Details Announced for Crankworx Summer Series New Zealand

Dec 5, 2023 at 12:49
by Official Crankworx  
The Podium at the Queenstown Pump Tack Challenge - Elite Male 2023. (c) Clint Trahan


Crankworx Summer Series is making a thrilling return to New Zealand from March 1st – 3rd, 2024 and unveils Christchurch Adventure Park as a new location! Set to host a Pump Track and Downhill event, Crankworx Summer Series New Zealand is taking on a fresh and exciting dimension with two internationally broadcast events. More details to follow on how and where to watch.

After kicking off in British Columbia in 2020, the Crankworx Summer Series has been making waves for the past two years in New Zealand’s Southern Lakes Region and in Canada. Christchurch Adventure Park General Manager, Anne Newman, couldn't be more thrilled.

bigquotesCrankworx is such a fun and iconic event on the riding calendar. We can't wait to showcase the Park to the international riders and test their skills and talent here in Christchurch. This world-class event will not only inspire the younger generation but provide an unforgettable experience for riders and spectators alike.Anne Newman, Christchurch Adventure Park General Manager

Reflecting the increasing importance of the event, for the first time, Crankworx Summer Series races will offer local and international riders the opportunity to collect points in the annual quest to become King and Queen of Crankworx, adding an extra layer of intensity to the races. A brand-new Downhill track is currently in the works and will provide a Category 1, UCI sanctioned event, allowing athletes to acquire UCI World Cup points.

In addition to hosting a world-class and internationally broadcasted event, Crankworx is leaving a legacy in Ōtautahi Christchurch. A permanent head-to-head Pump Track and Crankworx World Tour level Downhill track are currently being built in collaboration with the city’s sustainable economic development agency reflecting the dedicated commitment to the mountain bike community in Canterbury. These top-notch facilities will not only provide a platform for local talent to flourish but also attract international athletes and spectators for years to come.

A New Downhill Tack Will Be Built for Crankworx Summer Series in Ōtautahi Christchurch! (c) ChristchurchNZ

As Crankworx Summer Series New Zealand cements its status as a firmly established mountain bike event, it's set to draw athletes and fans from around New Zealand and beyond, building up to the 10th anniversary of Crankworx Rotorua.
With a world-class venue in the Christchurch Adventure Park, direct flights between Ōtautahi Christchurch and Rotorua, and all of the incredible tourism and hospitality opportunities across both locations, we believe we have the recipe for an escalated Crankworx experience for New Zealanders in 2024.Event Director Ariki Tibblebigquotes

With the move to Ōtautahi Christchurch, the event promises to captivate a broader audience, showcasing not only the rich sporting depth attractive for international athletes but also the scenic wonders of New Zealand. To entertain all fans across the globe, both the Downhill and Pump Track event will be broadcast live from Christchurch, New Zealand.

Claim Your Spot – Athlete Registration is Open NOW:
Elite/Pro, Open and CWNEXT categories will be available to compete in both events. For all athletes wanting to sign up, registration for all races can be found here.

Tickets will be available for purchase leading up to Christmas – stay tuned on Instagram and our website for additional details!

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 How does the Cranxwork if there’s no chain tho?
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 Gates belt drive
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 Is it really a series if it’s 3 days at one venue? I’m stoked it’s CAP but…
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 I think the "series" part refers to there being more than one of these events in different places. Christchurch does appear to be the only 2024 event confirmed at this time though, so I gotta say fair point there. I imagine they'll announce more soon?
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 Yeah its not
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 I want to attend one of these so freakin' bad
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 The jump line they are building must be the end of the DH track, looks
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 where is it? If its in the open it'll be disposable.
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 @HeatedRotor: looks like it'll be GC/community transmission then dropping off the lower section of GC into a reworked bottom section of handle the jandle.
The pine is making a steady comeback so fingers crossed it holds up, plus a dry summer which is predicted, should be all G.
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 @KiwiSheep: Ah yes a classic GC race track haha.
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 can't wait for the winter series...
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 Sooooo, like what happened to their chains???
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 it's a pumptrack comp.. they don't run chains. All your speed is generated by pumping.
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 @danielfloyd: yeah i thought it was a Slope contest, didn’t really read it, just looked at the main pic. But thanks!

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