As the warmer weather approaches, Paihia MTB's is thrilled to announce the first-ever Spring XC Series at the Waitangi MTB Park. We thought it was time to bring out your competitive spirit and have a blast on the the WMBP trails, that are known for their flow! This is the perfect event for both first time racers, right through to experienced riders.


Friday, October 27th - COMPLETED

Friday, November 17th

Friday, December 15th


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46 Tracks

Over 50km of Riding

Located in one of the most beautiful places in the world

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In this inaugural year, we're keeping it fun! There won't be any points for overall series winners, so you can choose to participate in one race or conquer all three. Gives you something to train for, ride with your mates and get that summer bod!

All riders will be timed however, so you can race your mates and have boasting rights. 

Race Details:

On-site Registration: 4.30pm - 5.45pm (Entry is completed on the night)

Race Briefing: 5.45pm

Start: 6.00pm


Age Restrictions:

Participants must be at least 11 years old, and confident to ride by themselves. If they have never ridden in the park by themselves, this is not a suitable time to try it out, please have a parent riding with them.



This is a fun and free event open to all riders who have a current Waitangi Mountain Bike Park Annual Donation on Hivepass. If you don't have one, you can complete a $10 Day Donation on the night. Remember, no donation to the Park, no race entry.



You are riding at your own risk, so it is up to you to ensure that your bike and helmet are in safe working condition. Please make you sure you read the T & C's for taking part. It is your responsibility to ensure you understand all the conditions before you enter (link can be found at the bottom of this page)

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Course Options:

Short Course: Ideal for those looking for a social ride or less competitive riders. It's a single lap of the course
Long Course: It is 2 laps of the selected course.

Each lap will be approximately 10km long, depending on the Friday, and will only be Grade 2 and 3 Tracks to ensure fun for all levels of riders.


Course Information:

We'll unveil the course details for each of the three races a couple of weeks in advance on their respective FB Event Pages. This way, you can start training and get familiar with the course.

Race #1 Event Page

Race #2 Event Page

Race #3 Event Page



  • Map for the Course
  • Video of the Course
    • Please note that the long course HAS CHANGED: 
      • You will complete Lap One as normal, and then instead of completing another full lap you will just ride KAHOTEA LOOP to Shuttle Stop 2 again and then turn right to ride along the road back to the carpark.
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Short Course (Both Male and Female Categories for the following Age Groups):

  • U18
  • Open (Ages 19+)
  • Ebike (Ages 11+)

Long Course (Both Male and Female Categories for the following Age Groups):

  • Groms (Ages 11-14)
  • Shredders (Ages 15-18)
  • Open (Ages 19-49)
  • Classics (Ages 50+)
  • Ebike (Ages 11+)
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For the T & C's of Entry, and Race Rules please


Co-Hosted with the Waitangi MTB Park