PRESS RELEASE: Crankworx
As a new decade of mountain bike competition starts to take shape, we're excited to announce the launch of CWNEXT, a new, youth-focused category across the Crankworx World Tour.
CWNEXT will include categories for young men and women, in the following age classes: 13-14, 15-16, 17-18.
Registration opens today at 1 p.m. (PST) for CWNEXT categories in the following events at Crankworx Rotorua 2020 (March 1-8 ):
• 100% Dual Slalom Rotorua
• Rotorua Air DH presented by Bosch
• Crankworx Rotorua Downhill presented by Gull
• Rockshox Rotorua Pump Track Challenge presented by Torpedo7 (the first time a category other than pro will be run for this event)
CWNEXT categories will run at all stops across the Crankworx World Tour in 2020.
Prior to CWNEXT, young athletes would either register for Kidsworx events, or select junior categories in various Crankworx disciplines. CWNEXT was created to bridge the gap between Kidsworx and Crankworx competition, bring youth racing under one umbrella, and provide a development path for young athletes. Whether riders want to improve their skills as amateur racers, or have their sights set on becoming the King or Queen of Crankworx one day, CWNEXT will provide a pro-style level competition and organization for youth participants at Crankworx.
Jakob Jewett from Squamish stormed the scene in Whistler this year. Athletes like Jake will now have more opportunities to step up to the plate and show the world what they've got. Photo: Fraser Britton[
Along with CWNEXT categories, today marks the opening of registration for all other events at Crankworx Rotorua 2020.
We can't wait to see where this next crop of riders is going to take us in 2020 and beyond!