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2022 Cancelled

Date: January 30th, 2022

But 2023 will be bigger and better than ever………………..

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Congrats on entering…….2021

Date: April 10th, 2021

Congratulations on entering the 2021 Contact Epic!!!!!!

You will be joined by 665 other riders who are looking to enjoy their own style of Epic on race day.  Be careful not to get injured as you start on your taper. If you do unfortunately have a spill and can’t make the event then please flick us a quick email to let us know….Thanks

Below is the start of your pre-race info, tips, things to know, cool stuff to buy etc etc.


Aid Stations, supported by CLIF


Feed your adventure with CLIF. CLIF’s range of delicious energy bars, and bloks are designed to meet your racing energy needs.

Look out for their chocolate chip bars and strawberry and orange bloks on course.

Want to try them before the race? You’ll find CLIF at all leading sports retailers nationwide.


For a full run down on whats at the Aid Stations Click Here


Registration is at 3:00 – 8:30pm Friday at the Lake Hawea Hotel

There is no registration on the morning of the race. You need to collect your race plate and check your details all match at Rego.

If you can’t make it, someone will have to pick up the plate for you and check your details. You will also need to read the pre race info provided that has all the last minute safety information and course changes etc.




Our friends at Bosch will have a demo fleet of eBikes at registration and at the finishline on race day for you, your friends and supporters to demo while waiting for prizegiving.

They are also supporting our River Crossing Team with a dedicated ‘Bike Sherpa’ to help get the ebikes across the river if the river is in high flow.



Pre-ordered merchandise will be ready for you at registration


Click Here to Order by Wednesday the 14th of April 


Click Here to Order by Wednesday the 14th of April


Do you need a bus ride for you and your bike to the Classic start line from the Hawea Hotel?


If so, Click here to Book


If you still haven’t sorted accommodation now’s the time to make the most of the Contact Epic deals at Oakridge


Click h

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Latest Newsletter 3 days to go

Date: April 19th, 2017

Win this brand new Fuel EX7 29er from our Official Bike Sponosr TREK

Just be at the Prize giving 5.30pm Saturday 22 April

This rig is perfect for the Contact Epic race clik HERE to see more

Our No 1 outdoor brand RAB is giving away 4 of these awesome pieces of kit

The light and fully waterproof, Spark stretch jackets

Click HERE for more info

The very popular Microlight Alpine jacket suitable for any adventure.

Click HERE for more info

Dont Forget Registration

Registration is between 3 and 9 at the Hawea Hotel  and is compulsory. There is no opportunioty to register on the morning of the race.  Please check your transponder with our timing guy then as any issues must be solved prior to 9pm Friday. Some spot prizes are given out there aswell.

Remember to bring your Entry Confirmation form!


To celebrate their involvement with the Contact Hawea Epic, Trek Bikes are giving away 6 pairs of Bontrager Mountain Bike Tyres. Simply fill in the entry form HERE with your details and preferred tyre model and be in to win a pair of tyres valued over $200.

If you haven’t already entered do so now. High chances of a win!

Then you can spend that saved money on an entry for next year!


Feed Your Adventure with CLIF bar

Available at our aid stations. This amazing performance nutrition will get you further by delivering what your body needs.

To feed your next adventure click HERE

Supplies will be available for purchase at registration but best to stock up now.

How many Epics can you do back to back?

Last Man Standing competitor David Drake during the year of the double!

After 9 years of consecutive Epic rides, 3 women and 17 men remain contenders for the Last Man Standing kitty which is sitting at over $2000. How many will finish this year? Some are even competing in the Centurion.

LMS Contenders

Andrew Pellowe
Andrew Mitchell
Andrew Mcleod
Bruce Thomson
David  Drake
Christine Stowell
Craig Ross
Darren Clay
Dave Cowie
Dean Winton
Dutchy Vermeulen
Grant Fyfe
John Burke
Kath Kelly
Malcolm Patterson
Mark Adam
Mark Lankow
Michael Wright
Neil Ofee
Richelle Adams
See you all real soon.


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Hello world!

Date: February 17th, 2015

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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