All of us at Queenstown Mountain Bike Club would like to say a HUGE thank you to Atlas and friends for putting on the most epic SOS party to date.
If you missed the event at Wynyard last Saturday we are absolutely gutted for you. Starting at 4pm the evening saw heaps of amazing local riders hitting the jumps, providing entertainment while the crowds drank tasty craft beer, ate some amazing BBQ'd delights, listened to some sweet tunes and bought numerous raffle tickets in the hope of winning one of the awesome prizes donated by local Queenstown businesses.
Atlas has been holding the SOS (Season of Shred) party for a number of years to raise money to help maintain and build new mountain bike trails in Queenstown. This year they changed it up and decided to have a jump jam at Wynyard Bike Park which turned out to be a huge success. Looking around the crowd must have been 700 strong at least. The money was raised by the sale of the SOS t-shirts, raffle tickets and Atlas also donated money from the food and drink sales.
The money raised is going into maintaining the Wynyard Jump Park and also to help finish the Long Live The Loop project.
Thanks to all the local companies who donated raffle prizes. Without your support each year the party would not be so successful. For want of a better way to give you recognition - here's a list of all who donated.
Atlas Beer Cafe Bikeaholic Crankworx Rotorua Peterpans South Star Shuttles Queenstown Bike Taxi Skyline Queenstown Skyline Rotorua Abracadabra Cafe Brew Pub Novotel Rotorua Queenstown Spa Hire GIbbston Valley Winery The Helicopter Line Queenstown Rafting White Tiger Tattoo Queenstown Fishing Charters Spoke Magazine Outside Sports/ RIDE Queenstown Health Wide Open Distributors Onsen Hot Pools Mons Royale Carters AJ Hackett Cardrona Bike Parks
We'd also like to thank all the people who donated behind the scenes to make this event possible. From designing posters and T-Shirts to donating sound equipment through to being a GB and supporting Atlas with beer, food, linen and other products. GB's we salute you.