In 2018 we are introducing an e-bike category to the Skoda Mountain Bike race to make the event more accessible to those unable to cycle the course unassisted. E-bikes are becoming increasingly popular and the technology has advanced in leaps and bounds over the last few years.
Our team has received numerous requests to add in an e-bike category and after trialing an e-bike over the course in challenging weather, and through the river crossings, we have decided to give it a go! This category is meant to be a tour and not a race, allowing access to the Motatapu valley to those who might not have been able to experience it otherwise. We'll share more details on the e-bike category rules soon.