Athlete Info

EVENT UPDATES AND NOTICES

new schedule for  Friday below .   Saturday / Sunday to be confirmed and announced by 12noon Friday

 

AIRDH
Air DH race is currently postponed – either Saturday or Sunday.  Decision will be announced at 12noon Friday

No training scheduled on Friday but Mr Blacks will be open to the public for riding after 12noon.  (trail closed in the morning for the Liv Giant Women’s ride).   Tickets can be purchased at the Skyline ticket office.

 

SPEED & STYLE
Training and event will be reschedule to Friday.  Schedule details posted above.


iXS DH
iXS DH currently scheduled for Saturday .  May be postponed until Sunday.   Decision will be announced at 12noon Friday.

 

WHIP
Postponed to Friday night under the lights 19h30-21h00

 

DAILY SCHEDULE
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ONLINE REGISTRATION

Registration for both the Giant Toa Enduro Challenger and the EWS Giant Toa Enduro Challenger is now closed.

Both the AirDH and the Downhill presented by iXS are full.  There is already an extensive waitlist for both races – no further applications will be accepted.

Q&A

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.

Checkin Hours:
Tuesday | 13h00-17h00
Wednesday | 8h00-17h00
Thursday | 7h30-13h00
Friday | 7h30-13h00
Saturday | 7h30-9h00

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.

PARKING
Athletes can use the free public Crankworx Spectator parking access off Rowi Road or the secured Spectator Parking ($10/day – good option if leaving gear  / bikes in your vehicle) at the Waikite Clubroom.  MAP.


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.

Minimum age for the GIANT Toa Enduro is 17.  Minimum age for the GIANT Toa Enduro Challenger  is 14.


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.
Riders purchasing a One Event License will be subject Cycling New Zealand’s Terms and Conditions.

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 only has a Pro category.  Riders must be registered in the Pro Elite category of another Crankworx event to compete in this event.=.

The Rotorua Pump Track Challenge presented by RockShox, Mons Royale Dual Speed and Style and Crankworx Rotorua Slopestyle are invitational events.


AS A COMPETITOR, DO I ALSO NEED TO PURCHASE A SPECTATOR PASS?
No. All downhill, enduro, pump track, slopestyle, and dual speed & style competitors will receive accreditation to attend all five days of the event.


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.


SPECTATOR AND ATHLET SUPPORT PASSES

If you have friends and family that want to come watch you compete, they will need tickets to access to the Skyline venue. Tickets / passes can be purchased onsite or online at http://www.crankworx.com/rotorua/tickets-vip/ .  General admission to the Skyline venue starts at 10am.

Both the AirDH and iXS DH have training sessions scheduled prior to the 10am public access.  Any riders that have team managers, mechanics, coaches, parents… that will need earlier access to the Skyline venue for these early practice sessions can purchase a Crankworx Athlete Support pass instead .  https://athletesupportpass.eventbrite.co.nz
Passes are valid for spectator access to Crankworx Rotorua (March 29-April 2) but also allow supporters access to the Skyline Park venue at the same time as competitors for early training sessions. Crankworx Supporter pass is the same price ($80 plus fees) as the regular Crankworx 5 day Spectator Pass.
Athlete Support Pass Online Purchase Deadline : 5pm March 27.


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 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 evening prior to the event. Copies will also be posted in the Athlete Centre on the morning of the race.


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.


SPECIAL 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

Ages 17+:
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.

Ages 13-16:
Compulsory:
-Single construction full face type
-Neck brace
-Elbow
-Knee/Shin

Spinal/shoulder protection and full finger gloves highly recommended.


TIMING TRANSPONDERS
Timing transponders will be collected at the finish of the race. Racers who withdraw or do not complete the race should return the transponders to the Registration Office in the Skyline Management Offices.
Lost or damaged transponders will be assessed a $150 NZD replacement fee.

EMERGENCY SERVICES / FIRST AID MANAGEMENT 
First Response and Medical Services at Crankworx Rotorua is provided in partnership with Peak Safety Management.

Crankworx Rotorua and Peak Safety align their practice with nationally recognised guidelines in the area of head injuries. This includes assessing athletes course-side for suspected concussions, according to the MTBNZ Concussion Awareness Policy, if they are aware that a head trauma has taken place during training or competition. If athletes are assessed with suspected symptoms of concussion, Peak Safety will seek further assessment from a qualified medical doctor before returning the athlete to competition and/or training. Please contact athletes@crankworx.com for further information.

Emergency Dispatch for official events during Crankworx: Peak Management – +61 (0)21 555 904


MEDICIAL FACILITIES
Emergency Clinic: Lakes Prime Care  +61 (0)7 348 1000
Hospital: Rotorua Hospital  +61 (0)7 348 1199
Ambulance Services: 111


INSURANCE
All athletes are covered by New Zealand’s public insurance company – Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) – for treatment for injuries sustained while in New Zealand.
Details at http://www.acc.co.nz.
ACC does not cover treatment if an injured person leaves New Zealand and therefore is not a replacement for an individual’s travel insurance.


PHYSIO SERVICES 

Onsite Physiotherapy services at Skyline during Crankworx will include:

  • Diagnosis and Treatment of injuries
  • Strapping and Taping service
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitting for braces and other orthotic supports
  • X-ray referrals

NB:  Where an injury is a result of an accident in New Zealand, the above services are subsidized by the ACC insurance scheme.  A co-payment is required.

Cost for ACC injuries (including assessment and treatment/strapping): $25 surcharge
Strapping only (without assessment or treatment): $30
Cost of braces / orthotics – POA
Cash and Eftpos payment available onsite.

The Physiotherapy service is provided by local Physiotherapy clinic Te Ngae Physiotherapy and Pilates and will be led by Christina Bamford.Christina has her Masters in Musculoskeletal physiotherapy and has previously worked with BikeNZ.  Having previously raced (MTB) both nationally and internationally she understands the demands of high level racing.  She looks forward to keeping you on your bike!

The Physiotherapy tent can be found adjacent to Peak Safety Management on-site at Crankworx No appointments are necessary; just turn up or phone 022 225 7626.


MASSAGE SERVICES

Therapists from Lara’s Bodywork Massage will also be offering massage services at Skyline .

Therapists from Lara Bodywork Massage will be onsite offering massage services.  Hours 10am-5pm daily.  Based in a dome tent near the Kidsworx zone / event medics
Pricing:  $15 for 10 minutes |  $20 for 15 minutes  | $40 for 30 minutes.
Visa/MasterCard accepted.

Lara’s Bodywork Massage also has offices in Rotorua if you’d like to organize something outside of the Crankworx days / hours. Please visit www.larabodyworkmassage.co.nz for details.

ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION DEALS FOR ATHLETES ?
The following properties are offering preferred rates for Crankworx competitors.  Please follow up directly with the hotels to confirm availability and price.

FREESTYLE AIRBAG PROMOTION
Agroventures Adventure Park in Rotorua – home to NZ’s only dedicated bike air bag – is offering a 50% discount on booking fees to registered Crankworx competitors (official Crankworx rider credentials must be presented).  http://www.agroventures.co.nz/freestyleairbag


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