October 25 - November 3 2019!
October 25 - November 3 2019!

New Festival Director for Rotorua Bike Festival

Megan Dimozantos has been appointed as Festival Director for the 5th annual Rotorua Bike Festival.


Rotorua Bike Festival Chairperson, David Crowley, says Megan was an organised and enthusiastic Festival Coordinator in 2016 and the Trust is pleased to be able to extend her role to Festival Director for 2017.


“When you work with Megan it is very clear she has a strong set of skills from her various leadership and project management roles. She is a lively part of the cycling community in New Zealand as a competitor at an international level and is also an active member of Rotorua Search and Rescue.”
Megan attributes her international cycling career to the grassroots fun she’s always had cycling with friends.


“Community is something I hold very dear to me. Biking has given me some of the best experiences of my life, so it is such a privilege to now have the opportunity to share that. I’m really excited to be working more closely with the Rotorua Bike Festival 2017 and to be influencing it’s growth at such a crucial time.”


As part of the festival growth strategy, Megan has also taken on Media and Marketing responsibilities from Graeme Simpson, who was one of the original members of the Rotorua Bike Festival team.
“Graeme played an integral part of establishing the festival as a ‘must do’ for locals and visitors alike. It is really close to his heart so I have no doubt he will continue to be a big advocate for the festival.”


The Rotorua Bike Festival Trust has also appointed Linda Macpherson as a Trustee to replace outgoing Trustees Ingrid Tiriana and Craig Corbett.


The 2017 programme is confirmed and looks set to stir some excitement amongst not only the biking stalwarts, but also families, those new to biking, and the older generation.


Go By Bike Day is the first event in the programme with a new spectacle event to be held in the village green that evening. Ride the Runway is back for another year for families and kids and a dedicated electric bike event has made its way into the programme. The 2W Gravity Enduro and the Rotorua8 are locked in for the more adventurous riders and Agroventures is hosting a Big Air event at their new Freeride Airbag. There is even a meditative biking experience for those who like to relax and contemplate.


For a full list of events see www.rotoruabikefestival.com. The 2017 Rotorua Bike Festival runs from Friday 10th to Sunday 19th February.


For media enquires, contact Megan Dimozantos on email megan@rotoruabikefestival.com, or phone +64 21 804044