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30 occasions, 10 days, 8 after events and probably the most quantity of stoke you’ve seen in a single mountain city – it may solely be Queenstown Bike Competition. Returning after a couple of years break, the 2023 Competition began its opening weekend off in type.Offered-out occasions, a number of the largest whips you’ve seen, an enormous heli-bike mission, New Zealand’s solely Bike Bungy, and an epic Enduro, there was one thing for everybody.The Competition opened with an enormous heli-bike mission from Heli Bike NZ – insane views and an enormous descent down into the valley meant these lengthy, scenic downhills have been attainable with out the pedalling. Preserving the journey going, we rounded out Day 1 with New Zealand’s solely Freestyle Bike Bungy Jam hosted by AJ Hackett Bungy NZ. If you happen to’ve by no means performed a Bike Bungy, belief us, get it on the bucket record!Transferring into Day 2, 150 riders dropped right into a sold-out Coro1200 Race at Coronet Peak. This can be a 1200-metre descent, racing peak to valley flooring and contains the notorious Impolite Rock path. Riders have been additionally the primary down a model course, and a model new path including some further spice to racing. The crowds then moved all the way down to Cargo Gantleys for the legendary 16’ pub champs – and it stood as much as its fame. There have been obstacles, head-to-head underwear races, crashes, loads of canines on the right track (and pet pigs?) together with a variety of enjoyable and a few worthy winners.Take a look at Mons Athlete Conor Macfarlanes POV of the Whip-Off.Rounding up the weekend, Day 3 of the Competition undoubtedly was a day to be remembered. Kicking off the day, the Mons Royale Enduro took in a number of the greatest views, descents and climbs Queenstown has to supply. An epic turnout meant there have been a couple of hotly contested battles between the riders which after all made for nice racing.Ending the day was the Deity Whip Off, newly rebuilt by Filth Tec Trails and it went off! 100 riders and so many whips, flips and methods, it might have gone on all night time. Congratulations to Jackson Goldstone, Vinny Armstrong and Junior Winners Connor Buckland and Morgan Antone for taking dwelling the Whip-Off crowns on the night time.So what’s subsequent? The Competition is much from performed and with occasions throughout the week starting from teaching classes, images competitions, household rides and group gravel classes to twin slalom, pump monitor and even the first-ever feminine FMB occasion in New Zealand on the Mons Royale Slopestyle, there’s one thing for everybody, from the highest execs to the youngest riders.Queenstown Bike Competition will end by transferring into McGazza Fest – a weekend in reminiscence of the legend Kelly McGarry. With the thought of the pageant to reside the weekend how he would reside every day, it contains the McGazza Fest Mega Practice, McGazza Memorial Journey, Airbag Classes and Dream Observe Classes with heaps extra on the schedule. It’s assured to be action-packed and excessive power, in all of Kelly’s favorite using spots.To see the total schedule for each Festivals head to https://www.queenstownbikefestival.co.nz/ or to comply with together with the motion, try the Queenstown Bike Competition Instagram https://www.instagram.com/queenstownbikefestival/ Mons Royale are stoked to be supporting the 2023 Queenstown Bike Competition and McGazza Fest. Be certain that to return and say hello if you happen to see us all through the week – we’ll be on-site throughout McGazza Fest and on Wednesday twenty fifth on the Mons Royale Slopestyle – the FIRST-EVER Feminine FMB occasion in New Zealand and presently the one Bronze Occasion scheduled for NZ in 2023. We’re additionally launching a novel native colab with Atlas Beer Cafe to lift cash for the Queenstown Mountain Bike Membership.With 30 occasions over 10 days, every day after-parties, and occasions from the youngest riders to the highest execs, we will not wait to be a part of it!