2 Jun 2014

Mountain bike tracks set to be world class

7:36 pm on 2 June 2014

A tourism operator in the Bay of Plenty says new government funding to upgrade its mountain bike tracks will bring international events to the city.

Gravity Park in Rotorua has received just over $200,000 to bring its tracks up to world competitive cycling standards.

Bruce Thomasen, the general manager of Skyline Rotorua, which owns Gravity Park, said the tracks would help the North Island city's bid for a mountain bike World Cup event in 2015.