2015 Exhibitions » Karapoti
New Zealand's Longest Running Mountain Bike Race
until 2 March | Rotary Foyer
This exhibition tells the story of the Karapoti Classic featuring photographs from the last 30 years as well as bikes and memorabilia telling the story of one of the countries most famous and well supported mountain bike races. Established in 1986, the Karapoti Classic is the longest running mountain bike event in the Southern Hemisphere.
Created by Wellington's Kennett Brothers, who between them have influenced mountain biking more than anyone else in New Zealand, Karapoti is less a race than it is a very real culture.
With a prize purse totalling $30,000, the Karapoti Classic is the richest race on the New Zealand mountain biking circuit. This, along with the prestige and tradition of Karapoti, attracts some of the world's best riders.