21-23 April 2018
The Mini Grind is a three-day bikepacking adventure starting and finishing in Rotorua, taking in a bunch of backcountry and gravel roads as well as three quarters of the Waikato River Trail.
Unlike most bikepacking events where you all leave together but never see each other again, on the Mini Grind everyone camps together. This gives you the chance to meet the other riders at the end of each day, share stories, help each other, and see how other people do things. The Mini Grind (and its companion event, the Classic Grind) is "social bikepacking" at its best, and is a perfect introduction to bikepacking for those who haven't done it before.