Motu Challenge

The Riverlock Motu 160 offers a unique cycling challenge that encompasses mountain biking and road cycling. The course is considered the most spectacular cycling event in New Zealand. The mountain bike stage follows the historic Motu road first used by Te Kooti, which later became the only direct route between Poverty Bay and the Bay of Plenty.

You can enter either as an individual or a two-person team. The 65km mountain bike stage is raced together with the Motu Challenge mountain bike competitors. Multisporters then split off at Motu to complete their run, ride and paddle, while Motu 160 competitors get onto their road bikes and cycle 90km back over Traffords Hill and down Waioeka Gorge to Opotiki.

This event is ideal for Iron-athletes and a great season build up for all cycling codes. Whether you are into off-road or on-road cycling, this course will ensure you have some solid miles under your belt come race season.

Shuttle service available – get in quick if you haven’t got a support crew.

October 09, 2021 - October 10, 2021
Ōpōtiki
https://www.motuchallenge.co.nz/riverlock-motu-160

Races

Stage 1 Mountain Bike 65 km
October 09, 2021 (Saturday)
Mountain Biking
65 kilometers
Solo Trail
Stage 2 Road Bike 95 km
October 10, 2021 (Sunday)
Cycling
95 kilometers
Solo Road
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