Wānaka Bike Events

If you’re up for a challenge then Wānaka's got an event for you!

For mountain bike take on the “Big Easy”, NZ’s highest mountain bike race traversing the Pisa Range, or test yourself on NZ’s ultimate mountain bike challenge, the Contact Epic - a 125km circumnavigation of Lake Hāwea. The Motatapu Race in March traverses the Motatapu Valley from Glendhu Bay to Arrowtown and is a track that can only be ridden during this event while the Deans Bank 10 Hour Challenge is great for teams and individuals alike.

For road cyclists and triathletes, Challenge Wanaka - held annually in February - is the world’s most scenic iron distance triathlon, with a rolling 180km bike course that offers stunning views of the Southern Alps and Lake Wānaka and Lake Hāwea.