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Ready for a New Kind of Epic Endurance Challenge?

Add these two New Zealand mountain bike races to your Bucket List now. (And leave plenty of time to train on the region’s renowned trails. ) by Luke Yates New Zealand is home to some of the most remarkable and diverse landscapes on the planet.

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Warm up with Perskindol Swiss Epic

From the Southern Alps to the Swiss Alps, check out our sister event: Perskindol Swiss Epic  From 11-15 September, Europe’s premier mountain bike stage race navigates the world-famous trails of the Valais region, surrounded by iconic mountain peaks, all culminating at the Grand Finale under the Matterhorn in Zermatt.

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How to Play in Queenstown

A recently-relocated triathlete and adventurer outlines the best ways to enjoy this South Island gem. You’re short of breath, you’ve given it everything, and the finish line is just meters away. The cheers ring out and that feeling of relief and elation is overwhelming.

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OLYMPIC GAMES ROAD CYCLING STAR LINES UP IN PIONEER

The open women’s category at the 2018 Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race might have found an early favourite, with news that 2017 third place getter Amy Hollamby has convinced multiple Commonwealth Games and World Championships road cycling medalist Linda Villumsen to join her this November.

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Final 2018 Course

18 June 2018

Final 2018 Course

After another two more rounds of recce riding, we're excited to share the final 2018 course with you! The nature of The Pioneer means it takes several recce explorations to ensure we land on the best riding experience possible. Check out some behind the scenes footage of this process here.

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THE PIONEER 2018 WAIT LIST

THE PIONEER 2018 HAS SOLD OUT. How to join the Wait List.   We are incredibly excited to bring over 300 teams along for the journey of a lifetime for the third edition of The Pioneer this November.

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2018 PIONEER SOLD OUT

12 June 2018

2018 PIONEER SOLD OUT

The allocation of entries for the 2018 Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage race has been exhausted, with race organisers putting up the FULL HOUSE signs today.

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IRONMAN LEGEND SIGNS UP FOR PIONEER

With the event at 90% capacity, IRONMAN legend Cameron Brown and good mate Andrew Smith (team Vital Greens) have taken the plunge and signed on the dotted line to confirm their place in the 2018 Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race.

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Entries 90% Sold

14 May 2018

Entries 90% Sold

No more contemplation or debate, it’s time to ask yourself, how much do you really want to be on the start line this year? 2018 entries have sold at an unprecedented rate and we are very close to selling out. If you don’t act soon, you will miss out.

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Athlete's Guide to New Zealand

You’re looking at a world map, wondering where to head next to satisfy your insatiable desire to race, travel, and absorb new experiences. In the bottom right corner—for much of the world, far, far away—are two relatively small islands, miles from anywhere: New Zealand. Aotearoa.

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