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Dates set for Crankworx Rotorua 2018

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Curtis Keene getting among the Rotorua Redwoods. Photo: Boris Beyer

Mark your calendars, rally your mates and start dreaming up your Crankworx Fantasy rosters - the Crankworx World Tour is getting ready to launch into the unimaginable next season, with a Rotorua stop scheduled for March.

For 2018, the defining celebration of mountain biking will once again bring together the world’s best riders in four epic riding destinations to stage the defining celebration of gravity-fed mountain biking.

Some of the biggest changes to watch for in 2018 will be the addition of Dual Slalom competitions in both Rotorua and Les Gets, the all-new Redwoods Downhill, part of the first weekend of competition at Crankworx Rotorua, slopestyle’s return to Saturday at three out of four Crankworx stops (Rotorua, Innsbruck and Whistler), expanded women’s programming at all four stops, and 15th anniversary celebrations at the final, biggest and most iconic stop on the tour, Crankworx Whistler.

Crankworx Rotorua event director Ariki Tibble says the team is going full gas with just 18 weeks till the first Crankworx World Tour stop.

“There are so many fresh new elements of the festival which I know are going to be very popular with spectators and athletes. There is no doubt in my mind that Crankworx Rotorua 2018 is going to be special.”

Crankworx Rotorua is on March 17-25, with early-bird tickets go on sale December 1.

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