Crankworx Rotorua Downhill presented by the Professionals

Crankworx Rotorua Downhill presented by the Professionals

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 along the downhill include:

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

Schedule

Event Information & Formats

START LIST

2019 Technical Guide

REGISTRATION
Race is sold out. Entries are now final (non-refundable or transferable).

Entry Fee:
UCI Licensed Riders - $104 NZD (+ GST and processing fees)
Non-UCI Licensed Riders (NZ Residents Only)- $114 NZD (+ GST and processing fees)
Entry includes Athlete Accreditation

Refund Policy:
Refunds (subject to an administrative fee) are available if cancellation request is submitted by email to athletes@crankworx.com before March 19, 12:00pm NZDT.
Entries are non-refundable or transferable after March 19, 12:00pm NZDT / once a rider has collected their race plate, even in the case of injury or mechanical problems.

ONSITE CHECKIN
Location:
Skyline Event Office (Skyline Management Offices next to the Gondola Terminal)

Hours:
Wednesday March 20 | 7:00am-1:00pm
Thursday March 21 | 7:30am-12:00pm
Friday March 22 | 7:00am-10:00am

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

SKYLINE ACCESS
All registered racers will be issued Athlete Accreditation that will be valid for general admission to the Skyline venue for the duration of Crankworx – as well as early access if required for any official practice / race.

If you have friends and family that want to come watch you compete, or team managers, mechanics, coaches, parents… that will be supporting you during the training sessions / race, 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/ .

General admission to the Skyline venue starts at 10am. Any riders that have team managers, mechanics, coaches, parents… that will need earlier access to the Skyline venue will be able to exchange their General Admission Ticket for early access Athlete Support accreditation . Exchange can be made at the Skyline Athlete Registration office.

PARKING
Athlete parking will be available at the Rowi Street Reserve and along Kawaha Point Road on a first-come first-served basis.
Special Note for the Track Walk: There is no parking available in the Skyline carpark during the track walk or at any point during event week. Please use the designated parking areas.

CATEGORIES
Men:

Youth 15-16 [2003-2004]
Junior 17-18 [2001-2002]
Amateur Senior 19-29 [1990-2000]
Amateur Master 30-39 [1980-1989]
Amateur Vet 40+ [1979+]
Pro Elite

Women:
Youth 15-16 [2003-2004]
Junior 17-18 [2001-2002]
Amateur Senior 19+ [2000+]
Pro Elite

Minimum age is 15 (year of birth 2004).
Upon application and approval, experienced / qualified 13-14 year old racers can register in the Youth category. Email athletes@crankworx.com .

RACE LICENSES
Competitors in the Crankworx Rotorua Downhill will need to have either a UCI license issued by their national federation or 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 Pro Elite category.

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

TRAINING
There is a mandatory training requirement for the event. Minimum 2 training runs must be completed during the March 20-22 training sessions. Riders who have not completed the training runs during the March 20-22 training sessions will not be included on the Start List. Riders must start all training runs at the official start gate.

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.

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

COURSE
Starting at the very top of Mount Ngongotaha riders race through the farm lands and into the native trees before dropping into Skylines' The Fuzz, finishing in the event village.

PRIZE MONEY
Total: $27,444.44 NZD

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

Spinal/shoulder protection and full finger gloves highly recommended.

 

Contact for more information: 
Refer to the 2019 TECHNICAL GUIDE or contact athletes@crankworx.com