Crankworx Rotorua Downhill

Crankworx Rotorua Downhill

Guns blazing, laser-focused, full-throttle on the adrenaline. Skill triumphs over gravity in this race down Mount Ngongotaha. Riders will catch one last look at Lake Rotorua then drop into a technical quagmire of smooth off-camber hardpack broken up by step-ups, bridge-drops and a rock garden to keep the race interesting. The course culminates over the Skyline Rotorua Gravity Park’s summer luge course with racers flying into a crowd-pleasing step-up, step-down, table combo demanding monster air. The challenge? Finish in under three minutes.

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)


Event Information & Formats


Registration is now closed.
Entries are no longer refundable / transferable.

$127.44 UCI licensed riders
$139.64 non-UCI licensed riders
(total includes 15% GST taxes and processing fees).

Entry fee includes shuttles for the track walk, training and race.

Skyline Management Offices.

Tuesday March 20 | 230-530pm
Wednesday March 21 | 730am-1pm
Thursday March 22 | 730am-1pm
Friday March 23 | 730am-1pm
Saturday March 18 | 8am-11am

Mandatory UCI license check for the Junior and Pro Elite categories will be;

Thursday March 22 | 730am-1pm
Friday March 23 | 730am-1pm

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 .

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.


Youth 15-16 [2002-2003]
Junior 17-18 [2000-2001]
Amateur Senior 19-29 [1999-1989]
Amateur Master 30-3 [1979-1988]
Amateur Vet 40+ [1978+]
Pro Elite

Youth 15-16 [2002-2003
Junior 17-18 [2000-2001]
Amateur Senior 19+ [1999+]
Pro Elite

Minimum age is 15 (year of birth 2003).
Upon application and approval, experienced / qualified 13-14 year old racers can register in the Youth category. Email .

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 (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.

COURSE: Will take place on the Ngongotaha Summit / The Fuzz tracks in Skyline Rotorua Gravity Park

Course Map

**The Fuzz is closed until Wednesday when the event opens at Skyline**

FORMAT: One run


Elite men and women:
$27,407 NZD total

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 16 and under:
-Single construction full face type
-Neck brace

Spinal/shoulder protection and full finger gloves highly recommended.


Contact for more information: 
Refer to the TECHNICAL GUIDE or contact