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


Festival Events - something for everybody


30 events in 2014, many returning in 2015, others TBC

Friday February 13 TBC

Sport BoP Go by Bike TBC 

The Redwoods Coast TBC  

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


Saturday February 14 TBC

2014 National Mountain Bike Championships on again in 2015 

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


A challenging race against the clock and other family teams. Venue: Top Secret...

New Zealand Home Loans Family Fun Ride TBC 

For all the family from Waipa MTB Car Park. 

Bike Polo TBC 

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 TBC 

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 15 TBC
2014 National Mountain Bike Championships on again in 2015  

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

Frocks on Bikes...and Boats TBC 

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 16 TBC

Bike Speedway on again in 2015 

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 17 TBC

The return of the Yeah Boi Sick race on again in 2015 

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 on again in 2015 

Fast road action out near the airport.

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


• Wednesday February 18 TBC

Tykes on Trikes TBC 

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

South Star Ladies Shuttle Night on again in 2015 

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

Give it a Go BMX TBC 

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

• Thursday February 19 TBC

Skyline Gravity Park - Open Day on again 2015

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

OGO Roll it, Ride it, Race it Dual Slalom on again in 2015

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 on again in 2015

Roadie heaven. Summer evening in the country.


• Friday February 20

Skyline Sprint Warrior Race Day on again in 2015

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 21

Giant 2W Gravity Enduro on again in 2015 ENTER NOW 

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

LIKEaBIKE Kiddie Cross TBC

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

• Sunday February 22

MTB Adventure Quest TBC

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

Waipa Bike Fair on again in 2015

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

Pimp Your Bike TBC 

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 TBC 

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

Telecom Inner City Street Criterium TBC 

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.