mtb nats

MTB National Championships

Mountain Bike

CNZ Events: events@cnz.kiwi

 

The MTB National Championships are TBC for 2025.

This is the pinnacle event for New Zealand's budding mountain bikers. An action packed and thrilling weekend of XCO, XCC & DH in one of New Zealand’s top locations.

CNZ will be supported by the host, who will work together with CNZ to present the Cross Country National Championship on TBC, and the Short Course Cross Country National Championship on the morning of TBC with the Downhill National Championships in the afternoon. 

FINAL EVENT INFO

Click here to read the important final event information that has been emailed to the competitors - TBC

 

TECHNICAL GUIDE

Click here for the event Technical Guide - TBC

This includes all event information, including the event schedule, course information, lap information etc.

Please note that this is subject to change.

 

START LISTS

Please click link below for updated Start Lists

XCO Start Lists

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XCC Start Lists

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DHI Start List

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XCO & XCC RIDERS

Riders competing in both XCO and XCC will race with two different timing chips. Please return your XCO chip after your race on Saturday, then on Sunday morning you can pick up your XCC timing chip for your XCC race.

 

DRUG FREE SPORT NEW ZEALAND

Does an athlete need to apply for a TUE in advance? Click here for more!

 

MEDIA ACCREDITATION

All media must be accredited prior to the event. 

Accreditation is issued only to media for event specific coverage only. Completing the accreditation is not a guarantee your credentials will be accepted.  

Please contact events@cnz.kiwi to express your interest, prior to the event.

 

CROSS COUNTRY COURSE/SITE MAP

See tech guide.

 

DOWNHILL COURSE/SITE MAP

See tech guide.

Entries for 2025 are not yet open.

 

Click here for the current XCO & XCC Entry List - TBC

Click here for the current DHI Entry List - TBC

 

Please email events@cnz.kiwi if you need to make any changes.

 

ENTRY FEES

Event/Category Early Bird Fee (until 12 January 2025) Standard Fee (from 13 January 2025)
XCO - CNZ Licence Holder    
XCO - Non Licence Holder (includes one day licence)    
Elite XCC (U23 & Elite Combined) - CNZ Licence Holder    
DH - CNZ Licence Holder    
DH - Non Licence Holder (includes one day licence)    

 

ENTRY WITHDRAWS AND REFUNDS

Entries are not transferable.

Refunds may be available if a withdrawal is requested in writing prior to entries closing. If accepted a refund of the entry fee less a $25 admin fee will be applied.

Withdrawals submitted after entries have closed are not eligible for a refund. 

Email: events@cnz.kiwi

 

LATE ENTRIES

Late entries will be accepted for Non-UCI Categories only (U15, U17, Sport and Masters) once entries have closed with a late fee penalty of $50 per event. Riders who enter late will not be given any seeding preferences. Click here to complete a late entry - TBC.

 

ENTRY TERMS AND CONDITION

Click here to view a copy of the event Terms and Conditions. 

 

 

ENTRY ELIGIBILITY AND CRITERIA

  • UCI Categories - Open to NZL riders only
  • All riders must be a paid and current member of a MTBNZ/CNZ Affiliated MTB Club*
  • Late entries will not be accepted for UCI Categories.

 

LICENCING

  • All riders in UCI categories must hold a 2025 Cycling New Zealand annual Licence.
  • All riders in the Non-UCI categories must hold a 2025 Cycling New Zealand annual licence OR Paid the additional fees and receive a 'One Day' Cycling New Zealand Licence. 
  • This event is the New Zealand Championships and entry is only open to NZL riders (as per your nationality with UCI).
  • All riders purchasing a one-day event license must agree to the One-day licence Terms & Conditions here.
Click here to purchase a CNZ licence.

Event Communiques is the official distribution of event information. Please check here regularly for updated Communiques.

