Safety in the Bike Park

Skyline Gravity Bike Park is home to Gondola-accessed bike trails.

The park is located on the side off Mt Ngongotaha at Skyline Rotorua.  It's open year round to all mountain bikers, so come and enjoy our epic trails and unbeatable scenery! 

Skyline Gravity Bike Park Safety Information

Skyline Rotorua Mountain Bike Gravity Park is the only full time patrolled mountain bike park in New Zealand. 

Mountain Bikers at Skyline Bike Park will be exposed to some risks which may involve steep slopes, unavoidable obstacles both manmade and natural and on narrow trail and / or with poor traction.  There will be exposure to the tracks outside edge.  We will take every possible step to ensure your safety however, you can and may fall off the bike and possibly get injured. Before riding ensure you are aware of the Skyline Rotorua Mountain Bike Gravity Park Responsibility Code.

Skyline Rotorua provides Gondola Access to the Skyline Gravity Bike Park. Mountain biking is an inherently dangerous activity and you may be exposed to some risks. Do not attempt any of the trails or features unless you have sufficient ability and skill to do so safely. Always ride in control and within your ability level.

Mountain Bike Code of Conduct

The Mountain Bike code of conduct was developed in liaison with Mountain Bike New Zealand. Please read the information provided: Mountain Bikers Code

First Time Users

The Skyline Gravity Bike Park is a significantly different experience from cross country riding. The trails require constant physical and mental effort in order for all riders to maintain control.

Clothing: Protective clothing and equipment is mandatory for young riders. The best protection from injury requires a properly fitted full-faced helmet, gloves, long pants, long sleeves, leg armour, arm armour and solid running shoes.

Equipment: The trails are specifically designed for full suspension mountain bikes. The trails are rocky, bumpy and become much more difficult without high quality suspension. Without full suspension, fatigue becomes a factor much sooner. The steep grades necessitate disc brakes for adequate stopping power. Cantilever brakes will increase the fatigue factor as more effort will be required to maintain control. All Bike Park participants should ride a properly sized bike and should be able to stand over the seat with their feet flat on the ground. A bike that is too large or with a high seat post increases the risk of injury.

Trails: The level of risk increases with the level of difficulty. Black trails often have significant drops and jumps that require skill and experience to navigate. Young riders become a hazard to other riders if they are unable to ride a trail or move out of the way. Children should be accompanied by an adult at all times and should be monitored for fatigue regularly.

Questions: If you have any questions, please let us know.


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