Coronet Peak’s added another string to its mountain biking bow.
‘Carry On’ has joined the seven other tracks on the mountain to cater for Queenstown’s local and visiting mountain bike fanatics, and made its race debut at the second Coro1200 session, held earlier this month.
In the works for over a year, the trail was pushed for by local man Steve Carry, funded by the Rod Drury Family Trust and private landowners, and built by DirtTec Trails.
Queenstown Mountain Bike Club (QTMBC) president Pete McInally says the new addition’s a great track which provides a few options for riders.
‘‘It’s built nice and wide so you can take different lines,’’ he says.
There’s already been positive feedback, especially from the Coro1200 entrants — because most riders were unfamiliar, it added a bit of mystery to the race.
The club’s now taken over maintenance of the track, which has further bolstered its ever-growing network.
Carry On’s a grade 4 advanced trail with a mixture of long, steep climbs, narrow track and challenging obstacles.
It starts at the bottom of the original Zoot Track and ends on Malaghans Road, opposite Dalefield Rd.
It’s also on a mix of private land, including the turning bay at the top, which doesn’t allow parking or unloading.
QTMBC’s asking users to park at the bay on the opposite side of the road, at the bottom of the Zoot track.