2013 World Rafting Champs NZ
February 13 - February 22, 2015


Festival Events - something for everybody


All over for another year - but this is what the programme looked like...see you next year...on Friday, February 13...

Friday February 14

Sport BoP Go by Bike (to Breakfast)

Never start a Bike Festival on an empty stomach, OK?

The Redwoods Coast returns 

No pedaling, just momentum...who coasts furthest, wins. Gold coin donation and great for spectators. Nursery Hill and Long Mile.


Saturday February 15

2014 National Mountain Bike Championships 

XC titles up for grabs with Race HQ on Radio Hutt Road - and practise and seeding for Downhill on The Taniwha.

XRACE Rotorua 

A challenging race against the clock and other family teams. Venue: Top Secret...NEW START TIME 11AM

New Zealand Home Loans Family Fun Ride

For all the family from Waipa MTB Car Park. 

Bike Polo

A favourite from 2013 returns in 2014. Super skill and the North Island Bike Polo title at stake. Kuirau Park Tennis Courts.

BMX Rotorua Meeting and PUMP Time Trial

One of New Zealand's most successful BMX clubs will host - race action then pump track action in the evening. Off Te Ngae Road.

• Sunday February 16
2014 National Mountain Bike Championships  

Downhill National Champs on The Taniwha - drama and big air and national titles on the line. Race HQ and finish line: Pipeline Road.

IBIS Bike the Lake 
Circumnavigate Lake Rotorua. 1 or 2 x 42km laps - a top cycling challenge for elite racers to recreational riders.

Frocks on Bikes...and Boats

Bike from the Tarawera Road end of Long Mile Rd to the Lakeland Queen for a trip on the lake for high tea.

• Monday February 17

Bike Speedway

At Government Gardens. A fantastic event in 2013, now in front of one of NZ's iconic buildings. Hospitality by the Blue Baths.


• Tuesday February 18

The return of the Yeah Boi Sick race

A fundraiser for the James Dodds Memorial Foundation. Up Nursery, down Exit - or Old Exit. Race HQ: end of Long Mile.

Cycling Rotorua Eastgate Street Crits

Fast road action out near the airport.

• Waipa Ladies Group Ride
Mountain Bike Rotorua - a fun evening out for the Ladies to trail ride.


• Wednesday February 19

Tykes on Trikes

Littlies having fun - love it...on the Village Green.

South Star Ladies Shuttle Night

...and cake! On the best downhill trails in the Forest. Meet at Hill Road gate.

Give it a Go BMX

...in a friendly, safe environment. BMX Rotorua off Te Ngae Road.

Agroventures Shweeb World Championships

...the world's only person powered monorail bike race. Plus all Agroventures other activities - off SH5 just up from the Ngongotaha roundabout.

• Thursday February 20 

Skyline Gravity Park - Open Day 

Check out new trails including race course for Friday's Sprint Warrior. Skyline Skyrides.

OGO Roll it, Ride it, Race it Dual Slalom 

Set on the beautiful hillside of OGO Rotorua, home of the world 2006 4X event. Boom...Fairy Springs Road.

Lone Star Cycling Rotorua Bryce Road Ride

Roadie heaven. Summer evening in the country.


• Friday February 21

Skyline Sprint Warrior Race Day SOLD OUT

Race day on Mount Ngongotaha. Gondola access to a specially built trail to test the best and a blast for the rest. Skyline Skyrides.


• Saturday February 22

Giant 2W Gravity Enduro SOLD OUT

Multi-stage racing at its best...give some of the world-famous Whakarewarewa MTB trails a work-out. 

LIKEaBIKE Kiddie Cross 

A short course, off road circuit for children aged 2-7 years. Rotorua Youth Centre, cnr Te Ngae Road and Fenton St.

• Sunday February 23

MTB Adventure Quest 

Maps and bikes...And great for families. HQ at Waipa MTB Car Park.

Waipa Bike Fair

Bike stuff - bike demos, swap meet, food Stalls, wine and beer garden at Mountain Bike Rotorua and Waipa MTB Car Park.

Pimp Your Bike

Small kids, and big kids at heart spruce up their wheels. Government Gardens is the place to be.

Telecom Inner City Street Criterium Kiddie Crit 

A short course road criterium for children age from 2 to 7 years. Eat Streat.

Telecom Inner City Street Criterium 

Big afternoon for the roadies. And spectators - enjoy a coffee or a beverage an arm's length from the action. HQ is same as the Kiddie Crit.

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