The Festival is a 10 day celebration of 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 over 25 events from films to concerts, photography competition, 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...

RIDE ON!   

Queenstown

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.

 

Events

VERTIGO BIKES SUPER D

VERTIGO BIKES SUPER D

A mountain bike Enduro, the VERTIGO BIKES SUPER D event is set in the Queenstown Bike Park high above Queenstown, with Skyline Gondola access, 6hrs non stop tag team or individual.

14 March 9am to 3pm
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SURREAL SUPER D ENDURO BIKE PARTY

SURREAL SUPER D ENDURO BIKE PARTY

Good company, great bar, lots of prizes - what else could we ask for? Come and celebrate the day with the 2015 Super D winners

14 March 7.00pm
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Crown Range Road Ride

Crown Range Road Ride

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...

15 March 8:30am sharp
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Veolia Kids Mini X

Veolia Kids Mini X

Arrowtown: The Veolia Kids Mini X  is a community based event, encouraging Kiwi Kids between the ages of 4 to 14 years old of all sporting abilities to take part.

15 March Race Start 11am
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An evening with Kate and Friends

An evening with Kate and Friends

A auction evening to serve as a fundraising evening to get Kate Fluker to the World Cup Series in order aim to qualify for the Olympics. We have guest speakers and awesome auction items up for grabs.

15 March 7.00
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Girls only Coffee Ride

Girls only Coffee Ride

Queenstown Pedallers escorted, this women only social ride is decidedly sexist.

16 March 10.00am
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NIGHT TIME MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE

NIGHT TIME MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE

Queenstown / Kawarau River / Arrowtown / Queenstown: Ride in the dark with the locals in three separate groups - slow, medium, fast.

16 March 6:00pm
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GO BY BIKE DAY - SHARE THE ROAD

GO BY BIKE DAY - SHARE THE ROAD

This is the day to ride to work, or ride for pleasure. The Festival encourages as many people as possible to use a bike, for recreation, transport or fun. If you can't, remember to share the road

16 March All day
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Through the Lens presented by SRAM and Rock Shox

Through the Lens presented by SRAM and Rock Shox

After 3 sell out years, Through the Lens returns as a showcase of the creativity and talent found here in our world-class mountain bike scene.

17 March 7.30pm
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The Find 16inch Pub World Championship

The Find 16inch Pub World Championship

This "wacky" event of the festival is not to be missed. Held in true League of Gentlemen style, the LoG teams up with The Find to host the 16inch World Championship

18 March from 6pm till late
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VERTIGO BIKES SPECIAL

VERTIGO BIKES SPECIAL

Ride one of the original first Queenstown Downhill, Skippers Canyon's Pack Track for 3 hours non stop

18 March 2pm
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BIKEAHOLIC DUAL SLALOM

NOTE: This race is on hold till next year

19 March 6.00pm
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Slopestyle Practise

Slopestyle Practise

Come and check out some of world’s best freeriders up close and personal as they perfect their technique for this Bronze FMB World Tour event

20 March 12pm to 3pm & 5pm to 7pm
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Torpedo7.com Coronet Enduro

Torpedo7.com Coronet Enduro

Torpedo7.com Coronet Enduro Video

20 March 9am
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Rhino's Ski Shack Slopestyle After Party

Rhino's Ski Shack Slopestyle After Party

After an action packed event, head down the stairs at Rhino's Ski Shack and prepare to keep your energy high and embrace the Rhino's Mighty Afterparty.

21 March From 9.00pm
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VERTIGO BIKES DIRTMASTERS DOWNHILL PRACTISE

VERTIGO BIKES DIRTMASTERS DOWNHILL PRACTISE

Practise starts for the downhill. Saturday afternoon is about inspecting the course. No Fast Pace runs.

21 March 2pm-4pm
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Veolia Slopestyle

Veolia Slopestyle

After the huge success of the 2012 and 2013 and 2014 events, we can look forward to an even bigger slope-style contest in downtown Queenstown! $4,000 in prizes are up for grabs yet again, pro and amateur fields.

21 March 12-3pm & 6pm Competition
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VERTIGO BIKES DIRTMASTERS DOWNHILL

VERTIGO BIKES DIRTMASTERS DOWNHILL

VERTIGO BIKES DIRTMASTERS DOWNHILL VIDEO

22 March Race starts at 2pm
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LONE STAR PRIZE GIVING PARTY DIRTMASTERS

LONE STAR PRIZE GIVING PARTY DIRTMASTERS

Lone Star, Queenstown: Over two days competitors in the DirtMasters will have tested their skills on the tough slopes of Ben Lomond, now is the time to celebrate.

22 March From 5.30pm
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MERRELL TOUR DE WAKATIPU

MERRELL TOUR DE WAKATIPU

Millbrook, Chard Farm: Exclusive course from Millbrook Resort in Arrowtown to Chard Farm along the Kawarau River, via the trails and tracks of the Wakatipu basin.

4 April From 8am
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