Alta opens Bike Studio

AltaBikeStudioLogoAlta have just opened a bike specific shop upstairs from their existing shop at 8 Duke St opposite Lone Star.  As well as offering a whopping 15% discount to all QMTBC members (excluding bikes) they reckon they have the biggest range of riding clothing, goggles, shoes in town. They have the new Scott Forefront helmet in stock now and the 2015 Mondrakers should be in stock by the time you read this, so head on up to Alta Bike Studio and check it out.

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Gorge Rd Opening Jam on Sunday

GorgeRdJam2014Gorge Rd opening jam this¬†Sunday 14 Dec.Come and try the new learners lines-its great for all abilities and we’ll have a BBQ and spot prizes thanks to our local business supporters. Thanks to Meagan Wilken for the poster design and Chris Radford photo of Langers.

Gorge Rd is usually open by now but with November’s rainy weather we have been behind on getting it ready.¬†It’s all done now though to come along on Sunday and check it out! ¬†The new learner lines are awesome by the way and have the Riddle boys seal of approval [see photo of older brother Sam]

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Sam Riddle trying out the beginners line.

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Casual Dual Slalom race This Thursday from 6pm

sherwoodDSThis Thursday ,11 Dec! Opening casual race at the Sherwood manor dual slalom built by Extra Mile Trail Building. 6pm. Free drink at the Sherwood bar for racers and cheap deals on the awesome new food from their restaurant. $5 for club members $10 for non members. All proceeds to the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club long live the loop projects. Bring your elbows

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QTDH – Round 3

QMTBC DH Series 2014-15It’s on again! This Saturday Queenstown Bike Park¬†is hosting Round 3 (or 2?) of Queenstown’s favourite race series! Track details will be out in the next couple of days and the track will be taped and ready to go by Friday arvo so you can get up there and have a sneaky look before sign on.

  • Rego from 8am ($20 cash thank you please)
  • Practice from 9am ($40 half day gondy passes available)
  • Practice closed 12pm
  • Race Runs from 1230pm (2 runs, fastest one counts)

As always, we are looking for some legends to help out on the day, there’s a few track crossings/intersections so need quite a few up on the hill. Bring some fun vibes and we’ll supply the rest.¬†Visit the QTDH Facebook page for more info or to sign up as a volunteer.

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QMTBC/Vertigo Summer Fun Series starts next week.

ss sign up posterIt was great to see so many people signing up for the Vertigo Bikes/QMTBC Summer Series, the guys organising it were  overwhelmed with the popularity! It should be real good fun!

As this is the first time doing this sort of event it might take a bit of tinkering to get the handicaps etc right, but they have based the handicaps on actual average race run times on a 2-3 min track for different categories.

Here are the race dates for your calenders:
Round 1 – Tuesday 16th December
Round 2 – Tuesday 27th January
Round 3 – Tuesday 17th February
Round 4 – Tuesday 3rd March

All the rounds will be held in the Queenstown Bike Park with a start time of around 7.15-7.30pm from the half way clearing (using a mix of the green and blue trails, maybe with some fun challenges part way down). There will be no designated start times for riders, you will be able to self seed and go when you want, the timing system we have allows for this. Tracks will be announced some time on the day of the event. Results and prize givings will be held at Searle Lane bar straight after.

Just for your knowledge, this years summer series has been properly planned and all the appropriate permissions have been organized as well as a safety plan for each event. Each course will be marshalled, and we have all of Vertigo’s staff on hand to help out and we are all pre-hospital first aid qualified, so help will be on hand if needed. We will have radio communication between ourselves and skyline staff too should any emergency arise.

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