Trail Blazer


The Last Suzuki Trail Blazer was on 10th August 2013..some great memories had by all over the years of trail riding here! 


Hope you all enjoyed what we have decided to be the last Suzuki Trail Blazer 2013!! The event was extremely well supported, and it was fantastic to see so many riders out there blasting the trails. We will instead, hold an extra Suzuki Berm Buster for 2013, which will be over 2 days, and will provide twice the amount of trails for you all to enjoy!


Suzuki Trail Blazer is the North Island's most popular trail ride series.  The events are run in the Tahorakuri pine forest on the banks of the Waikato River.  The Taupo based ride attracts around 500 riders who enjoy the big berms on the flowing graded trails, free draining soil (can ride when wet), mega traction, great parking, awesome kids tracks, great hot food and espresso coffee. 
Trail Blazer is available to us for one day of the weekend only. Let's make the most of these fantastic trails while we can!


Suzuki Trail Blazer 
South Side off Te Toke Rd (off S/H 5 Rotorua-Taupo Rd)

Featuring: Flowing forestry trails on pumice terrain.  Awesome berms and mega traction! All weather rideable.  Trails also include single track and NEW EXPERT ONLY sections.

Directions: The forest is located on State Highway 5 (The Taupo to Rotorua Road), around 15 minutes drive from Taupo or 40 minutes from Rotorua.  Look for Epic Events signs & arrows.

Tracks: kids grass, kid’s forest, Novice 6km, Middle 12km, Long 40km.

Suitable for all abilities 2 and 4 wheelers.

Registration: From 8.30am.  Tracks open 9:30am to 3pm.

Entry: On the day by cash or cheque. Daily Prices: Adults $45, Kids (15 years or under) $25, Families with kids 15 yrs or under $100 (2 adults and up to 3 children). Weekend Adults $80, Kids $40, Families $180.

Fire Extinguishers: Are compulsory for the red arrowed trails and can be bought on the day for $30.

What a Weekend!

It was fantastic to see so many keen riders making up part of the action at Suzuki Trail Blazer.


Stunning weather and safe riding made for an awesome event with our medic team having nothing to do all weekend but enjoy the sunshine! Well done all of you, many thanks for riding safely!

Prior to this event, we had to deal with the damaging effects after a huge   windblow. All this combined with extensive logging, meant our access to the   trails was very limited until a few days before the event. A massive effort   was made to put in completely new middle, novice and kids tracks - to have   the Sunday's event up and running! Hope you all enjoyed it!






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Check out the attached photos from a session I did with the good guys from DRD magazine.  I got to ride the new Suzuki RMX 450 and had a blast.  This bike is extremely smooth, well suspended and deceptively fast…



Super 1st event for the new management team, awesome tracks, great organisation and primo weather, bring on desert storm !!

Just wanted to send you a big thank you for the awesome event on the weekend. My Daughter and I only stayed for the Saturday, but must say we really enjoyed the entire day.

The trails were perfect, the bacon and egg sandwiches were delicious and the atmosphere was just awesome.  Thanks again for a wonderful day out.

Two of us come up from Lower Hutt for this ride.  I thought the rides were well laid out, your staff were helpful.  Well run and organised.

Just wanted to say THANKS for a totally awesome 2 days of riding.  This was magic.  One of the best trail rides I've ever done.  Can't wait for the next ride.

Thanks for an awesome weekend.

Just got home from Taupo Trail Blazer and just wanted to say Thanks for a great ride
I am 56 years young and had a blast on my quad along with some younger 2 wheeler buddies we really enjoyed the flowing trails straight flat out sections and the picturesque forest location. looking forward to the next event I can get to

Thanks for a great trail on Sunday. Thanks for well marked trails and full safety considered.
Look forward to the next one

What another good day back at the forest. Tracks were fast and flowing as normal. Good to have some new
Bits included. Top effort all round.

To all at Epic Events, Just a note to say thanks for another awesome ride and fab start to the season, I look forward to the rest of the Trail blazer rides and cant wait for Berm buster again. The 3 & 1/2 hour drive to get there is worth every minute.