Queenstown Mountain Bike Club

By MATTHEW MCKEW A film festival making its premiere in Queenstown might be a chance for a new Spielberg to gain recognition, win a cool grand and promote the resort’s growing network of mountain bike trails. Queenstown Mountain Bike Club, which...

From the peak to the valley

By MATTHEW MCKEW What better way to celebrate the new Hot Rod mountain bike trail than by christening it with a race series. Queenstown Mountain Bike Club was over the moon last year to finally connect trails that descend the 1200...

Big air at rebuilt jump park

By GUY WILLIAMS If you want to see some absurdly-talented mountain bikers defying gravity this weekend, then Queenstown’s Wynyard Jump Park’s the place for you. Today's Season of Shred, the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year, will be...

A helping hand

Out-of-town businesses running conferences and events in Queenstown now have a way to meaningfully contribute to the local community. Destination Queenstown, along with its convention bureau, have launched a corporate social responsibility programme called ‘Community Connection’. It introduces 16 established not-for-profits and trusts...

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...
What does it take to build a top-notch mountain bike trail? Tools, time and a truckload of toil. Louise Scott tags along to Queenstown Mountain Bike Club dig night – to see vollies in action A simple finger calculation shows a...
Queenstown Mountain Bike Club is using an economic impact report to try and wangle cash from City Hall. The study, commissioned by the club, shows riders using its trails are spending a whopping $65 million annually. The Tourism Recreation Conservation stats...
Queenstown Bike Festival has been mothballed at the eleventh hour for 2017. Owner Geoff Hunt says he's been in negotiations since Christmas to sell the festival to a local group but the sale fell through last month. It means all festival...
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