Get set for a season of cycling in Rotorua!

Get set for a season of cycling in Rotorua!


21-22 October 2017

The Whaka100 proudly holds the reputation as of one of the toughest mountain bike marathons in the southern hemisphere. Just 3 minutes from Rotorua’s CBD, it takes advantage of the 140km of single track perfection throughout the Whakarewarewa Forest and includes a mix of groomed handcrafted trails and rugged backcountry mountain bike bliss. Challenge yourself through some of the best single-track trails in the world.

Giant 2W Gravity Enduro 4 Race Series

28 October 2017, 9 December 2017, 10 February 2018, 14 April 2018

Welcome to the country’s biggest gravity Enduro series and the most fun you’ll ever have mountain biking. Again, taking place in the Whakarewarewa Forest and encapsulating everything people love about the sport of mountain biking – the adventure, challenge and adrenaline fix - all combined with fun social riding with a dash of competitiveness and thrill-seeking.

The Nzo Singlespeed World Championships

18 November 2017

This one-speed mountain biking events returns to Rotorua’s internationally-renowned trail network and includes colourful, noisy and sometimes extravagant costumes with the first woman and man over the finish-line to receive a tattoo while everyone else is considered second place! There is more too this event than meets the eye. Entry is open to everyone and includes a collector’s tee-shirt, beverages, a post-race party at the Pig and Whistle and a Big Kiwi Brekkie back at the Pig & Whistle on Sunday, November 19. Enter before September 1 and be in the draw for a HeliBike Rotorua trip for 5 to the ancient, native Whirinaki Forest and Moerangi Trail.

Moa 100K Flyer – Taupo to Rotorua

17 March 2018

Ride your way from one tourist mecca to another. For 2018, the Moa 100k Flyer will go back in the direction from Taupo to Rotorua. Cyclists of all ability levels can tackle the 100k course as a solo, on a tandem or in a relay team of two. A great way to spend a weekend, with thousands of other riders and loads of roadside support! There are plenty of spot prizes and giveaways up for grabs.

Crankworx 2018

17-25 March 2018

Crankworx Rotorua brings together the best mountain biking pro-athletes across a range of disciplines, pitting them against one another in an exciting festival atmosphere. The festival is in its fourth year and continues to get better each time around. Whether you’re an avid mountain biker or just someone who appreciates speed, style and insane aerial tricks and flips, then this is for you. Come to Crankworx and witness greatness right here in Rotorua, New Zealand’s home of mountain biking.

Nzo Moonride 2018

14 April 2018

The iconic Moonride will be held at the Waipa Mountain Bike Area off State Highway 5 and utilises the stunning Whakarewarewa Forest trails. Consisting of a mix of grade 2 – 3 mountain bike trails and forestry roads, there is a trail for every grade of rider. Each team will ride the 9km circuit and complete as many laps as they can within the timeframe of their event. Tents, campervans and caravans pop up in the campsites which riders wind their way through on each lap and creates an electric atmosphere and unbelievable experience. Entires open 1 November 2017.