Crankworx is the biggest mountian biking festival on the PLANET... AND we've got tickets to give away!

We want you to work for them though!
Submit your best mountain biking photo and the winner gets 5 day passes for 2 to Crankworx Mountain Bike Festival and 4 nights at YHA Rotorua!

The winner will be chosen from the 10 photos with the most votes. So share your entry with all your mates and get them and everyone they know voting!

Be in to WIN one of our fortnightly prizes! Whether you have stayed 1 night or 10 show us and the world the best parts of travelling with YHA! Just upload here, tag #myYHA on Instagram or Twitter, or email

This fortnight you go in the draw to win a night in a private room at a YHA Managed Hostel!

Next winner drawn: 23 February 2015

Last Winner: Congratulations to Tracey Crosswell, who won a $100 Kathmandu voucher!

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