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Crankworx Rotorua Downhill presented by Gull

Pedal to the metal, full gas – that’s what the Crankworx Rotorua DH is all about. The unofficial kickoff to international downhill racing season, this event brings together the world’s racing elite to take on Mount Ngongotaha at Skyline Rotorua. 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.

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

REGISTRATION
Registration is now closed.

CANCELLATION POLICY
Entry fees for Crankworx Rotorua are fully refundable (minus service fees) for any reason up until September 30th at 11:59pm. Refund requests must be received in writing to athletes@crankworx.com. After this time, event organizers will consider case by case proportionate refund requests.

All entries are fully non-refundable or transferable after the registration deadline of October 27th, 11:59pm (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.

ENTRY FEES
UCI Licensed Racers: $125.00 NZD + processing fees
Non-UCI Licensed Racers (NZ Residents / Citizens only): $135.00 NZD + processing fees

CATEGORIES
WOMEN | Elite
MEN | Elite

RACE LICENSES
Competitors in the Crankworx Rotorua Downhill presented by Gull will need to have a UCI license issued by their national federation. Non-licensed New Zealand competitors will have the option to purchase a 1 event Cycling NZ license (NZ residents only, not available for foreign competitors).

Only riders with UCI Elite licenses can register in the Elite category.

NZ Riders purchasing a One Event License (cost $10 – included in the race entry fee) will be subject Cycling New Zealand’s Terms and Conditions.

LICENSE CHECK
There is a mandatory UCI license check for the Junior and Elite categories.

TRACK WALK
The scheduled track walks are for registered competitors, Team Managers, and Athlete Support.

Shuttles will be available during the scheduled times.

FORMAT
One run (Finals only format – no seeding run)

PROTECTION RULES Cycling NZ Rules

Ages 17+:
Compulsory:
-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
-Knee/Shin

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

Ages 16 and under:
Compulsory:
-Full face helmet (Any 1 or 2-Piece helmet with approved Safety Certification is permitted – see Cycling NZ Rules for approved safety certification standards)
-Neck brace
-Elbows/Forearms
-Knee/Shin

Highly Recommended:
-Spinal/shoulder protection
-Hand protection (full finger gloves)

START LIST
Start List will be published the night before the race. Copies will also be posted in the Registration Office (Skyline Management building)

TIMING CHIPS
Timing chips will be issued on race day. Timing chips must be collected and attached prior to accessing the shuttle on the way to the final race run (recommended to be there 30 minutes prior to your start time). Location to collect your timing chip is the shuttle pick up zone.

Contact for more information: 
Contact athletes@crankworx.com .