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...
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.
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.
Good company, great bar, lots of prizes - what else could we ask for? Come and celebrate the day with the 2015 Super D winners
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...
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.
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.
Queenstown Pedallers escorted, this women only social ride is decidedly sexist.
Queenstown / Kawarau River / Arrowtown / Queenstown: Ride in the dark with the locals in three separate groups - slow, medium, fast.
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
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.
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
Ride one of the original first Queenstown Downhill, Skippers Canyon's Pack Track for 3 hours non stop
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
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.
Practise starts for the downhill. Saturday afternoon is about inspecting the course. No Fast Pace runs.
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.
VERTIGO BIKES DIRTMASTERS DOWNHILL VIDEO
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.