About the AquaBike

Swim, bike, done!

The AquaBike returns to Pilot Bay this January!

Course Overview

Flat, easy course, great for first timers


3km swim, 120km bike

Entry Perks

Race shirt, medal, goody bag & epic finish line experience

Entry Fees

Individual Entries Available!

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Swim & Bike more your thing? Enter now!

Athlete Information


  • Opening Special $199 – 07/02/20 – 07/02/20
  • Early bird Rate $238  – 08/02/20 – 30/06/20
  • Standard Rate $250 – 1/07/20 – 31/10/20
  • Last Minute Rate $268 – 1/11/20 – 31/12/20
  • Late Rate $298  – 1/01/2021 – 16/01/2021
  • Onsite Rate $306


All prices are exclusive of the $12 Event Plus booking fee

Check out the 2020 Race Manual HERE

This is important to have read before race day

Friday 22nd January

2.30pm-6pm  Registration & Expo

3pm-7pm Bike Racking


Saturday 23rd January

5.00am Transition opens

5.40am AquaBike Swim Course opens for warm up

5.50am AquaBike Swim Course closes for warm up

6.01am AquaBike Male Swim Start

6.03am AquaBike Female Swim Start

8:45am Swim Course Closes

1.00pm Bike Course Closes

5.00pm Race Closure

5.45pm Prize Giving Begins at Coronation Park

The AquaBike is run under Tri NZ Rules. The event runs 10 year age groups with your age calculated as at 31 December the year of the event. This will mean many of you will ‘age up’ one year.

The official Age Categories for both men and women are as follows:

  • 18-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70-79
  • 80+

Event trophies are awarded to the top three in each age group.

Refund / Transfer Policy

Entrants may transfer to the following years race up until the 1st of December. Refund of fees must come through the race office (mountfestival@smcevents.co.nz).



Triathlon New Zealand Membership

Triathlon New Zealand requires all participants in the AquaBike to be a TRIBE Member.

If you are not a current TRIBE member, one-day memberships are available and can be purchased alongside your entry ($20 per individual or team).

For more information on TRIBE membership, please click here



MALE: Michael Grain – 3:47:32

FEMALE: Hayley Gallagher – 4:09:28


2019 (Shorter Distance)

MALE: Rob Haynes – 1.30.43

FEMALE: Claire Badenhorst – 1.38.26


2018 (Shorter Distance)

MALE: Rob Haynes – 1.29.42

FEMALE: Melanie Burke – 1.35.41

2020 Results Here