Stuck for ideas on what do in Rotorua on Whaka100 weekend? We have you sorted with an epic weekend itinerary with options to suit your individual needs.
Rotorua is famous around the globe for its world-class mountain bike trails. We caught up with the Trails Manager, Damian Clarke to find out more about what they do and how they do it.
UPDATE: Jolanda is no longer able to race in the Whaka100.
Cross Country Mountain Biking World Champion Jolanda Neff will be descending upon Rotorua to race in the Whaka100 MTB Marathon presented by CamelBak on October 21st.
Featuring an incredible line up of wins across the world, including being the youngest World Cup winner and two time European Champion, 25 year-old Neff from Switzerland also has a massive social following with 192,000 followers on Instagram.
Did you know CLIF Bar are the official 100km aid station partner for the Whaka100?
Their range of gels, bars and energy products are suitable before, during and after the race.
We caught up with Ashleigh Bright from CLIF to find out everything you need to know about their products! Check it all out below…
Vittoria's handmade tyres have been the choice of the pros for decades. They are the world's leading manufacturer of bicycle tyres and have an annual production of more than 7 million tyres.
This year for the 2018 Whaka100 MTB marathon presented by CamelBak, Vittoria are looking for 2 ambassadors to rep Vittoria tyres for the event. The two ambassadors will get free Vittoria G+ tyres, Vittoria TNT tubeless sealer, Vittoria swag and will even pay your Whaka100 entry fee!
We caught up with Graeme Cox about Vittoria tyres and the hunt for the two ambassadors!
The last rider to finish at the Whaka100 MTB marathon presented by CamelBak in 2017 can’t wait to do it again. He was the first to sign up for the 2018 edition of the event when entries opened.
We caught up with Alex Disher to hear all about his experience with one of NZ's toughest mountain bike events.
Briar McMorran (35) from Hamilton makes you realise anything is possible if you want it enough… with husband James, three kids Kypher (16), Zoe (9) and Cooper (7), a career and Whaka100 training to fit in, you may wonder how she does it all. Here’s some insight for you:
It all began in 2016 when Josie Wilcox was in the USA on a track and Cross County runner scholarship. That year she began mountain biking, then brought her first pair of cleats in 2017 and stormed onto the female mountain bike scene in New Zealand winning a whole bunch of big races including
This week we spend 10 minutes chatting about the Whaka100 with Josie.
Early this month Giant Bicycles New Zealand joined the ranks with the Whaka100 to help you become "one of the toughest". This week we caught up with Alex Clarke to ask him a few questions.
3 months to go - perfect time to get training
The biggest obstacle mentally and physically to entering a mountain biking event is ‘will I have the fitness level to be competitive and to enjoy it?’