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100,000 feet down

wideopen trip gondiOn Monday the 16th Eddie Masters and Conor Macfarlane are going to try and crack 40 runs up the Skyline Gondola in a day, which will total over 100,000 vertical feet  if all goes to plan.  The purpose for this is to raise money for the proposed jump track that the QMTBC want to build in the bike park. Callum Wood will be on hand documenting the wear and tear on the bikes and riders for an article on the fundraising effort with a bunch of stats for the geekier mountain bikers out there along with a bunch of other content that probably won’t improve your life or make you a better biker.
The way money is going to be raised is by having businesses on board to sponsor a rider on a pay per run basis. Any amount can be donated but $5 or $10 a lap is what’s being recommended so if any businesses (or people) out there are interested in sponsoring the fundraising effort please get in contact with Eddie Masters on eddiemasters@hotmail.com or Conor Macfarlane on macfarlane.conor@gmail.com 0273106189. There will also be a donation box on the day where people can feel free to drop a few dollars so they can hopefully have a jump trail to ride in the near future!

Gorge Rd Rock Jam

GorgeRockJamAs a fundraiser for Gorge Rd on March 22 we need you and lots of mates to come along to Gorge Rd for our first Rock Jam that will feature 3 bands playing from 5pm into the night.
Atlas have arranged a liquor licence so Emersons,Altitude Brewing and Coopers beers will be available as well as yummy pulled pork rolls with gravy. All sales will be cash only so make sure you bring enough. Plenty of spot prizes from our amazing supporters so come and watch some shenanigans under lights until 10pm

An evening with Kate Fluker and friends

An-Evening-With-Kate-Fluker-Poster-1Kate is holding a auction evening on Sunday March 15th (the second night of the Bike Festival) in order to raise money to get her over to Europe to race the World Cup Series with the aim of qualifying for the Olympics.

She has some of NZ’s top athletes coming to speak and also has some great packages up for auction including bikes, heli trips, pamper packages and heaps more.

Tables cost $350 for 10 people and come with Rabbit Ranch wine and a harvest platter. Quilly and Ferg are emceeing the evening so it will be a fun night out.

For bookings contact Kate on flukerkate@gmail.com or phone her on 0210 276 0261

Ocean Film Festival this Wednesday

Surfer Gettting BarreledA couple of Queenstown locals are bringing the Ocean Film Festival to the Memorial Hall this Wednesday the 11th of March. If you’re looking for a great night out and would like to support local culture in Queenstown – then it could be for you.

The festival is two hours of the best ocean based films from around the world – everything from rowing (most) of the Atlantic, to free-diving with sharks off the coast of South Africa. It’s a dose of salty goodness for anyone with even the slightest aquatic leanings.

The trailer is here on Youtube here, you can get tickets, on Eventfinda (or at the door)
and there’s a stack more information on the Ocean Film Festival website. Tickets are $24 ($18 for concessions) and you can get them from eventfinda or on the night $1 of which goes to Paddle for Hope.