lap Enduro, BDO Huka Steamer and BDO Huka Teaser MTB events, and the 16km Lakesider recreational ride.
This year the previously standalone elite race categories will be integrated into some of the key event categories including the popular 99 Bikes Round The Lake road event, the BDO Huka Challenge mountain bike category, and the all new Shimano Gravel Grind. Top performers will get an opportunity to have a crack against the best and be in with the chance to win some prize money as well.
A new start/finish and event village location for this year will also add something new to the event weekend experience for the thousands of riders and supporters expected to descend on Taupo for their cycling fix.
With a philosophy of inclusion, the BDO Lake Taupō Cycle Challenge offers a wide variety of options to get on your bike and be part of the annual pilgrimage to one of New Zealand’s longest and most established events.
Whether you’re a roadie, a mountain biker, a gravel junkie or just looking for a recreational ride, we’ve got something that’ll tick the box for you.
Come join us in November.