Club ‘Dirt Farmer’ wins award!

award presented to trail builder
Nathan being presented his award by Alastair Clifford from Heritage Hotels at the Gorge Rd jump park. - Nice corporate attire there Nathan!
Heritage Hotel Management launched an exciting competition in October to find and reward 20 local unsung heroes. One of the winners of these awards was QMTBC member Nathan Greenwood for his long serving work in the MTB community in Queenstown. Nathan has been in the club for many years serving as committee member, chief BBQ chef and most importantly trail and jump builder extraordinaire. His company Phat Lines has built a significant portion of the QMTBC trail network. While a lot of this is paid for by the club every year he donates countless hours and significant amounts of paid time building the amazing jump park at Gorge rd, the freestyle area and DH track at Wynyard (especially The Dream mega jumps!).  He also takes groups of community service kids around the trails doing basic maintenance chores like clearing rocks and sometimes inspiring them to make better use of their free time by getting out on their bikes!  Nathan also raises lots of sponsorship for the club both in financial terms (he was the main architect behind the recent Atlas 'deal') as well as less obvious contributions like arranging donated dirt and haulage and drainage pipes etc from local contractors. Nathan as won one of 20 prizes consisting of 20 Heritage Escape vouchers, each valued at $1,600 for the winners to get away to their choice of hotel from the Heritage Hotels, CityLife Hotels and Heritage Boutique Collection. “We know there are some amazing people out there taking on extra responsibilities for charities, schools and community services without expecting anything in return. As a hotel chain unique to New Zealand, we wished to celebrate these special Kiwis and give them a well deserved break,” says Tony Howlett general manager – sales and marketing of Heritage Hotel Management. Well done Nathan and enjoy your well earned break!

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