March 8-9, 2023, Crankworx Summer Series New Zealand will head to Bike Park Cardrona for the penultimate round of the series.

Event: Downhill

New for 2023, Cardrona Bike Park will host the Downhill race for Crankworx Summer Series New Zealand. Taking place on none other than the infamous Long Black, this 2.46km trail provides the perfect arena for riders to duke it out and see who can pin it to the bottom the fastest.

Cardrona DH – Tech Guide (updated March 1 at 8:45am NZDT)

WOMEN | U15 [2009-2010]
WOMEN | U17  [2007-2008]
WOMEN | U19 [2005-2006]
MEN | U15 [2009-2010]
MEN | U17  [2007-2008]
MEN | U19 [2005-2006]
MEN | OPEN [2004+]
WOMEN | OPEN [2004+]
MEN | ELITE [2004+]
WOMEN | ELITE [2004+]

Race Plate Pick Up & Check In
Location: Little Meg, DH Event Village, Cardrona Alpine Resort (bottom of Valley View Chairlift)
Wednesday March 8 | 7:30am – 9:30am + 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Thursday March 9 | 8:30am – 9:30am

About Cardrona:

Cardrona Bike Park is New Zealand’s highest bike park; alpine riding at its finest. Cardrona Alpine Resort offers chairlift-accessed downhill mountain biking over 25km of downhill mountain bike trails, including the famous Peak to Pub trail, with over 1200m of vertical descent. ‘Cardies’ is arguably the most picturesque lift-accessed park in the region with of the Southern Alps.

Both local legends and international MTB pros love riding Wānaka. Check out stories and information below for inspiration. 

Blog story: Casey Brown rides Cardrona Bike Park: https://www.lakewanaka.co.nz/wanaka-stories/casey-brown-rides-cardrona-bike-park/