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Crankworx Rotorua is the first stop of the Crankworx World that features seven to nine exciting days of gravity-mountain biking every March. Founded in Whistler, British Columbia, in 2004, Crankworx is a well-known multi-stop international festival series, gathering the best mountain bikers on the planet. Crankworx also features races for amateur athletes and the Kidsworx—a competition for young riders. The festival celebrates everything about mountain bike culture and fantastic nature.
Crankworx Rotorua was the first Crankworx festival in the Southern semisphere that started in 2005. Each year, the festival brings biking fans to the lush forest famed dirt gold roads of New Zealand. Some competitions can be viewed for free, while others require tickets. The Enduro World Series usually draw most of the world's top athletes. In 2018, 11.6 million people tuned in to watch Crankworx Rotorua online.