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ALES FOR TRAILS 2017 – THIS WEEKEND! 2nd Shuttle added on Saturday

It’s the long weekend, so join us for a beer or two and raise funds for QMTBC and our epic local trail network all at once.

Beer has never tasted so good!

Here’s the rundown for the weekend:

FRIDAY: Opening party at Smiths from 7pm – delicious 8Wired beers on tap and prizes to be won.

SATURDAY: Corotown ride to the Fork & Tap – The good guys at QBT will be running $30 shuttles from Robins Rd at 2pm up to coro for drop-off, then pick up from Arrowtown once we’ve had time for a couple of delicious 8Wired beers and enjoyed some live music. Bookings required – please email to secure your spot.
The first shuttle is now full so we’ve added a second one, it’ll leave Queenstown at 1pm and pick up at the Fork and Tap at 4pm.

SUNDAY: 8Wired beers on tap at Atlas for some refreshment after your Sunday bike ride or Gondola laps.

A percentage of all 8Wired beers sold will go directly to QMTBC.

Thanks to our friends at 8Wired, Smiths, Fork & Tap and Atlas Beer Cafe, and Queenstown Bike Taxis.

8Wired 3 Day Ales for Trails Queenstown_Poster_Cropped


Sunday 11th of March 2017 will be the 3rd annual Mega Avalanche race – Ride from the top of Cardrona, all the way to Cardrona Village!
There are 2 divisions – the Hare division (first to the bottom!) & the Turtle division, where you collect prizes along the way!

With a $1500 cash prize pool & $10,000 worth of spot prizes up for grabs there is plenty to race for! The fastest male & female will also receive one year’s supply of Red Bull to keep them charging. This is a mass start, first to the finish, downhill only race for intermediate to experienced riders with riders navigating the course running over 10km, down 1300m of vertical to the Cardrona Domain.

Presented by Outside Sports and sponsored by Dakine, Smith, Mons Royale, Altitude Brewing & Red Bull.
Register now at, or on the day at Cardrona before 1.30pm at the events desk.
Every participant receives a sponsor’s swag bag & a free beverage at the finish line… bring on the Mega!

Vertigo Bikes Ride More DH series round 2 – Saturday 4th March

Vertigo Bikes Ride More DH series round 2 is next Saturday 4th March.  The track planned for this round is looking as good if not better than the first round, expect some of the old favorites with some new sections cut in to keep us on our toes!

This is a non profit race with all proceeds going to the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club, almost $2000 was raised from the first round so lets see if we can make even more this round!

There is a slight change with the entry fee for the next two rounds, if you pre-enter via the link below the entry fee will be $25 (payable on the day), and if you enter on the day the entry fee will be $30.  We are basically trying to make registration quicker for both the riders and the volunteers.  So if your keen sign up now online, it only takes 2 minutes!

Registration will be from 12.30 on Saturday at the bottom of the gondola.

Ridemore poster


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