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Contact Epic 2015

With over 700 entries for 2015, Contact Epic is one of New Zealand’s longest mountain bike challenges.  Past competitors have ranged from 16- 73 years old. Staying in touch with the traditional kiwi value of self responsibility, Contact Epic has minimal signage and support people along the course to create an untouched, true adventure race for any endurance athlete.

Contact Epic Bike Race 2015 Outside Sports NZ

Contact Epic 2014. Photo courtesy of Contact Epic

With a total distance of 125 km Contact Epic circumnavigates the shores of Lake Hawea, Wanaka in the South Island of NZ. An ultimate bike race through the Hunter Valley and Dingle Burn high country farming stations of Lake Hawea. The course exposes challenging and varying terrain with bursts of short climbs and long descents, through river and stream crossings.

Contact Epic Bike Race 2015 Outside Sports NZ

Contact Epic 2014. Photo courtesy of Contact Epic

There is also the 95km Classic option on the same course and a shorter 35km Traverse race also starting at the Lake Hawea Dam and riding through local farming country and along the mighty Clutha and Hawea Rivers.

There is no official bike checks, no compulsory gear list, no cotton wool and no excuses, just you taking on this challenge on your own terms. Entries have now closed for 18th April 2015, but for all of those tough enough to enter- See you at the finish line!

Get race ready with Outside Sports and make sure you're prepared for the ultimate challenge with a Bike Service, before and after racing. Nutrition to keep your body fuelled and bike clothing and equipment from Top leading brands such as POC and Specialized.

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