Brandon Semenuk during the Crankworx Slopestyle in memory of McGazza on March 12 2016 in Rotorua New Zealand. Photo by Clint Trahan Crankworx Brandon Semenuk lays down his winning run in the Crankworx Slopestyle in Memory of McGazza last March. Photo by Clint Trahan/Crankworx

Nine-day festival brings more opportunities to explore New Zealand’s North Island riding culture; EARLY BIRD tickets on sale through October 31, 2016

With just six months to go until Crankworx unleashes nine days of mountain biking madness on Rotorua, organizers of the Crankworx World Tour can confirm the festival will run March 25 – April 2, 2017.

Two weeks later than the dates for 2016, and a full nine days in length, the festival is expected to transform the first few weeks of fall in Rotorua to make mountain biking the focal point of the season.

Having nine days of Crankworx Rotorua in 2017 is massive. We will still have five days of ticketed operations on site at Skyline, but the extra four days of activities will allow us to spread the festival across town over a longer duration. This gives our community more opportunities to rub shoulders and ride alongside the world’s best. It’s going to be a blast,” says Tak Mutu, event organizer.

Multi-day pass ticket sales have just opened and this year’s family pass is just $180, at the early bird rates. Kids 5-14 years old are $40, and an adult can experience all nine days of the festival for just $60.

It’s really important to keep this as affordable as possible for our fans. The Rotorua mountain bike community is so committed and so strong. It’s the ideal place for us to watch the sport grow with so many children coming out to Kidsworx and whole families gathering to watch the events,” says Darren Kinnaird, Crankworx General Manager.

Thomas Lemoine during Crankworx Rotorua Slopestyle. Photo Chester BoyesThomas Lemoine goes airborne in the Crankworx Rotorua Slopestyle. Photo: Chester Boyes

Purchasing Early Bird tickets save fans $20 per pass for both the kids and adults’, and $70 for a family—a family being two adults and three children. The window for the early bird tickets will remain open until October 31, 2016, when ticket prices will rise to $80 for an adult multi-day pass, $60 for a kids’ and $250 for a family.

One lucky woman will manage the ticket for free—along with free flights, accommodation, and spending money. Amanda Chingman, from Royal Oak, Michigan, has won the Crankworx Whistler Fantasy contest and will be flying from the United States to New Zealand to take in Crankworx Rotorua.

It’s amazing. I never thought I would get to go to New Zealand. My boyfriend rides a lot and so he got me into it a bit,” saidChingman, who enlisted his help to craft her team.

The festival will begin with the GIANT Toa Enduro and include two downhill races, the Crankworx Rotorua Deep Summer Photo Challenge, and all of the Crankworx Series Events.

Crankworx broadcasts its core competitions live on Crankworx.com, Pinkbike.com and the Slopestyle events are all broadcast exclusively on Red Bull TV.

Date announcements for Whistler, Les Gets and Innsbruck will be out within the next two weeks. To purchase tickets for Rotorua, visit Crankworx.com.

Adrien Loron vs Mickey Haderer at the Rotorua Pump Track Challenge presented by RockShox during Crankworx in Rotorua New Zealand. Photo by Clint Trahan Crankworx Adrien Loron took on Mickey Haderer in the Rotorua Pump Track Challenge presented by RockShox. He would go on to win the series with a second place in Rotorua, fourth in France and second again in Whistler. Harderer established a name for himself as the guy racing in his skivvies. Photo by Clint Trahan/Crankworx

 

Connor Mahuika at the Rotorua Pump Track Challenge presented by RockShox during Crankworx in Rotorua New Zealand. Photo by Clint Trahan Crankworx Connor Mahuika came out of nowhere in the Rotorua Pump Track Challenge presented by RockShox to take fourth place and win his way into the hearts of the entire crowd. Photo by Clint Trahan/Crankworx

 

Jill Kintner during the Mons Royale Dual Speed and Style at Crankworx in Rotorua New Zealand. Photo by Clint Trahan Crankworx Jill Kintner practicing on the Mons Royale Dual Speed and Style course. Named Queen of Crankworx in August, she and Casey Brown experimented with the sport in Rotorua, a first for women in the discipline. Photo by Clint Trahan

 

Loic Bruni during the Crankworx Rotorua DH presented by iXS at Crankworx in Rotorua New Zealand on March 13 2016. Photo by Clint Trahan Crankworx Loic Bruni sails in for the win in the Crankworx Rotorua DH presented by iXS. He would miss out in Les Gets, where he frequently trains, due to a broken collarbone. Photo by Clint Trahan/Crankworx

 


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