There will be a mini XC series over the next few weeks starting next Saturday, April 18. Everyone welcome! There’ll be kids races to start followed by adults races, formats to be finalised but looking something like 20mins + 1 lap for kids and 50mins +1 lap for adults.
Saturday April 18, Jardine Park, Registration from 9am
Saturday April 25, Jardine Park, Registration from 10am (to allow Anzac Day dawn service participation)
Remember Saturday April 25 is Anzac day so get along to the Dawn service at the Memorial Gates on Marine Parade for 6:5am then if you aren’t going to the service at the Memorial Hall at 10 come out to Jardine Park for a fun XC race!
A couple of weekends ago Adam and Jimmy from the QMTBC committee represented the club at the 2015 Trustpower Community Awards. The club won the Queenstown Lakes nomination for these awards late last year and has since been working behind the scenes to put together a presentation for the finals in Wellington. Club member Paul Rayner has provided invaluable assistance by putting together a short video representing the club’s activities that will be useful for years to come when applying for funding or introducing the club to others. He also did an alternative edit more focussed on events and riding you may have already seen.
With his Radio announcer hat on Ferg recorded this interview on the day of the awards.
The video used as part of the presentation:
Councillor Craig “Ferg” Ferguson went to Wellington with them and said “They put together a great presentation that got a lot of response from the crowd. It was well received and I suspect that they were judged highly. Adam and Jimmy were fantastic ambassadors for the club and the QLDC. They were very popular attendees at the awards weekend. ”
The rock jam a couple of Sundays ago went off with great conditions after brief overnight rain and no wind. With 40 to 50 riders and plenty of spectators over the 5 hours there was always action to watch and live music to listen to.When the lights came on around 8 pm the main line was able to be ridden all the way through for the first time and lots of riders also got their whips on over the money booter right in front of the band playing on top of the container.With the beer flowing and plenty of pork rolls from Atlas all the ingredients were there for a great night and the general consensus was it was awesome and we should do it again next year.
Big thanks to all the bike shop sponsors for spot prizes,Atlas Beer Cafe,Party Plus for the marquee and generator,Geoff Hunt for the lights, all the volunteers who helped out and the bands – Silkworm,The Space Between and Rules of Addiction.
Watch this awesome QMTBC mini doco made by Interrobang Motion Pictures’ Paul Rayner! This was made for the Through The Lens competition that was part of the 2015 Queenstown Bike Festival, he made another edit that the boys are taking to Wellington to present as part of the clubs entry into the finals of the Trustpower community awards. Have a look at that here.