Athlete Info

SCHEDULE
Athlete Schedule ( checkin, training and competition)


REGISTRATION
All events are full and registration is now closed. Entries are no longer refundable / transferable.

Registration will not be offered onsite – only a check-in desk for pre-registered competitors.

The Official Oceania Whip-Off Championships presented by Spank, RockShox Rotorua Pump Track Challenge presented by Torpedo7, Mons Royale Dual Speed and Style, and Crankworx Rotorua Slopestyle in Memory of McGazza are invitational events.   List of confirmed riders will be posted at the beginning of March.


ONSITE CHECKIN

GIANT TOA ENDURO
Location:
Waipa Carpark – Whakarewarewa Forest

Hours:
Thursday March 15 | 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Friday March 16 | 8:00am – 12:00pm and 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Saturday March 17 | 7:00am – 8:00am

REDWOODS DH
Location:
Waipa Carpark- Whakarewarewa Forest

Hours:
Saturday March 17 | 5pm-7pm
Sunday March 18 | 8am-1030am

DUAL SLALOM
Location:
Race plates will be issued at Wattles Tokorangi Forest venue.

Hours:
March 20.
Open amateur categories can checkin between 730-830am.  Pros between 1-2pm.

SKYLINE
Checkin for all Skyline events (AirDH, Rotorua DH, Whip Off, Pumptrack, Dual Speed & Style, Slopestyle ) will be at the Event Office (Skyline Management Offices next to Gondola terminal.

Hours
Tuesday March 20 | 230-530pm
Wednesday March 21 | 730am-1pm
Thursday March 22 | 730am-1pm
Friday March 23 | 730am-1pm
Saturday March 24 | 8am-11am


RACE CATEGORY ELIGIBILITY
Race Category Eligibility (age and gender) for all Crankworx events will be determined by the athletes Cycling NZ or UCI license. For athletes who do not possess a Cycling NZ or UCI license, and do not require one for any of the races in which they are entered, Race Category Eligibility (age and gender) will be determined by the athletes birth certificate or passport. Athletes may be required to provide evidence at the point of athlete registration or accreditation (at the discretion of the Athlete Manager or Event Director).


HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO ENTER?

Minimum age for the AirDH, Redwoods DH, Giant Toa Enduro and Dual Slalom is 13 (year of birth 2005)

Minimum age for the March 25 Crankworx Rotorua Downhill is 15 (year of birth 2003).  Upon review / approval, experienced 13/14 year old racers can register in the Youth 15-16 category.  Application for exemption : email athletes@crankworx.com .

Please refer to the Kidsworx programming for options for younger competitors.

DO I NEED A LICENCE?
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) will be subject Cycling New Zealand’s Terms and Conditions.

UCI Race licenses are not required for the AirDH, Redwoods DH, Dual Slalom or GIANT Toa Enduro.

The Giant Toa Enduro presented by Camelbak is a designated Enduro World Series Qualifier Event.  Racers competing in the 6 Stage Race will be eligible to collect EWS Global Ranking points (providing the racer has an EMBA membership).   The winner of each official EWS category / age group (providing the racer is an EMBA member) will be automatically added to the EWS Reserved List and eligible for priority registration for any of the 2019 EWS rounds. EMBA memberships will be available at the beginning of March through the Enduro World Series site.


DO I HAVE TO BE A PRO?

Both pro and amateur categories are offered for the Crankworx Rotorua Downhill, AirDH, Redwoods DH, Dual Slalom and GIANT Toa Enduro. Athletes can select to register either as an amateur (Youth, Junior, Senior, Master, or Veteran) or a Pro (no age classes).


AS A COMPETITOR, DO I ALSO NEED TO PURCHASE A SPECTATOR PASS ?

No. all registered competitors will receive accreditation valid for access to Skyline March 21-25.


DO I NEED A LIFT TICKET?

No. You will not need a lift ticket for official practice, or to participate in an event that you are registered in. Your entry fee covers any lift or bus shuttle access you need for official DH practice sessions or competition.
Race day shuttles for the 4 Stage Enduro are included .

If you are wanting to ride the Skyline park just to ride, then you will be required to purchase a ticket. Tickets are available from the bottom terminal at $25 for a two-hour session.


