The Rakahuri Rage is a 6-hour team mountain bike relay race held in March on tracks near the 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 7km 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.  

Rakahuri Rage 2016 Prizegiving H
Rakahuri Rage 2016 Group 11
Rakahuri Rage 2017 Group 01
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Rakahuri Rage 2016 Group 27
Rakahuri Rage 2016 Group 02
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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)

All proceeds from the Rakahuri Rage go to the MainPower Waiswim Primary School Swimming Programme & the MainPower Primary School Sports Coaching Programme




We have been forced to make changes to the transition area for this year's Rakahuri Rage event (CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THEM), as well as a couple of track changes (see map below)


We've made a number of changes to the course this year due to a variety of circumstances.  See map above. 


Next Rakahuri Rage...

8th March 2020

Rakahuri Rage 2019
wrap up

Thanks to everyone who took part in the 2019 Rakahuri Rage, including sponsors, supporters, volunteers and of course all the competitors. 


Your support will help us to keep providing the MainPower Waiswim Primary School Swimming programme and the other valuable contributions the North Canterbury Sport and Recreation Trust makes to our community.

Results have been properly collated and we've fixed those errors that occurred during the race and threw off the live results feed.  We apologise for any frustration this may have caused you and that were were unable to correct these issues on the day.

Click the button on the right to download the results spreadsheet.

Photos are also available using the button to the right.  If you would like a higher quality version of any of these photos please email: with the name of the photo.

Click HERE to see a wee story David Walker from Stuff posted over the weekend which includes a few pictures.

2018 rakahuri Rage Wrap up
Thanks once again to everyone who took part in the 2018 Rakahuri Rage - your support for this event is fantastic and very much appreciated by us and all the children who benefit from the MainPower Waiswim Primary School Swimming programme it helps to fund.
We've started working through about 1500 photos we took during the event and I'll post them online as soon as possible - hopefully in the next few days.
Thanks again and hope to see you all back at the Rage next year.

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Rakahuri Rage 2017 Start 04