About the Papakaio8hour


Following on from a most successful inaugural Papakaio 8 Hour Mountain Bike Challenge last year, a group of private landowners have agreed to exclusively open up their properties again for 21st of March 2020.


The course is 8 km with 170m elevation of rolling terrain open to individuals, competitive teams of up to 4, or social teams of up to 10 people. The winning team loops the most times round the course, starting and finishing in our event village in Willow Park. The race is being professionally timed and adjudicated, offering a premiere mountain biking experience right here in Oamaru.


There will be multiple commercial outlets, including food, drink entertainment etc. There will be things for children to do in a family friendly atmosphere. Our aim is to organise an event that will put Papakaio on the map for mountain biking enthusiasts.


To register your interest and go on our email list as we get closer to the event please fill in this form or email us. Even better still sign up on our Early Bird Special by filling in the form below.


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