New trail @ 7 Mile nearly finished

Parts of the awesome new trail built by Extra Mile Trail Building

Parts of the awesome new trail built by Extra Mile Trail Building

The three new sections of the climb from Wilson’s Bay at 7 Mile are almost complete. ¬†The sections are alternative routes to the steepest bits of the existing climb¬†that when combined together will make the climb much easier. ¬†Easier climb equals more time riding before getting totally buggered! ¬†Most people are loving the first new section at the bottom ¬†making a much more enjoyable climb. Don’t worry if you want to challenge yourself on the old DOC dual use trail, it’s still there if you are feeling like some pain!

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Giant Demo @ 7 Mile this Saturday

GiantDEMOstdThinking of buying a new bike? Book a ride on a 2014 Giant at 7 Mile this Saturday. ¬†Torpedo 7 (formally R&R) and Giant will be running a demo day from 10am ‚Äď 4pm and riders get a 45min slot starting on the hour ever hour.
Bookings are essential; and can be made using the link below : http://www.giantdemodays.com.au/book-a-demo-bike

This is a first in first served basis but also a very intuitive website which shows all times and sizes left that are available.

Bikes we have in the fleet are:
Reign 27.5 1 S/M/L
Reign 27.5 2 S/M/L/XL
Trance 27.5 1 S/M/L
Anthem 27.5 SX S/M/L
Anthem 27.5 1 S/M/L/XL
Lust 2 XS/S
Lust advanced 2 XS/S/M
Intrigue 2 XS/S/M

Updates can be found on their facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/GiantBicyclesNewZealand

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Last few days for Specialized deal @ Outside Sports

Take advantage of 20% off Specialized Helmets and Shoes until the end of October as well as their normal 10% off (ex bikes, labour) .

Outside Sports are stepping up their support of the club this year with some great special offers. In addition to their 10% off offer on anything in store (excluding full bikes and labour), they are offering all QMTBC members a 20% off deal on all 2015 Specialized helmets and shoes until the end of October!

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Contact Epic entries open.

 

epic1CONTACT EPIC – NZ’S ULTIMATE MTB CHALLENGE: ¬†¬†¬†¬†April 18, 2015

The Contact Epic is a journey of discovery, circumnavigating the shores of Lake Hawea, Wanaka, NZ. Sited as NZ’s Ultimate MTB Challenge, this is more of an adventure than a race.

You have the choice of 125km, 95km or 35km legsepic2

Starts on the Hawea Dam and finishes in the garden bar of the Lake Hawea Hotel.

The event houses breath-taking scenery of the Southern Alps, Mt Aspiring and two high country stations.

While achievable for the weekend warrior, it is also regarded as NZ’s test piece MTB race for endurance athletes and people with a sense of adventure.epic3

This race is about mountain biking as it was. Do it all on your terms.

  • ¬†no compulsory bike checks,
  • no gear lists,
  • no cotton wool
  • no excuses.

Determination, preparation and planning will get you to the finish line with a sense of satisfaction that will be hard to beat.

Get a bunch of mates together and enjoy the ride or set out on your own ride that is unforgettable. Situated just over the hill from Queenstown international airport this race is now all the more accessible. Entries close March 30. For further information, to see some of the terrain for yourself and to enter go to www.contactepic.co.nz  or contact Danielle at info@lmsevents.co.nz or on 0064 3 443 6090

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What are people really saying about this race?

A must do, well organised and fantastic
Dougie Hall

Awesome, interesting, rugged, challenging, through beautiful country
Steve Maluschnig

Toughest day you have ever had, but one of the best – stunning scenery, excellent riding and a real feeling of achievement at the end
Jonathan Gadd

An adventure. The kind of day you never forget. Challenging and fun
Paul Millet

This is a Must Do Ride – Great Challenge that has something for everyone, from racing, doing a PB, to just completing. A very well organised event, lots of fun!
Glenn Randle

Challenging, long, hard, hilly, rocky, beautiful, awesome, well run, addictive
Richelle Adams

 

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Queenstown Marathon volunteers required.

QM logoThe inaugural Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon 22 November 2014 has sold out and all 6,000 entered athletes plus supporters are buzzing.

Volunteers are integral to an events success and to ensure this we need 350+ amazing, helpful, friendly volunteers from Monday 17 November to Monday 24 November 2014, including race day on Saturday 22 November 2014

Our volunteer roles vary from assisting with pre event setup, registration and bag packing in the Memorial Centre, to a variety of roles out on course around Millbrook, Arrowtown, Lake Hayes, Frankton and in central Queenstown on race day. Online registration and role descriptions available
www.airnzqueenstownmarathon.co.nz/volunteer. If you have any questions, please contact Jo Guest, Volunteers Manager at qtvolunteer@lagardere-unlimited.co.nz

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