Member Benefits

What does being a Club member mean                                                                                apart from supporting your local community? 

Peace of Mind While In The Forest

The Rotorua Mountain Bike Club funds the First Response Unit in the Whakarewarewa forest. This is funded and paid for by the club - it is not cheap!  This service is not just for club members - they pick up any forest user - however our data shows that Rotorua riders use the service lots!  Being a club member gives you the peace of mind that you have supported the service, looked after other riders in the forest and is insurance for you in case you hurt yourself. 

Cheaper Race Entries

Whether you're an avid racer looking to test your skills or just looking for a bit of fun, we have events for everyone to enjoy. Being a club member entitles you to cheaper entries to key events like the Low Key Super D, Good Buzz Night Shuttle and the Wednesday night XC races. These events are incredibly popular and run by the Club - all proceeds go back into running the events.

Skills Sessions and Racer Development Program

The Club has paired up with Annika Smail, as lead coach, to deliver skills sessions for club members. Annika has been sharing her trade with local world class Enduro racers Daniel Self and John Richardson, who have come on board as coaches in 2017. For more info on this click here!

Selling a house? 

Are you looking to sell your house? McDowells Professionals Real Estate (the Professionals) have been delivering top service to Rotorua residents for over 100 years. Currently they sponsor Crankworx as a major sponsor and support the First Response Unit - they are a team full of keen mountain bikers too! Just by saying you are from the Club they will donate $500 towards the Club to help with delivering First Response. Awesome, right!  Click here for more info and to get in contact.

Application for Funding/Assistance from the Rotorua Mountain Bike Club

Applies to athletes competing on the top of their sport (Downhill, Enduro and XC). Must be at a world class level.


  • Be based in Rotorua
  • Raced with endorsement to the Rotorua Mountain Bike Club
  • Must have been a Rotorua Mountain Bike Club member for the past 12 months
  • Be active club member, giving back to the club when not racing

Amount: To be decided by the committee

What we expect: A report on the event written to the committee detailing the event and results

How else we can help: With enough notice, we can host a special fundraising event where all profits go to the selected rider. This requires plenty of notice in advance.