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
Surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is New Zealand’s premier four season lake and alpine resort.

Whatever you do, whatever your style, Queenstown will feed your imagination, fuel your passions and revitalise your spirit. We hope you enjoy browsing to discover more about Queenstown and we look forward to seeing you soon.


Autumn: 1 March - 31 May

Autumn is one of the most picturesque times of year to visit Queenstown and enjoy its spectacular lake and alpine scenery.  The vivid change of seasons, from summer into autumn, transforms the world-renowned landscapes into a stunning palette of reds, oranges and golds.

Daytime temperatures range between 12-25°C (53°F – 77°F), while mornings and evenings can be cooler.  The wide selection of things to do, temperate weather and friendly people all combine to make Queenstown one of New Zealand’s favourite holiday spots.

Bright sunny days provide the perfect opportunity to get outdoors and take part in the many local adventure activities, hiking and biking trails, and world-class golf courses.  Dining al fresco is popular at wineries, cafes, bars and restaurants, meanwhile art galleries, heritage trails and events of all types add to the adventure on offer.

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 6.30pm
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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

Race on the new Sherwood dual slalom built by Extra Mile Trail Building. Enjoy a drink at the Sherwoodbar with great deals on the awesome new food from their restaurant.TIME: 6pm start

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

If you like to go fast, ride hard and have fun, then enduro racing is right up your alley.

20 March 9am
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The Boiler Room Slopestyle After Party

The Boiler Room Slopestyle After Party

Come and mingle with the slopestyle's incredible acrobats on wheels, and rub shoulders with the winners.

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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Queenstown Slopestyle

Queenstown 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

This technically demanding course, starting at the top of the Queenstown Bike Park, will be approximately 3km long and will finish in Brecon Street in front of a large crowd.Prize Money: $1575 for prize money for downhill.  Mens...

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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