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Yes, We're Open!

Posted on Friday, 8 August 2014

It’s official - the MTB Gravity Park is OPEN!

 The Empire of Dirt construction crew on the trails they built at Skyline Rotorua's new MTB Gravity Park.

We invited some of New Zealand’s top mountain bikers in today for a sneak preview of the trails after this morning’s ribbon cutting at Skyline Rotorua. Mountain bike veteran and coach Lisa Horlor said:

“The trails make you just want to session it run after run, and get quicker and quicker  – fast and flowing lines, into big berms and well-built jumps, with a bit of off-camber natural trail thrown in, just to keep you honest. The jumps at the bottom are like the icing on the cake, with big step ups, tables and structures, with more to come I have been told. This place is awesome.”

 Riders ready to shred the trails at the opening ceremony of Skyline Rotorua's new MTB Gravity Park.

The park opens to the public tomorrow, Saturday, 9 August. To celebrate, we’re kicking off a contest in which you could win a six-month pass (valued at $629)!

To enter, simply share a photo of your day at the MTB Gravity Park on Instagram @SkylineRotorua with the hashtag #RideRotorua. Or, upload your photo at social.skyline.co.nz/content/riderotorua-and-win.

Enter as many times as you like! One photo = one entry. Contest information and rules available here.

Skyline Rotorua MTB Gravity Park is the world’s first year-round gondola-accessed mountain bike park.

The Skyline gondola takes the hard work out of the park’s 200-metre vertical rise. Eleven (out of 33) dedicated gondolas each carry four riders and their bikes to the top of Mt Ngongotaha where the trails start.

The trails, built by the expert team at Empire of Dirt, make up an 8.5-kilometre network with the longest run reaching 2.3km. For trail information check out our website.

The mountain bike park has full-time patrollers, monitoring trails and providing help as needed. Multi Day Adventures will offer on-site bike hire, repairs and mountain bike skills courses.

It's all right here, so get out to Skyline Rotorua and #RideMoreNZ!

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