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Important Entry Update

8 March 2018

Important Entry Update

Important Entry Updates: The window to #RideBeyond is closing with the field for 2018 now 80% full. There are also less than 20 entries remaining at the current entry price (as at 9 March), so expect the final price increase to kick in very soon.

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PIONEER PROVING HUGELY POPULAR WITH ENTRIES OVER 70% SOLD

We are thrilled with the response to our new format for the event, with entries already over 70% sold & exceeding numbers from 2016 and 2017. Read more here.

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PIONEER ROADSHOW

1 February 2018

PIONEER ROADSHOW

Wondering what The Pioneer is all about, or want to convince a mate to enter? *Come along to one of our Rider Info Evenings for good chat, cold beers and learn everything you need to know about this epic race.

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NEW COURSE AND FORMAT FOR 2018

The much-anticipated course overview for the revamped Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race was announced today, revealing six days of incredible riding from November 25 to 30 2018, linking the best back country riding in the South Island on a course that starts and finishes in Queenstown.

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THE PIONEER IS BACK

6 September 2017

THE PIONEER IS BACK

*PIONEER CONFIRMS RETURN IN NOVEMBER 2018* The Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race is back, with new dates (25 to 30 November 2018) and a new six-day format revealed by race founder and IRONMAN Oceania Managing Director Dave Beeche in a Facebook post today.

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THE PIONEER GOES GLOBAL

The Pioneer TV show will be screening around the globe during April and May 2017.

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CAPE EPIC SLOTS PROVE A HUGE DRAW AT PIONEER

One of the highlights of the recent Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race was the newly forged partnership with the world-renowned Absa Cape Epic, widely regarded as the ‘unofficial world championship of mountain bike stage racing’.

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KIWIS PREVAIL IN EPIC PIONEER MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE

New Zealand’s James Williamson and Scott Lyttle (Team Watson & Sons Manuka Honey) took out the 2017 Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage race, holding off the fast finishing Spaniards Tomi Misser and Ibon Sugasti (Imparables) on the final stage into Queenstown today while Nina McVicar (Nelson) and Reta Trotman (Christchurch) in team Hirepool took out the women’s...

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SPANISH LEGEND LOVING HIS PIONEER EXPERIENCE

In the world of downhill mountain bike racing, indeed in the world of mountain bike racing full stop, there are few with the careers to match that of Spaniard Tomi Misser.

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KAPITI COAST RIDER BATTLES COLLAPSED REAR WHEEL TO FINISH QUEEN STAGE

It was already the longest stage, some would say the toughest stage, but stage five of The Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race got a whole lot tougher than Iain Guest had ever bargained for when his rear hub essentially collapsed with almost 40km of the 112km distance to ride.

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