Berm Buster Trail Ride Taupo

Event CategoryEvent Type
Offroad/Trail Trail Ride


When: Saturday, 10th - Sunday, 11th August 2024
Where: Taharua Rd, SH 5, Taupo
District: Taupo

The event is located off Taharua Rd, SH 5 (Napier/Taupo Rd), about 25 minutes from Taupo. Epic Events signs & arrows on SH 5.

Classes: - For all abilities 2 wheels ONLY, no quads or side-by-sides.

The unique Taupo pumice makes it rideable in all weather. We need rain to compact the track. Over 160kms of tracks in total, with rolling hills, winding gully’s, cranking firebreaks & jumps. Millions of berms and mega traction. Lots of variety! All main trails freshly groomed after each event!

Pump up your skills on a variety of optional breakout trails, off the main trails and there’s some purpose-built trails for the novice riders and for the kids too. Enduro X track.

Skill Levels: All Trails and Breakouts are graded 1-6 just like mountain biking.


All have optional breakout sections, that you can ride over and over grades between 2-6. The KTM and the Husqvarna have common sections so you can mix and match. Novice, Novice kids and Kids mini forest track, Kids mini and mud track.

Organiser: Epic Events
Dee Kiernan Ph: 021 495 155
Sign in from: 8:00am
Starts at: 9:00am
Other details:

Sign on from 8.00am.

Tracks open between: 9.00am-3.00pm (under normal circumstance)

Enter on the day by cash. No Eftpos.

Families Mum, Dad and up to 3 children, 15 years or younger from the same family!

Sweep Riders and Bike Recovery: Regular sweeps on all main trails and roaming sweeps on breakouts.

Peak Medics: Onsite at each event

Hire Bikes: we have hire bikes! 9am-12pm or 12.30pm to 3.30pm slots for more information please go to our website hire bike page for prices of different bikes, all late model. or call Dee 021 49 5155

Fire extinguishers are compulsory for adult riders and can be bought on the day for $30 or (hire system, pay $30, bring it back and get $20 back at the end of the day or weekend)

Food: Awesome Coffee, Great Food and Cold drinks for sale.

Accessories: Check out the AFC Outlet Store plus some of the latest dirt riding gear available now for the winter season.

Motorcycles: AFC Motorcycles will have KTM demo bikes, Powersports will have Husqvarna and Kawasaki Demo bikes and Huka Honda will be doing service and have Honda demo bikes. We are working on Gasgas.

Service: Huka Honda are onsite with parts, tyres and tubes, they can do most minor repairs.

Suspension: House of Dirt - Renny Johnston Suspension and WP specialist.

Accommodation: Lots of options in Taupo, pays to book early.

We have a trial camping option near the forest base. This needs to be booked with Dee as it is limited in size. We will put a portaloo there but that’s it, you need to be self-sufficient, and it can get COLD out there. Security is your personal responsibility. Only quiet camping, THIS IS NOT A PARTY!

No bikes started after dark, and we expect to be able to sleep after 9pm

No ripping up the paddock… etc common sense. This is private property, and we need to respect the owners and their land. No Charge at this stage. We are paying the landowner.