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7 HOURS AT 7 MILE… IT’S BACK!

7 hours of 7mile is back! 8th April 2017
The 7hours of 7mile is back! A mountain bike enduro race/party to top off another epic summer!

Where:
7 Mile MTB trails – Wilsons Bays, Glenorchy Rd, Queenstown

Race Details:
A loop track will be designed at the 7mile bike park for riders to battle it out and see who can complete the most laps in 7hours. You may enter as a team (up to four people) and do it as a relay, or for a real endurance challenge enter as an individual. The start, finish and transition area is based at Wilson Bay where we will have music, a BBQ, refreshments, and a lake front lounge to keep teammates and spectators occupied between laps.

SPOT PRIZES! Costumes, team spirit, funny bikes, and general fun-having is encouraged and will be rewarded!

SCHEDULE:
9:30am Compulsory race briefing
10am Race Start
5pm Race finish
5.30pm Prize giving
7pm After party (location TBC)

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! If you are interested in helping out on the day give us a message. Lunch and beer will be provided.

ENTRY $30 per person
All entry fees go to the Queenstown mountain bike club for the development of trails.
Entries open 1st Feb at Outside Sports Queenstown.

Keep an eye on the Facebook page for updates https://www.facebook.com/events/1901628803394486/

WANT TO BE A SPONSOR??
If anyone would like to be a sponsor/supporter of the 7hours at 7mile please get in touch with elmo@outsidesports.co.nz. We are looking for prizes, donations to the club, or anything you think you could add to make it an awesome bike party!
We will mention all sponsors on social media, release an event poster at the start of March with all sponsors, have space for any banners and signage at the event, and mentions on the day as well as wherever else possible

DH Racers – DH Club Series

After the announcement of the National DH Series not running this year, a few clubs got together and arranged a series.
Check it out here:
https://nzdownhill.co.nz/

Locally, Vertigo Bikes is putting a short series together too to keep you all psyched for racing.
More details here:
https://www.facebook.com/ridemoredhseriesqueenstown/

National MTB Champs 2017 – Cycling NZ

News From MTBNZ…

“Cardie’s steep slopes host another epic battle on 25 – 26 Feb for Altherm Window Systems NZ National MTB Championships with Mikey Northcott behind course design. UCI and Sport categories available in DH and XCO. Day licenses available for age grades (except U19/U23). Early bird entries and full details available on
www.mtbnationals.co.nz

We are delighted to partner with Bike Wanaka to bring this event to you. Check out the club website here
http://www.bikewanaka.org.nz/”

All you racers out there, get into it!

and don’t forget the XC Southern Series too!

https://www.facebook.com/SouthernXCSeries/

2016 Season of Shred Party was Awesome!

The Queenstown Mountain Bike Club would like to say a huge thankyou to Atlas Beer Cafe for throwing us another awesome Season of Shred party.
It was a wickedly slick operation this year with multiple bars and hardly any queues for beer or food. A total of $9424 was raised for the club which is terrific! Stay tuned to learn our exciting plans to spend this money in the Wynyard/Fernhill area.
This is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the QMTBC and we are massively appreciative of the support we get from Atlas year after year.
Cheers to Wes and the crew at Atlas for organising such a great event.
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Huge Support of QMTBC by Paper Plus

The team at Paper Plus (Queenstown Airport) wanted to support the Club, so made up two donation boxes were travellers could leave their “loose change” while travelling domestically or internationally. Within the first 9 months of collecting donations they have raised over $4,000 for the Club!
The funds have been earmarked for trail development and maintenance at 7 Mile at their request. A huge thanks to Sam and the team at Paper Plus (Queenstown Airport) – long may this relationship continue!

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