The 2018 Enduro World Series season may not have started yet, but organisers are already announcing the details of next year's calendar which includes a return to Rotorua, after taking a break for 2018.
This North Island venue has proved a real hit with riders from across the globe, with many now travelling to the iconic trails of the Whakarewarewa Forest outside of racing for their off-season training, say organisers.
With a huge and ever growing mountain biking community in Rotorua, it's little wonder the series decided to come back for a third time.
"We've been working to announce the 2019 calendar much earlier this year to allow the local organisers, riders and fans more time to prepare,” says Enduro World Series managing director, Chris Ball.
"We couldn't be more excited to be heading back to Rotorua - the trails are world class and the local riders, and community in general, always offer us such a warm Kiwi welcome."
The Enduro series is run in the Whakarewarewa Forest trail network in conjunction with the Crankworx mountain biking festival held this year from March 17-25.
Crankworx Rotorua is in its fourth year and marks the start of the Crankworx World Tour.
The Enduro World Series had a Rotorua event in 2015, 2017, and now 2019.