10 JUne 2018


Craters Classic - It’s Back – bigger & better that ever 

Mark it in your Diary – Wairakei Resort's Craters Classic will return on 10 June 2018.  This is winter XC Racing at it's absolute best!

Taupo's 'White Gold' pumice soil means that even in the depths of winter our fast draining pumice tracks remain hard, fast and a joy to ride!

If you are looking at taking on Huka Challenge in 2018, then this is a 'Must Do Ride', a chance to get up close and personal with the Taupo tracks in Craters MTB Park.

old school XC racing at it's best.

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Taupo is the home of old school XC single track mountain biking

This is the 13 consecutive year for the Craters Classic and In more recent years the start and finish is situated to make use of our main sponsor's park like grounds at Wairakei Resort. 
This means GREAT food, AWESOME accommodation and the start line and finish line on-site!

Wairakei Resort offers riders and supporters special rates to stay – just roll out of bed onto your bike and onto the start line! 
Afterwards enjoy a well-earned dip in the heated outdoor pool and a beverage, before the festivities start at prizegiving.

The courses are designed to showcase some of the 80km of single track network available in Craters MTB Park.  This is also a great “Pre-Ride” if you are looking at taking part in The Huka Challenge – an iconic 'Must Do Ride' held annually in Taupo the last weekend of November. 

The event is run by Bike Taupo and that means all profits are returned to track building and maintenance.  Nice one Bike Taupo!


single track - mud free - winter riding.

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