SPECTATOR AND ATHLETE SUPPORT PASSES

If you have friends and family that want to come watch you compete, they will need tickets to access to the Skyline venue. General Admission Tickets can be purchased onsite or online at http://www.crankworx.com/rotorua/tickets/ .  General admission to the Skyline venue starts at 10am.

Both the AirDH and iXS DH have training sessions scheduled prior to the 10am public access.  General Admission Tickets are also required for team managers, mechanics, coaches, parents…  but any Athlete Support that will need earlier access to the Skyline venue will be able to exchange their General Admission Tickets for an Athlete Support Pass .  Only available for Adult General Admission Ticket holders – doesn’t apply to General Admission Family Pass holders. Exchange can be made at the Skyline Athlete Registration office.

DO RACERS GET LIFT LINE PRIORITY?
If gondola access is required for your event, priority access will be granted; however, the park may be open during events so please respect other riders.

The Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest will still be open to the public and is expected to be busy. Please take care when practicing for the GIANT Toa Enduro and Redwoods DH and be aware of the public. Trails will only be closed for competition day.


HOW DO I FIND OUT WHAT TIME I’LL BE RACING?

Event times are posted on the event schedule. The start list will be posted online the evening prior to the event. Copies will also be posted in the Athlete Centre on the morning of the race.


DO I HAVE TO WEAR A FULL FACE HELMET?

Full-face helmets are required for the downhills and whip-off. Open face helmets are permitted for all other events.


SPECIAL PROTECTION RULES FOR RIDERS IN THE iXS DH

Racers in the Crankworx Rotorua Downhill will also be subject to other mandatory protection requirements as per 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 13-16:
Compulsory:
-Single construction full face type
-Neck brace
-Elbow
-Knee/Shin

Spinal/shoulder protection and full finger gloves highly recommended.


TIMING TRANSPONDERS
Timing transponders will be collected at the finish of the race. Racers who withdraw or do not complete the race should return the transponders to the Registration Office in the Skyline Management Offices.
Lost or damaged transponders will be assessed a $150 NZD replacement fee.


PARKING
Enduro and Redwoods DH:
Athlete / Spectator parking will be at the Waipa Carpark (main carpark by Mountain Bike Rotorua.
For the Redwoods DH there will be a shuttle service operating in the morning to transfer the riders from the carpark to the DH area. Details to follow.
MAP

Dual Slalom:
There is a reserve a block over from the track where athletes / spectators can park.

Skyline:
Athlete parking available at the Rowi Street Reserve and along Kawaha Point Road. First come basis. MAP


VENUE MAP
Skyline Venue / Course Map


MEDICAL SERVICES / FIRST AID MANAGEMENT

First response and medical services at Crankworx Rotorua are provided by Peak Safety and Ascent Medical Support.

Peak Safety are experts in first response and extraction. They operate the Rotorua Mountain Bike Patrol and have wide experience in mountain biking and other outdoor sports. Peak medics provide on course first response across the Crankworx Rotorua events. Ascent Medical Support provide doctors for a range of endurance and extreme sports events around New Zealand. Their doctors are used to the specific requirements of athletes and mountain bikers. They run a field medical clinic trackside at the Crankworx Rotorua event village.

Crankworx Rotorua, Peak Safety and Ascent Medical Support are committed to proving high quality, up to date, medical services to competitors. Practice is aligned with internationally recognised guidelines.

Concussion is a specific area for focus in mountain biking. Crankworx Rotorua has a structured concussion assessment and management protocol in place for ensuring athletes get the best possible care when affected by a concussion. Ascent Medical Support are leading the way in developing a mountain bike specific protocol. The aim is to identify athletes at risk of further harm and make sure they can start concussion recovery in the most appropriate way. This process is aligned with recent international concussion research and with Cycling New Zealand protocols. For more information on the concussion protocol please contact athletes@crankworx.com

Ascent Medical Support operates a track side clinic for assessing and managing injuries as they happen. The doctors are also able to follow up athletes on site during the Crankworx week as required. This includes follow ups for athletes at risk of a concussion. They are also able to arrange xrays and further treatment through local Rotorua providers. Contact details for the event doctors are available via athletes@crankworx.com

 


MEDICIAL FACILITIES
Emergency Clinic: Lakes Prime Care  +64 (0)7 348 1000
Hospital: Rotorua Hospital  +64 (0)7 348 1199
Ambulance Services: 111


INSURANCE
All athletes are covered by New Zealand’s public insurance company – Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) – for treatment for injuries sustained while in New Zealand.
Details at http://www.acc.co.nz.
ACC does not cover treatment if an injured person leaves New Zealand and therefore is not a replacement for an individual’s travel insurance.


