- All Areas – Watch out for maintenance crews and respect trail/jump closures.
- Gorge Rd Jump Park – Closed
- 7 Mile – OPEN
- Jardines – OPEN
- Wynyard – OPEN¬†
- Back country¬†– Take Care.
- Rude Rock – Closed
- QBP (not managed by QMTBC) – Gondola Access Open!¬†
Atlas Beer Cafe is doing it again! They have¬†teamed up with¬†Emerson‚Äôs, Coopers,¬†Altitude Brewing Studios, Zeffer, Invercargill Brewery and Beaver Liquor to donate one dollar from every pint of draught sold at Atlas to the Wynyard Freeride Terrain Park for the whole of October.
Last year with help from Atlas the club was able to make substantial improvements to the Dream, Mini Dream and DH tracks sop get on down to Atlas, have a beer and help maintain the Wynyard Freeride area!
The popular Ladies¬†Downhill Evenings run the last couple of summers is broadening their scope to include trail rides and running shuttles in areas outside the bike park. ¬†Along with this change in focus their name has changed to the Dirt Town Queens and they have a new Facebook page:¬†www.facebook.com/Dirttownqueens¬†They will be riding every Thursday evening so get the latest plans from the Dirt Town Queens facebook page and join in!
Last week the club got some contractors in to give Jardine Park a tidy up. ¬†The contractors, Royal Tree, did a great job clearing the debris from the trails making them easier to follow as well as clearing out drains that had become filled with pine needles and cones. ¬†Unfortunately some of the log rides had exceeded their use-by date and needed to be removed for safety. ¬†There were also a few home-made structures in there that were not terribly safe
so they had to go too, we will be looking into replacing some of these with safe alternatives in the coming months.
Those that could be were saved through often shortened with new ramps made to get onto them. ¬†Overall visibility has been improved by removing some of the lower branches on some trees so parents can now see into the pine circuit from the picnic table in the middle and the entrances are more obvious.
Royal Tree were a pleasure to work with and gave the club a great discounted rate, if you are looking for any tree work to be done try giving Jimmy a call on¬†021-153-3034.
The club is¬†organising working bee at 7 Mile Sunday 5th Oct 10am to 2pm for spring tidy up so put it in your diary! ¬†We will send out more details as we get organised but we hope to be putting on a BBQ ¬†and providing a few refreshments! ¬†The more that can come along the more we can get done. ¬†Don’t forget your bike so you can go for a wee pedal afterwards.
On Sunday October 12 The Bike Fix will be running a GT demo day at 7 Mile from 10am to 5pm. ¬†Anyone showing up and taking one of the GT Demo bikes for a test will be eligible for a 10% discount if they end up buying one! ¬†Mark will also be providing a BBQ and refreshments. ¬†Also on display will be 2 x GT Fury 27.5 DH bikes (Incl 1 x World Cup bike the same as Gee Atherton just won the world champs on!)
They will have the following bikes available to ride on GT Demo Day:-
1 x GT Helion Expert 110mm Med
1 x GT Sensor Expert 130mm Med
1 x GT Sensor X Pro 130/150mm Med
1 x GT Force X Sport 150/160mm Med
1 x GT Force X Expert 150/160mm Med
2 x GT Force Carbon Pro 150/160mm Large
2 x GT Sanction 165/170mm Med
All bikes are 27.5‚ÄĚ
All test riders will have to leave some sort of security before test riding.