- All Areas – Watch out for maintenance crews and respect trail/jump closures.
- Gorge Rd Jump Park – Open
- 7 Mile – OPEN
- Jardines – OPEN
- Wynyard – OPEN
- Back country - Moonlight: watch for dangerous slips.
- Rude Rock now OPEN
- QBP (not managed by QMTBC) – Gondola Open.. Details on Facebook
The Proactive Physio 7X7 entries are now open! The entry fee’s for this year’s race are going towards Carey Vivian’s planned 4,000km off-road mountain bike charity ride to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association of NZ (MNDANZ). Carey is one of the Club’s founding members and was elected a life member in 2010. Carey has also been a Queenstown Trails Trustee for eight years and has been instrumental to the Club obtaining funding for trails like Rude Rock. Carey (with the help of the 7 Mile Sub-Committee members Lance Brown, Brendan Callighan and Bruce McLeod) has been the key organiser for this year’s Proactive Physio 7X7 and will be race director on the day. Both the Club Committee, Department of Conservation and sponsors are 100% behind the Carey’s efforts to use this race to support fundraising for the MNDANZ. To enter the Proactive Physio 7X7 simply (1) email Carey for an entry form firstname.lastname@example.org ; and (2) fill out and scan back to Carey and (3) make the payment by credit card to http://www.fundraiseonline.co.nz/MotorNeuroneCycleChallenge/ (click on the Make a Donation Button and put your name, or team name, in the column Name to Display On the Site). Entry is $30 per person. Once your scanned entry form is received and all team members have made payment Carey will confirm your entry via return email. Please note there are limitations on the number of riders we can have on course at one time, so it is first in policy as per other years. Please also note there are no refunds once the payments have been received as detailed on the entry form. Any questions please call contact Carey.
WANTED; someone artistic to make trophies for this years Proactive Physio 7×7 endurance race winners. Fancy yourself as a good welder or woodworker? Or perhaps you’re an expert at origami or cake making. Then put those skills to good use for the club and come up with three unique trophies (of sorts) for the solo men’s, solo women’s and the team categories. Anything will be considered in keeping with the ‘relaxed’ nature of the 7×7 event. If interested making one or more of the trophies please email email@example.com with your idea.
Queenstown was well represented at the recent national championships with local and club member Kate Fluker taking out the women’s elite XC title from olympian Karen Hanlen. Meanwhile in the downhill titles there were a bevy of Quenstown racers on the podium with Alanna Columb and Harriet Latchem taking out first and second respectively in the women’s elite DH race. Queenstown based pro rider George Brannigan (Trek Factory Team) took out the mens elite title. In the under-17 DH local Queenstowner Mathew Gillan came in 2nd while in the masters DH Chris Mancey came in a well deserved 3rd. For full details of the DH racing see the BikeNZ website here and for the XC details here.
The legendary 2014 Farm jam is on Saturday 1st March,
Two wheeled mayhem with FMX, MTB, & BMX all going off !!!
This year the the Jam have teamed up with Kiwi Discovery in Queenstown to offer a return transport package deal from central Queenstown.
$65 gets you there & back plus entry into the Jam as well. A meas as deal if you ask us.
No, not a cute wee homeless puppy called Bob…
The good buggers at Bidvest have adopted QMTBC B.o.B trail. B.o.B stands for Built on Beer as it was built by the epicly awesome QMTBC wed dig crew for nothing but after dig Speights.
B.o.B is great 2 way 1km singletrack but was in need of some love. Jeremy from Bidvest noticed this and instead of waiting for someone else to do something about he decided that his company would adopt it.
They got stuck straight in and have cleared back all the pesky overhanging branches and sprayed them so they wont come back for a while.
Jeremy says he realises that biking is bringing great knock on effects for local businesses such as his and just wanted to say thank you.
They have signed up for 2 years so you can be safe in the knowledge that next time your ride B.o.B she’ll be in top condition thanks to Bidvest’s efforts.
Bidvest also contribute by donating most of the food for the club BBQ’s so next time you are chewing no a juicy sausage think of Jeremy and the team at Bidvest….
If you are keen on adopting another trail or getting more info then get in touch – firstname.lastname@example.org