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The Aorere Enduro 2019 is a three-day mountain bike event held in Nelson, New Zealand between 26-28 October 2019. As a round of the Asia Pacific Continental Enduro Series the results from the Aorere Enduro count towards the overall placings, though it is also a standalone event in it's own right. The event is brought to you with support from Specialized Bicycles.

Run by Nelson Mountain Bike Club the Aorere Enduro will take riders on a journey along, up, down and over some of the very best, and most demanding hand-made trails in the world. 

Information evening

Tuesday 13 August, 6pm Maitai Golf Course.

For locals and residents who what to find out more about the event, how it may effect them and how they could get involved.



  • Entry is strictly limited to 240 riders - once we have filled all spots entry will be closed. We will run a waiting list if anyone withdraws.

  • Entry costs $205NZD + $5 credit card fee ($210NZD total) per competitor. The entry fee covers:

    • One and a half days of practice including uplift at the start of day one.

    • One and a half days of racing ( a total of five timed stages) including an uplift at the start of each day.

    • Uplift totals more than 3000 vertical metres

    • Limited edition Aorere Enduro custom cap

    • Limited edition Aorere Enduro custom bottle by Camelbak

    • EWS prize pool of $8000 NZD

    • Chance to win heaps of quality spot prizes from our sponsors.

  • You can purchase a limited edition custom event race jersey (male and female styles) when you enter, which will be given to you when you arrive in Nelson.



Mountain biking in Nelson dates back 30 years to when the Nelson Mountain Bike Club was first formed. Today we have over 3500 members and manage over 150km of some of the very best hand-made trails in the world, including the Wairoa Gorge Bike Park. A big part of NMTBC's history is running events - we have over 30 race days each year ranging from Downhill and Enduro through to 6hr relay events and kids mini-MTB races. Competition is part of our DNA. One of our cornerstone events has been 'The Mammoth'. It's an event that has always been about big hills, big descents and many hours in the saddle. It started as XC and over time became our two day, eight stage mega enduro that attracted riders from around the world. For 2019 we have taken everything we know about hosting huge, challenging but really fun enduro races and created the Aorere Enduro in conjunction with the team at EWS. We are pumped. It's going to be rad.


Nelson Tasman

Nelson Tasman is a region of stunning natural landscapes – lakes, mountains, rivers, native bush, beaches. We have it all easily within reach, whether you’re arriving via ferry from the North Island, flying into our airport, or driving here from the South.

Welcome. We look forward to sharing the extraordinary place that we call home with you. More information here.



The Aorere Enduro is brought to you with big dollops of support from:


We are really lucky to get heaps of support from NMTBC club members, NZ MTB industry good guys and a small army of volunteers. This event could not happen without them. This website contains content donated by Devinci Bikes, John Colthorpe, Eivomedia, Digby Shaw, UpShift Communications, Sven Martin Photography, Ben Karalus Photography. Henry Jaine Photography. Thanks very much - you're all legends.

Event Contact: info@nelsonmtb.club