Ultimate Queenstown

Spring biking is here

Spring biking is here

Posted by Dave Fahey: 7th Nov 2015 @ 10:49:32

Spring is now well and truly in full flight in the Wakatipu, with winter almost a distant memory. As the snow starts dissipating from the surrounding hills the skis have been pushed to the far corner of the garage and Queenstown is once again alive with bikes.

Summer 2015/16 promises to be another epic year for mountain biking in Queenstown. The Gondola cabins once again have bikes swinging from them, now with three bikes per car to minimise waiting time. More trails have popped up across the hill with the well-publicized jump trail ‘Huck Yeah’ now open to the public and generating maximum stoke. The busy boys and girls at the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club have been working hard securing permission for new trails, while the Wednesday night dig crew have been volunteering their time to create some more trail gold off Fernhill Loop.

Not to be forgotten are all the classics – 7 Mile bike reserve has dried out nicely after winter rains and is rewarding riders with nice tacky ‘hero dirt’. Up Coronet Peak trails are once again emerging from their snowy blanket and while still a bit slick the likes of Coronet XC, Rude Rock, Pack Track and Sack, Skippers and of course Coro Town are providing Queenstowner’s with some epic early season riding, burning lungs and tired legs.

If the rest of the season is anything like the start of it has been I feel sorry for my bike, body and probably my bank account, but man is it going to be good for the sole and of course Atlas Beer Café.

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