The awesome crew at Atlas Beer Cafe are putting on another party to raise funds in order to make Queenstown biking even more epic.
To celebrate the end of an epic summer season in Queenstown and welcome the winter snow. Now (appropriately) renamed the Atlas Bike Convention (ABC), we’ll celebrate the season over some craft beer, good food, footage of our biking adventures, great friends, banter and as always – made possible by our amazing sponsors – massive prizes!!!
This year the Atlas Bike Convention will be held on May 8, following Queenstown Mountain Bike Club’s ‘League of Gentlemen Fancy Dress’ mega-train (mega-train is weather permitting). The party starts at 5pm – don’t be shy to come rocking your mega-train attire.
As usual, the party will be expanding into neighbouring Farelli’s Trattoria so that there’s plenty of room for everyone to come down and enjoy themselves. Emerson’s, Tuatara, and Zeffer are continuing their support of this good cause. All proceeds from the mega raffle are donated to the GC’s at QMTBC. More support means more trails to enjoy!
The prize list keeps on growing. So far, Atlas has confirmed:
Return flights to Vancouver, BC, Canada to test your skills on Rocky Mountain soil.
2016/2017 Skyline seasons pass, plus gondola & luge rides from QMTBC.
Saturday saw the last of this year’s Queenstown DH race series with the Das Uber D at Queenstown Bike Park.
After totaling up the results from the whole summer race series, here’s the results for the race categories – Chicks, Groms, Old Men & Open Men.
Congratulations to –
Bob Latchem – Winner
Kathy Morris – 2nd Place
Rosie Smith – 3rd Place
Simon Reed – Winner
Blaire McLeod – 2nd Place
Sam Robbie – 3rd Place
Paul Angus – Winner
Jamie Tilbury – 2nd Place
Bevan Adlam – 3rd Place
Jimi Ramsay – Winner
Kepler Rek – 2nd Place
Joel Tunbridge – 3rd Place
A massive thanks to all who have helped make this series successful, we couldn’t hold these races without the hard work from all the local volunteers. Plus thanks to all our sponsors – Torpedo 7, Outside Sports, Arrow Bikes, Alta, H&J’s Outdoor World, Lonestar and Huss Clothing.
We’ll be needing volunteer marshals this Saturday for the final round of the QTDH race series – “Das Uber D”
The race track (mainly down with a few downs thrown in for good measure) has a few road crossings and direction changes so we’ll need a few extra people to make sure no cars get smashed by the riders.
We know your time is precious so you’ll be rewarded with high fives and there’ll be a bar tab at Lonestar for volunteers as a thank you for donating your time. Fancy volunteering? Meet at the Camp ground at the top of Man Street at 8,30am.
If you fancy racing here’s the details –
The race will be in the style of the League of Gentleman’s Das Uber D. For those of you who weren’t here in the days before there was lift access to the Queenstown Bike Park you probably missed out on this awesome event. Not to worry – now’s your chance.
The race track will be mainly down but with a few ups thrown in along the way. Probably best on a trail bike but a DH bike will do the job if that’s all you have.
Registration from 8-10am at the Camp Ground at the top of Man Street.
Race Practice from 9-11 am
Race runs at 12 – 1 race run only.
Prize giving for Das Uber D (sponsored by the good fellas at H&J’s Outdoor World) and the 2016 QTDH series will be from 4pm at Lonestar.
$30 entry plus you’ll need a lift pass – Skyline are offering $40 half day passes for racers without season passes.
Sadly a few of the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club committee members have decided to step down this year so we have 3 spots to fill.
We’re on the look out for people with a passion for biking and the Queenstown trail network, you need to be into GSDing (getting shit done not just talking about it) and in particular we’d like someone with some website/technical knowledge.
The roles being left behind are
but we’re flexible so if you have some skills you want to share with us let us know.
For a bit more insight into what the QMTBC committee does check out our video.
The AGM date is set for Tuesday 21st June which is when we’ll need to vote in the new committee members so if you’re keen please contact us before Sunday 12th June.
Megan Matthews is a remedial massage therapist who runs her own clinic along side Queenstown Physio. Megan was trained in Canada and has been worked as a massage therapist since 2008 and been in Queenstown for the past 6 years.
Megan specialises in Deep Tissue, Sports (pre and post event) massage and myofacsial release techniques using MFD. This is her most requested treatment for athletes as it gives them a larger range of motion.
Massage rates are:
$55 – 30 minutes
$65 – 45 minutes
$80 – 60 minutes
$110 – 90 minutes
$145 – 120 minutes
MFD treatments can be added on for an additional $15.
Megan is offering Queenstown Mountain Bike Club members a $10 discount towards any service.
Each massage includes hot towels and hot stones.
Hours of operation are between 7am – 7pm
Walk ins and bookings by appointment are available.