There are a lot of answers to the question, how did we get here when the subject is the Whakarewarewa Forest Bike Park.

One is financial partners and the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust is a crucial example of that.

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Starting from the 2006 UCI Mountain Bike and Trials Championships, the trust has funded numerous bike-related projects,