top of page

Next Rakahuri Rage...

10th MARCH 2024


In the mean time we're running a new MTB event on 29th October.  Find out more below...

Rakahuri 123 MTB Race LOGO.jpg

Welcome to the North Canterbury Sport & Recreation Trust’s new mountainbike event - the Rakahuri 123 Mountainbike Race.  

This is NOT Rakahuri Rage 2.0.  This is a new race event aimed at encouraging more riders to experience the awesome Rakahuri Trail with a bit of competition and extra fun thrown in.


WHEN: Sunday 29th October

TIME: 9am start first lap of up to 3

WHERE: A&P Showgrounds, Ashley St Rangiora

The track is suitable for riders of a wide range of ages and skill levels, and our race is set up to be safe and enjoyable for novices and hard-out racers alike.

Riders choose to complete 1, 2 or 3 laps of our 12km course

You'll ride as an individual but there are options to form "teams" of riders to add a bit of extra rivalry within your workplace, club, family or school.

All proceeds from the Rakahuri 123 MTB Race will go towards NC Sports’ many community programmes such as the MainPower Waiswim Primary School Swimming Programme and the MainPower Primary School Sports Coaching Programme.

We thank you for your support.

Rakahuri 123 Race Map small.jpg


Mike Greer Homes logo.jpg
MOwers Shop Logo.png
Tranzit Coachlines navy 120801HR_edited.jpg
Totalspan Tag RGB.jpg

If you would like to support the Rakahuri Rage as a category or general sponsor please contact

The Rakahuri Rage is a 6-hour team mountain bike relay race held in March on tracks near the Rakahuri Ashley River at Rangiora.

This family-friendly event offers a challenge for riders of all skill levels and experience.  You'll compete in a team of 2-4 riders, or as a solo rider, over a 6km loop course featuring single track and stop bank roads.  The team which completes the most laps during the 6-hour race wins.

One of the main aims of the Rakahuri Rage is to create a relaxed and social atmosphere, where riders young and old of all abilities can safely compete in a team environment, encourages fitness and fun with a real North Canterbury flavour..  We love to see people new to the sport taking part and many of our entrants have enjoyed it so much they have made mountain biking one of their main recreational hobbies.

So whether you’re a lycra-wearing speed freak or just a weekend warrior, there is a place for you in the Rakahuri Rage. 

The Rakahuri Rage is open to riders 12 years and over, with a variety of team categories, including...

  • Corporate  

  • Mixed  

  • Open Men’s & Women’s  

  • Veteran Men’s & Women’s (over 35 years)  

  • Old Cranks (over 50 years) 

  • School    

  • Family     

  • Junior   

  • Solo riders (10 only)

NEWS FLASH - E-bike riders are now able to take part in the Rakahuri Rage!  Your team won't be eligible for any category place prizes but you will still be eligible for spot prizes.

All proceeds from the Rakahuri Rage go to the MainPower Waiswim Primary School Swimming Programme & the MainPower Primary School Sports Coaching Programme.  Thank you for your support.

We're still finalising the 2023 Rakahuri Rage Course so the map shown at right is indicative only.

The Start Line (red) is for the first lap only - first lap riders will stay on the road for an extended time to allow for spreading out before hitting the single track.

Rakahuri Rage Full Course Map 2023 small.jpg
bottom of page