Te Waitere CLASSIC

The Te Waitere Classic is a mountain bike event organised as a fundraiser for the Te Waitere Boat Club.

Te Waitere is located on the southern shores of Kawhia Harbour approximately one and half hours drive south west of Hamilton in the Waikato region. 

The 2024 Te Waitere Classic event will be run on April 6th 20204

We must thank the multiple farm and forestry owners for the opportunity to share their amazing landscape, this event could not be possible without your support.



Challenging in places. Magic views.

Course Details

Distance: 17km
Elevation Gain/Lose: 338m
Age Restrictions: 9 years and over. 9-11 years accompanied by participating adult. 12-16 years with the permission of a guardian.

Course Description

A nice cruisey start from boat club on sealed road before heading up gravel road to farm entry. Nice ride across farm before some climbing at around the 7km mark. May have to dismount a couple of times. Once to the peak of the climb (8.5km) you can spend time looking around the landscape. A few short climbs and downhills then onto the exit downhill with some neat turns. Comfortable sealed road ride back to the club. Boothill (14km) is another good opportunity for a photo opp, then zip down to finish back to the club.

The 'Taumata'

Epic climbs. Stunning views.

Course Details have been reviewed

Distance: approx 50 km
Age Restrictions: 12 years and over. 12-16 years accompanied by participating adult

Course Description

The first 4km starts with a gradual climb over gravel road  before entering private farmland.  A fun climb before a zippy downhill over  farm tracks. Nice turns with some bumps to navigate. Back on sealed road ride, then onto an epic uphill climb on gravel farm road. Steep with opportunities to stop and take in the view. Riding over  different farms and a new pine plantation, then onto gravel road back into yet another farm and a  long ride through mature native bush down to a gravel road. Ride on gravel road for a little while and back on open farm land with spectacular views over the Harbour and West Coast.  Descend back to sealed road along the Harbour’s edge to the boat club in Te Waitere. 


Early Bird

Available now until  March 1st 2024

17km: $70.00
48km: $80.00


March 1st – April  3rd 2024

17km: $80.00
48km: $90.00


Applicable  from April 4th –  April 6th 2024

17km: $90.00
48km: $100.00

Online registration has closed at 11:59pm Wednesday April 3rd 2024

There are just a few places left on this ride as per April 4.  If you want to book one of these, email the secretary: twbcsecretary@gmail.com to book one of these.

Registration on the day might be available in person at ride number pickup subject to entry numbers. It is a lot safer to book now!

Other Information

Ride Number Pickup

Ride number pick up will be at:

Te Waitere Boating Club, 1232 Te Waitere Road on Friday 5th April 2024 between 5pm-8pm & Saturday 6th 2024 from 7.30am

Safety Briefing

Compulsory for all riders!

50km: 8:30am
17km 8:45am

RIDE Start Times

April 6th 2024




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