mountain biking

Top Queenstown mountain bikers Kate Fluker and Mark Williams battled searing heat, illness and mechanical failures to finish fifth in their category of South African slog Cape Epic. The 691km race, with 15,400m of vertical climbing, attracted 1500 riders and...
Last-minute training is cranking up ahead of New Zealand's biggest bike festival. Talented Queenstown rider Conor Macfarlane only got the go-ahead to ride Rotorua's Crankworx last week – after suffering a wrist injury competing in Red Bull Rampage last October. Until...
Kiwi winners of New Zealand's toughest mountain bike race have South Africa in their sights. After seven days, 545km of racing and a gruelling 15,508m of climbing through the Southern Alps, competitors in The Pioneer 7-Day Epic rode to the...
It's not everyone's idea of fun. But that's how Queenstown duo Kate Fluker and Mark Williams are treating the gruelling Pioneer mountain bike race. The gruelling contest – a 545km ride and 15,508 metre climb, which starts in Christchurch this Sunday...
One of the world's top mountain bikers is in Queenstown to pay tribute to his former mentor Kelly McGarry. Red Bull pro Carson Storch, from the United States, will help launch the three-day bike festival McGazzaFest, which starts today. "Coming down...

Moving memorial to McGazza

Kelly McGarry's most famous set of wheels is on the move. His Diamondback DB4L downhill bike used to pull off a backflip over a 22-metre canyon at the 2013 Red Bull Rampage in the United States has been rebuilt. Paul 'Pang'...
Organisers promise tomorrow's Queenstown Mountain Bike Club Fernhill fundraiser will be bigger than ever. Season of Shred takes place again at the Wynyard Jump Park under the auspices of the club's main sponsor, Atlas bar. Hot-shot riders will compete for awards like...

Missing McGazza

Kelly McGarry's absence will be felt deeply as Queenstown's mountain bike season comes into summer. Paul Taylor talks to those struggling with being left behind How do you begin to move on from the death of someone larger than life? That's the...

Rampage leaves its mark

Queenstown mountain bike rider Conor MacFarlane says the Red Bull Rampage 2016 was the most brutal week of his life. The talented rider created a daunting 'line' down the steep sandstone cliffs of Utah, United States, at the world-renowned event...

Vertical limits

Queenstown rider Conor Macfarlane plans to go big at the world's most outrageous and high-risk mountain bike event. He's in a group of 21 elite riders about to test their skill and mental toughness at the Red Bull Rampage in...
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