PHYSIO SERVICES
Services on offer include:
• Diagnosis and Treatment of injuries
• Strapping and Taping service
• Fitting for braces and other orthotic supports
• X-ray referrals

Hours:

Wednesday March 21st: 8am – 10am then 4pm – 6pm
Thursday March 22nd: 8am – 10am then 4pm – 6pm
Friday March 23rd: 8am – 10am then 4 – 6pm
Saturday March 24th & Sunday March 25th: More casual timings

This is a valuable service – available to all athletes and spectators – enabling those with minor injuries to continue to enjoy their Crankworx experience.
The Physiotherapy service is provided by local Physiotherapy clinic Te Ngae Physiotherapy and Pilates and will be led by Nathan Clarricoats. Nathan is an experienced and fully qualified Physiotherapist, also currently completing a Masters. He looks forward to keeping you on your bike!

The Physiotherapy tent at Skyline can be found near the dome tent adjacent to the Kidsworx zone / event medics. Appointments can be arranged by calling Nathan directly on 0211457732, or you can book through the clinic by calling 07 2822047.

For events taking place in Whaka forest, Te Ngae Physiotherapy clinic is conveniently located nearby at the Redwoods Centre, Corner of Te Ngae and Tarawera Roads. Please call 07 2822047 to make a time with any member of our experienced team.

NB: Where an injury is a result of an accident the above services are subsidised by the ACC insurance scheme. A co-payment is required.
Cost for ACC injuries (including assessment and treatment/strapping): $25 surcharge
Strapping only (without assessment or treatment): $30
Cost of braces / orthotics – POA
Cash and Eftpos payment available onsite.


MASSAGE

Therapists from Lara Bodywork Massage will be onsite offering massage services based in a dome tent near the Kidsworx zone / event medics.

Hours:

Tuesday March 20th: 12pm – 4pm
Wednesday March 21st: 12pm – 4pm
Thursday March 22nd: 12pm – 4pm
Friday March 23rd: 12pm – 4pm
Saturday March 24th: 11am – 3pm
Sunday March 25th: 11.30am – 3.30pm (1 therapist only on duty)

Pricing: $15 for 10 minutes | $20 for 15 minutes | $45 for 30 minutes. $5 for strapping
Cash & Visa/Mastercard.

Lara Hooper also has offices in Rotorua if you’d like to organize something outside of the Crankworx days / hours. Please visit www.larabodyworkmassage.co.nz for details.


YOGA
Flow Yoga presented by GT Bicycles . Free for Athletes (with accreditation)
Sunday March 18 7:30am @ Waipa
Saturday March 24 7:30am @ Skyline Terrace (Top of Gondola)


IMAGE RELEASE
As a condition of my participation in Crankworx Rotorua, I hereby unconditionally and irrevocably consent, authorize and grant Crankworx Events Inc. (“CEI”), the event organizers of each event, and their respective affiliates, sponsors, promoters, advertisers, broadcasters, webcasters, contractors, agents, representatives, licensees and assigns (together, the “Releasees”) all the necessary authority, right and license and permission to use photographs, audio or video recordings, or other forms of recordings that capture my image, likeness, voice or performance (or all of these) (collectively hereinafter referred to as “Images”), in which I may be included in whole or in part, in any manner or media, including print, broadcast, internet media, direct marketing channels, downloadable content and applications, and all other technologies now known or hereafter developed. The Images may be used or exploited for any commercial or non-commercial purpose whatsoever, and may be altered, modified, changed, combined or incorporated into other works I hereby relinquish any rights I may have in the Images (including privacy, personality and publicity rights. In no event shall I seek or be entitled to injunctive or other equitable relief in connection with the use of the Images. No fees or other compensation whatsoever will be provided to me for or in connection with the use of the Images. I hereby release the Releasees from any and all claims which I may now or in the future have relating to the ownership, reproductions, display, distribution or other use of the Images.

ATHLETE AGREEMENT
By registering for a Crankworx event or race, riders are deemed to have agreed to the terms and conditions of the Athlete Agreement.

 

Questions ?  athletes@crankworx.com