CROSS COUNTRY  

UCI Categories

Elite - Riders aged between 23 - 29 (as at 31 December 2025)

U23 - Riders aged between 19 - 22 (as at 31 December 2025)

The Elite/U23 race will be run as a COMBINED RACE (Only 3 medals awarded). In the case of a U23 winning the Combined Race only one (Elite) National Jersey will be awarded to that rider. In the case of an Elite winning the Combined Race, the winner will be awarded with an Elite National Jersey and the first placed U23 rider will be awarded with a U23 National Jersey.


U19 (Junior) - Riders aged between 17 - 18 (as at 31 December 2025)


The winner will be awarded the Junior National Jersey.

This category is only available for NZL riders. 

NON - UCI Categories

U15 - For Riders aged between 13 - 14 (as at 31 December 2025)

U17 - For Riders aged between 15 - 16  (as at 31 December 2025)

Sport - For Riders aged between 17 - 29 (as at 31 December 2025)

Masters 1 - For Riders aged between 30 - 39 (as at 31 December 2025)

Masters 2 - For Riders aged between 40 - 49 (as at 31 December 2025)

Masters 3 - For Riders aged between 50 - 59  (as at 31 December 2025)

Masters 4 - For Riders aged between 60 - 69 (as at December 2025)

Masters 5 - For Riders ages between 70+ (as at December 2025)

These categories are open to riders of all Nationalities. 

 

DOWNHILL

UCI Categories

Elite - For Riders aged between 19 - 29 (as at 31 December 2025)

U19 (Junior) - For riders aged 17 - 18 (as at 31 December 2025)

The Elite/U19 races will be run as a Combined Race but with each grade in their respective blocks and they will have separate medals presentations. In the case of a U19 winning the Combined Race only one (Elite) National Jersey will be awarded to that rider. In the case of an Elite winning the Combined Race, the winner will be awarded an Elite National Jersey and the first placed U19 rider will be awarded with a U19 National Jersey.

This category is only available for NZL riders. 

Ghost riders will only be accepted if there is capacity when entries close. If you are a Ghost rider (an international rider who wishes to race in the UCI category - then please contact events@cnz.kiwi to be added to a waitlist)

NON - UCI Categories

U15 - For Riders aged between 13 - 14 (as at 31 December 2025)

U17 - For Riders aged between 15 - 16  (as at 31 December 2025)

Sport - For Riders aged between 17 - 29 (as at 31 December 2025)

Masters 1 - For Riders aged between 30 - 39 (as at 31 December 2025)

Masters 2 - For Riders aged between 40 - 49 (as at 31 December 2025)

Masters 3 - For Riders aged between 50 - 59  (as at 31 December 2025)

Masters 4 - For Riders aged between 60 - 69 (as at December 2025)

Masters 5 - For Riders ages between 70+ (as at December 2025)

These categories are open to riders of all Nationalities. 

 

SHORT COURSE CROSS COUNTRY

UCI Categories Elite - For Riders aged between 19 - 29 (as at 31 December 2025)
NON - UCI Categories No non-UCI categories 
Racing will be conducted under the Mountain Bike New Zealand Technical Regulations (including the Protection Policy - see section 6) and UCI Regulations.
 

 

DH Protective Clothing Requirement Update - Long Sleeve Shirts Now Mandatory

On 1 January 2023 an update to UCI Regulation 4.3.011 came into effect that changed the protective clothing requirements for downhill events. The updated regulation now mandates the wearing of long sleeved shirts and introduces requirements for leg covering/protection.

The impact of the change to the CNZ/MTBNZ MTB Regulations is that long sleeved shirts are now mandatory for all riders (previously senior riders could wear short sleeve shirts with elbow protection). The leg protection rules are essentially the same as the existing NZ requirements. 

The updated CNZ/MTBNZ Protective Clothing Requirements are available here.

We are selling the official 2025 Torpedo7 MTB Championship clothing through Probrands - there's a hoodie, tee, shorts and tights available for purchase. Please check the ordering and delivery schedule and choose the campaign most convenient for you, then click the link below to make an order.

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