Te Waitere Classic

Discover Our Little Piece Of Paradise

Our generous Sponsors

Without their support, this event wouldn’t be possible.

2024 ride coming up on april 6

Online registration for the long awaited 2nd Te Waitere Classic Mountain Bike Ride is now closed.  There are a few places open for riders. Email the secretary of the Te Waitere Boating Club if you want to book one of these last places.  twbcsecretary@gmail.com 

The  “Waitere” Ride is mainly unchanged from the previous ride. 

The second part of the ” Taumata” ride has changed to include more native bush and private farm land.  

We are very grateful to our local farm and forestry owners who have once more given permission for this event to take place on their lands.

E-bikes are welcome. Just make sure you and your e-bike are practised enough to go off road. And remember: the Te Waitere Classic is not a race! Enjoy the ride and the views. 


Te Waitere Classic

The Te Waitere Classic is a Mountain Bike ride organised as a fundraising event to support the Te Waitere boat club, an important part of our community.

The event has two course distances, providing exclusive access over private farmland. Every finisher receives an attractive medal specially designed to represent our unique area.  Both courses have been designed to encourage mountain bike enthusiasts and leisure riders keen to discover our slice of the west coast

Event Date: April 11th 2020


17km distance takes in breathtaking views of Mt. Karioi, Mt. Pirongia, Waitetuna Wind Turbines and the inlets of Kawhia Harbour.

The 'Taumata'

Approx. 50 km distance incorporates the best of the 17km course with the addition of views to Mt. Taranaki and west coast ridge-lines. The second half of this ride guides you through mature native bush and back onto open farm land with spectacular views.


Steeped in ancient history, this historic eco-wonderland is the spiritual and ancestral home of the Maori tribe, Tainui. Cultural heritage seekers world wide are slowly discovering this rare eco-gem where you can still walk for miles on an isolated ocean beach without seeing another footprint in the sand.


Breathtaking views of Mt. Karioi, Mt. Pirongia, Waitetuna Wind Turbines, Mt. Taranaki, west coast ridge-lines, and the inlets of Kawhia Harbour. Access to private farmland not normally open to the public. A varied and interesting terrain.

Latest News

What are you waiting for?

You're almost done!

You’ve almost done registering for this year’s event. 

To complete your registration, you must go through the checkout process and pay your entry fee.

Click the button below to add another registration, or go to checkout.