The 2017 Festival will be a rejuvenation and celebration and of all things bikes and the people who love to ride them: It's all about the bike... and more!
It is packed with events for both weekend warriors and hardened pros. Whether you're a cross-country rider, downhiller, freerider, roadie or a bit of all four - this Festival has something for you.
With events from films to social rides, ladies rides, kids rides, fun races and down-to-business races - it's all biking all the time, just the way we like it.
Queenstown has more than 110kms of established cross-country trails, a gondola serviced bike park, world class road rides and more restaurants, bars, wineries and places to stay than you can think of.
All that's missing is you...
Queenstown’s stunning scenery, huge range of activities and renowned warm welcome cement its reputation as New Zealand’s favourite visitor destination.
Surrounded by majestic mountains and set on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, the natural beauty and the unique energy of the region create the perfect backdrop for a holiday full of adventure, exploration or relaxation.
Autumn: 1 March - 31 May
Queenstown delivers an unforgettable autumn experience. Picture vibrant golds and reds dominating the landscape, crisp mornings and clear days with temperatures ranging between 12-25°C (53°F – 77°F); it’s the perfect setting for your autumn getaway.
Adventure comes in all shapes and sizes in Queenstown from giant swings, jet boats, paragliding to luging, horse riding and helicopter tours. Add to that six immaculate golf courses, boutique wineries, a diverse network or walking and biking tracks and you start to realise the possibilities are endless.
For more information visit Destination Queenstown.
Queenstown Bike Park: A mountain bike Super D Enduro (downhill and uphill racing) event set in the Ben Lomond Forest above Queenstown, with Skyline Gondola access. 8hrs non stop tag team or individual
The Mega Fun Day and Mega Avalanche is run by Cardrona Alpine Resort, presented by Outside Sports and supported by Altitude Brewery, GU, Marmot, Smith, Snickers, Race Face, Fox Suspension and Mons Royal. Queenstown Motor Group have contributed...
This "wacky" event of the festival is not to be missed. Held in true League of Gentlemen style, the to host the 16inch World Championship
After 5 sell out years, Through the Lens returns as a showcase of the creativity and talent found here in our world-class mountain bike scene.
Queenstown Pedallers escorted, this women only social ride is decidedly sexist.
Queenstown / Kawarau River / Arrowtown / Queenstown: Ride in the dark with the locals
Race on the new Sherwood dual slalom track built by Extra Mile Tail building. enjoy a drink at the Sherwood Bar with great deals on the awesome new food from their restaurant.
The enduro will consist of 5 times 'stages' which take place on technically demanding, generally descending terrain. These specials are linked by predominately ascending stages.
In the heart of downtown Queenstown the slopestyle event will be showcase of the best in the business as they flip[ and spin off man size jumps and drops for cash.
A brand new course - watch here for details.
Arrowtown to the Crown Range: This ride is one of a few in the country that can give you the feeling of riding in the high alps of Europe. Think Tour de France on our door steps...