Rider Information

Event Categories

The Port to Port MTB features the following categories:

Open Male/Female: This category is open to anyone aged 15 to 39 as of the 25th May 2017.

Elite Male/Female: This category is open to professional and experienced mountain bike racers. The elite riders compete in the open category, but are given start line priority. If you are an elite rider wanting to compete, please email us info@porttoportmtb.com

Masters Male/Female: This category is open to anyone aged 40 or over as of the 25th May 2017. Masters is broken down into Masters 1 (40-49), Masters 2 (50-59) and Masters 3 (60+).

Please note that participants under the age of 18 are welcome to register and compete in the Port to Port MTB. The Minors Waiver is a compulsory part of registration and needs to be approved with parent/guardian signature. Minors are also required to ride in the event with an approved adult.


Redirects and Time Penalties

For all information regarding the 2017 Redirects and Time Penalties, please click here. 

Rider Etiquette

With over 500 eager mountain bike riders participating in the Port to Port MTB, it is important that everyone follows the rules of the trail.

We have prepared a basic guide to mountain bike etiquette for those who are not familiar with mountain bike events.

You can download and have a read of it here.


Code of Conduct

In order to enhance your safety, the safety of others and your fun during the Port to Port MTB we would like to promote and encourage all riders and supporters to adopt this code of conduct. 



The Port to Port MTB uses a number of roads (both bitumen and gravel) to link up the course. When riding on a road it is important to understand that while traffic management is in place, the road remains open to vehicles and normal road rules need to be obeyed.

It is recommended that all riders carry sufficient water and electrolytes to prevent dehydration, along with basic first aid equipment. Riders who have medical conditions (eg asthma) should carry their own medication for the duration of the event.

The Port to Port MTB doctors also recommend that all competitors have a current tetanus vaccination. If you are uncertain about your current vaccination status please contact your GP for assistance.


Rider Packs

Rider packs will be available for collection at the rider pack pick up day. Your pack will include your rider guide, timing chips, rider plate, tourism information and sponsor giveaways.