Rockshox Rotorua Downhill

Pedal to the metal, full gas – that’s what the Rockshox Rotorua DH is all about. This event brings together the world’s racing elite to take on Mount Ngongotaha at Skyline Rotorua in 2022. Bringing together a mix of off-camber hard packed Rotorua dirt with step-ups, bridge-drops and a rock garden, this track is a racer-favourite. Due to some cool new changes happening on the Skyline Rotorua luge tracks, we have a limited window to run the Rockshox Rotorua DH and these timing constraints mean that the Rockshox Rotorua DH will only be open to U19 and Elite categories.  

Where to spectate:
There is awesome spectator access and viewing points along most the downhill trail, which you can access through the Crankworx village at Skyline Rotorua. There will also be maps on-site for you to check out.

The best features to catch all the high-speed action include:

  • Damm Jump
  • Fat Mans Root
  • Larches
  • Woodyard
  • Schladders
  • End jump (Saturn 5)

Event Information

2022 Technical Guide

Registration is now closed.
There will be no onsite registration.

To view athlete profile, please login into the Crankworx Registration Platform

Entry Fee
$144.82 (including GST and service fees)
Includes athlete accreditation for access into the venue for the event week.

Cancellation Policy
Entry fees are refundable (less processing fee) providing cancellation notice is received in writing to athletes@crankworx.com by the registration deadline. Registration deadline is October 30 at 23:59 NZDT. All entries are non-refundable or transferable after the registration deadline (even in the case of injury or mechanical problems).

Competitors who need to withdraw after the registration deadline should email athletes@crankworx.com to confirm their withdrawal otherwise they will appear on the start list as a DNS.

Location: Front of the Skyline venue (178 Fairy Springs Road, Fairy Springs, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand)

Tuesday 8 November | 9:00am – 1:30pm
Wednesday 9 November | 8:00am – 2:30pm & 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Thursday 10 November | 8:00am – 12:00pm
Friday 11 November | 8:00am – 12:00pm
Saturday 12 November | 7:30am – 9:30am

MEN | Elite
MEN | U19 [2004-2005]
WOMEN | Elite
WOMEN | U19 [2004-2005]

Competitors in the RockShox Rotorua Downhill will need to have a UCI license issued by their national federation. One-event license will not be available.

There is a mandatory training requirement for the event.  Minimum 2 training runs must be completed during the scheduled training sessions and verified by a commissaire. Riders who have not completed the training runs during the scheduled training sessions won’t be allowed to start in Finals or the Seeding Run.

Riders must start all training runs at the official start gate.

Seeding Run & Finals

Seeding Runs are mandatory. If a rider does not start for the seeding run, they will not be placed in the start list to race in finals.

Start order for finals will be determined by the results of the Seeding Runs.


-Full face helmet (Any 1 or 2-Piece helmet with approved Safety Certification is permitted – see Cycling NZ Rules for approved safety certification standards)
-Elbows/Forearms protection
-Knee/Shin protection

Spinal/shoulder protection, neck brace and full finger gloves highly recommended.

Shuttles to take riders to the start of the course will depart from the shuttle pick up periodically throughout each training and racing days, with the first departing 30 mins prior to the start of each session.

To access shuttles, riders will need their athlete accreditation passes as well as their bikes
fitted with race plates.

The shuttle departure location for the Rockshox DH will be at the cul-de-sac of Rowi Street Reserve.