The grand depart for the Kiwi is held every odd year starting on the first Saturday in February, the Kiwi starts and finishes in Seymour Square, Blenheim, following the standard Great Kiwi Gravel agreements.
The next Kiwi Brevet is scheduled to take place from the 4th to the 12th of February 2023. This is strictly a self supported, self directed ride.
GPS tracking registration will take place via Maprogress.
In 2008 Simon Kennett rode the Great Divide and decided to replicate the experience here in New Zealand. After much scheming, exploring and planning the Kiwi Brevet was born. February 2010 saw over 70 people tackle the challenge around the top of the South Island, the first ride of it's kind in New Zealand.
The original Kiwi bikepacking ride, it has gone on to spawn numerous routes, facilitate friendships, adventures and continues to provide a sizable challenge to all who start.
Over the years there have been a lot of people enjoy this ride and the original blog holds all the ride history, reports, photos, advice and tips. You can check it out here.