Taupo is a town with the spirit of tourism running through its veins. From its magnificent lake stretching south to where it meets the mountains of the volcanic plateau glistening in the distance, to its hub and bustle centre, Taupo knows how to thrive. It has also become a cycling hub and as mountain biking writer Graeme Simpson found out, biking has become a big part of what Taupo has to offer.
Got slopestyle on your mind since Crankworx rolled into town? Well, now you can have a crack at your first backflip without a care in the world thanks to Agroventures all-new Freestyle Airbag.
What has 10,000 wheels, smells like eggs and takes 10 days to hatch? Welcome to the Rotorua Bike Festival where everyone dines on a steady diet of laughter, cycling and loads of fun in the summer sun.
The world's greatest mountain bike riders are descending on Rotorua for the biggest mountain biking festival of the year: Crankworx Rotorua. This is your chance to soak up the atmosphere, rub shoulders with the sport's greats and check out all the cool competitions and gear in the trade area. To help make your 2017 Crankworz Rotorua experience even better, we've built this cheat sheet ...
The International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) has reconfirmed Rotorua’s status as one of the world’s best mountain biking destinations by renewing the city’s gold-level Ride Centre™ status for another four years. There are currently only six gold-level IMBA Ride Centres in the world.