NZ's MTB "Test Piece" for endurance athletes or people with a sense of adventure.

  • 125/95 km circumnavigation of Lake Hawea,Wanaka, NZ by mountain Bike

 

  • 100% pure NZ South Island High Country scenery

 

  • 35km Traverse: Starting on the Dam after the Epic start, ride through private farm land, traversing the mighty Clutha and Hawea Rivers, and back to the Lake Hawea Hotel.  A great option for beginners to intermediate riders as an introduction to the Contact Epic Experience. (see course page for details)

 

  • What people are really saying about this race? click here»

 

2014 Spot Prizes

 

 

Win a Trek Fuel EX 5 Mountain Bike worth $2999

Offered as our major Spot Prize

Fuel EX sets the bar for mountain bike versatility with a ground-up redesign that brings race-day tech to all-day adventure. Still the go-to full suspension trail bike, only better.

Click here to check out your new bike?

 

 

Contact Epic Merchandise

Unisex Contact Epic Short Sleeve Jerseys and T shirts

Click here to go to the merchandise page

 

New designs available

 

The Contact Epic is Outdoor Mark certified and DOC approved:

 

                          

 

 

 

Entries open October 2014

 

There are 7 good reasons why we put this event on.

You only need one to do it!

 

1...BECAUSE IT'S THE LONGEST AND MOST SCENIC RACE IN THE COUNTRY.

2... BECAUSE NOT ALL MOUNTAIN BIKERS ARE CREATED EQUAL.

3...BECAUSE YOU CAN ONLY RACE IT ONCE A YEAR.

4...BECAUSE YOU DON'T KNOW HOW GOOD YOU ARE UNTIL YOU HAVE KICKED IT'S BUTT.

5...BECAUSE THE MEDAL YOU GET AT THE END, YOU HAD TO EARN... BIG TIME.

6...BECAUSE IT'S OLD SCHOOL; NO COTTON WOOL. NO SHORTCUTS, NO EXCUSES.

7...BECAUSE IT'S ABOUT RAISING THE BAR FOR ENDURANCE RIDING IN NZ.

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Training Tips

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Key Sponsors

The LMS Events team are pleased to have a fantastic group of sponsors supporting this event:

 

Principal Sponsor      
     
Gold Sponsors        

 
Media Sponsors      
 

 

       

 

Product Sponsors

 

Trek

Martinovich
Lone Star

Hire Centre Wanaka Ltd

72 Anderson Rd, Wanaka,

03 443 9342

Lezyne