Empire Of Dirt was approached and contracted to construct the first ever Crankworx in the Southern Hemisphere at the Skyline Gravity Park Rotorua. Construction of the Downhill Track began in December 2014, with the Pumptrack and Speed and Style following.
The event was a huge success, and after two more years of improvements, Empire of Dirt and Elevate Trails were asked to build the inaugural Crankworx event in Innsbruck, Austria. EOD focused on the design and build of the Pumptrack and Speed & Style track. The feedback was fantastic, with much praise for the new and innovative tracks.
Raglan Asphalt Pumptrack - Kopua Reserve 2017
Utilising the knowledge acquired from years of Crankworx and other dirt pumptrack design and builds, EOD have taken their pumptracks to the next level with the application of an asphalt surface to make a multi-use, long lasting pumptrack. Commissioned by the Raglan Kopua Holiday Park to build a pumptrack next to the existing skatepark, it was completed in Spring 2017 with positive feedback from locals and visitors alike.
Christchurch Bike Park - Airteroa 2016
Involved in the design and construction of the flagship trail "Airteroa" at the Christchurch Adventure Park, NZ. Over 4km in length, the advanced flow trail consists of numerous jumps, rollers, step downs and massive corners to get the blood pumping.
Skyline Gravity Park - Rotorua
Commissioned to add another element to Rotorua's line up of attractions, EOD built an 8.5km network of trails at Skyline Rotorua MTB Gravity Park in 2014. The network was designed with all levels of ability in mind, from mild to wild like the iconic Mr Black. A world class jump trail allowing you to test your skills and get plenty of air.
With more stages in the works, EOD has some fresh new ideas to add to the mix of already fun, flowing trails.
Whakarewarewa Forest Trails - Rotorua
Our home stomping ground. The Whakarewarewa forest has been a world renowned mountain biking destination for over twenty years. Its mixture of plantation and native forest lends itself to a wide range of trail styles which we are proud to have added to in recent years. From the technical grade 5 single track Kataore to machine built jump and flow trails in the Challenge block, EOD has brought a fresh approach to our local trail network.
Dodzy Skills Park Rotorua - 2014/2015
In memory of a well revered local rider and friend James Dodds, the Dodzy Skills Park is under construction to enable the young and old alike to master their mountain biking skills. Featuring a wide range of jumps catering for kids right through to pros and a dual speed and style track, the DSP is shaping up to be a top attraction in the Redwood forest. Located at the end of Longmile Road, entry is free and the tracks are waiting.