Thursday night saw the inaugural Queenstown Teva Slopestyle mountain bike event and what an awesome night it was! The gutsy amateurs kicked off the night throwing down some impressive moves in practice followed by the pros practising their own combos. When the actual competition started the jumps got bigger and tricker as the evening wore on and the riders responded to the increasingly noisy crowd. There were some amazing runs made and attempted through the evening with the riders seeming to pay no heed to personal safety in their efforts to wow the crowd and win some cash. Those guys put on an amazing show and earned everyone's respect and awe, thanks guys! Overall this was a brilliant event and hopefully the first of what will become a long running annual competition. Huge thanks to Teva who keep throwing swag into the crowd and giving away top line mountain bike shoes. Thanks also to the crew who made it happen from the organisers of the bike festival to course designers Tom Hey and Kelly McGarry and their amazing crew of jump builders all the way through to the Queenstown mountain bike club volunteers helping the event run smoothly through the evening. Well done guys! For more detailed info on the tricks and riders and some superb photos check out the pinkbike post here.