Anthony Morrow
by Anthony Morrow

Crankworx Rotorua, one of the world's top mountain biking festivals, just kicked off for its fourth year in Rotorua, NZ. The event is a combination of mountain bike racing, participatory events, and culture that showcases New Zealand as an amazing MTB destination.

As Crankworx Rotorua goes off this week, you'll likely see incredible videos and images of the athletes and visitors amongst the great trails and lush forest. Don't be surprised if you feel inspired to head to New Zealand for a bike tour of or perhaps to join Crankworx Rotorua yourself.

In "Crankworx Rotorua: a How-to Guide for Visitors" from BikeRoar, author Jordana Blackman writes:

Those outside of the mountain biking scene may look at you as if you've grown a second head, but the rest of us understand that Rotorua is a mountain bike mecca well worth the pilgrimage. The trails are 100% world class, the soil drains so well it's a year-round destination and the pubs are fantastic, not to mention the accents are adorable..

Check out the rest of the article for tips on getting to and enjoying Crankworx Rotorua.

Primary/Cover Photo: Jussarian | CC BY-SA 2.0