The Gambler 2019

The Gambler is a unique event offering a fun, challenging race with a point of difference being the introduction of a strategic element.

Riders have 4 hours to accumulate as many points as possible by completing a choice of 4 different trail loops in the order of their choosing – with each loop worth different points according to their length and difficulty (Grade 2 – 4 trails).  Therefore riders need to plan and strategise how they will race this event – will they do the same loop over and over, or perhaps attack the difficult loops worth more points first – who knows?  Under this format it will not necessarily be the fastest rider that wins, but the most strategic rider/s of them all.  This event caters for the avid racer as well as teams or families out to have a bit of fun.  We have a dedicated loop for junior riders only (12 years and under).  Registration from 9:00am. Racing: 10am – 2pm.


  • Solo Male
  • Solo Female
  • Teams (2-4 riders per team): Male, Female or Mixed
  • Family (2-4 riders per team): Max 2 Adults – young riders must be 12 years and under.  Family teams must have at least 1 Adult and 1 Junior rider
  • School Teams (2-4 riders per team): Senior 13-17 yrs or Junior 8–12 yrs

Courses and Rules

Gambler Rules 2019

Register Now

Enter in store at Pack & Pedal, 5 Tamamutu St, Taupo (cash only) or enter online by clicking on the link below.

To speed up your in store entry, download the Registration Form, print off, complete and drop off to Pack & Pedal Taupo along with your payment.

The Gambler 2019 Registration Form

NOTE:  You must have your MTB Club membership/tag number to take advantage of the member discounts

We look forward to seeing you on 08th September 2019.


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