The Tour Divide starts tomorrow. At over 4000km, just following it over the net is epic! There are a couple of Kiwis (that I know of) riding this year. Keep an eye out for Geof and Rob on the TD tracking page here
An 1100 and 600 km bicycle brevet around the top of the South Island - with as much off road riding as possible.
Event creator Simon Kennett rode the 4000 km Great Divide in 2008 and decided to replicate the experience in New Zealand. This is the original kiwi brevet that spawned several other brevet throughout the country.
The 5th Kiwi Brevet is to be held on February 4th February 2017.