Rotorua will be buzzing with high adrenalin this month, with athletes from around the world converging for Crankworx Rotorua 2018 (March 17-25).

Keen to collect points with the Giant Toa Enduro (presented by CamelBak) designated as an Enduro World Series (EWS) Qualifier race.

This means competitors will be eligible to collect EWS global ranking points, and the opportunity to qualify for priority registration for all rounds of the 2019 EWS.

The Crankworx line-up includes the 100 percent Dual Slalom; sure to be a crowd-pleaser, pitting two competitors against one another in a side-by-side battle against the clock. Dual Slalom tends to bring out mountain bikers from different disciplines, so expect to see competitors from downhill all-stars to dirt jumping ninjas.

The track is being built by internationally recognised local trail builders Empire of Dirt, with the event building on the success of Crankworx Whistler’s annual Dual Slalom race. With both men’s and women’s categories on offer, this event’s sure to be a favourite among racers and fans at Crankworx Rotorua.

The Redwoods Downhill kicks off the international downhill racing season, in the famed Whakarewarewa Forest on the Taniwha Trail.

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The Crankworx World Tour is where ordinary humans perform the extraordinary and launch into the realm of the unimaginable. From slopestyle ninjas to downhill champs and enduro experts, sideways steeze-masters, slalom slayers and pump track pros – they all ride faster, climb further, fly higher, and go bigger than what was once thought to be possible, taking on the world and the challenges set before them with seemingly superhuman power and passion. In 2018, Crankworx brings their feats of two-wheeled magic to four stops around the world: Rotorua, New Zealand (March 17-25); Innsbruck, Austria (June 13-17); Les Gets, France (June 20-24); and Whistler, Canada (August 10-19).