Crankworx Rotorua took flight in March of 2015, becoming the first Crankworx festival outside of North America and Europe. Since then it’s played host to some of the most memorable moments in Crankworx history. Each year, the festival kicks off the international competition season, bringing the best in the world to get amongst the lush forests and famed New Zealand dirt gold.
Crankworx Rotorua is back for another week of out-of-this-world mountain bike action from March 1-8, 2020.
From Wednesday March 4 to Sunday March 8 the event will be held at Skyline Rotorua and will require tickets to enter. Events will include Maxxis Slopestyle in Memory of McGazza, Rockshox Rotorua Pump Track Challenge, Mons Royale Speed & Style, Crankworx Rotorua Downhill, the Official Oceania Whip-Off Championships presented by Spank and a full line up of Kidsworx activities and events.
Plan Your Trip
Crankworx Rotorua sets up shop on New Zealand’s North Island, shaking up crowds in an area known for its explosive capacity. With boiling mud, steamy hot springs and geysers routinely shooting 30 feet of water in the air, the Volcanic Plateau where Rotorua sits is a perfect home for gravity-fuelled antics. Those who come out to join us can enjoy touring spectacular glaciers, picturesque fjords, mountains, plains, subtropical forest and miles of gorgeous sandy coastline, when not taking in the competition circuit, of course.
Rotorua has an amazing selection of hotels with something for every budget. Whether you choose to be central to town or close to the Whakarewarewa Forest trails – we’ve got you covered. Many of our hotel partners also have mountain bike storage and wash down facilities if you’re bringing your bike with you.