Could there be a faster way down Challenge Trail, other than following Lisa 'turbo' Horlor? When this track opened only a few months prior to us arriving, there were queues up the top just to get down, and for very good reason! This track has been built with such incredible skill to milk out so much speed, flow and fun from the open landscape.
Tabletops, step-up jumps, tall berms, and super fast corners that link from left to right without the need of any braking make Challenge a great new addition to the forest. Chapeau to the trail builders!
Anyone could ride this track, from beginners to world class racers, it's safe enough to build up to taking the jumps bigger and clearing the tabletops and lifting the speeds each attempt.
Lisa was selected and trained hard for the BMX Olympics, but an injury forced her out of the games after three years of solid preparation. Now she combines her chatty vibrance and bike skills to good use as the owner and operator of MTB Skills, we highly recommend looking them up if you need a boost of confidence when in Rotorua.