The Pioneer is a full-service six-day mountain bike stage race for elites and amateurs alike that takes riders (in teams of two) through the best of the South Island of New Zealand’s spectacular landscape along trails that few ever get to enjoy.
After a stunning first year and second year in 2016 and 2017, The route has been customised for 2018, with a new race plan based out of Queenstown.
Racers traverse outstanding terrain, with great climbs and descents on New Zealand Cycle Trails, farm tracks, Department of Conservation trails in the Southern Alps.
Attracting World Cup riders and enthusiasts alike, The Pioneer is a welcoming stage race with a down to earth feel when off the bike. The scenery is matched by great food and service, and second-t0-none race logistics.
Entry pricing is graded depending on how soon you get your entry in – so if this event ticks your boxes, get your entry in!