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Volunteers Required – easy 2 hours

QMTBC has commissioned a Economic Impact Study for mountain biking in the Wakatipu.
The results from this study will help us to gain funding and use that to make our worldclass trail network even better. Hey, we might even be able to afford to do that project you have been wanting for ages.
Thanks to QLDC, the cost of this study is being covered by the council, but that being said we have a pretty tight budget.
We need some volunteers to help out gathering data for the survey, by asking riders some simple questions.
We need feet on the ground over the 24th-28th Feb. We will be doing a morning session and an afternoon session of 2 hours each and we need cheerful individuals to hang out at a few trailheads or carparks and ask trail users a few quick questions. The more people we have the easier it will be and the better the result
If your still reading, then maybe you’re interested. This could be the easiest way to give back to QMTBC
Send us an email to and we’ll give you some more info.

Members deals on 26″ wheels at Bike Fix

Mark at Bike Fix has some special deals on 26″ wheels for QMTBC members:
All 26″ wheelsets $395 per set for club members
(normal RRP $850 – $1000)

Spank Oozy Trail 295 28H (Chrome or Black)
-142×12/QR rear – 100×15/110×20 front

Spank Spoon 32 wheelsets 32H (Orange or Red)
– 135×12 rear / 110×20 front

Spank Spoon 32 wheelsets 32H (Red,Blue,Orange,Black)
-150×12 rear / 110×20 front

Spank Spike Race 28 wheelsets 32H (Red or Black)
-135×12 rear / 110×20 front

Spank Spike Race 28 wheelsets 32h (Blue or Red)
-150×12 rear / 110×20 front

Spank Spike Race 28 Enduro wheelsets 28h (Red or Black)
-142×12 rear / 100×15 front



7 hours of 7mile is back! 8th April 2017
The 7hours of 7mile is back! A mountain bike enduro race/party to top off another epic summer!

7 Mile MTB trails – Wilsons Bays, Glenorchy Rd, Queenstown

Race Details:
A loop track will be designed at the 7mile bike park for riders to battle it out and see who can complete the most laps in 7hours. You may enter as a team (up to four people) and do it as a relay, or for a real endurance challenge enter as an individual. The start, finish and transition area is based at Wilson Bay where we will have music, a BBQ, refreshments, and a lake front lounge to keep teammates and spectators occupied between laps.

SPOT PRIZES! Costumes, team spirit, funny bikes, and general fun-having is encouraged and will be rewarded!

9:30am Compulsory race briefing
10am Race Start
5pm Race finish
5.30pm Prize giving
7pm After party (location TBC)

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! If you are interested in helping out on the day give us a message. Lunch and beer will be provided.

ENTRY $30 per person
All entry fees go to the Queenstown mountain bike club for the development of trails.
Entries open 1st Feb at Outside Sports Queenstown.

Keep an eye on the Facebook page for updates

If anyone would like to be a sponsor/supporter of the 7hours at 7mile please get in touch with We are looking for prizes, donations to the club, or anything you think you could add to make it an awesome bike party!
We will mention all sponsors on social media, release an event poster at the start of March with all sponsors, have space for any banners and signage at the event, and mentions on the day as well as wherever else possible

DH Racers – DH Club Series

After the announcement of the National DH Series not running this year, a few clubs got together and arranged a series.
Check it out here:

Locally, Vertigo Bikes is putting a short series together too to keep you all psyched for racing.
More details here:

National MTB Champs 2017 – Cycling NZ

News From MTBNZ…

“Cardie’s steep slopes host another epic battle on 25 – 26 Feb for Altherm Window Systems NZ National MTB Championships with Mikey Northcott behind course design. UCI and Sport categories available in DH and XCO. Day licenses available for age grades (except U19/U23). Early bird entries and full details available on

We are delighted to partner with Bike Wanaka to bring this event to you. Check out the club website here”

All you racers out there, get into it!

and don’t forget the XC Southern Series too!