The Maunga Cycle Challenge - Te Awamutu

Welcome to the Maunga Cycle Challenge

Thanks to Everyone for making Sunday such a great success

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Thank you to all, our terrific sponsors and to our wonderful volunteers and marshals.


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A fantastic fun event for all the family

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We challenge you to get involved and be active!

The Maunga Cycle Challenge promotes the Waikato, the Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust Education Facility and provides a challenge of riding around the majestic Maungatautari Mountain.

There are events for all ages and abilities.

The Maunga Challenge offers:

  • $5 per entry donated to Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust Educational Facility
  • Spectacular views around Maungatautari Mountain
  • Caters for all ages and abilities
  • Challenges of different distances
  • Event attracts top local and International riders
  • Community donated cash and spot prizes
  • Seven successful years
  • A community event
  • Electronic timing
  • Proven safety record with Traffic Management NZ
  • Food and drink available
  • Training ride for Contact Lake Taupo Event
  • Organized by Te Awamutu Rotary Club
  • Expertise from Te Awamutu Sports Cycle Club


Maunga Cycle Challenge is in its eighth year and will be held on the 10th of November 2013, with the start and finish at Albert Park Te Awamutu.

2013 promises again to be a fantastic fun event for all the family

The 100k ride is around the great Maungatautari Mountain. This has spectacular scenery with topography to provide interest and variety for the riders.

A feature race the “Battle of Champions” is between teams of elite riders and rowers. On completion of the ride the athletes compete on a rowing machine and the points from the two disciplines are then added together to determine the winning team.

The School Team challenge is a new event for Years 6/7/8. Teams of 4 will race with two on ergs at Albert Park and the other two cycling on road. Their scores will be tallied and the winning school will be awarded a prize.

Team Energize from Sport Waikato run the Bikes ‘n Trikes event on the day. They provide fun and challenging activities for children of all ages and abilities. Schools are being challenged to enter the most students per role number and the winning school will also win a prize of sports gear.