Rotorua - Mountainbiking Centre of Excellence...
As part of the Home of Cycling, based in Cambridge, Rotorua is the mountain biking centre of excellence.
BikeNZ's track and road cycling and BMX programmes will be based at the Avantidrome in Cambridge in the Waikato. The mountain bike programme will centre on the world-renowned trail network in the Whakarewarea Forest, around an hour south.
For more on the Home of Cycling and the Avantidrome see the website.
And you can be part of history and buy a board in the new velodrome with your name on it - details on the site...The Rotorua Bike Festival has.