PRESS RELEASE: Crankworx World Tour
As 2020’s condensed season nears completion and all eyes focus on what 2021 will bring, a key landmark in the international MTB calendar is on the move (temporarily). Instead of kicking off the season in March, Crankworx Rotorua will instead be the final stop of the Crankworx World Tour in November, with the festival running in between the 1st and 7th of the month.
The shift will help our teams navigate the ongoing challenges of COVID-19.
In fact, Tibble and the team in Rotorua have just wrapped the first round of one of the largest Enduro events in the Southern Hemisphere (the Giant 2W Gravity Enduro) with over 570 riders taking part.
Crankworx Rotorua will be planned as a full Crankworx World Tour festival, including a stacked roster of international athletes, pro, amateur and CWNEXT race categories, Kidsworx competitions, and an expo within the ticketed venue.
CWNEXT and Kidsworx will be back in full force. (P.S. Are we the only one who thinks the third place male Kidsworx finisher is a dead wringer for mini Kyle Strait?!) Photos: Pink Elephant and Jay French
Our Rotorua team have worked with local health authorities in making the changes to the calendar and will continue to do so in the planning of Crankworx events in New Zealand in 2021. As was the case with the Summer Series in August, and Crankworx Innsbruck, our #1
priority heading into next year is rider, staff, festival attendee, and community safety.
For fans following the action from their homes around the world, live coverage of Crankworx Rotorua 2021 will include:
o Dual Slalom
o Pump Track
o Speed & Style
The Crankworx Rotorua Slopestyle will mark the final event of the Crankworx FMBA Slopestyle World Championship (SWC) season. And as the final event of the Crankworx season, Crankworx Rotorua will also be where the season’s champions are crowned, including the King and Queen of Crankworx and the individual discipline championships.
In 2022, Crankworx Rotorua will shift back to its regular home in the MTB calendar, kicking off the season in March.
Meantime, in addition to the November festival, Tibble and local organizers in Rotorua are continuing to explore new events for the summer season that support the growth and development of the sport around the regions of New Zealand.
Stay tuned for details and dates of the Crankworx World Tour 2021 as they’re released: crankworx.com