Queenstown Bike Festival schedule

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Queenstown Bike Festival continues until Sunday with a host of spectacular events.

MONDAY 14

DIRTMASTERS DOWNHILL PRACTICE
A chance to check out the lines
Queenstown Bike Park@2-4pm
Price included in overall entry fee

NIGHT TIME MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE
Serious riders take to the trails after sunset
From R&R Shop@6pm
Free

WON’T BACK DOWN
The NZ premiere of the film telling the story of downhill mountain bike legend Steve Peat
The Find @evening
$5 to $10

TUESDAY 15

PRIZE GIVING PARTY DIRTMASTERS
Cold beer, gongs for racers, spectators
Lone Star@5.30pm
Free

DIRTMASTERS DOWNHILL
World-class riders and weekend racers mix it on a technically demanding course from Queenstown Bike Park into town – with $1575 total prize money
Queenstown Bike Park/Brecon St steps@ 2pm onwards
$70 (pre sales for gondola pass holder/Mountain Bike Club member, $90 (on the day), $130 (non-pass holder/non-club)

WEDNESDAY 16

SLOPESTYLE PRACTICE
Practice day for free-stylist competitors
Ballarat Carpark@12-3pm and 5-7pm
Free

AIRBAG JAM
Practise tricks into a supersized, air-filled stunt cushion – bring bike, helmet, mates
Ballarat Carpark@1-4pm (athletes) and 4-7pm (public)
$10 per hour, spaces limited

THROUGH THE LENS
Local short film night
The Find@7.30pm
$10 (pre-sales), $15 (on the door)

THURSDAY 17

QUEENSTOWN SLOPESTYLE
Can-cans and supermans under lights. Very popular. World-class riders and brave handpicked locals hit freestyle jumps
Ballarat Carpark@6pm

SLOPESTYLE AFTER-PARTY
Relive and exaggerate the glory
The Boiler Room@9pm
Free

FRIDAY 18

CORONET ENDURO
Hard and fast enduro racing on a course that ranges from the moderate to the technical
Coronet Peak@9am
$90

SATURDAY 19

TOUR DE WAKATIPU
Race or ride over 45km or 36km course through rivers and along tracks from Millbrook to Chard Farm
Millbrook@8am
$75 (adult), $45 (junior), $200 (family)

SUNDAY 20

MEGA AVALANCHE
High-octane thrash down the Remarkables – 1650-metre drop (vertical) from the ridge line at 1980m
The Remarkables@10am (practice) and 2pm
$370 (The Full Monty, two helicopter shuttles), $270 (deluxe, one), $130 (hardcore, none)

QUEENSTOWN BIKE FEST MEGA PARTY
Everyone’s welcome to celebrate the thrills and spills
TBC@6pm to 11.30pm
$10