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Advance registration for the downhill races is mandatory. The deadline is 27 March at 5 p.m. NZDT, unless the race sells out in advance.
Advance registration for the enduro races is mandatory. The deadline is 21 March at 5 p.m. NZDT, unless the race sells out in advance.
IS THERE ONSITE REGISTRATION?
Advanced registration online is required for the downhill and enduro events. Registration will not be offered onsite. There is only a check-in desk for pre-registered competitors.
WHERE IS THE ATHLETE CENTRE LOCATED?
The event office is located in the management offices at Skyline Rotorua Gravity Park, 185 Fairy Springs Road. Park in the designated parking zone next to the Skyline property and walk to the main terminal. When entering the property from Fairy Springs Road, the event management office is to the left of the main terminal.
Onsite checkin and rider briefing for the GIANT Toa Enduro and Enduro Challenger. Location Distinction Hotel on Fenton Street.
HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO ENTER?
Minimum ages will be calculated as of December 31, 2017.
Those interested in registering for the Crankworx Rotorua Downhill presented by iXS and Air DH must be a minimum of 13 years old. Racers in the Youth category for the iXS DH will be subject to approval – and the course will feature mandatory ride-arounds for riders in this age group.
DO I HAVE TO BE A NEW ZEALAND CITIZEN TO RACE?
While New Zealanders are super cool, it is not a must to be a Kiwi. There are no restrictions.
DO I NEED A LICENCE?
Competitors in the iXS DH will need to have either a UCI license issued by their national federation or purchase a 1 event Cycling NZ license (not available for foreign competitors). Only riders with UCI Elite licenses can register in the Pro Elite category.
Race licenses not required for the AirDH or the Enduros.
DO I HAVE TO BE A PRO?
Both pro and amateur categories are offered for the Crankworx Rotorua Downill presented by iXS , AirDH and the GIANT Toa Enduro. Athletes can select to register either as an amateur (Youth, Junior, Senior, Master, or Veteran) or a Pro (no age classes). The Official Oceania Whip-Off Championships presented by Spank has just one open category. The Rotorua Pump Track Challenge presented by RockShox, Mons Royale Dual Speed and Style and Crankworx Rotorua Slopestyle are invitational events.
DO I NEED A LIFT TICKET?
No. You will not need a lift ticket for official practice, or to participate in an event that you are registered in. Your entry fee covers any lift or bus shuttle access you need for official practice sessions or competition.
If you are wanting to ride the park just to ride, then you will be required to purchase a ticket. Tickets are available from the bottom terminal at $25 for a two-hour session.
DO RIDERS GET LIFT LINE PRIORITY?
If gondola access is required for your event, priority access will be granted; however, the park may be open during events so please respect other riders.
The Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest, however, will still be open to the public and is expected to be busy. Please take care when practicing for the GIANT Toa Enduro and be aware of the public. Trails will only be closed for competition day.
HOW DO I FIND OUT WHAT TIME I’LL BE RACING?
Event times are posted on the event schedule. The start list will be posted online the day prior to the event.
DO I HAVE TO WEAR A FULL FACE HELMET?
Full-face helmets are required for the downhills and whip-off. Open face helmets are permitted for all other events.
PROTECTION RULES FOR RIDERS IN THE iXS DH
Racers in the iXS DH will also be subject to other mandatory protection requirements as per Cycling NZ Rules
Single construction full face type is compulsory
Either knee and elbow protection and/or long sleeve jerseys and/or pants is compulsory.
Spinal/shoulder protection, neck brace and full finger gloves highly recommended.
-Single construction full face type
Spinal/shoulder protection and full finger gloves highly recommended.
ARE THERE PHYSIO / MASSAGE SERVICES AVAILABLE FOR THE ATHLETES?
Physio and massage will be available onsite on race day and there are several options in town.
ARE THERE ANY DISCOUNTS ON FLIGHTS AND ACCOMMODATION?
We have partnered with local Gurus-of-mountain-biking Galaxy Travel who can help with all your travel needs. They have been kind enough to offer their services at heavily discounted rates for athletes and teams. We have special rates for accommodation in Rotorua. Just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can start setting up your travel package.
AS A COMPETITOR, DO I ALSO NEED TO PURCHASE A SPECTATOR PASS?
No. All downhill, endure, pump track, slopestyle, and dual speed & style competitors will receive accreditation to attend all five days of the event.