mountain biking

Bike club gains white knight

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown Mountain Bike Club’s about to put its foot down — and it’s got some serious firepower behind it. New Zealand tech entrepreneur and Xero co-founder Rod Drury says he decided a while ago to get back into...
By MATTHEW MCKEW TOURISM workers are beavering away on three pilots projects that could be the prelude to a new dawn for Queenstown employment. Workers from AJ Hackett Bungy, Go Orange, Canyon Swing, Ngai Tahu Tourism, Skyline and more have been...

Closing the loop

By GUY WILLIAMS Work on major extensions to the Queenstown Trail connecting Arthurs Point, Tucker Beach and Arrowtown could begin this summer. After two years of work talking to landowners and lining up funding, the Queenstown Trails Trust has applied for...

Sweating Motatapu

By HUGH COLLINS Nearly 4000 athletes are set to charge through the hills between Wanaka and Arrowtown this weekend during the 16th Macpac Motatapu. The Motatapu's grown to incorporate seven different running and biking events across two days - it's the...

Going for gold

Queenstown's George Brannigan's got some high hopes this weekend. The 27-year-old, pictured in action during the second race in the National Downhill Series at Coronet Peak last Sunday, heads to Dunedin for this Saturday's 2020 Oceania mountain bike champs. He'll also...

Wheels up for Meek boys

For Toby and Rory Meek, mountain biking's in the blood. The Queenstown brothers, aged 14 and 12 respectively, recently jetted off to Canada to compete at Crankworx Whistler. Mum Donna Meek says Crankworx is special for youth riders because it's one...
Mountain bikers are getting good use out of the new jump trail at Fernhill, where they've clocked up thousands of laps in just a few months. The 'McNearly Gnarly' – which starts at the power station on Wynyard Crescent and...
Today marks a major milestone for former New Zealand mountain bike champ Alanna Columb – it's one year since her horrific bike crash. The 30-year-old Queenstowner suffered a severe brain injury after crashing at the Gorge Road Jump Park, not...

Will and Kate show

Resort mountain bike royalty Kate Fluker and Mark 'Willy' Williams are chasing a three-peat at The Pioneer six-day race starting in Queenstown this Sunday. The pair were mixed category winners in the first two editions of the two-person team race,...

Downhill pro’s pain

Queenstown's downhill mountain biking star George Brannigan has suffered yet another setback after breaking his collar-bone for the fourth time in 12 months. The GT Factory Racing team rider, 26, is taking some time out from the sport with his...
A newly-discovered mining tunnel on the banks of the Shotover River is set to become a bikers' paradise. While scouting the land near Arthurs Point for new track locations, the Queenstown Trails Trust discovered the tunnel hidden behind some scrub. About...
Trails including the 7 Mile Bike Reserve, Rude Rock, Wynyard Bike Park and Gorge Road Jump Park have firmed up Queenstown's position as a mountain bike top dog. As world-class bikers descend on the resort for summer, Louise Scott...
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