2025 entries open May 20th

About the AquaBike

Swim, bike, done!

The AquaBike returns to Pilot Bay this January!

Course Overview

Flat, easy course, great for first timers


2km swim, 90km bike

Entry Perks

Medal, goody bag & epic finish line experience

Entry Fees

Individual Entries Available!

Athlete Information


  • Opening Special $243 (20/05/24 – 26/05/24)
  • Early Bird $274 (27/05/24 – 30/06/24)
  • Standard Rate $295 (01/07/24 – 30/09/24)
  • Standard Rate 2 $317 (01/10/24 – 30/11/24)
  • Last Minute Rate $343 (01/12/24 – 15/01/25)
  • Onsite Rate $353 (17/01/25)

All prices are inclusive of the Race Roster Booking Fee of 5.5%

2025 Race Manual to come

2024 AquaBike Event Schedule to come

The AquaBike is run under Tri NZ Rules. The event runs 5 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:

  • 18-19
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70-74
  • 75-79
  • 80+

Prizes are awarded to the top three in each age group.

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 ($27 per individual or team).

For more information on TRIBE membership, please click here

Triathlon New Zealand AquaBike North Island Championships

The AquaBike is host to the Triathlon New Zealand North Island AquaBike Championships.

There are age group medals up for grabs and the chance to earn your spot at the 2024 World Championships in Townsville, Australia.

There are 6 spots available per gender, for each age group!

Be sure to check the Eligibility Criteria 


Tri NZ Suzuki Mid Distance AquaBike North Island Championship – PRIZE OFFERINGS

  • First overall winner male and female winner in 2023 Tri NZ Suzuki Mid Distance Aquabike North Island Championships race will receive  an accommodation subsidy at the 2024 World Championships, Townsville, Australia on the 15th – 25th of August 2024.

Conditional of Tri NZ team selection & eligibility.

  • Twin Share rooms, only available at the Official Team Hotel through House of Travel
  • Accommodation is only available through Tri NZ Official Travel Supplier – House of Travel
  • Athlete must race in 2024 World Triathlon Mid Distance Aquabike Championship race to receive prize (not transferable to other races or events)
  • No ‘roll downs’ of prize offered

2024 Start List to come

Finishers medals will be presented to all individual competitors at the finish line who finish within the cut off time. 

Finishers certificates will be available to download from results.racetiming.co.nz after your race.

The Athlete Recovery Lounge is open to all athletes to take some time to rest up and re-energize after crossing the finish line. There will be water, supplements, nutrition, sponsors products and massage available.

Massage – Post race massage will be available in the Athlete Recovery Lounge

Bike collection – transition will be closed until all competitors have started on the run course (approx. 1pm). An announcement will be made when you are able to collect your gear and only competitors with their Athlete ID band or your support showing your bike collection card will be allowed to remove items from transition.

Prize Giving – Prize Giving will be at 5:45pm in Coronation Park

2024 (2km Swim, 86km Bike)

MALE: Jamie Campbell – 2:24:51

FEMALE: Georgia Perry – 2:44:48


2023 (2km Swim, 90km Bike)

MALE: Michael Glynn – 2:39:32

FEMALE: Kate Brown – 2:54:45


2022 (2km Swim, 90km Bike)

MALE: Mike Crowe – 2:41:43

FEMALE: Sarah Gorman – 3:02:58


2021 (2km Swim, 90km Bike)

MALE: Stephen Sheldrake – 3:30:02

FEMALE: Kate Brown – 3:59:06


2020 (3km Swim, 120km Bike)

MALE: Michael Grain – 3:47:32

FEMALE: Hayley Gallagher – 4:09:28


2019 (1.3km swim, 40km bike)

MALE: Rob Haynes – 1.30.43

FEMALE: Claire Badenhorst – 1.38.26


2018 (1.3km swim, 40km bike)

MALE: Rob Haynes – 1.29.42

FEMALE: Melanie Burke – 1.35.41




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