Crankworx Rotorua Air DH

Set on Skyline Rotorua Gravity Park’s Mr. Black, the Rotorua Air DH presented by Bosch challenges racers to send it on 32 jumpable features while charging for the win on Rotorua’s dirt gold. The trail was crafted as New Zealand’s answer to the Whistler Mountain Bike Park’s A-Line, arguably the most famous trail in the world.

While this event attracts some of the top names in Downhill and Enduro, it’s designed to get the Rotorua bike community out and into the international Crankworx racing scene. So come get amongst the tables, step downs, step ups, and more, alongside some of the best from both the local and international racing scene.

Event Information

Registration will open on Wednesday 13th December 2023 @ 10:00am NZDT.
Registration will close on Sunday 10th March 2024 @ 11:59pm NZDT.

No onsite registration available.

Entry Fee
$125.62 (includes GST and 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 TBD 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.

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


Will be confirmed closer to event.

MEN | Pro

MEN | U15 [2010-2011]
MEN | U17 [2008-2009]
MEN | U19 [2006-2007]
MEN | Senior Amateur 19-34 [1990-2005] 
MEN | Master Amateur 35-39 [1985-1989]
MEN | Veteran Amateur 40+ [1984+]
MEN | Adaptive
WOMEN | U15 [2010-2011]
WOMEN | U17 [2008-2009]
WOMEN | U19 [2006-2007]
WOMEN | Senior Amateur 19+ [2005+]
WOMEN | Adaptive

Kidsworx Invitational
GIRLS | Invitational 11-12 [2012-2013] **
BOYS| Invitational 11-12 [2013-2013] **

**Application is required to be considered for these categories. Please refer to the Kidsworx Invitational Event Page for more details

Full face helmet (any certified 1 or 2-piece) is mandatory

Elbows/Forearms, Knee/Shin, Spinal/shoulder protection, neck brace and full finger gloves highly recommended

Invitational 11-12 Category
The following protective equipment is mandatory:

– Full face helment (any certified 1 or 2-piece)
– Elbows/Forearm protection
– Knee/Shin protection
– Spinal/Shoulder protection
– Neck brace
– Full finger gloves (highly recommended)

1 Run, Finals Only

Timing chips will be used for this race. Timing chips must be collected during the scheduled training session. Pick up location will be by the bottom Skyline Gondola entrance. A member of the timing team will be handing out the timing chips and will be in a branded Crankworx Crew t-shirt.

Un-returned chips will be charged to the rider. Cost is 80 euro. Please make sure to return the timing chip at the finish coral after your race run.

Start List will be published the night before the race HERE

Mr. Black in Skyline Rotorua Gravity Park

Kidsworx Invitational 11-12 competitors will race the same Mr. Black course as all the other categories with the exception of the “Road Gap” and “Final Gap” features which will be closed for this category. These features will have mandatory ride arounds for the Kidsworx Invitational category.

Contact for more information: athletes@crankworx.com or visit the Athlete Info page.