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Dirt Town Queens are back for Summer

The Queenstown ladies riding crew that is the Dirt town Queens are back again for the summer season.

Weekly rides every Thursday evenings ranging from Gondola laps, XC rides, Shuttles & pump track sessions, & as always finished off with beers & food at Lone Star.

All keen ladies can come along & hang out, ride new trails, get some pointers & meet like minded people.

Things kick off this Thursday evening with a pump track session & BBQ out at the Lake Hayes Estate pump track from 5:30pm

Keep in the loop by following their facebook page for all the details & happeningsDirtTownQueens

Jump trail glory dig…

Our Jump trail up in the Queenstown Bike Park is getting close to being completed.
This Saturday morning we need a big turnout to the volunteer dig to get the trail in tip top shape & ready to be officially audited on Monday.
If we don’t get everything done this weekend, the audit & opening may have to be delayed…
If all the stars align, & the audit come back positive, it will be officially opened late next week…

Come join us for the potential glory dig this Saturday, meeting 9am bottom of the access road on Lomond crescent for a lift up, or come meet us from 10am once the Skyline gondola is open.IMG_0676 (2)

Mountain Bike Trail Developments in Queenstown

Queenstown Mountain Bike Club recently received a message from a member concerned about the loss of natural technical tracks in the Queenstown area.  Here’s a note from the QMTBC President, Jimmy explaining
Dear Rene/Queensown Mountain Bike Club Members
Thanks for your feedback and input with regard to trail management in the district.
Trail sanitisation is a much talked about topic within the local biking community and one we take great interest in.
Many trails outside of QMTBC managed areas have been widened and gravelled with the view to catering towards families, walkers, those in wheelchairs and cycle tourists, in order to make accessing trails available to everyone. This has seen some old favourites go under the bucket and we understand how frustrating it can be to lose a favourite piece of trail.
QMTBC recognises that technical trail riding is as important as the easy stuff, which is why the club has put spades in the dirt creating technical bike trails like GSD and Pack Track and Sack, as well as taking on the management of Fernhill Loop which includes an awesome new network of single track trails built within the native forest. Some of these will be very much aimed at technical riders and we hope will satisfy your passion for quality, hand built, singletrack tech.
In a nutshell, we live in too beautiful a pale to only have black/double black bike tracks. The outdoors needs be accessible to all, and this is what has led to trail sanitisation in areas.
If you’d like to be involved in the making of Queenstown’s new bike trails, QMTBC holds volunteer digs every Wednesday night and Saturday morning. Keep an eye on Facebook for details!
Hope you have a rad summer
Jimmy Carling
If you have any questions or suggestions you’d like to share with the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club please get in touch

Jump trail progress

Volunteer work continues to crank along on our new jump trail in the Ben Lomond forest reserve.

Emmerson, Calum & the crew spent a solid Sunday last weekend up there with the Bobcat kindly donated by TIC Sports turf construction & Simon on the controls.

Our aim is to have the trail audited, signed off & ready to open by mid October, but we need to help on the tools to achieve this goal! jump 2
Stay tuned on our Facebook page for updates & info on our weekly volunteer digs

Join QMTBC for the new season!

With the start of spring the new QMTBC membership year also started on September 1 so it’s time to renew your membership! The club membership year runs September 1 to August 31 So if you have not joined in the last month (memberships in August get rolled over) now’s the time to get signed up.  Remember that as a member you get some awesome deals at many local businesses including bike parts, physio visits, food and most importantly beer!  Remember that for club members the Skyline early bird season pass price lasts all year too so that alone is worth the price of membership!

For full details on member discounts and deals check out our Deals & Discounts page and to join up either visit your local bike shop (Torpedo 7, H&J Outdoor World, Outside Sports, Vertigo) if you need your card straight away or join online by clicking here to get you card delivered to your mailbox in the next couple of weeks.