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The Prospector MTB Stage Race

Hills around Alexandra

Friday, 7 March 2025 - Sunday, 9 March 2025

New Zealand’s premier mountain bike stage race, set in the MTB mecca of Alexandra.

Our bucket-list event is the three-day stage race - not for the faint hearted with Alexandra’s famous technical rocky, thyme encrusted single-track to keep riders sharp and honest. Added to that, lung-busting uphill climbs really push riders fitness and grit.

Face the challenge as a team, or go it alone, there are 4 choices of event:


Sometimes you just ahve to do the slog yourself. Whatever the reason - you're a lone wolf, your mates just can't keep up with your, or you enjoy the inner workings of your own mind - the three day ride is as an individual is all about that personal challenge. Choose whether to race till your lungs explode or take your foot off slightly and enjoy the spectacular views.


Everything is better when you do it with a mate. The original Propector three day ride in all its glory. Cross country mountain biking through some of the best single track in New Zealand with exclusive access to trails no one else gets to ride - and all with your teammate at your side. Couldn't ask for better (they're also super helpful for pushing you up the hard bits!)


The Relay opens up the Prospector to a range of new riders who were a bit nervous about completing the whole ride but are keen to be a part of the 3-day action. Race as a team of two on our Prologue course then each team-mate will ride half of the course on Stages 1 & 2. It’s up to you who rides each half – someone love climbs? Someone adores the downhill? Join back together to cross the finish line as a team on the final day.

No matter how you're riding, eMTB riders are welcome. This inclusive category is gaining popularity globally and Prospector embraces those who need a little boost in the tank. However, remember this isn't a casual trail ride - bring your A game.


The wicked baby brother of Prospector, the Matangi Claim Adventure Ride is back country riding at its finest. Joining the main race for Stage 2, this course has all the goods – exclusive tracks, epic single trail and amazing vistas through Matangi Station MTB and beyond – without the commitment of a multi-day event.



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